Griffith College Dublin Application & Admission Information Pack

Griffith College Dublin Application & Admission Information Pack

Griffith College Dublin Application & Admission Information Pack

Griffith College 1 Griffith College Dublin Application & Admission Information Pack Academic Year 2018-2019 Semester 1 – September 2018

Griffith College Dublin Application & Admission Information Pack

Griffith College 2 September 2018 Intake Dear Partners, We look forward to welcoming your students to Griffith College in September 2018 and we hope they will enjoy their Study Abroad experience with us. We are sending you this document to provide you with useful information in relation to the application process and key dates and deadlines for the September 2018 intake. Contents 1. How to apply . 3 1.1 Online Application Form . 3 1.2 Deadline . 3 1.3 Documentation . 3 1.3.1 Documentation to be sent in respect of Study Abroad/Semester Abroad/Erasmus/Top Up/Full Degree students . 3 1.3.2 Documentation to be sent by Gap Programme students . 3 1.3.3 Documentation to be sent by Masters students . 3 1.4 Online Application Form - Step by Step Guide for Applicants . 4 1.4.1 Online Application Form – Study Abroad/Semester Abroad/Erasmus/Exchange students . 4 1.4.2 Online Application Form - Gap Programme students . 10 1.4.3 Online Application form - Transfer/Final Year/Top-Up Students . 16 1.4.4 Online Application form - Full Degree Undergraduate Students . 23 1.4.5 Online Application form – Masters/Postgraduate students . 29 2. Orientation/Induction for September 2018 intake Griffith College Dublin . 36 4. ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018/2019 . 37 Appendix 1 . 38

Griffith College Dublin Application & Admission Information Pack

Griffith College 3 1. How to apply 1.1 Online Application Form The Griffith College Online Application Form is available at https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online. 1.2 Deadline Please ensure all applications are submitted no later than Friday, 27th April 2018. 1.3 Documentation The following documentation is required as part of the application process and should be uploaded when the Online Application Form is being submitted. Any additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie. 1.3.1 Documentation to be sent in respect of Study Abroad/Semester Abroad/Erasmus/Top Up/Full Degree students  A Completed Online Application Form available at https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online  Proof of ID - Copy of picture page of the student’s passport or National ID Card  An official copy of the student’s latest transcripts  Non-Native English Speakers Only - Evidence of English language proficiency - an internationally recognised English language test score (e.g. IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC). Where an Articulation Agreement/Partnership Agreement exists with a student’s home institution, a letter on headed paper from that institution, indicating a grade of B2 or higher, is acceptable. Please see Appendix 1 attached.

1.3.2 Documentation to be sent by Gap Programme students  A Completed Online Application Form https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online  Proof of ID - Copy of picture page of the student’s passport or National ID Card  Evidence of English language proficiency if applicable - an internationally recognised English language test score (e.g. IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC) Note: Students who have no proof of English will be tested upon arrival at Griffith College 1.3.3 Documentation to be sent by Masters students  A Completed Online Application Form available at https://www.griffith.ie/apply-online  Proof of ID - Copy of picture page of the student’s passport or National ID Card  Official undergraduate degree transcripts for each year and each semester to date IMPORTANT: An official translation is required for documentation not produced in English  Evidence of English language proficiency if applicable - an internationally recognised English language test score (e.g. IELTS/TOEFL/TOEIC) Graduate Business School Applicants Only: Graduate Business School applicants are also advised to include the following items as they will strengthen the application and give the faculty a more complete overview of the student’s profile: o CV/Resumé o Statement of Purpose/Personal Statement o Two reference letters, one of which should be an academic reference from a former teacher, lecturer or professor.

Griffith College Dublin Application & Admission Information Pack

Griffith College 4 1.4 Online Application Form - Step by Step Guide for Applicants 1.4.1 Online Application Form – Study Abroad/Semester Abroad/Erasmus/Exchange students Welcome! Please go to www.griffith.ie and click on Apply Online on the right hand side 1st Section: Name/Country of Residence/Nationality/Course Details Input the following information:  First name  Surname (i.e. Family Name/Last Name)  Email  Country of Residence (i.e. the country where you are currently living)  Country of Nationality (i.e. your Nationality according to your passport)

Griffith College Dublin Application & Admission Information Pack

Griffith College 5 Once you input the information above, Question 3 will appear “What type of course are you applying for?” Please select Study Abroad as indicated below. Once you have selected ‘Study Abroad’, Question 4 will appear, as indicated below. Please select the relevant programme from the list – Study Abroad 1 Semester or Study Abroad 2 Semester. Erasmus nominated students choose Erasmus 1 Semester or Erasmus 2 Semesters. When you have selected the relevant programme, please click on ‘Create my Application Form’ to proceed. 2nd Section: Choose a Course Choose a Campus  Please select Dublin or Cork Please be advised that it is very important that your Home Institution/Study Abroad Provider/Agent is in agreement with your choice of campus before final submission of your application.

