Mature Student Entry

What is a Mature Student?

A mature student is someone who is aged 23 years or above on 01 January in the year of entry and who wishes to pursue a full-time undergraduate degree programme.

Some mature students may be taking Access to HE Diploma courses, or enrolling on their first degree course based on their work or life experiences.  Others may be returning to education in a new subject area as part of their career progression.

How do I apply?

How can I contact Mature Student Support?

Mature Student Support is located in the Access Department on the 1st floor, The Hub Building, UCC Main Campus, College Road, Cork, UCC.

Please get in touch with with your full name, surname and CAO number if you have any queries, and we will get back to you within 1-2 working days during regular daytime office hours.


How do I understand more about my application?

If you are considering studying for a degree in UCC as a mature student, we are here to help and discuss your application. 

Further Information

CAO Mature Applicants

Explore the CAO Website

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Access UCC

First Floor, The Hub, Main Campus, UCC, T12 YF78,