share this page


This page is for incoming International students. For existing International and Erasmus students please go here


We understand, due to the uncertainty at the moment given the current situation, you may have questions about your application to CIT. CIT staff are working remotely so if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact us at


Should I still make an application?

Yes you should and we are still accepting applications until our closing date of May 31. As of now, we are working towards welcoming you to CIT in September 2020.  However, please be assured we are monitoring the situation, not only in Ireland but globally and will follow guidelines and advice as over coming weeks and months. We will shortly publish guidance and advice for new incoming international students for September 2020. In the meantime, you can keep a check on this page for relevant updates as the situation evolves.


Will Semester 1 classes be moved online or delayed?

CIT are monitoring the situation but no decision has been made to move classes online or delay entry. Students will be informed if this is the case.


I am unable to sit my IELTS English exam as test centres have closed near me

We are now accepting the Duolingo Test (DET). DET is offered fully online with test results available in 48 hours. The Visa Division of the Department of Justice and Equality has confirmed that it will accept the Duolingo English Test as an alternative on an exceptional basis for 2020 only. To find out more about acceptable scores and other tests CIT Accepts, please go here


My exams have been cancelled and I am unable to meet the conditions of my offer

If you cannot sit your final exams and your school has not put in place alternatives for a final grade, you will most likely need to defer. This is up for review on a case by case basis but we will require students to complete School/University and to provide evidence.


Can I seek a deposit extension?

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone so we have extended our Deposit deadline until May 31.


Can i seek a refund?

Currently, the existing terms and conditions of offer holders is that we refund students payments if;

-A student does not meet the condition(s) of a conditional offer

-A student is refused a visa to study in Ireland


Can I seek a deferral?

Deferrals are permitted only if you have paid your deposit.

You have one year to take up your deferral otherwise you will forfeit fees paid.

You can fill out and submit the deferral application form to be considered.

Please note if you choose to defer until 2021, normal applications rules will apply e.g. If you have submitted the Duolingo test for admission September 2020, this will not be acceptable for September 2021 and you will need to submit an IELTS or similar.


Can i start applying for a Visa

As a group, Irish Higher Education Institutions are addressing visa processing concerns with the Department of Justice, advice and guidance will published in due course. 


The GOI International Scholarship

The Government of Ireland International Scholarship deadline is now closed. You can direct any queries to them:

Please note that your deposit is required for ensuring your place at CIT. We cannot guarantee a place otherwise but If you are awareded a GOI Scholarship to CIT, any payments made will be returned to you.



For any questions and queries regarding accommodation, CIT have a dedicated Accommodation office to help you






© 2012 CIT | web development by Granite Digital