We are delighted that you have chosen NCI to pursue your education goals. On this page you will find everything you need in order to register as a student and prepare you for the commencement of your course.


Getting Started

Step 1 - Paying Your Fees

In order to be a registered student of the National College of Ireland you must pay your course fees.

This can be completed in a number of ways;

1.       Pay a 20% deposit and complete a direct form: If your course is listed on the direct debit schedule you can pay a 20% deposit of your course fees now and spread the remainder over a number of months. Make sure to check the direct debit schedule for details of how the remainder of your payments are spread over the calendar year.

You must return a completed and signed direct debit form in order to completely confirm your registration. The completed form can be emailed to fees@ncirl.ie

 

2.       Pay 50% of your course fee: If your course is more than 13 weeks in duration you can pay a 50% deposit before the course commences and a further 50% will be due before the commencement of your second semester.

 

3.       Employer Sponsorship/Funding: If you are in receipt of funding for your course please complete the Sponsorship Form and return to fees@ncirl.ie. Please ensure you confirm the amount you will be funded for on this form. The sponsorship form must arrive at least 5 days in advance of your course commencing to ensure you are registered on the course.

 

Fees can be paid over the phone by calling 1850 221 721 and picking option 3. Payments can be made using a debit or credit card. The College does not accept cash on the premises or American Express.

If payment is made over the phone, a receipt will be sent out within 5 working days. 

 

Step 2 - Log In Details

Before registering for your course you first need to login to your NCI account and set your password.

You do this on the Password Management section of the website.

The Setting your Password  guide will give you a step-by-step guide through this process.

Step 3 - Get Your Student Card

NCI offers a service which allows students to download a photo app to their smart phone or desktop/laptop and take their own Student Identification Photo. This photo will then be used to print your student card.

To print your student card, the college requires a passport style photograph. Please follow our step by step guide to downloading the app and taking your student card photo. 

(Please note photos uploaded during the application process will not be used for your student card).

How will I receive my card?

  • Students who submit their photos via the app by 8th January will receive their student card by post.
  • Students who submit their photos from 9th January can collect their card from the college reception desk on their first night of class.
  • Students who do not submit a photo ID via the photo app will be required to attend a registration session to have their photo taken and card printed. The dates and times of registration sessions are available from this webpage below.

Step 4 - Your Timetable

Semester Two 2019/2020 timetables will be available from January 2020. You can view your course timetable at any stage from this point online by using the dedicated timetable section of the website.

Simply search for your course then choose your week & day range.


Registration and Start Dates

Part-Time Masters Registration

Please note that if you have reset your log-in details and have requested your student card via the student card app, you are NOT required to attend a registration session. Students required to attend a registration session are welcome to do so at the below times (location details will be available from the main reception desk):

Date Time
Monday 20th January 10.30am - 11.30am
Monday 20th January 5pm - 6.30pm
Thursday 23rd January 10.30am - 1pm
Saturday 25th January 10am - 1pm

Registration dates and times may change - please check back regularly for possible updates to registration times.

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website in January, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

Programme Start Date
Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership & Management (Leaders for Change) 20-01-20

Part-Time Postgraduate Diploma Schedules

Please note that if you have reset your log-in details and have requested your student card via the student card app, you are NOT required to attend a registration session.

Students required to attend a registration session are welcome to do so at the below times (location details will be available from the main reception desk):

Date Time
Monday 20th January 5pm - 6.30pm
Thursday 23rd January 10.30am - 1pm
Saturday 25th January 10am - 1pm

Registration dates and times may change - please check back regularly for possible updates to registration times.

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website from January, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

Programme Start Date
Postgraduate Diploma in Data Analytics 21-01-20
Postgraduate Diploma in Cyber Security 21-01-20

Part-Time Higher Diploma Schedules

Please note that if you have reset your log-in details and have requested your student card via the student card app, you are NOT required to attend a registration session.

Students required to attend a registration session are welcome to do so at the below times (location details will be available from the main reception desk):

Date Time
Monday 20th January 5pm - 6.30pm
Thursday 23rd January 10.30am - 1pm
Saturday 25th January 10am - 1pm

Registration dates and times may change - please check back regularly for possible updates to registration times.

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website from January, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

Programme Start Date
Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics (Classroom Delivery, 1 Year) 21-01-20
Higher Diploma in Science in Data Analytics (Online Delivery, 1 Year) 20-01-20
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (1 Year) 21-01-20
Higher Diploma in Science in Computing (2 Year Online) 21-01-20
Higher Diploma in Science in Web Technologies (1 Year Online) 21-01-20

Part-Time Honours Degree Schedules

Please note that if you have reset your log-in details and have requested your student card via the student card app, you are NOT required to attend a registration session.

Students required to attend a registration session are welcome to do so at the below times (location details will be available from the main reception desk):

September 2020 Registration Times TBC

Registration dates and times may change - please check back regularly for possible updates to registration times.

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website from September, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

September 2020 Indicative Start Dates TBC

Part-Time Certificate Schedules

Please note that if you have reset your log-in details and have requested your student card via the student card app, you are NOT required to attend a registration session.

