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.  When registering online, at the Fees section, please indicate that you have funding.  You will then receive an email asking you to confirm your funding and upload a copy of your fully completed F1 Funding Form.  This is all that is required for the Fees office to process your funding.

Student ID Card

Due to COVID 19 Level 5 Restrictions only students with a pressing requirement for a Student ID card should contact or call +353 (0)21-4902422  

Arriving from overseas?

If you are arriving in Ireland from overseas please follow all Goverment and Public Health Guidelines including quarantine.   

Research Student Orientation

The Dean of Graduate Studies organizes orientation for research students. Orientation, events, and supports are currently all delivered online.  Check out the Deans site: 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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