New/Incoming students

Information for New/Incoming Students


  • If you need any supports for your lectures or exams when you are at MTU Cork because of your learning difference, health condition or disability you will need to apply to the CIT Disability Support Service (DSS) once you have received your MTU Cork place.
  • If you need an academic personal assistant for physical tasks, sign language interpreters, physical access to campus/buildings, or mobility training, please email as soon as possible so we can arrange an Early Needs Assessment with you in August/September.
  • Government laptop scheme: and
  • If you have a specific query please email with your name, date of birth and CAO/MTU Cork student number.

DSS INFORMATIOn AND Events for new students and Parents/Guardians

New Student Orientation:

  • The DSS 2020/21 Guide gives a good overview of supports.
  • Orientation videos: we also have a range of DSS information videos available instead - please check our YouTube playlist:
  • Live Orientation Q&A sessions 16th/17th September 2020 - this is a video of the presentation (and below).
  • Download the Orientation presentation slides here (PDF - 2MB).

Parent/Guardian information

  • Parent/Guardian live Q&A session  presentation video from Thursday 17th September 2020:
  • Download the presentation slides here (PDF - 2MB)
  • If you have any questions please email but please be aware of the confidential nature of our service.

Transitions programme for new students on the autism spectrum information event


DSS supports



Information about the MTU Cork DSS supports is in our 2020/21 guide.

Our website has information about the different supports and information that might apply to you:

If you think you need supports/ reasonable accommodations for accessing your course, your lectures, or exams you must apply to the DSS in order to these - see our Applying for Supports webpage.


CAO and DARE information and offers

  • Information about the DARE places available and the offers process is on our webpage:
  • If you are eligible for DARE you will be considered for reduced points places if needed and these offers will be made in the CAO round 1.
  • Students who are or who are not eligible for DARE who get a CIT place on their own merit are welcome to apply for DSS supports.
  • For more information about starting a course at CIT in the new academic year please see the Admissions webpage: and you can also e-mail them at

Student accommodation

If you need accommodation in Cork and have not secured this so far please be aware that there is a severe shortage of accommodation for students. The MUT Cork Student Accommodation office has information on their website: 

Unfortunately the DSS was unable to come to an agreement with private student accommodation providers so we cannot help students to source accommodation.

DSS Queries

If you have any queries please email  and please include your name, date of birth and CAO number.