HCI Pillar 1
Funded Courses


- 6 Postgraduate Programmes -

- Closed for 2021 Applications -

- Register your Interest for 2022 Entry -


Expression of Interest Form

Free or 90% Funded Places

There has never been a better time to invest in yourself and your future with UCC’s new, substantially subsidised industry-focused courses. UCC are offering free or 90% subsidised postgraduate diploma (NFQ level 9) and higher diploma (NFQ level 8) places to those seeking to upskill or reskill under the Government’s new Human Capital Initiative (HCI). 

Keen to study one of our HCI Pillar 1 funded courses in 2022?

Register Your Interest 

Focused on areas of skills shortages and emerging technologies, the HCI Pillar 1 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: languages, software, sustainability and the environment, chemical, pharmaceuticals and biopharmaceuticals.

Supported by

Government of Ireland Human Capital Initiative

Free or 90% Subsidised Industry Focused Courses,

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