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 them 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!


Am I eligible to apply as a Mature Student?

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 (i.e. born on or before 1st January 2001). 


Mature Student CAO Information Session

The MTU Cork Campus Mature Student CAO Information Session took place on Thursday 11th January.

If you have any queries in relation to this event, please email 

A copy of the presentation can also be requested via email. 
Additional information on applying as a mature applicant can be found on or





Mature Student Applications for entry 2024

CAO applications for entry September 2024 will open in November 2023.

  • 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 QQI 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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