Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

What will it cost?

Course fees

Every postgraduate course has a tuition fee. Click here to view the course fee schedule for research postgraduate courses. 

University fees are set each year. Fees for part-time study are normally charged at half the full time fee. Fees for full-time courses include membership to the Mardyke Arena Health & Leisure Centre. Part-time students may avail of reduced membership rates from the Mardyke Arena reception.  

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 Part 1.  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

UCC funding for research programmes

Other Sources of Funding and Support Information

The following list provides further sources of information relating to details of funding opportunities and support services.

UCC Calendar

The UCC Calendar lists Postgraduate University Scholarships and Prizes.

National University of Ireland Awards  

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. 

Student Universal Support Ireland 

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. 

Student Assistance Fund

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. 

Student Budgeting Advice Service

The Student Budgeting Advice Service offers advice on financial planning and support to UCC students, including offering one-on-one advice. 

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