Cork Institute of Technology

Programs available:

  • Early Start Autumn semester
  • Autumn or Spring semester

3.0 minimum GPA required

Inspire Learning Fee includes tuition, housing, (3) excursions, Irish mobile phone rental, optional full time 8 week internship* and more.

Courses are available from:

  • Certificate in International Foundation Studies (One year)
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Postgraduate (Masters and/or PhD) courses

1-day orientation on campus

Transcripts issued by CIT

* Supplement of $150/week for accommodation ($1200 for 8 weeks)

About CIT

Institutes of Technology operate a unique system in that they allow students to progress from two years (associate degree programs) through the primary degree to Masters and PhD. These institutes provide a broad range of programs in Science, Engineering and Design, Business and Social Sciences from undergraduate to postgraduate level.

The institutions’ traditional courses were National Certificate and National Diploma type courses particularly in business, engineering and science, this was very much the founding principle. During the late 1970s degrees at Bachelor’s level were introduced, later Master’s and Doctoral levels were also allowed. In recent years there has been a rapid expansion in apprenticeship and nursing type courses.

The institutions were run as Vocational Education Acts from 1970 until 1992 as special subcommittees of the Vocational Education Committees, and placed on an independent basis thereafter by the Regional Technical Colleges Acts in 1993. In the late 1990s, all of the institutions were upgraded to Institute of Technology status. This was in recognition of the high standards, including university-level research, which takes place at them. Additionally, institutions have been given delegated authority to confer their own awards in some cases up to Doctoral level. The Regional Technical Colleges Acts still apply to all the institutions, with Dublin Institute of Technology set up under previous legislation and been quite distinct.

About Cork

Cork, (in Irish `Corcach Mór Mumhan’), is Ireland’s second largest city (greater metropolitan population of approximately 300,000), after capital city Dublin. The name ‘Cork’, means the ‘great marsh of Munster’ and refers to the fact that the centre of Cork city is built on islands, surrounded by the River Lee, which were marshy and prone to episodes of flooding. The waterways between the islands were built over to form some of the main streets of present-day Cork.

Today Cork is a beautiful mixture of past and present, with a mix of notable cathedrals, musical companies, industry and modern shopping centres available to cater for all tastes.

Cork is located in Southwest Ireland and is easily accessible by car, train, plane and bus. Can’t miss elements of Cork city include sampling the delicious fare at The English Market, shopping in Merchant’s Quay and Cornmarket Centre and stepping back in time in the Cork City Gaol.

A Practical Guide to Ireland


As all applications are reviewed by CIT, students are encouraged to apply early.

Spring start Apr-2017
Autumn start Apr-2018

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Fees & Dates

*Includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner Monday-Friday

Academic year
Shared off-campus accommodation $23,900