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Erasmus Incoming Application Procedure

Cork Institute of Technology welcomes Erasmus applications from students enrolled in our partner universities.  Please check with your Erasmus office whether your university has an Erasmus exchange agreement with CIT, and ensure that the exchange agreement includes your field of study.  All applications must be approved by your Erasmus Office.



Incoming Erasmus Exchange Students

Erasmus incoming application deadlines 2020 - 2021


Application deadlines for Autumn Semester 2020 or Full Academic Year 2020/21:


Nomination Deadline:       1st April 2020

Application Deadline:        30th April 2020


Application deadlines for Spring Semester 2021:


Nomination Deadline: 1st October 2020

Application Deadline: 31st October 2020


Please note that nominations from partner Erasmus Offices should contain the following information about each incoming Erasmus student:

  • Name of student
  • Title of student’s degree course at home university
  • CIT Department to which student is applying
  • Student's personal email address
  • Whether student is applying for the full academic year, the autumn semester only, or the spring semester only


English Language Skills:

All Incoming Erasmus students are required to have a level of English language proficiency which will enable them to understand lectures, participate in classes fully, seminars and to sit examinations in the language. Ideally, students should have level B2 on the CFER scale, but at a very minimum level, B1.


Semester dates:

Academic Year 2020/21:

Please click here to download the 2021/21 academic year planner

Semester 1:  21st September -  January 15th (Provisional)

Semester 2: 25th January - May 23rd (Provisional)

Please note: These dates are provisional and subject to change.




Complete the Application Form, which can be downloaded here

Complete the Learning Agreement, which can be downloaded here

Details of all CIT full-time courses are available at this link

The following additional items will need to be included with your application:

·         CV/resume

·         Your latest transcript of results

·         A scanned copy of your European Health Insurance Card.

·         A scanned copy of the photo page of your passport or a copy of your national ID card.

Completed applications should be emailed to: by the relevant deadline indicated above.



For more infomation please consut our ERASMUS INCOMING HANDBOOK 

PLEASE NOTE: Students wishing to apply for an Erasmus-funded internship in CIT should be aware that the number of internships available for incoming students is limited.  Consequently, priority is always given to students from CIT’s Erasmus partner institutions, where Erasmus traineeship is included in the bilateral agreement. 

Such applications are subject to the incoming application deadlines and procedures given above.  Any student applying for an Erasmus traineeship, whose home institution is not a partner institution of CIT, should arrange for their Erasmus Office to send the initial enquiry on their behalf to  

The Erasmus Office will then forward the request to the relevant host department or centre.  If the student is offered an internship by the department/centre, then they should forward a copy of the acceptance email to and complete the Internship application form and the Erasmus learning agreement for traineeships .

These should be scanned and emailed to: before the application deadline for the semester during which the internship will take place.

Confirmation of Acceptance

Applications will be reviewed by the CIT Erasmus academic coordinator in the relevant department.  When your application has been approved by the receiving department, you will receive a confirmation of acceptance email from the CIT Erasmus office.  You can then start to prepare all other practical matters related to your stay in Cork.  Any further information, such as orientation arrangements, will be emailed to you, in due course.

Please Note:  Applicants should not book or pay for accommodation until they have received a confirmation of acceptance email from the Erasmus Office. These emails will be sent out to accepted students during the third week of May (after the applications have been reviewed by the academic Erasmus coordinators).


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