First Year Research Registration

First year research student registration

Check out research student events here

Well done and congratulations on confirming your research course at UCC

Students must complete online registration before commencing their studies.



If you are a funded student, ensure that the F1 Funding Form or proof of payment of alternative funding has been completed and signed by your School/Department. Once completed you must upload the form here. Select ‘Fees & Funding’ and ‘Fees Enquiries’ then upload the document. If you have issues with uploading your funding document, contact 

Student ID Card

Information on how to get an ID card can be found here.  

Arriving from overseas?

If you are arriving in Ireland from overseas to take up your place in UCC, please note that a 14-day period of restricted movement may be required depending on your country of origin. More information is available here.  As described in the link, international students are asked to download the COVID Tracker App and will need to submit the completed Passenger Locator form upon arrival.

UCC is excited to offer you support in the form of an innovative online Transitions-In programme which will include virtual campus tours and other opportunities to familiarise yourself with our institution, as well as a range of other resources that may be of interest. The link to this programme is here.

Research Student Orientation

The Dean of Graduate Studies organizes orientation for research students. Details about orientation, events, and supports are available here

Plan your modules

UCC provides a large range of modules for research students. In some cases, specific modules are a requirement; check your course outline for compulsory modules required on your course. All PhD students are required to take a minimum level of 15 credits of coursework and training. For a 3 year PhD, the maximum number of module credits that can be undertaken is 30 credits. For a 4 year PhD, the maximum number of credits that can be undertaken is 90 credits. The Book of Modules and instructions on module registration are available online here. Agree with your supervisory team on which modules you should undertake. All research students may apply to do postgraduate training modules.

Make a work plan with your supervisory team

Meet your supervisory team and agree on a plan for your research course, including any modules. The Research Student Learning Plan is a useful template. 

Read the Code of Practice

The Code of Practice for supervision research students is available online Code of Practice for Supervision of Research Students.

Graduate Studies Office

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2nd Floor, West Wing, Main Quad, UCC , T12 YN60

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