Future Students FAQ

General UCC FAQ

When will Semester 1 of 2021/2022 start?

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

The Leaving Certificate examination results will be released 3 September and Round One CAO offers will be issued on 7 September. The start date for first year undergraduate students is 27 September 2021.

Some programmes traditionally have earlier starts and these can also be found on the Student Examinations and Records webpage. See Key Dates and Early Start Dates 2021-2022 sections.

In Ireland, the Covid-19 vaccination programme is already well underway and the Government is planning for every adult in Ireland to receive the Covid-19 vaccine by September. Thus, by Semester 1 of academic year 2021-22, we hope to be in a position where it will be safer to interact personally and  we will strive to return to a greater level of face-to-face teaching (subject to public health advice).  Anticipating a significant reduction in the number of COVID cases in Ireland, we expect that most programmes will prioritise on campus face to face teaching combined with a proportion of hybrid learning. As soon as we have more specific news, we will update this section.

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.

Coming from overseas?

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Covid-19 information

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