Step 1: Prior to submitting an application to register as a Research Postgraduate Student or to apply for internal or external postgraduate funding, candidates must first consult with the appropriate DkIT School in which they propose to conduct their research. They must also have identified and be supported in their application by a suitable supervisor.
Step 2: Applicants must submit a completed Application for Admission to the Postgraduate Research Register Form (PGR2) to the Graduate Studies Office, along with a copy of their Letter of Offer from their funding body (if applicable), copies of their transcripts/proof of Degree. Please note, for International Students, additional requirements will apply as per below.
Step 3: Applications are reviewed and approved by the Graduate Research Supervisory Board, which meet every two months.
Step 4: If approved, applicants will be contacted by the DkIT Admissions office who will invite you to register, pay fees and arrange the issuance of your Student Card. In most cases, Students at DkIT will be placed on either the Masters or PhD-Track register. Transfer to the PhD Register dependant on the successful completion of a PhD Transfer Exam. For further details please see our section on Transfer to the PhD Register and the Academic Regulations Policy.
Step 5: Applicants should contact the Graduate Studies Office to arrange set up.
Step 6: Scholarship Exemption forms should be completed and returned to Revenue.ie. If you do not currently have a PPSN’s are issued by the Department of Social & Family Affairs, Client Identity Services. Further details & application forms are available by calling +353 1 7043281 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Step 7: Once registration is complete, all postgraduate Students must register on DkIT’s Research Management System. Please refer to our RMS guide for details on how to register.