Postgraduate Deferrals (Irish, EU and UK)



Applying for a One-Year Deferral


To apply for a one-year deferral, applicants must firstly accept their offer and must have met all offer conditions. 

It is not possible to apply for a deferral if your offer is conditional. 

If there is a programme deposit required on acceptance of a place, this must be paid to continue with the deferral application process. Applicants who do not wish to pay the programme deposit will have to cancel their acceptance and instead re-apply and compete for a place in the normal way the following year.


Applicants wishing to defer their place must complete the Deferral Application Form and pay a non-refundable fee of €50.00. Not all postgraduate taught programmes allow deferrals. Programmes that allow deferrals are listed in the Deferral Application Form.


If a deferral is granted, a confirmation email will be sent to the applicant and a place will be held and re-offered the following year.

3. Deferral requests may be subject to quotas.   
4. Deferral requests will only be considered prior to registration. If you have already registered for your programme and do not wish to continue, you must withdraw by contacting

Graduate Studies Office

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

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