Postgraduate Deferrals

Not all postgraduate courses allow deferrals. Please contact to check. If your course allows deferrals please follow the steps below.


Applying for a One-Year Deferral


Applicants must accept their offer through the Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC) and must have met all offer conditions.


Applicants wishing to defer their place on a course must complete the online Deferral Form and pay a non-refundable administrative fee of €25.00 This fee will be paid online (using a debit or credit card). 

  • Please click here to complete the Deferral Application Form
3.  Applications for deferrals for medical reasons must be accompanied by medical certification.
4. Deferral requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis in consultation with the course coordinator. The decision will be communicated online through the Postgraduate Applications Centre, normally within one week of receipt of the completed application.
5. Deferral requests will only be considered prior to registration on a course.
6. If a deferral is granted, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant’s email address provided on PAC. A non-refundable deposit of €100 will be required to confirm the deferred place, unless an acceptance deposit has already been paid as part of a course acceptance.
7. The €100 deposit must be paid by Bank Transfer and confirmation of payment emailed to the Deferrals Coordinator, Graduate Studies Office, West Wing, University College Cork.
8. On receipt of the deferral deposit, the place will then be held and re-offered through PAC the following year and on acceptance, the deposit will be deducted from the postgraduate fees due.

Graduate Studies Office

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

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