Fee Refund Policy
The purpose of the policy is to set out clearly the conditions upon which refunds of such fees may be made including the amount, applicable dates, deductions and the process by which withdrawals from programmes are officially recorded.
- Irish & EU Full-time and Part-time Students (excluding Springboard & HCI)
- Irish & EU Full-time and Part-time Students on Springboard & HCI funded programmes
- International Students (Non-EU)
- SOLAS Apprentices
- Autumn Repeat Fees
- Programme & Module Deferrals
Students who are considering leaving their course at any stage during the year should discuss the matter fully with their Head of Department, Course Co-Ordinator or any member of the academic or Student services staff. Where a student decides to leave MTU they must officially notify the university as follows:
Cork Campuses: Students must complete the Online Withdrawal Form and submit it to the Admissions office.
Kerry Campuses: Students should contact the Admissions office directly. E-mail: email@example.com
Students must notify the university before the deadline dates below in order to be eligible for a refund.
Irish & EU Full-time & Part-time Students
(excluding Springboard & HCI programmes)
Refunds on Withdrawal from a Programme
Students will be liable for 10% of their full semester fees where they withdraw before 31st October (Semester 1) and 28th February (Semester 2). Students will be liable for 100% of their fees if they withdraw on or after March 1st each year. Full details are included in the table below:
|Withdrawal before Start of Semester 1||Full Refund|
|Withdrawal on or before 31st October||90% Refund of Semester 1 Fees|
|Withdrawal Before Start of Semester 2||Full Refund of Semester 2 Fees|
|Withdrawal on or before 28th February||90% Refund of Semester 2 Fees|
|Withdrawal on or after March 1st||No Refund|
Part-time courses with modules delivered in Semester 3 (May/June – August)
|Withdrawal before Start of Semester 3||Full Refund of Semester 3 Fees|
|Withdrawal on or before 30th June||90% Refund of Semester 3 Fees|
|Withdrawal on or after July 1st||No Refund|
The following students will be reimbursed in full if they withdraw before October 31st
Students who have been awarded a SUSI grant.
Students awaiting SUSI grant approval (Copy of SUSI Tracker required)
Students funded by a 3rd party incl. Employers, Student Assistance Fund (SAF) or a Charity.
Students transferring to other Educational Institutions
For any CAO applicants, fees paid are refunded or transferred where a student subsequently takes up an offer from another Higher Education Institution or takes up an Apprenticeship or re-attends second level in the same academic year. No administrative charges apply. In such cases, the student must submit a letter from the other Institution confirming their enrolment.
If there are extenuating circumstances, requests for refunds of fees will be reviewed by the Office of the Registrar on an individual basis.
Requests must be submitted in writing along with any supporting documentation to the Registrar’s office on your campus:
Cork Campuses: registrarCork@mtu.ie
Kerry Campuses: registrarsofficeKerry@mtu.ie
Programmes that do not Proceed
A full refund will be given to all applicants for courses which do not proceed.
Springboard & HCI Full-time & Part-time Students
Contribution to Fees
Successful Springboard applicants currently in employment are required to pay a 10% contribution towards their programme.
The 10% fee applies to level 7, 8 and 9 courses only and must be paid in full when accepting your place on the Programme.
Students should note that the 10% contribution is non-refundable except where students pay the online application fee to accept an offer, they then have 14 days (from the acceptance date) in which to withdraw and claim a full refund provided the programme has not commenced.
Programmes that do not Proceed
A full refund will be given to all applicants for programmes which do not proceed.
International (Non-EU) Students
Deposit on Acceptance
To accept a Conditional or Full Offer students must pay the required non-refundable deposit to secure their place on their chosen programme. Details of the deposit amount will be included in the applicants offer letter.
Exceptions to Refund of Deposit
Deposits will be refunded should a visa application be refused or where applicants fail to meet the conditions of their offer. Evidence must be submitted for a refund to be issued.
Balance of Tuition Fees
The non-refundable deposit will be deducted from the overall tuition fees. The balance of the tuition fees must be paid in full prior to registration in September.
Students will be liable for 10% of their term fees where they withdraw on or before 31st October (Term 1) 28th February (Term 2) or 31st May (Term 3). Students will be liable for 100% of their fees if they withdraw after the above dates. Full details are included in the table below:
|Withdrawal before Start of Term 1||Full Refund|
|Withdrawal on or before 31st October||90% Refund of Term 1 Fees|
|Withdrawal before Start of Term 2||Full Refund|
|Withdrawal on or before 28th February||90% Refund of Term 2 Fees|
|Withdrawal before Start of Term 3||Full Refund|
|Withdrawal on or before 31st May||90% Refund of Term 3 Fees|
Autumn Repeat Fees
Autumn Repeat Exam Fees
To enroll for the Autumn repeat exams students must register online and pay the fee before a specified date. Where students register after this date additional fees will apply.
Repeat Exam Fee Refunds
The fees for the Autumn repeat exams are Non-Refundable.
Programme & Module Deferrals
Where students defer their programme before the start of a semester any fees paid will be transferred to the next academic year unless a refund is specifically requested.
Where Students defer before 31st October (Semester 1) or 28th February (Semester 2) any fees paid will be transferred to the next academic year.
In all cases where students defer and request a refund the standard refund policy will apply.