Incoming and Returning Students 2017/18


Welcome to all new students joining us in September 2017 and welcome back to continuing students. Semester 1 commences Monday 18 September 2017.  

All students will be sent by email information on how to register and pay fees.For information on Fee Payment and Grant Eligibility go to NCAD FEES.

The online registration and fee payment system will be live from 31st August.

Continuing students register online.  This year registration will be through the NCAD Student Gateway My NCAD which you will find on the NCAD website.

New students - You will receive a letter and an email advising you of the registration procedure. The first phase of registration is online through the student gateway MY NCAD – During this process you will be asked to upload a photo of yourself, a copy of your passport or birth certificate and documentation from any third level institution attended.   You will also be required to pay your fees.

The second phase of registration for new students takes place in the College. You should attend as per the schedule below. You will need to bring the original documentation that you have uploaded including the original of your passport or birth cert.   Your student card will be issued at registration.

First Year students coming into AD101 First Year Common Entry, AD202 Design or Fine Art & Education and AD212 Product Design will be sent an information pack from the First Year Studies Department with information on what you need to bring with you on the first day of College as well as instructions on the Sourcing Project which will involve some further work on your Entrance Portfolio. If you have any queries on this please contact First Year Studies.

For new undergraduate students there will be an orientation tour of the College on the day you register. There is also a Library Induction session during registration week, you will be given details of this when you come in to register.

Monday 18 September, staff from Student Services & Admissions will be available in the Student Concourse to answer any questions you may have on getting started in NCAD concerning registration, fees, grants, IT support, library services and student support services.

If you have any questions about your registration please email

We look forward to meeting you in September.

Student Registration Orientation / Induction
New Undergraduate  1st Year /CAO

Surname A-E
Monday 11 September
Times: Morning: 10.00am-12.30pm
Afternoon: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Surname F-L
Tuesday 12 September
Times: Morning: 10.00am-12.30pm

Surname M
Wednesday 13 September
Times: Morning: 10.00am-12.30pm
Afternoon: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Surname L-Z
Thursday 14 September
Times: Morning: 10.00am-12.30pm
Afternoon: 2.00pm-4.00pm

Late Registration
Friday 15 September
Morning 10.00am-12.30pm

Student guides will bring newly registered students on a tour of the College.

Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/ Thursday
11/12/13/14 September

Library Induction Session
Students will be given their library induction time slot when they attend for registration.  This is a required part of your course work for the year.
12/13/14/15 September

Programme Induction
Monday 18 September

New Undergraduate Years 2+
Advanced Entry
Wednesday 13 September
Afternoon: 2.00pm -4.00pm
Orientation Tour
Wednesday 13 September
Induction in your Department
Monday 18 September
Postgraduate - New Students   Induction
Monday 25 September
MFA Fine Art Monday 18 September, 11.00am  
MFA Art in the Digital World Monday 18 September, 11.00am  
MA Design History and Material Culture (Full Time) Monday 18 September, 2.00pm  
MA Art in the Contemporary World (Full-Time) Monday 18 September, 3.30pm  
MFA Design Tuesday 19 September, 11.00am  
MA Interaction Design Tuesday 19 September, 11.00am  
MSc Medical Device Design Tuesday 19 September, 2.30pm  
MA Professional Masters Education Wednesday 20 September, 11:00am – 12.30pm  
MA Socially Engaged  Art Wednesday 20 September, 2.00pm  
MA Art in the Contemporary World (Part-Time) Friday 22 September 2.30 -4.00pm  
MA Design History and Material Culture (Part-Time) Friday 22 September 2.30 -4.00pm  
PhD Friday 22 September

HEA Student Collection Notice 2017