HCI Pillar 1
Funded Courses

Applications for the 2023/2024 intake will open soon

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Places will be FREE or 90% Funded in 2023

There has never been a better time to set yourself up for success. If you are looking to change careers or improve your employment prospects, this is the year to invest in your future with UCC’s funded postgraduate courses. Originally these courses were set to run from 2020-2023, however funding has now been extended for an additional 2 years from 2023-2025. Places are free or 90% funded for those seeking to upskill or reskill under the Government’s Human Capital Initiative (HCI) education fund. 

Focused on areas of skills shortages and emerging technologies, these funded courses are ideal for job seekers or returners looking for new opportunities in the job market and recent graduates or working professionals looking to develop their expertise in emerging fields. These full-time courses offer opportunities to enhance your skills in a number of fields including: design thinking, translation, languages, localisation, sustainability and the environment, chemical, pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals.

Government of Ireland Human Capital Initiative

Free or 90% Subsidised Industry Focused Courses,