First Year Research Registration
Well done and congratulations on confirming your research course at UCC
Students must complete online registration before commencing their studies.
- Go to https://mystudentadmin.ucc.ie/
- Enter your student number and password and click ‘Login’. Your student number and password have already been emailed to you.
- Click on ‘online registration’ and complete Registration as directed, including payment of fees if you are self-funded.
- Check the Online Registration Instructions - Research , if you need them.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.