Masters & Postgraduate Applications

How to Apply

NON-EU Applicants

Non-EU applicants should not apply through PAC – please contact for information on how to apply.  Alternatively you can read about the application process for non-EU students here -

  • All postgraduate applicants applying for taught programmes should now apply through the online Postgraduate Application System (PAC).  This is an online application system which allows applicants to apply for multiple postgraduate programmes at SETU Carlow
  • All applicants must register with PAC to set up an account. Once registered, applicants can then apply for their chosen postgraduate programme by completing the online application form.  It is important to take note of your PAC application number
  • Check all the programme information including entry requirements, programme code and closing dates. Take time to read  SETU Carlow's FAQs and application instructions

NOTE: The online application fee (using a debit or credit card) is €50, payable to PAC and is non-refundable. Your application cannot be processed until all the relevant supporting documents and application fee have been received by PAC.

Application for January 2024 see available programme below:
Closing Date for September 2024 Intake
Full-time applications Friday 30th August 2024

Part-time applications Friday 30th August 2024

How are the Masters/Postgraduate/Higher Diploma applications evaluated?

Where demand for programme places exceeds supply, all eligible applicants will be ranked in accordance with their academic and/or academic equivalent experience.  Entry requirements are outlined on the individual programme pages.

Further information on place offers
  • Applicants are advised to review the status of their Masters/Postgraduate/Higher Diploma application regularly via the My Account section on the PAC website
  • Applicants eligible for a place offer will receive an email advising them to check the status of their application on the PAC website
  • If successful please be aware payment of a non-refundable deposit of fees of €500.00 will be due within 14 days of place acceptance. 
  • Acceptance of offers and payment of fees should be completed via the PAC website
  • The University will issue formal notification to all Applicants who have accepted a place offer in August
  • For additional support, contact PAC by e:
  • For any fee related queries, contact
  • Further information on available grants and tax relief for postgraduate studies can be found at
  • All postgraduate applicants applying for research programmes should contact the Head of Postgraduate Studies, Dr. Brian Jackson. e:
Programme Commencement

Programmes will commence in September. All programmes are offered subject to viable numbers.

Contact Information

For further information please email

This information is correct at date of issue. It is issued on the express condition that it shall not form part of any contract between the university and any applicant or student. The university reserves the right in every case and at its discretion and for any reason to alter or not offer courses or parts of courses. The running of programmes is subject to viable numbers of potential students.