By selecting the `Apply` link along the menu at the top of the page, you will be redirected to either log on to your existing PAC account or alternatively register on the PAC system.
To Register a User Account:
1. select the ‘Register’ button on the Right Hand menu on any page on the PAC system.
2. You will need to provide an email address and password for your account.
Please ensure that the email address is one that you will continue to have access to, college emails are not recommended. You will then be asked for some basic information in order to create your account.
Once logged in, please select the type of programme you wish to apply for and you will be redirected to the start of the application form.
Each Institution will have a set of supporting documentation required in order to enable them to process your application. You will be notified of what these documents are during or at the end of completing the application form.
Documents will include Result Transcripts if you graduated from an Institution other than the one you are applying to, proof of EU status in the form of a birth cert, photocopy of passport, etc. Specific programmes may also require additional documentation just for that programme. To submit your documentation must upload it directly to the system via the My Applications page. To upload documentation, you must log onto your PAC account, click on "My Applications".
Documents MUST be in a clear format, be of good quality and a readable size. Poor Quality/unreadable documents will seriously affect the assessment of your application.
Documents must be: * a valid doc/docx/txt/pdf/pjpeg/jpeg/jpg/gif/png/rtf file * no bigger than 5mb in size
An additional programme may be added to your completed application, if there is space available. There is a maximum of 3 programmes per application type (taught/research etc) per institute.
To add an additional programme, you must log onto your PAC account, click on "My Applications". Click on the "Status" button.
On the bottom left hand side of the page, there is a box "Additional Programmes", click on the link and follow the instructions for adding a new programme.
Note: A programme can only be added if the closing date has not expired and if there is space available on the application.
Note: If you have applied for the maximum number of courses and wish to change a course, please contact the Institute that you have applied to.
You can track the status of your application at any time via the My Applications section of the website. Here you can upload any additional documentation you require as well as view the current status of your application.
Your application is processed by the Institution you have applied to and all correspondence on the status of your application will come from them via the PAC system.
Once the status of your application changes you will receive an email notification telling you to sign in to the My Applications section.
It is very important that you keep monitoring your emails for any updates as the Institution may need you to respond to a query in a timely manner in order to continue your application.
Postgraduate Applications Centre Ltd.
1 Courthouse Square,
Tel: +353 91 549260
Please note office contact hours for the Postgraduate Applications Office are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday excluding Public Holidays.
Certified as True may be obtained by bringing the original document and a photocopy to your University/College, Garda Station (Local Police Station), Solicitor,Courthouse, or Commissioner of Oaths, and having the photocopy certified and officially stamped as a true copy of the original. Photocopies that are not certified will not suffice. Please note that these documents will not be returned.
Result Transcript is a copy of a student`s permanent academic record, which usually means all courses taken, all grades received, all honours received and degrees conferred to a student.
Personal Statement is a brief and focused essay about one`s career or research goals, and is frequently required for applicants to universities.
General covers any other document that you wish to upload that is not included on the list, for example: reference, cv, etc
Press PrtScn, located on the upper right of the keyboard. (To take a screenshot of a single window: Alt + PrtScn.)
To create a graphics file: Open "Paint". Paste screenshot (Ctrl + V). Save file. This file can then be added as an attachment to an email.
Hold down Command and Shift, and press 3. This captures the entire screen and saves it as a file on the desktop. The file can then be added as an attachment to an email.