Available Places

We have available places on a select number of undergraduate courses for entry in September 2018/19. A full list of DkIT Courses with available places for entry in 2018/19 can be see below. Click on the course name to find out more information.

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying for any of these courses, you should do so directly via the CAO Webite. The CAO Available Places application facility will open on Tuesday 21st August at 12 noon.

  • Students who have not applied already may make an Available Place application on payment of a fee of €45.00.
  • Students who have applied already (whether placed or not) may apply for an Available Place on-line without payment of a further fee (when available).

 See the CAO Website for more information.


If you have any questions regarding your higher level options or your CAO application, please feel free to contact our admissions team between 9am - 5pm Monday to Friday and they will be happy to help you with your request. You can contact our Admissions Team by emailing admissions@dkit.ie or telephoning +353(0)429370230.

Available Places at DkIT 2018/19

*Availability on courses listed on this page are subject to change. Please contact our Admissions Team for the most up-to-date information relating to Available Places at DkIT.

Available Places FAQs

  • When are Round 1 and Round 2 offers made?

    Round One Offers will be made via the CAO Website:

    • Offer Date: 20th August, 2018 from 06:00
    • Reply Date: 24th August, 2018 by 17:15

    Round Two:

    • Offer Date: 29th August, 2018 from 10:00
    • Reply Date: 31st August, 2018 by 17:15

    After Round Two:

    • Offers will be issued as necessary until October to fill any vacancies which may arise.
  • I have not applied to CAO can I still apply for Available Places?

    Persons who have not applied already may make an Available Place application on payment of a fee of €45.00.

    Persons who have applied already (whether placed or not) may apply for an Available Place on-line without payment of a further fee (when available).

  • I don’t think I meet the minimum entry requirements for the course. Can I still apply?

    Applicants for Available Places/Vacant Places must meet the normal minimum entry requirements for the course(s) in question. Previously published points in an earlier round of offers should not be taken as an indication of the points required for entry to Available Places/Vacant Places.

  • How often will Available Places be reviewed and or updated?

    After Round One Offers are issued, the Available Place facility operates on a weekly schedule of applications, offers and acceptances.

    Applications that arrive in CAO before 11:00 on a Monday will be processed and considered for offers on the following Thursday. An offer posted on a Thursday will be available to view on the CAO website the following day. (Exception: Round Two offers will be available to view on Thursday)

  • I already applied to CAO. Do I have to complete a new application?

    No, if you have already applied to CAO this year, then an Available Places application is not separate to your existing application, you are inserting courses into your existing list of course choices.

    The Available Places application procedure is similar to the Change of Mind procedure. However, except for courses in which available places have been advertised, you may not re-order your original course choices.

  • How many course choices can I have?

    You may only have a total of 10 course choices in any course list (Level 8 and Level 7/6). If you wish to add an available place course to a list already containing 10 entries, the course code at the bottom of the list (i.e., preference 10) will be deleted.

  • I am a mature applicant. Are older qualifications such as QQI FET/FETACs recognised by CAO?

    Mature applicants and applicants who have qualifications other than 1985-2018 Irish Leaving Cert and/or 2002-2018 QQI FET/FETAC Level 5/6 are categorised as Non-Standard Applicants. Such applicants must contact the appropriate HEI before completing an application.

  • Should I place my course choices in any particular order?

    Remember to follow the fundamental rule of the CAO application system, i.e. place your course choices in genuine order of preference. If you place an Available Place course as your first preference and you get an offer on this course, then you will not be offered any course lower in your order of preference.

  • If I accept a course via Available Places what will happen to my previous offer/acceptance?

    Acceptance of an offer of an Available Place automatically cancels and supersedes any previous offer(s) and acceptance(s).

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Careers Advice

If you have any questions about selecting your course options or about career opportunities associated with any of our courses, please contact our Careers & Employability Office.

T. +353 (0)42 9370243
E: careers@dkit.ie

Disability Office

Contact our dedicated Disability office if you have any questions about supports, services and access routes for students with a disability.

Ciara O Shea,
Disability and Student Quality Officer

T: +353-0429370237 ext. 2769,
E: Ciara.OShea@dkit.ie

Access Office

Our Access office is available to speak to you about any questions relating to Access Routes for new applicants.

Eileen Lynch,
Access Officer,

T: +353-0429370236 ext. 2883,
E: eileen.lynch@dkit.ie

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