1.How to Register for a PAC Account?
We recommend that you read all the information below before you apply online, this will help you through a smooth application process.
Applicants who are first time users of the PAC central online application system MUST register for a PAC account under the LOGIN section at www.pac.ie. Applicants then enter their email address and an 8 character password (chosen by the applicant) in the PAC Account Creation section. Applicants will also be required to give details for their name and contact details and click the SUBMIT button to complete.
Your PAC account is now created.
From here your PAC account can be viewed under the section MY PAC: headings include:
2. Making an Application on PAC.ie
a) Login to your PAC account. In order to log in to your PAC account online you will need to have registered on the website.
b) Under Institutions, click on 3U
c) Click on APPLY under the heading MY PAC
d) Read the Application Instructions and Terms and Conditions. Then tick the boxes confirming you have read both the Application Instructions and Terms and Conditions.
e) Click on the START APPLICATION button
f) You can save your application at any time. Thereafter, to complete your application you have already saved, go to the Application Status section of the online application system.
g) To submit your application, you will be required to pay an online application fee of €50 by Credit/Visa/Laser Card. For those applicants who cannot pay by these methods, there is a facility to follow with the application fee by post (bank draft only) or direct bank transfer (N.B. with a note of the applicants name and PAC Application Number)
3. What Information do I need to provide to PAC.ie in support of my application
The following documentation should be forwarded to PAC, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway or uploaded to your online application form:
1. Copy of Birth Certificate or Valid Passport
2. Official University Academic Transcripts which include name, title of degree, date of conferring and the name of degree awarding body.
Applicants who are currently completing undergraduate/postgraduate programmes and have not as yet completed final exams/graduated should submit Certified Copies of academic transcripts with details of subjects studied and results to date as soon as possible after applying online. Final results and the proposed date of conferring should be submitted as soon as they become available.
All documentation which is not in English must be officially translated to English. Translated documentation must be forwarded to the Postgraduate Application Centre.
4. Frequently Asked Questions
The PAC website has a list of Frequently Asked Questions to assist you with the application process. Please visit the FAQ page on the PAC website for further information.
Further Application queries should be made directly to:
Programme Co-ordinators of Individual Programmes
English Language Requirements for Non-native Speakers of English
|Irish Leaving Certificate English||Ordinary Level Grade D3|
|GCE A-Level English Language||Grade D|
|IELTS||Composite score of 6.5 or above, with no less than 6.0 in any one component|
580 (paper-based test)
|Toefl iBT||Total Score of 92|
|Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English||Grade C|
|Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English||Grade B|
|English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes (ETAPP)||C1|
In certain circumstances, results in examinations other than those outlined above may be accepted as proof of competence in the English language. This is the case, for example, for students who have successfully achieved Grade D or higher in examinations which are deemed to be the equivalent of GCE A-Level examinations and non-native speakers of English who have completed their education through the medium of English.Please include the details of any English language examinations and proof of successful completion when applying.
|Postgraduate Business Courses|
|Examination||Minimum entry requirements|
|IELTS||Overall score 6.5 or above and 6.5 in writing and speaking. Other sections scores 6 or above.|
|TOEFL||Overall score 580 or above and all sections scores 55 or above.|
|CBTOEFL||Overall score 237 or above and all section scores 21 or above.|
|IBTOEFL||Overall score 92 or above and all section scores 21 or above.|
|International Foundation Certificate||Optional one year programme for students with at least IELTS 5.5 or equivalent|
|Notes:1.||Students with a composite IELTS 6.5 score or equivalent need a score of at least IELTS 6.5 in writing and speaking.|