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 online registration before commencing their studies.


  • Go to
  • 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. 


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

Once you register, as detailed above, you will receive an email where you will be asked to upload a photo in order for your UCC Student ID Card to be created.  

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 Policy on the Supervision of Research Students



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

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