Apply for a Postgraduate Programme

Applications now open for postgraduate programmes in Design and Education at NCAD.

Priority Deadline

The proprity deadline for receipt of applications to all postgraduate programmes is Friday 26th March 2021.

International applicants are also encouraged to submit their applications by this date.

After 26th March, NCAD will operate a rolling closing date for postgraduate applications for 2021 - 22. 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.

Application Fee

A non-refundable fee of €55 is payable per applicant per academic year. Candidates applying to more than one programme are asked to contact to allow for their application fee to be transferred across programmes.

The fee is not applicable to current NCAD undergraduates progressing to Masters level study. If you are a current progressing NCAD student, please fill in your application form as far as the fee submission page. Then save and exit, and email with your current student number, full name and date of birth, stating that you have filled out your form and wish your application to be progressed to "Submitted". 

Information about the UK EU referendum result and NCAD fees

Existing enrolled UK or NI  students wilth an EU  fee status will continue as an EU student  for the duration of their current degree programme. 

This condition will also apply to students starting their programme in the 2020-2021 academic year.  For further information visit NCAD FEES.

For more information on any of the above, please contact the Admissions Office,



Before you apply: Please make sure you have read and understood the programme information and entry requirements for your chosen postgraduate programme.

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