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Cork Institute of Technology (CIT) is recognised and respected as a progressive educational institution of international standing. Established in 1912, it has developed significantly over the years and has been recognised as the Sunday Times "Institute of Technology of the Year" three times.





The Right Courses & Flexible Choice

CIT courses cover Business, Engineering, Science, Computing, Humanities, Media, Art, and Music. We have an enviable record of providing students with excellent employment opportunities and a firm basis for future career development. CIT has a total enrolement in excess of 14,000 full-time and part-time students and we offer a full range of internationally recognised higher education qualifications.

We offer the full range of higher education qualifications, including Bachelor degrees, Honours Bachelor degrees, and post-graduate Masters and PhD degrees. CIT has a very well developed 'ladder' structure to enable students to progress through the different levels of qualifications.


International Student Friendly

CIT is one of the most highly rated higher education colleges in Ireland, both in terms of facilities and in the great student-staff relations. CIT offers a safe and welcoming environment to international students in addition to providing excellent educational qualifications.

CIT offers a safe and welcoming environment to International Students who choose to study in Ireland for many reasons; leading gloabl companies are on their doorsep, entrepreneurial society, internationally recognised qualifications, friendly safe environment and of course, English speaking.


Excellent Links & Entreprenuerual Spirit

CIT has strong industry links and Cork is home to many multinational companies including EMC, IBM, VMware, Apple, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Amazon and Johnson & Johnson amongst others.

CIT maintains relationships with several universities across the world with whom it exchanges students and staff.  Furthermore, CIT operates a vibrant innovation centre which acts as a launching pad for high potential start-up businesses that are fundamentally reliant upon research. These start-up businesses provide a constant stream of opportunities for graduates and researchers who wish to engage with new technologies and realise their entrepreneurial ambitions.



CIT has many schools across the city:



National Maritime College of Ireland


Cork School of Music


Crawford College of Art


Blackrock Observatory

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