Information on how to apply to UCC is given below, for further info see here.
All Candidates applying to research degree programmes must contact the prospective supervisor to discuss their proposed area of research prior to making a research application. It is not possible to make a research application without having a research topic naming a supervisor, unless you are applying for a specific structured PhD programme.
Applicants can apply for research programmes through the Postgraduate Applications Centre.
How to Apply online: pac.ie
Please note you must also forward PHOTOCOPIES of official documentary evidence of any third level qualifications (undergraduate and postgraduate) and or other professional/vocational qualifications that were not completed at University College Cork. Photocopies of academic transcripts (with details of subjects and results) and certificates/parchments of your qualifications listed on your application must be marked with your PAC number and either uploaded directly to your application online or forwarded to:
Postgraduate Applications Centre
1 Courthouse Square
N.B. Non-UCC Applicants who are currently completing undergraduate/postgraduate programmes and have not as yet completed final exams/graduated should submit photocopies of academic transcripts with details of subjects studied and results to date as soon as possible after applying online.
You are not required to submit evidence of qualifications pursued at University College Cork. However, if you are a current UCC student or past UCC graduate and have also completed additional qualifications in another University/College, you must provide official copy documentary evidence of your non-UCC qualifications.
In any one year, you may not present more than ONE online RESEARCH Postgraduate Studies Online Application to UCC's Research postgraduate programmes. You may include up to three research programme choices on your online research application.
Important: Please ensure you mark all documents sent to PAC in Galway with your PAC number
You must submit Original or Certified True Copies of the following documentation:
If you are unable to provide any of the documentation listed above at the time of application, please email firstname.lastname@example.org advising us when you expect to forward it. Outstanding documentation should be forwarded to Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway, Ireland immediately when available.
Please note: Conditional offers will be sent to successful applicants who have not yet completed their studies. Conditional Offers are not acceptable for the issuing of visas.
English Language Requirements
All applicants whose first language is not English are required to sit either an IELTS or TOEFL test.
English Language Requirements for Postgraduate Degree Programmes:
• College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: Minimum score: IELTS 6.5 (With no individual section lower than 6.0)
There are 4 start dates throughout the year - October, January, April and July. You should therefore apply at least 3-6 months prior to the commencement date to allow for your application to be processed.
A decision will be made on individual assessment of each application. The International Education Office will send a Letter of Acceptance or Conditional Letter of Acceptance to successful applicants. Prospective students are advised to complete their applications at least 3-6 months in advance of their desired start date.
A Letter of Acceptance must be kept for immigration purposes, registration at UCC and throughout the duration of your study. This letter is also important for applicants from a visa requiring country for visa application purposes.
Conditional Letter of Acceptance:
A Conditional Letter of Acceptance contains one or more conditions which need to be met by the applicant, for example: providing final results, a higher IELTS/TOEFL score, etc. A Letter of Acceptance will then be issued once you fulfill the condition(s) of the offer.
It is important to note that a Conditional Letter of Acceptance will not be accepted when applying for a visa, therefore you will need to obtain a Letter of Acceptance prior to beginning your visa application.
The following documents will be sent together with your Letter of Acceptance:
Important: Please make sure that your contact details are correct in the application form.