Future Students FAQ

General UCC FAQ

When did Semester 1 of 2021/2022 start?

In Ireland, the Covid-19 vaccination programme is already well underway with approximately 90 percent of eligible population vaccinated.

The 2021-2022 start date for most taught postgraduate programmes and second, third- and fourth-year undergraduate students was the 13 September 2021 and the start date for first year undergraduate students was 27 September 2021.

Over the last few weeks we held several events on campus e.g. Failte Fest and Freshers events. Check out some of the photographs taken on the day.

 

The campus is truly back to life, with learning and teaching activities taking place:

  • Lectures, tutorials, performances and practicals are being delivered either in-person or in a blended online/in-person format, depending on public health advice. 
  • Unless otherwise advised by the relevant School\Department all research activities is taking place on-campus (including desk based research) subject to public health advice. 
  • Where appropriate lectures may be recorded to enhance and maximise the learning experience for students.

 

Read here our latest updates on teaching delivery, research and all on campus activities.

Undergraduate – Irish & EU/EEA/Swiss/UK Applicants

Applications via the national CAO system for new applicants are now closed. Current CAO application holders can make their course choice changes via the CAO Change of Mind Facility until 1 July 2021.  Offers are then being issued according to the CAO schedule. The start date for first year undergraduate students is 27 September 2021.

 

Our Admissions Undergraduate website contains a lot of useful information pertinent to future first year students.

Postgraduate – Irish & EU/EEA/Swiss/UK Applicants

We are currently taking applications for courses that have remaining capacity for a September 2021 start!  Check out our portfolio here or send us a query, https://www.ucc.ie/en/ask/prospective/

We look forward to welcoming you to UCC!

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The next recruitment cycle for 2022/2023 will open then again in November 2021. 

If you are coming from abroad, we recommend that you read the section covering what you should know before travelling to Ireland.

Postgraduate Non-EU Applicants

We are still accepting applications for Academic Year 2021/2022 via www.ucc.ie/apply.  Our application deadlines vary by programme.  Specific closing dates are outlined on our postgraduate prospectus. Many courses don’t close for international students until 30 June 2021.

The next recruitment cycle for 2022/2023 will open then again in November 2021. 

To make your transition as easy, useful and purposeful as possible, we have created a dedicated, bespoke programme of activities for you for the time when you arrive.

We recommend that you read the next section covering what you should know before travelling to Ireland.

Undergraduate Non-EU Applicants

Applications for the academic year 2021/2022  closed on 15th June 2021. Check out our web pages for International Students for more information on the application process.

The next recruitment cycle for 2022/2023 will open then again in December 2021. The start date for first year undergraduate students is 27 September 2021.

To make your transition as easy, useful and purposeful as possible, we have created a dedicated, bespoke programme of activities for you for the time when you arrive.

We recommend that you read the next section covering what you should know before travelling to Ireland.

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Covid-19 information

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