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Mature Students (Full-Time Courses)


MTU Cork strongly encourages applications from mature candidates and is continually working towards wider entry routes in order to increase participation of adult learners. Returning to education after a break, or entering it for the first time as a mature student, is becoming very popular. The Mature Student brings with him/her life experiences along with determination and focus, all of which are conducive to successful learning. The ‘mature student’ very often becomes the ‘ideal student’.


There are a wide variety of courses at certificate, diploma and degree level to choose from within MTU Cork. This webpage highlights for you the entry mechanisms and gives you some information on the supports available for mature students. 


MTU Cork QQI Maths Programme

The QQI Maths Programme is aimed at prospective students who wish to apply for full time undergraduate Business/Humanities related programmes in MTU Cork using their QQI points, but who do not hold a relevant qualification in maths.


Please click here for detailed information and how to apply.



Mature Student queries - click on the link most relevant to you below


Note: Applications must be made through the Central Applications Office (CAO) for entry into Year 1 of a full-time undergraduate programme in MTU Cork. For application to a Post year 1 programme, apply through www.cao.ie .  Application to Postgraduate courses can be made directly to the Institute. Click here or contact admissions@cit.ie  tel: 021-4335040 for further information.



The Mature Student Officer is based in the Access Service, Student Centre, Bishopstown Campus.

 Mature Student Officer,
T: 021-4335109
E: maturestudent@cit.ie


Deirdre Creedon, Access Officer,
T: 021-4335140
E: deirdre.creedon@cit.ie



Mature Student Guide: 


Are you a Mature Student?

To be eligible under this category, applicants must be 23 years or older by the 1st of January of the proposed year of entry.