First Year Research Registration

First year research student registration

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Well done and congratulations on confirming your research course at UCC

Students must complete registration part 1 and part 2 before commencing their studies.

Registration Part 1


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 the Fees Office: 

Registration Part 2 and Student Card

Registration part 2 involves coming to campus to fully register in person. Students must bring the following:
  • Printout of your ‘Confirmation of Registration’ from your UCC MyStudentAdmin
  • Evidence of fee payment and/or funding confirmation.
  • Marriage cert if you want to register under your married name.
  • For non-UCC graduates please bring your passport or NDLS Driving Licence or birth certificate.

You can collect your student card once registration part 2 is complete.

Registration Part 2 Timetable

Students with April & July start dates:

Students with September & October start dates:

Registration Part 2 takes place on Tuesdays between 10:00 am - 12:00 pm at the Graduate Studies Office. 
The Graduate Studies Office is located on 
2nd Floor, West Wing,
Main Quad, UCC 
Registration Part 2 takes place on 10th September between 12:45 pm - 1:00 pm at the Kampus Kitchen. 
The Kampus Kitchen is located on the ground floor of the Kane Building, Main Campus, UCC. 

If you are unable to attend at this time please email to arrange another time.

Research Student Orientation

UCC organises orientation for research students in April and October. Details of the events will be 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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