Mature Student Office

Hello and welcome to Cork Institute of Technology (CIT)

CIT 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 can be daunting but exciting. The Mature Student brings with him/her life experiences along with determination and focus, all of which are conducive to successful learning. There are a wide variety of courses at certificate, diploma and degree level to choose from within CIT and we hope to assist you through your college journey!


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Mature Student Supports: available to full time undergraduate mature students

CIT has a full time Mature Student Officer who provides support to prospective and registered mature students. A mature student is anybody who is 23 years of age or older by 1st January on the year of entry.

Pre-entry support

  • Mature Student Information Sessions
  • CAO Information Evening
  • CIT Maths for Matures Programme
  • CIT FE Maths Programme
  • Information sessions for Further Education and Community Groups

Entry Support

  • Orientation Programme
  • Orientation Sessions for Advanced Entrants (post year 1)
  • Preparatory Maths Programme

Post Entry Support

  • Mature Student Support Network

  • Mature Student Learning Support

  • One to one meetings with Mature Student Officer

  • Student Services

For all queries in relation to Mature Students, please contact:

Christine Nolan

Mature Student Officer



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