Information Evening Details

Date: Tuesday, 15th January 2013 
Time: 4pm - 7pm
Location: DIT Aungier Street

All Welcome - especially Mature, FETAC, Advanced Entry & Adult Learners

If you are an adult or FETAC learner interested in applying to DIT why not come along to the Mature Student Information Evening. This event is a great opportunity to get advice and information on the application process and to meet and chat with academic staff from the area of study you are interested in. No booking required just come along on the day.

For further information:
http://www.dit.ie/study/mature/

How to get to DIT

Information on rail, bus services and parking are available here

DIT Information Evening Timetable of Talks

Room No   

Capacity   

Talk 

Time 

G-020

65

Architecture (Suitability Test & Interview)

17:00 to 17:45

G-021

65

DIT Careers Service

17:00 to 17:45

G-022

65

Mature Student Experience & Student Finance     

18:00 to 18:45

G-023

65

FETAC Links to DIT Programmes

18:00 to 18:45

2-046

106

Portfolios (Art, Design, Photography)

17:00 to 17:45

Classroom key:

G-020 for example, G = Ground floor, 020 = Classroom number

2-046 for example, 2 = 2nd floor, 046 = Classroom number

CAO information

Your step-by-step guide to the CAO application process, complete with important dates to remember and fees to be paid.

Undergraduate Programmes

View all our programmes here

Mature student information

Thinking of returning to study?

Whatever your reason for coming back to education, updating your skills, gaining a new qualification, achieving a personal goal or ambition, DIT welcomes all mature students. We know it can be daunting, but you are not alone and DIT has a range of supports in place to help you decide what course to take, get through the application process and get settled into college life.

Visit our mature student pages

FETAC information

Dublin Institute of Technology welcomes applications from students who are presenting FETAC Level 5 awards and there are around 450 first year places available on Higher Certificate Programmes, Ordinary Degree Programmes and Honours Degree Programmes for such applicants.

These places are in addition to the normal quota of places available to other applicants.

Visit our FETAC page

Part-time information

Are you considering higher education for the first time, enhancing your qualifications for your current career or seeking to change to a different career? If so, DIT has just the programmes for you.

Visit our Part-time page

Frequently asked questions

How do I apply for first year of a full-time undergraduate programme in DIT?

First year applicants must apply through the CAO system  www.cao.ie  . Applicants should read the guidelines given by CAO carefully and be aware of the deadlines before completing the application process.  The initial closing date is 1st February 2013. The only exception to this procedure is applicants to DT598- BA in Visual Art (Sherkin Island) who apply directly to the DIT Admissions Office.

I am a FETAC applicant. How do I apply for first year?

You must apply through www.cao.ie and indicate that you are a FETAC applicant. All FETAC applicants must meet the minimum entry requirements outlined on the following link to be eligible to be considered. Please ensure the FETAC course you are studying is linked with the DIT programme you are interested in.

http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/fetac/

I am applying as a mature student for first year. How do I apply?

To qualify as a mature student you must be 23 by the 1st January 2013. You must apply through the CAO system and select the “mature” category on your application. You should forward copies of any relevant supporting documentation you want included with your application to the CAO. Mature students cannot be assessed without supplying additional information with their application.  Ideally students should apply by the 1st of February as there are no guarantees that late applications can be considered.

I am a mature student who also has a FETAC award. Can I apply as both a mature and FETAC student?

Yes. You can indicate on your CAO application that you are both a FETAC and a mature applicant. As with all FETAC applicants you should ensure your award is linked to the DIT programme you are interested in.

http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/fetac/

I completed High School in another European Country. How do I apply into first year?

You make your application through the CAO system and select the “other s/l exam” category. You should forward a copy of your original results along with an official certified English translation of the same to the CAO. If you have not yet completed your exams you should forward a copy of your results to the CAO as soon as they become available. You should notify Admissions when you do this quoting your CAO number ( admissions@dit.ie).

I am not yet 23 but have done other study since leaving school that is relevant to my programme of interest. How do I apply?

Students fitting this profile are termed non-standard applicants and apply through the CAO system. You should attach copies of any relevant supporting documentation you want included with your application to the CAO and indicate that you have Further Education. Non-standard applicants cannot be assessed without supplying additional information with their application.  Ideally students should apply by the 1st of February as there are no guarantees that late applications can be considered.

Do I have to sit an audition/suitability test/interview to apply to DIT?

All applicants who are applying for the following programmes do and these applicants should apply by 1st February 2012 at the latest:

  • DT101 - Architecture (Suitability Test + Interview)
  • DT501 -Music (Audition)
  • DT506 - Commercial Modern Music (Audition)
  • DT529 -Drama Performance

http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/suitabilitytests/

Do I have to submit a portfolio to apply to DIT?

All applicants for the following programmes do and these applicants should apply by 1st February 2013 at the latest:

  • DT546- Fine Art
  • DT545-Design-Visual Communication
  • DT544- Design-Interior and Furniture
  • DT559- Photography
  • DT598- Visual Merchandising and Display

http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/portfoliosubmission/

Does DIT award bonus points for Honours Maths?

For September 2013 any student who successfully passes Honours Maths (HD3 or above) will be awarded an additional 25 points.

Does DIT accept Foundation Level Irish or Maths?

Foundation Level Irish is not accepted for the purposes of entry requirements or points.

Foundation Level Maths is accepted for the purposes of entry requirements in the case of any programme where Higher or Ordinary Level Mathematics is not a requirement. Points will not be awarded.

Can I combine Leaving Cert results from a number of years to enter a programme in DIT?

You can combine Leaving Cert results from multiple years to meet the minimum entry in terms of subjects needed however you can only use points from one sitting of your Leaving Certificate.

Where can I find a list of CAO points for the programmes I am interested in?

http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/pointsentry/

What is the procedure for students who are applying to DIT with a disability?

Students should check the CAO and can also contact the Disability Office in DIT.

http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/disabilityapplicantswith/

Where will I be studying if I come to DIT?

This depends on the programme of study that you choose. DIT has several campuses around Dublin City Centre.

  • DIT Aungier St - Business /Business & Languages/Film/Journalism
  • DIT Kevin St - Science/Electrical Engineering /Computer Science/Business  & Languages
  • DIT Bolton St - Engineering/Built Environment/Architecture
  • DIT Temple Bar - Photography
  • DIT Mountjoy Sq - Art & Design/Social Care/Early Childhood Education
  • DIT Cathal Brugha St - Food Science/Culinary Arts/Baking/Tourism/Hospitality/Pharmacy Technician studies
  • DIT Rathmines - Music/Drama
  • BIMM Dublin - Commercial Modern Music (Francis St)

What fees do I have to pay?

There is further information on the link below.  Please bear in mind that fees are reviewed every year and so may change for the next academic year September 2012/13.
http://www.dit.ie/registration/feesandgrants/fees/

I am from a country outside of the EU. How do I apply?

You should contact our International Office to find out how to apply.
http://www.dit.ie/study/internationaloffice/

I have previous study done and want to apply for a year higher than first year. How do I do that?

Advanced Entry students apply directly to DIT not through the CAO system. There is further information on the process below.
http://www.dit.ie/study/undergraduate/advancedentry/

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