Griffith College 6 When do you want to start?  Please select September 2018 Which faculty are you interested in studying in? This question is related to your modules selection You can select up to three different faculties. You can select modules from the following faculties only:  Business Faculty  Journalism and Media Faculty  Computing Science Faculty  Design Faculty  Law Faculty  Music Production  please select “Music and Multimedia”*  Postgraduate Business/Masters Business Modules  please select “Graduate Business School”** *Please note that some of the Music and Multimedia lectures are delivered in the College’s outreach centre in Windmill Lane in Dublin 4, not in the Griffith College campus. It is easy to get to Windmill Lane by bus. Please contact the International Office if you require any further information.

**IMPORTANT: Please note that modules from the Graduate Business School can only be selected by students who are currently enrolled in Postgraduate/Masters studies in the area of Business in their home institution. Once the above is selected, you can click on “Next Step”.

Griffith College 7 3rd Section: Personal Details Please complete all information in this section – Gender, DOB, Learning Difficulty, Contact Details, Address etc.

Griffith College 8 How did you hear about Griffith College? *IMPORTANT* Are you applying to the College via an Agent/Representative/Partner College? Please select Yes, and in the box given below, please type in the name of your School/College/University/ Study Abroad Provider/Agent Then you can click on “Next Step” to proceed 4th Section: Upload documents Please upload required documents. Please refer to Section 1.3 above in order to find out which documents you need to upload. Choose your files - Choose Files button → and then upload – Upload button Additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

Griffith College 9 5th Section: Submit your application: Please read the declaration carefully and tick ‘I agree to Terms & Conditions’, and then click on ‘Submit Application’ button.

Griffith College 10 1.4.2 Online Application Form - Gap Programme students Welcome! Please go to www.griffith.ie and click on Apply Online on the right hand side 1st Section: Name/Country of Residence/Nationality/Course Details Input the following information:  First name  Surname (i.e. Family Name/Last Name)  Email  Country of Residence (i.e. the country where you are currently living)  Country of Nationality (i.e. your Nationality according to your passport)

Griffith College 11 Once you have replied to questions 1 and 2 listed above, Question 3 will appear  Please select Study Abroad as indicated below. Once you have selected ‘Study Abroad’, Question 4 will appear, as indicated below. Please select the relevant programme from the list – Gap Programme 1 Semester or Gap Programme 2 Semesters. When you have selected the relevant programme, please click on ‘Create my Application Form’ to proceed. 2nd Section: Choose a Course Choose a Campus  Please select Dublin or Cork Please be advised that it is very important that your Home Institution/Study Abroad Provider/Agent is in agreement with your choice of campus before final submission of your application.

Griffith College 12 When do you want to start?  Please select September 2018 Which faculty are you interested in studying in? This question is related to your modules selection You can select up to three different faculties. Your Study Path will be determined on the basis of your English language level - during your Gap Programme you may do 4 modules with no English OR 2 modules + 15 hours of English OR English language only, depending on your English level. You can select modules from the following faculties only:  Business Faculty  Journalism and Media Faculty  Computing Science Faculty  Design Faculty  Law Faculty  If you wish to study English language during your Gap Programme, please select ‘Griffith Institute of Language’ as a faculty  Music Production  please select “Music and Multimedia”* *Please note that some of the Music and Multimedia lectures are delivered in the College’s outreach centre in Windmill Lane in Dublin 4, not in Griffith College campus. It is easy to get to Windmill Lane by bus. Please contact the International Office if you require any further information.

Once the above is selected, you can click on “Next Step”.

