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How to Apply





Full-time Undergraduate courses

Applicants to Year 1, 2, 3, or 4 of Full-time courses must apply through the CAO  system. Complete information is available in the CAO Handbook issued each year and is also on the CAO website at www.cao.ie. Check minimum requirements at www.cit.ie/courses.


For more information on Year 1 Applications, click here.


Postgraduate courses

Click here for more informaton on courses and how to apply.


Part-time courses

Click here for more informaton on courses and how to apply.


Presenting qualifications from outside Ireland

Institutes of Technology Central Evaluation Forum (IOTCEF)

The purpose of the Institutes of Technology Central Evaluation Forum (IOTCEF) is to provide an open and transparent central scoring system for applicants presenting European school leaving qualifications (outside the Republic of Ireland), and applicants presenting qualifications from outside the EU. Details of how qualifications within the EU and from outside of the EU are assesed are available on the CAO website.


It must be borne in mind that each institute of technology is a separate admitting authority. CIT therefore reserves the right to accept or not accept a recommendation from IOTCEF.


Please note: where courses have specific entry requirements these must be satisfied before an institution will award a place.


All foreign applicants who have been offered places will be required to satisfy all the normal legal requirements (as laid down by the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform and the Department of Foreign Affairs) to gain access to education in this country, before acceptance and registration requirements can be brought to a conclusion - see http://www.inis.gov.ie for information.



Non-EU applicants paying non-EU fees:

Please click here for how to apply. Please email the CIT International Office international@cit.ie with your enquiries and visit its website for more information.


Note that there are both academic and residency conditions governing the offer of places to non-Eu applicants. Non-EU students are required to produce a Study Visa from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform for the course for which they have applied. For conditions attached to acquiring this please refer to the following website: http://www.inis.gov.ie


Fees, Grants and Scholarships




Admissions Enquiries

Admissions Office
Cork Institute of Technology
E: admissions@cit.ie
T: 00353 21 433 5040