Students required to attend a registration session are welcome to do so at the below times (location details will be available from the main reception desk):

Date Time
Monday 20th January 5pm - 6.30pm
Thursday 23rd January 10.30am - 1pm
Saturday 25th January 10am - 1pm

Registration dates and times may change - please check back regularly for possible updates to registration times.

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website from January, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

Programme Start Date
Certificate in Business Analysis 20-01-20
Certificate in Non-Profit Leadership & Management (Leaders for Change) 20-01-20

Part-Time CIPD Courses Schedules

Please note that if you have reset your log-in details and have requested your student card via the student card app, you are NOT required to attend a registration session.

Students required to attend a registration session are welcome to do so at the below times (location details will be available from the main reception desk):

Date Time
Monday 20th January 5pm - 6.30pm
Thursday 23rd January 10.30am - 1pm
Saturday 25th January 10am - 1pm

Registration dates and times may change - please check back regularly for possible updates to registration times.

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website from January, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

Programme Start Date
CIPD Award in Reward Management 31-03-20
CIPD Certificate in HRM 25-01-20
CIPD Diploma in HRM 25-01-20
CIPD Award in Digital & Blended Learning 18-01-20
CIPD Award in Coaching & Consulting 06-02-20
CIPD Award in Employment Law & Employee Relations 27-01-20

Part-Time Awards and Diplomas Schedules

Please note that if you have reset your log-in details and have requested your student card via the student card app, you are NOT required to attend a registration session.

Students required to attend a registration session are welcome to do so at the below times (location details will be available from the main reception desk):

September 2020 Registration Times TBC

Registration dates and times may change - please check back regularly for possible updates to registration times.

Please find below indicative start dates. All dates are subject to change. Timetables will be made available from the Timetable section of the website from 9th September, so please ensure you check your timetable to confirm the date, time and location of your first class.

September 2020 Start Dates TBC


Essential Information

IT Services - "How To" Videos

Course & Assignments

Programme Co-ordinators administer the daily management of all courses in the college.  The school administration offices are located in Room 3.03 on the 3rd floor.   Please follow the signs provided.

The programme coordinators can help you with course information, queries around timetables and any issues or concerns you may have while completing your studies with NCI.  You will be assigned a specific programme coordinator depending on your course of study.

All students should enrol in the School of Business or School of Computing information page on Moodle. Here you will find all required details for your programme such as your Programme Director, Programme Co-ordinator, Continual Assessment schedule and Programme Handbook.

You can contact a Programme Co-ordinator by emailing:

School of Business - sobprogcoordinators@ncirl.ie

School of Computing – socschooloffice@ncirl.ie

Library Services

The Library– we have a range of services and all the information is just a click away from the front page of the college website.

The Library Essentials – starting out as a new student, the best place to find the information you need to know is our #10 Library Essentials guide.

Opening Hours & Access – take a look at when we’re open and how best to access the library.

Finding Books – once you start looking at your reading lists, you’ll need to know how to find a book in the library; this guide shows you how to do it.

Borrowing & Renewing Books – how you can borrow books, how they are renewed and how you can keep an eye on your library account.

Computers, Printing & Photocopying – all you need to know about using the PCs or your own devices in the library and how to use the printers and photocopiers.

Library Guides – instead of just searching the internet, we highly recommend you use our library guides to help you discover the best online resources for your course; you can access these guides here.

Discovery – another way of accessing the library’s online resources is by using the library search engine Discovery; this guide shows you how best to use it.

Referencing & Avoiding Plagiarism – when writing your assignments, you will be asked to reference the information you use and avoid plagiarism; this guide helps you better understand what’s required.

Group Study Rooms – you can book the library’s group study rooms online, further details here.

Library Help Centre –you can get advice and assistance from the Library Help Centre to help you with your assignments and research; further details can be found here.

International Students – if you are an international student, you may find adjusting to college life a little more challenging; this guide is designed to help you make that adjustment.

Contact Us - As you begin your course, please don’t hesitate to ask us for help; drop into the library, call us on 01-4498590 or email us at library@ncirl.ie

Support For You

In the Learning and Teaching Office you will find the Student Support team who are available to help you in a variety of areas. Through their “Getting to Grips” sessions, they will help you with academic support. You will also find the Disability Support service here who can provide learning, assistive technology, exam support and more.

If you need any help while in NCI drop into the Learning and Teaching Office beside reception, the team are always happy to offer a listening ear, have a chat or they can link you with the college counsellor and medical service.

 

Students Union - Get Involved

The Students’ Union is your voice in the college. Whether it’s issues concerning your course or the college entertainments, student welfare, clubs & societies or entertainments, the Executive team represent all NCI students and provide support for any problems you face throughout your time here.

The SU space is one of the social hubs of college. A great place to relax, here you’ll find pool tables, games consoles, casual seating space and the Executive offices. Events are held throughout the year and all students are encouraged to get involved.

You can find out all about the SU on their website.

Academic Calendar

Have a look at the published Academic Calendar to assist you with your planning over the coming year