Griffith College 13 3rd Section: Personal Details Please complete all information in this section – Gender, DOB, Learning Difficulty, Contact Details, Address etc

Griffith College 14 How did you hear about Griffith College *IMPORTANT* Are you applying to the College via an Agent/Representative/Partner College? Please select Yes, and in the box given below, please type in the name of your School/College/University/Study Abroad Provider/Agent Then you can click on “Next Step” to proceed 4th Section: Upload documents Please upload required documents. Please refer to Section 1.3 above in order to find out which documents you need to upload. Choose your files - Choose Files button → and then upload – Upload button Additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

Griffith College 15 5th Section: Submit your application: Please read the declaration carefully and tick ‘I agree to Terms & Conditions’, and then click on ‘Submit Application’ button.

Griffith College 16 1.4.3 Online Application form - Transfer/Final Year/Top-Up Students This section refers to students who are applying to join undergraduate programmes with Advanced Entry and will be going directly into Year 2/3/4 of a programme. Welcome! Please go to www.griffith.ie and click on Apply Online on the right hand side 1st Section: Name/Country of Residence/Nationality/Course Details Input the following information:  First name  Surname (i.e. Family Name/Last Name)  Email  Country of Residence (i.e. the country where you are currently living)  Country of Nationality (i.e. your Nationality according to your passport)

Griffith College 17 Once you input the information above, the next question will appear “What type of course are you applying for?”, please select Undergraduate as indicated below. When you have made your selection, please click on ‘Create my Application Form’ to proceed. 2nd Section: Choose a Course Choose a Campus  Please select Dublin or Cork or Limerick Please be advised that it is very important that your Home Institution/Study Abroad Provider/Agent is in agreement with your choice of campus before final submission of your application.

Choose a Faculty from the list below - for example Business

Griffith College 18 When you select a relevant discipline (e.g. Business), a similar box will appear on your screen – please select a relevant course - for example BA (Hons) in Business Studies. Preferred study mode – please select Full-Time (Full-Time means you take DAYTIME classes) When do you want to start?  Please select September 2018 Do you wish to apply for Advanced Entry/Exemptions? – Please select Yes if you are applying for direct entry into final year of a Griffith College undergraduate programme.

Griffith College 19 If you select Yes this box will appear and you can indicate your study path here, e.g. “I am applying to join Year 3 of the BA (Hons) in Business Studies programme”. Then you can click on “Next Step”.

Griffith College 20 3rd Section: Personal Details Please complete all information in this section – Gender, DOB, Learning Difficulty, Contact Details, Address etc.

Griffith College 21 How did you hear about Griffith College *IMPORTANT* Are you applying to the College via an Agent/Representative/Partner College? Please select Yes, and in the box given below, please type in the name of your School/College/University/Study Abroad Provider/Agent Then you can click on “Next Step” to proceed 4th Section: Upload documents Please upload required documents. Please refer to Section 1.3 above in order to find out which documents you need to upload. Choose your files - Choose Files button → and then upload – Upload button Additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

Griffith College 22 5th Section: Submit your application: Please read the declaration carefully and tick ‘I agree to Terms & Conditions’, and then click on ‘Submit Application’ button. If you wish to be contacted by Griffith College with future informations such as events and courses, you can tick the “I agree” box. Otherwise, you can leave it untick.

Griffith College 23 1.4.4 Online Application form - Full Degree Undergraduate Students: This section refers to students who are applying to join an undergraduate programme starting at Year 1. Welcome! Please go to www.griffith.ie and click on Apply Online on the right hand side 1st Section: Name/Country of Residence/Nationality/Course Details Input the following information:  First name  Surname (i.e. Family Name/Last Name)  Email  Country of Residence (i.e. the country where you are currently living)  Country of Nationality (i.e. your Nationality according to your passport)

Griffith College 24 Once you input the information above, the next question will appear “What type of course are you applying for?”, please select Undergraduate as indicated below. When you have made your selection, please click on ‘Create my Application Form’ to proceed. 2nd Section: Choose a Course Choose a Campus  Please select Dublin or Cork or Limerick Please be advised that it is very important that your Home Institution/Study Abroad Provider/Agent is in agreement with your choice of campus before final submission of your application.

Choose a Faculty from the list below - for example Business

Griffith College 25 When you select a relevant discipline (e.g. Business), a similar box will appear on your screen – please select a relevant course - for example BA (Hons) in Business Studies. Preferred study mode – please select Full-Time (Full-Time means you take DAYTIME classes) When do you want to start?  Please select September 2018 Once the above is selected, you can click on “Next Step”.

Griffith College 26 3rd Section: Personal Details Please complete all information in this section – Gender, DOB, Learning Difficulty, Contact Details, Address etc.

Griffith College 27 How did you hear about Griffith College *IMPORTANT* Are you applying to the College via an Agent/Representative/Partner College? Please select Yes, and in the box given below, please type in the name of your School/College/University/Study Abroad Provider/Agent Then you can click on “Next Step” to proceed 4th Section: Upload documents Please upload required documents. Please refer to Section 1.3 above in order to find out which documents you need to upload. Choose your files - Choose Files button → and then upload – Upload button Additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

Griffith College 28 5th Section: Submit your application: Please read the declaration carefully and tick ‘I agree to Terms & Conditions’, and then click on ‘Submit Application’ button. If you wish to be contacted by Griffith College with future informations such as events and courses, you can tick the “I agree” box. Otherwise, you can leave it untick.

Griffith College 29 1.4.5 Online Application form – Masters/Postgraduate students Welcome! Please go to www.griffith.ie and click on Apply Online on the right hand side 1st Section: Name/Country of Residence/Nationality/Course Details Input the following information:  First name  Surname (i.e. Family Name/Last Name)  Email  Country of Residence (i.e. the country where you are currently living)  Country of Nationality (i.e. your Nationality according to your passport)

Griffith College 30 Once you input the information above, the next question will appear “What type of course are you applying for?”, please select Postgraduate as indicated below. When you have made your selection, please click on ‘Create my Application Form’ to proceed. 2nd Section: Choose a Course Choose a Campus  Please select Dublin or Cork or Limerick Please be advised that it is very important that your Home Institution/Study Abroad Provider/Agent is in agreement with your choice of campus before final submission of your application.

Please select your discipline from the list below - for example Graduate Business School

Griffith College 31 When you select a relevant discipline (e.g. Graduate Business School), a similar box will appear on your screen – please then select the relevant course - for example MSc in International Business. Preferred study mode – please select Full-Time (Full-Time means you take DAYTIME classes) When do you want to start?  Please select September 2018 Once the above is selected, you can click on “Next Step”.

Griffith College 32 Do you wish to apply for Advanced Entry/Exemptions? IMPORTANT: If you wish to apply for module exemptions, please select “Yes” If you select Yes this box will appear and you can indicate your study path here. Then you can click on “Next Step”.

Griffith College 33 3rd Section: Personal Details Please complete all information in this section – Gender, DOB, Learning Difficulty, Contact Details, Address etc.

Griffith College 34 How did you hear about Griffith College *IMPORTANT* Are you applying to the College via an Agent/Representative/Partner College? Please select Yes, and in the box given below, please type in the name of your School/College/University/Study Abroad Provider/Agent Then you can click on “Next Step” to proceed 3rd Section: Upload documents Please upload required documents. Please refer to Section 1.3 above in order to find out which documents you need to upload. Choose your files - Choose Files button → and then upload – Upload button Additional documentation can be sent to studyabroad@griffith.ie.

Griffith College 35 5th Section: Submit your application: Please read the declaration carefully and tick ‘I agree to Terms & Conditions’, and then click on ‘Submit Application’ button. If you wish to be contacted by Griffith College with future informations such as events and courses, you can tick the “I agree” box. Otherwise, you can leave it untick.

Griffith College 36 2. Orientation/Induction for September 2018 intake Griffith College Dublin International Student Information Meetings & College Induction/Orientation _ _ As a new incoming student, you are invited to two information and orientation sessions. Session 1: International Student Information Meeting Wednesday, 12th September 2018 (TBC) Session 2: College Induction/Orientation 13th & 14th September 2018 - - International Student Information Meeting The purpose of the International Student Information Meeting is to introduce you to International Office Student Services staff members and give you important information to help you to familiarise yourself with Dublin and with Griffith College. The details for your Information Meeting are below.

Date: 12th September 2018 Time: To be confirmed* Venue: To be confirmed* *You will be sent an email closer to the time to confirm the venue and time - - College Induction/Orientation Thursday, September 13th OR Friday, September 14th 2017 Venue: Auditorium, Academic Facilities Building (AFB) The Griffith College Induction/Orientation is a one-day introduction to the College where you will get to meet all new incoming Griffith College students and receive important information from key College staff members. You will receive the Timetable for your programme of study. In addition you will get to meet the Students’ Union representatives who will give you important information about sports clubs and societies, social events, general facilities and welfare services Induction/Orientation takes place on Thursday, September 13th OR Friday, 14th September 2017. The date of the Induction/Orientation depends on your programme of study.

