DIT Access Service

‌‌‌Access DIT is aimed at school leavers, from socio economically disadvantaged backgrounds who would like to study a full time undergraduate course in DIT.

Click here for the DIT Access application 2018( this application is now closed for 201819)


 The benefits of applying are:

  •  Application Support from DIT Access Service staff
  •  Reduced points CAO offers for courses in DIT provided you meet the minimum entry requirements.

Supports for Students who have accepted a place via an Access Entry Route include:

  •  DIT Access Service Orientation programme before you begin your DIT course
  •  Financial Advice and guidance (There are student financial assistance funds available in DIT, in addition to the SUSI grant)
  •  Support from staff in the DIT Access Service
  •  A dedicated Peer Mentor throughout your first year of college
  •  Additional academic support if required
  •  Volunteering and Leadership opportunities


To apply to Access DIT you:

1. Must be applying to CAO on the basis of your leaving cert results for full time undergraduate entry to DIT Autumn 2018.

2. Applicants must be under the age of 23 years on January 1st 2018

3. Must meet one of the following:

        Currently attending/have attended one of the DIT Access and Civic Engagement Office Partner Schools or  DIT Access and Civic Engagement Office Link Schools

 Be in the care/recently in the care of the Health Service Executive (HSE) / Tusla


Be a member of the Traveller community


Be resident in one of the following post codes – Dublin 1, 2, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 20, 22, 24


 Submit a letter of support, written by a relevant person, with your application stating that Access DIT is appropriate for you. For guidelines on this please click on Eligibility access 2018

4. Fill out the Access Additional entry route to DIT application form and submit it to:

DIT Access & Civic Engagement Office,

Rathdown House,

Grangegorman Lower,

Dublin 7

DO7 H6K8

Closing Date Friday 13th April 2018

Please download the Access DIT Application Form for 2018 using the link below:

DIT Access application 2018 ( this application is now closed for 201819)

 Applicants eligibile for either HEAR or Access DIT in 2017 and who wish to apply to Access DIT for entry in September 2018 please download the application form below: 

Eligibility access 2018


 How do we decide who is eligible?

 Applicants for all entry routes must meet three of the following financial & social and cultural indicators to be eligible:

 1. Parents have not gone to college (higher education)

 2. Applicant has attended a DEIS school for at least 2 years

 3. Family income is below the following amounts in 2016

Less than 4






More than 8



Add €4,670 to the total income for every sibling/parent enrolled in a full time college, university or post leaving certificate further education course.

4. Be from a socio economic group underrepresented in higher education

5. Live in an area of urban or rural disadvantage

6. Family received a means tested payment from the Department of Social Protection for at least 26 weeks in 2016