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Dublin City University Admissions 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Applicants aiming for undergraduate courses at the Dublin City University can apply through PAC portal. It has a global enrolment of around 17,000 students and is the leading young university in the island of Ireland. The institute offers 5 faculties, which are, Science &Health, Humanities & Social Sciences, Engineering & Computing, Business and Education. 92% of the graduates are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduation.

  • International undergraduate applicants are directed to apply directly via the online application available on the college website.
  • Graduate applicants should use the PAC(Postgraduate Application Centre) to apply.
  • Almost 70% of students take part in Intra work placement or study abroad.
  • 22% of the student population of Dublin City University are international students.


Application PortalUG: Online Application
PG: PAC Portal
Application FeeUG: None
PG: 50 EUR
Tuition FeeVaries
Mode of PaymentOnline Payment System
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring
English Language ProficiencyRequired (For International Students)
Types of ProgramsUG/PG/PhD

Dublin City University Admission Deadline

The full-time academic sessions at Dublin City University begins in fall and spring semesters. International students are advised to apply well in advance to ensure hassle-free admission process.

Type of ProgramApplication Deadline
UG CoursesJuly 1
PG CoursesVaries

The application dates for PG programs remain open for rolling admissions until all seats are occupied.

International Students Admissions

Guidelines for International Students

  1. International applicants have to obtain a student visa to be eligible for study in the UK.
  2. English Proficiency Test score to be sent directly from the testing agency to Dublin City University. It accepts English Proficiency Scores from a number of Testing agencies like IELTS/ TOEFL/ Pearson PTE etc.
  3. The University requires a minimum score of 80% at the high school level from Indian applicants to be eligible for study at the institute.
  4. Official transcripts must be notarized by the secondary institution of the applicant to be certified as an acceptable copy of results. If the transcripts are not in English, they have to be translated to be certified as a true copy.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

 International students are required to demonstrate English proficiency by submitting any one of the following scores:

Test NameMinimum Score Required
580 (PBT)
Pearson PTE63

Requirements for International Students Visa

  • After the student is selected for admission, the student has to receive a student visa to study in Ireland.
  • Students can apply for a visa within 3 months of the start date of their programme.
  • Proof of financial ability along with an acceptance letter as a student to the said institute has to be submitted with the visa application.
  • Applicants also need to provide additional information like contact details, consent of the legal guardian, records of any previous visa refusals etc.
  • A processing fee is charged while applying for a visa to Ireland.
  • Additional documents: Transcript(s), scores of any standardized tests taken, immunization records etc.

Dublin City University Undergraduate Admissions

It offers a variety of undergraduate programs ranging from Engineering Degrees to management and business courses.

How to apply: Online Application

Application Fee: None

Academic requirements: English Proficiency Test Scores, Indian applicants are required to have a minimum academic score of 80% at the high school level to be eligible.

Supporting Documents: Authorized financial statement, Proof of financial support, copy of passport.

Dublin City University Graduate Admissions

The university offers degrees like M.S, M.Eng and PhD at the graduate level. Each program offered here has different admission requirements and eligibility criteria.

How to apply: PAC Portal

Application Fee: 50 EUR

Academic Requirements: Official Transcripts, English Proficiency score for International students. Specific academic requirements vary from course to course.

Supporting Documents: Verified financial bank statement, Proof of financial support or sponsor, International information sheet, authorized clearance for transfer students.

CourseApplication DeadlineAcademic Requirements
Electronics and Computer Engineering (M.Eng)Feb Intake: Dec 9
Sept Intake: July 12
Undergraduate degree in any engineering discipline with an award of H2.2 or it’s equivalent
Executive MBASept Intake: July 12UG degree with second class honours or higher;GMAT scores
3 years of work experience or higher
Psychology (M.Sc)Sept Intake: July 12Undergraduate Degree Psychology honours (2nd class or higher)
Research experience (recommended);

The admission of a candidate depends upon factors like Academic record, Work experience/volunteer experience/reference letters and the test results. It is advised to all applicants to fill out their applications with the utmost scrutiny and well within the application deadlines. Admission decisions are released within 4 weeks of receipt of an application by the institute. 

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