Frequently Asked Questions

EU students who have been offered a place in UCC, may (in exceptional circumstances only) be permitted, on application to the Admissions Officer, to defer entry to the university for one year.


Jennifer Murphy

Admissions Officer


T: +353 (0)21 490 2948.

Please click on link below for UCC’s Deferred Entry Policy including closing dates and charges :

Students on the BA (Hons), BA (Hons) International, BA (Hons) Film and Screen Media, BA (Hons) Geography & Archaeology, BA(Hons) (Arts-Music), BA (Hons) (Applied Psychology), BA (Hons) (Drama and Theatre Studies) and BMus (Hons) programmes may apply for exemption, in first year only, to a maximum of 15 credits. This will enable students reduce their workload in the First Year of their programme.

Note: Exemption is not available in the BSocSc (Hons)*, BSocSc (Hons) (Youth and Community Work), BSW (Hons), BA (Hons) (Early Childhood Studies) or B.Ed (Sports Studies & Physical Education).

Students may apply to the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences for a 15 credit non-subject specific exemption if they have successfully completed one of the listed programmes within a 10 year period from the date of application for the exemption.


For the complete list of approved courses recognized for exemption please go to

There are a range of scholarships available including the UCC Entrance Scholarships, The College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Science’s Mary Ryan Language Scholarship, Undergraduate Scholarships and International Scholarships.

 Please use the link below to access details on all scholarships.

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