Application Timeline

The application timeline for the 2020/21 postgraduate application process offers information around key dates and deadlines for those applying for a place on a postgraduate programme at NCAD.

The information supplied below is a general guide to the expected postgraduate application timeline. Due to various factors, applications will not always progress according to this timeline.

The proprity deadline for receipt of applications to all postgraduate programmes is Friday 28th February 2020.

Applicants who wish to be considered for a scholarship must submit their application by the priority deadline. International applicants are also encouraged to submit their applications by this date.

After 28th February, NCAD will operate a rolling closing date for postgraduate applications for 2020 - 21. Applications will be reviewed on receipt, and offers will be sent also on a rolling basis. Applications will continue to be accepted until a programme is full. Applications will remain open only if a programme has open places remaining, so please plan to submit your application as soon as possible.

Applications timeline for 2020 - 21 postgraduate intake

Application Stage
November 2019   Applications open.
February 28th  
Priority Deadline - Final deadline for:
1) International applicants and
2) Applicants wishing to be considered for a scholarship.
March 31st   Invitation to interview to successful candidates who applied by the priority deadline, 28th Feb.
April 30th   Interviews completed.
May 31st   First round offers sent. Scholarship awards announcement. Acceptance of offers due within three weeks of receipt of offer.
June, July, Aug.   Late Applications, second round offers.
August 31st   Applications close.
September   Registration.



More information:
Fiona Cleary
Assistant Student Recruitment and Admissions Officer / +353 1 636 4218