You will be sent an email closer to the time to confirm your Induction/Orientation date and schedule

Griffith College 37 4. ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018/2019 Week Numbers Week Commencement Date Activity Week Numbers Week Commencement Date Activity 0 10/09/2018 Semester One Induction Sessions - 12/09/2018-14/09/2018: SCHEDULE TO BE CONFIRMED 0 28/01/2019 Semester Two Induction Week - 30/01/2019 - 31/01/2019 SCHEDULE TO BE CONFIRMED 1 17/09/2018 Lectures Start 1 04/02/2019 Lectures Start 7 18/03/2019 ASSIGNMENT WEEK - NOSCHEDULED CLASSES APARTFROM ENGLISH LANGUAGECLASSES -ENGLISH LANGUAGESTUDENTS CAN CONTACTTHEENGLISH LANGUAGEDEPARTMENTFOR FURTHER INFORMATION 8 05/11/2018 ASSIGNMENT WEEK - NOSCHEDULED CLASSES APARTFROM ENGLISH LANGUAGECLASSES -ENGLISH LANGUAGESTUDENTS CAN CONTACTTHEENGLISH LANGUAGEDEPARTMENTFOR FURTHER INFORMATION 13 10/12/2018 LAST WEEK OF LECTURES - Lectures End 14/12/2018 13 29/04/2019 LAST WEEK OF LECTURES - Lectures End 03/05/2019 14 06/05/2019 - 10/05/2019 Study Week - NOSCHEDULED CLASSES APART FROM ENGLISH LANGUAGECLASSES -ENGLISH LANGUAGESTUDENTS CAN CONTACTTHEENGLISH LANGUAGEDEPARTMENTFOR FURTHER INFORMATION 15 13/05/2019 EXAMS START 15/05/2019 16 31/12/2018 - 04/01/2019 Study Week - NOSCHEDULED CLASSES APART FROM ENGLISH LANGUAGECLASSES -ENGLISH LANGUAGESTUDENTS CAN CONTACTTHEENGLISH LANGUAGEDEPARTMENTFOR FURTHER INFORMATION 16 20/05/2019 Exams Continue 17 07/01/2019 EXAMS START 08/01/2019 17 27/05/2019 EXAMS FINISH 29/05/2019 *Results released week of 01/07/2019 18 14/01/2019 Exams Continue 19 21/01/2019 EXAMS FINISH 22/01/2019 *Results released week of 25/02/2019 14-15 17/12/2018 - 28/12/2018 Christmas Break - No Lectures SEMESTER 3 REPEAT EXAMINATIONS - Commence on August 7th 2019 and End on August 23rd 2019 8 - 12 25/03/2019 - 26/04/2019 Semester 2 Lectures Continue 9 - 12 12/11/2018 - 07/12/2018 Semester 2 Lectures Continue GRIFFITH COLLEGE DUBLIN ACADEMIC CALENDAR 2018/2019 SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2 2 - 7 24/09/2018 - 02/11/2018 Semester 1 Lectures Continue 2 - 6 11/02/2019 - 15/03/2019 Semester 2 Lectures Continue

Griffith College 38 Appendix 1 SAMPLE Letter of Confirmation – English Language Proficiency This is an example of the type of letter required to be submitted by your home institution/college/university to confirm your level of English proficiency. This letter is only acceptable if is printed on official letterhead, signed by a relevant academic staff member, preferably from the English Language Department, and stamped with the official college stamp. - - To Whom It May Concern, The purpose of this letter is to confirm the suitability of the student/students listed below for the Griffith College Study Abroad Programme with respect to their English language proficiency.

The student/students have successfully completed our in-house English examination and achieved a score equivalent to B2 or higher as defined in the Common European Framework Reference of Languages (CEFRL). On the basis of this test result, we are satisfied that the student/students meet Griffith College Study Abroad Programme English language entry requirements. Student Name GCD Reference Number Signed: _ _ Print Name _ _ Job Title _ _ Institution Name _ _ Institution Address _ _ _ _

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