Semester Exchange

MTU – Ireland

Institution: Munster Technological University —

Location: Cork, Ireland —


The Institute boasts many top class facilities including its award-winning Library & IT Building and its world class laboratories. MTU presently has four separate campuses. The main campus is located in Bishopstown and covers an area of approximately 80 acres. As well as the original RTC building, the campus consists of the Library & IT Building, Gymnasium, Astroturf pitch, running track and playing pitches. The campus also has numerous temporary buildings which house both administrative offices and classrooms. The new Administration Building, the Student Centre and the Tourism and Hospitality Building are the latest additions to the campus along with the Rubicon Centre which is an on-site business incubation centre. The NIMBUS Centre is adjacent to and attached to the Rubicon Centre. The NIMBUS Centre provides space for up to 80 researchers, including facilities for undergraduate project students, visiting postgraduate students and researchers from other institutions and dedicated industry visitor workstations, already in use, where company researchers can work in close collaboration with NIMBUS staff and use NIMBUS research facilities. NIMBUS is MTU’s first dedicated research centre and is intended not only to be a showcase for MTU’s research but also to demonstrate MTU’s ability to translate innovative research into economic benefit.




Study Dates Application Deadline
September 2019 – December 2020 September 1, 2018
January 2020 – June 2020 January 1, 2019
September 2020 – December 2020 September 1, 2019
January 2021 – June 2021 January 1, 2020
September 2021– December 2021 September 1, 2020
January 2022 – June 1, 2022 January 1, 2021


Full details of the visa requirements can be found on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website. There is a special section devoted to Student Visa Guidelines which explains the documentation which must be provided.

Allow a minimum of 8 weeks for a visa application to be processed.  Applications can be tracked on the INIS website by entering the visa reference number given.

Re-entry Visa:
If a non-EU student wishes to return home or travel outside Ireland during their studies, a re-entry visa is required. This can only be obtained from the GNIB office in Burgh Quay in central Dublin. The cost is 150 Euro.

Tuition & Academic Fees:

Students will pay their regular Niagara College Tuition. Students are not required to pay the tuition of CIT. The only ‘additional’ academic expenses will be classroom materials such as textbooks.


CIT does not have its own campus accommodation. The Accommodation Office may be able to offer assistance/recommendations. Students can phone, call into the office or email for up to date lists and information. Cost of Accommodation is estimated at 100 – 200 Euro per month.

There are three main types of accommodation to choose from:

  1. Lodgings/Self Catering Lodgings.
  • Where a student receives breakfast, evening meal and light supper.
  1. Shared Houses/Flats.
  • A list of houses/rooms in houses is available throughout the year and this updated regularly and especially during the summer months. As there is a high demand for this type of accommodation, it is advisable to contact the Accommodation Office regularly for an updated list.
  1. Student Accommodation.
  • There are a large number of student apartments in close proximity to the Institute. It is advisable to look into this option early in the intended Academic Year. Bookings should be made directly to the apartments.

Cost of Living: 

  Estimated Cost (in Euro)
Accommodation 100 per week
Meals 65 per week
Public Transport 85 per semester
Miscellaneous 100 per month

International Student Society:

The aim of this Society is to bring International students together to experience the best of Ireland and to become familiar with the Irish culture, history and geography. It gives students of different nationalities the opportunity to meet each other and socialise with Irish students. With many organised events each year, ISS is a very sociable group of more than 150 members; who get together for parties, sporting activities and twice yearly for a weekend trip. In the past, they have organised weekend trips to Belfast and Galway and various nights and events out including Welcome, Halloween & Christmas Parties, bowling, pool tournaments and paintball. The Society also participates in the annual St Patrick’s Day Parade.




*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.


Payment Options

Other Important Information

*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.

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