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Postgraduate finance

Complete guide to funding your postgraduate 2023/24

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Postgraduate fees

UCC is a world-class institution ranking in top 2% of Universities worldwide and we are keen to attract the best students and researchers from across the globe.
If unsure whether you are entitled to EU or Non-EU postgraduate course fees, please check at the EU Fees, Non-EU Fees or Free Fees Status page . Our Fees Office will also be happy to help. You can reach them at:

We offer a range of scholarships and funding opportunities across all four Colleges, some of which are open to international applicants, including students that register as Non-EU students. Please see our postgraduate page for more information. Our nternational Office teams also provide assistance to visiting US and non-EU students. Visit our Visiting US and Non-EU Students page for more details

If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss national, the average annual tuition fee for a master’s degree in Ireland is between €4,000 and €10,000, although this can vary significantly according to subject and institution; a Business master’s degree may cost up to €30,000, for example. Higher postgraduate tuition fees usually apply to our Non-EU international students, where the fees can range from a minimum of €9,000 per year up to €30,000. Some Non-EU students may be eligible for reduced tuition fees if they’ve been resident in the EEA, United Kingdom or Switzerland for three out of the previous five years before startinga master’s degree in Ireland.

Reminder: Course fees usually include the registration fee, tuition fee and examination fee. Some additional fees may be required such as bench fees and field trips, this will be outlined in your course prospectus page. Fees for full-time and part-time courses include membership to the Mardyke Arena Health & Leisure Centre

When are fees due?

 All postgraduate and undergraduate courses have a fee. Fees for Irish/EU students are payable in two equal instalments. The first payment is due at online Registration before the first semester period. The second instalment is due in January. If your course required a deposit to secure your place, that figure will be deducted from the instalment paid in January.

Full details on how to pay your fees are available on the UCC Fees Office website. Any question relating to fee payment may be directed to the Fees Office at

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