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Quick guide to Accepting your Offer

Types of offer

An unconditional offer means that you have met all the entry requirements for the course.

A conditional offer means that you will be accepted if you meet certain additional requirements. Once you meet the requirements outlined in your offer, UCC will confirm this through PAC.

Accepting your offer

You should confirm your acceptance as soon as you receive notification of an offer via the postgraduate applications centre (PAC), in order to secure your place on the programme. there may be a requirement at this stage to pay a non-refundable deposit via the PAC online system. you should note that an offer acceptance will not be recorded unless the requested deposit amount has been paid.

What to do if you are offered a subsequent place on another programme of choice?

If you applied for another programme and subsequently are offered a place on that programme, you may transfer your acceptance from one to the other. record your acceptance via PAC and your deposit will automatically be transferred to the later programme acceptance.

Cancelling your acceptance

If your position has changed and you can no longer enrol on your UCC Postgraduate Course and need to cancel, please perform the following steps:

  • login to your PAC account and cancel your acceptance on the UCC Postgraduate course
  • Please click here to view a guide from PAC as to how to cancel your course acceptance
  • Notify the Graduate Studies Office that you are cancelling your acceptance by clicking here

Deferring your place

You can find out information on deferrals by clicking here

Registration Information

You will receive registration information approximately one to two weeks before the course commences with details of registration and fee payment.  Students can register online via ucc’s online student registration portal from early-August.

This information will be sent to the email address which you provided on your online application and will contain your UCC Student number and pin to access UCC's online student registration portal.

Key dates

Most Taught Postgraduate Courses begin during the 2nd week of September.  As some courses will start before or after that date, be sure to check your Course on our online prospectus.

Schools and Departments will be in contact before your programme begins with information outlining how you access your course content, participate in discussion forums and so on. Check with your programme coordinator if you are unsure.

Financial Information

Course Fees

There are fees payable for all postgraduate courses. In order to complete the registration process and gain unrestricted access to university student facilities you must register online and pay the first half of your programme fees. The second half instalment of fees is then payable in January.

Your full course fee can be viewed on the Fees Office website under by clicking here

When can i pay my fees?

At registration, you can pay directly by credit or debit card using UCC’s online payment facility.  Full details on how to pay your fees is available on Fees Office website

Student Grants - SUSi

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is the single awarding authority for all grant applications. If you think that you may be eligible to apply for a SUSI grant and meet the eligibility criteria, be sure to check the SUSi website for full information.  We advise you to apply as early as possible.

Tax Relief for tuition fees

Full- and part-time students may be entitled to tax relief on tuition fees. Applications for tax relief on course fees paid must be made using an application form available from the Revenue Commissioners, Ireland. See The maximum amount of tax relief on tuition fees is stated on the Revenue website.

Student Support Services

Career Services

The Career Services office offers a wide range of services to postgraduate students including one-to-one careers advice sessions which can be booked online, CV review and interview advice.

Student Counselling and Development

The UCC Student Counselling and Development Service offers individual and group counselling to students who require assistance in dealing with problems that are blocking their academic and social progress in UCC.

Disability Support Service

The Disability Support Service (DSS is committed in as far as is reasonably possible, to empowering students with disabilities in achieving their academic and vocational goals in an inclusive learning environment.This is a free and confidential service to all students who register with the Disability Support Service.

UCC Language Centre

The University Language Centre offers full-time and part-time English language courses for general, academic, and professional purposes. Full-time and part-time English language programmes are offered year- round. Courses are offered in preparation for the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) examination, or the Cambridge First Certificate (FCE), Advanced (CAE), or Proficiency (CPE) examinations. The Language Centre has highly qualified and experienced teaching staff helping students to maximise their language learning potential.

Graduate Studies Office

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

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