Mature Student Support

Hello and welcome to Munster Technological University- Cork Campus! 

Returning to education after a break, or entering it for the first time as a mature student can be daunting but exciting. MTU Cork Campus strongly encourages applications from mature candidates and is continually working towards wider entry routes in order to increase participation of adult learners.

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 MTU Cork Campus and we hope to assist you through your college journey!



Mature Student Applications for entry 2024

CAO applications for entry September 2024 will open in November 2024.

  • Standard applications deadline: 1 February 2024 at 17.00.
  • Late application deadline (for non-restricted courses)- 1 May 2024 at 17.00.

We strongly recommend that all mature applicants apply to the CAO by 1st February. 

Additional information on how to apply as a mature applicant can be found on 





Mature Student Supports: available to full time undergraduate mature students

MTU Cork Campus 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 onto a full time undergraduate programme of study. 

Pre-entry support

  • Mature Student Information Sessions
  • CAO Information Evening
  • MTU Cork Campus Maths for Matures Programme
  • MTU Cork Campus 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

Munster Technological University- Cork Campus



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