Cost and Funding
What will it cost? Tuition fees
Every postgraduate course has a tuition fee. The fee is available on the online course prospectus http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/taughtcourses/ and the Finance Office has the course fee schedule available on their website for both taught and research postgraduate courses.
University fees are set each year and include the registration fee, tuition fee and examination fee. Fees for part-time study are normally charged at half the full time fee. For full time courses, membership of the Mardyke Arena Sports and Leisure Complex is also included in the course fee. Reduced membership rates are available from the Mardyke Arena Reception for part-time students.
In addition to course fees students should budget for their own living costs, including accommodation.
A student's classification as EU or non-EU will be determined by the Fees Office. For further information on how fee status is determined, please contact the Fees Office.
Paying your Fees
EU students pay fees in two instalments.
The first instalment is paid after you receive a full offer for your programme and when you are completing Part 1 of registration. Part 1 of registration is online and you complete this in August before your September semester one start date. At this stage you pay half of your entire fee.
The second instalment is due in January.
Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships
University College Cork is pleased to announce the Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships, awarded to top-performing postgraduate applicants to Masters courses across the University. Click here for further information.
Funding for Taught Postgraduate Programmes
- College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences: Excellence Scholarships for Taught Masters (and other funding opportunities)
Funding for Research Programmes
Funding opportunities for research programmes
The following list is a number of bodies that provide funding opportunities for research programmes. Please explore the links to find the most up to date information.
Irish Research Council
- Postgraduate funding - http://www.research.ie/funding/postgraduate-funding
- Number of bursaries available yearly http://universitiesireland.ie/bursaries-scholarships/
Environmental Protection Agency
- Funding opportunities here http://www.epa.ie/researchandeducation/research/epafunding/
- Agriculture and Food Development Authority http://www.teagasc.ie/research/
Irish Cancer Society
Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
- SFI provides grants for researchers from around the world who wish to relocate to Ireland and those already based in Ireland, for outstanding investigators, for conferences and symposia, and for collaboration with industry. Proposals are evaluated in open competitions via a combination of international peer review and strategic fit with SFI’s mission - http://www.sfi.ie/funding/funding-overview.html
Bioinnovate Ireland Fellowship programme: http://www.bioinnovate.ie/
National University of Ireland Awards http://www.nui.ie/awards/
SPHeRE Programme (Structured Population and Health-services Research Education) http://www.sphereprogramme.ie/
UCC funding for research programmes
- UCC PhD positions, studentships, researcher positions, post-doctoral positions click here
- Colllege of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences Funding Opportunities
- School of Law Research Funding
- UCC Postgraduate Scholarships
- Contact the Department/School you are interested in doing your PhD with to see if they have any funding opportunities available at the moment.
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) - EU, EEA, Switzerland
Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)
SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is the single national Awarding Authority for all new student grant applications. These grants are for students from the EU, EEA or Switzerland.
You can find full information on their main website http://www.susi.ie/
Student Assistance Fund
The Student Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for full-time higher education students who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst attending college.
For full details on eligibilty and application please visit this website www.ucc.ie/en/studentbudget/saf/
In order to be eligible to apply for student assistance, you must be registered on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate course of not less than one year’s duration in a participating college. Unlike the maintenance grant schemes, you cannot be considered for Student Assistance prior to registering in a participating college.
Student Assistance Fund Office
1-2 Brighton Villas
Univesity College Cork,
Western Road, Cork
Tel: 021 490 3562
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
The UCC Budgetary Advisor is available to students on an appointment basis and is there to help with:
- Providing "one to one" advice and guidance to students on managing your money.
- Delivering workshops on budgeting for students, where information and practical advice will be available to you.
- Assisting in the completion of your Student Grant scholarship and Student Assistance Fund applications.
- Liaising with external agencies, such as MABS, Dept of Social Welfare and Protection, Local Authorities and St. Vincent de Paul, on your behalf.
Please use the links below to make contact and arrange an appointment and find detailed information on the student cost of living.