Fees and Funding
What will it cost?
Every postgraduate course has a tuition fee. University fees are set each year. Click here to view the course fees for postgraduate research courses.
Fees for part-time study are normally charged at half the full-time fee. Fees for full-time and part-time courses include membership to the Mardyke Arena Health & Leisure Centre.
In addition to course fees, students should budget for their own living costs, including accommodation.
Paying your Fees
EU students pay fees in two equal instalments.
The first instalment is payable upon completion of Registration. The second instalment is due six months after online registration.
A student's classification as EU or non-EU will be determined by the Fees Office. For information on how fee status is determined, please contact the Fees Office.
Funding for Research Courses
- Irish Research Council
- Universities Ireland
- Environmental Protection Agency
- Irish Cancer Society
- Science Foundation Ireland (SFI)
- Bioinnovate Ireland
- SPHeRE Programme (Structured Population and Health-services Research Education)
UCC funding for research programmes
- UCC PhD positions, studentships, researcher positions, post-doctoral positions
- College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
- School of Law
- Contact the Department/School you are interested in doing your PhD with to see if they have any funding opportunities available at the moment.
Other Sources of Funding and Support Information
The following list provides further sources of information relating to details of funding opportunities and support services.
Lists Postgraduate University Scholarships and Prizes.
The National University of Ireland (NUI) is a federal university comprising the largest element of the Irish university system and offers a variety of awards and scholarships.
SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) is Ireland’s single national awarding authority for all higher and further education grants. These grants are for students from the EU, EEA or Switzerland.
The Student Assistance Fund provides financial assistance for full-time higher education students who are experiencing financial difficulties whilst attending college.
For full details on eligibility and application please visit the Student Assistance Fund Office website.
The Student Budgeting Advice Service offers advice on financial planning and support to UCC students, including offering one-on-one advice.