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Cork Institute of Technology



Students presenting with the equivalent of 70% or higher in their most recent set of examinations prior to entering CIT are eligible for a €1,000 scholarship on the tuition fee per year of study.

Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) invites applications for its Rísam PhD Scholarship Programme. The Irish word Rísam, meaning “to strive or achieve”, underlines the purpose of this scholarship programme which is to promote high-end research directed towards the generation of new knowledge or original applications of existing knowledge.


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The Rísam Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis and research proposals must be aligned with CIT’s Research Prioritisation Thematic areas: 


  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Maritime, Energy & Sustainable Environment
  • Life Sciences & Wellbeing
  • Health & Exercise
  • Photonics
  • Business
  • Creative Arts & Multimedia


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Undergraduate at CIT

CIT offers a wide variety of undergraduate courses in a range of fields of study covering engineering, science, business, humanities, nautical studies, art, design and music.   CIT has an enviable record of providing students with excellent employment opportunities and a firm basis for future career development.  CIT has a very well developed 'ladder' structure to enable students to progress through the different levels of qualifications.  Sixty-eight different undergraduate courses are currently offered through Ireland’s CAO application system. Thirty-five of these courses are on the Honours Degree (Level 8) list. In addition, there are thirty-one courses on the Bachelor Degree Level 7 list which have routes of progression to Honours Degree courses at CIT.

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Postgraduate at CIT

Every year a growing number of graduates select CIT as the destination of choice for their postgraduate education. As a CIT Masters or PhD student, you can expect the support of staff that will guide and mentor you along your chosen career path. Whether pursuing a research or taught programme, you can expect to work on solving complex problems in cutting-edge research and innovation that is linked directly to Ireland’s smart economy in areas such as art, bioinformatics, optoelectronics, medical devices, sustainable energy, healthcare, media & communications technologies, electronics, information technology, entrepreneurship, marketing and music.

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Student Support Services at CIT

Careers and Counselling Service

The Careers and Counselling Service is a free, integrated and confidential service available to all students. The Service is committed to supporting and encouraging students to reach their academic and personal potential and offers:

  • Career Guidance
  • Educational Guidance
  • Counselling
  • Careers

Health Service

The Medical Centre, situated in the Student Centre on the Bishopstown Campus, is open Monday to Thursday from 8.30am - 4.30pm and on Friday from 8.30am - 3.30pm. During term, it is staffed by eight doctors, two nurses and a secretary, and provides a comprehensive range of services suitable for the students' needs. The nursing service is available without charge to all students. Services of the doctor are provided free of charge to all students who have a medical card and at a nominal cost to other students.

Accommodation at CIT

CIT does not have its own campus accommodation, though there are a number of apartment complexes adjacent to the main Bishopstown campus of the Institute, designed specifically for the student market. They offer facilities such as ensuite bedrooms and internet access. The rental period for these apartments commences on 1st September. Other accommodation types, such as private houses and flats, are also available.

We recommend three excellent nearby student villages 2 to 7 minutes’ walk to CIT Bishopstown Campus: