Non-EU Postgraduate Applications & Offers

Am I an EU or Non-EU Student?

Check our "Am I an EU or Non-EU Student" page to determine your category.

For admission purposes all applicants are categorised into two categories: EU or Non-EU.

Application Procedure for Non-EU Postgraduate Taught Programme


(Note: Some programmes may differ. Please check the Programme Prospectus page for further information for opening and closing dates.)

Applicants who wish to study a taught master, higher diploma, or postgraduate diploma should apply online through UCC's Application System.

The application fee is €50 (non-refundable) payable by Bank Draft, Postal Order or Credit/Debit Card.

 Supporting Documents Checklist Before You Apply

  • Official academic transcripts
  • Graduation certificate
  • Photocopy of passport
  • IELTS or equivalent language test accepted by UCC - only for students whose first language is not English
  • CV
  • Official documentation relating to any other academic/professional non-degree qualification
  • Reference letters and Grading Certificates may be requested.

All outstanding documentation should be uploaded to the application system when requested. Pending requested documentation will effect/delay the processing of your application.


How is my application processed?

  • Completed applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Applications are reviewed by the International Office and are then sent to the academic unit for consideration.
  • A decision is made on an individual assessment for each application. The International Office will issue a decision on the UCC Application System and a Letter of Acceptance or Conditional Letter of Acceptance will be uploaded to your application account.
  • This process takes approximately 3-5 weeks from the date of receipt of your complete application.


Applications will normally be considered from applicants whose qualifications are equivalent to a UCC Bachelor (Hons) degree and whose grades are equivalent to a UCC Second-Class Honours Grade 1 or Second-Class Honours Grade 2 as appropriate. Applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Select Your Region

  • Full Offer

A Full Offer is made to those successful applicants who meet their chosen programme criteria after academic review.

  • Conditional Offer

A Conditional offer will be made to successful applicants who have not yet completed their studies. Conditional Offers are not acceptable for the issuing of visas.

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