Registration and Orientation is an essential part of the IMCP/IPCP. This time allows students to become familiar with their surroundings and facilities, and provides students with introductory courses as a platform for the IMCP/IPCP.
Attendance on the Registration and Orientation is mandatory; all students must attend.
Induction and Registration week for the 2018/19 Academic Year of IMCP/IPCP Students begins on Monday 17th September at 9.30 am.
Venue: Room L108 in the SOLAS Building, North Campus of IT Tralee
For directions to IT Tralee, please use our Travelling to Tralee/IT Tralee link.
For directions within the IT Tralee Campus, please use our Campus Maps Link
(Please note: semester dates are subject to change at short notice)
Key IMCP/IPCP Academic Dates for Semester 1
Begins on Monday 17th September 2018 at 9.30 am
First Day of Lectures in Semester 1
Monday 17th September 2018
Written Examinations Semester 1
Monday 17th December 2018 – Friday 21st December 2018 (inclusive)
Tuesday 30th October 2018 – Friday 2nd November 2018
Key IMCP/IPCP Academic Dates for Semester 2
First Day of Lectures in Semester 2
Monday 21st January 2019
Examinations Semester 2
|Friday 10th May 2019 – Thursday 23rd May 2019|
Monday 4th – Friday 8th March 2019
Monday 15th April to Friday 26th April 2019 (inclusive)
Students are advised not to make travel arrangements until they know the outcome of their exams
How do I get a Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) card?
*Garda refers to the Irish Police force.
More information on the GNIB application process can be found on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service GNIB webpage.
How do I apply for a Re-entry visa?
Explanation of the difference between these two visa types is available on the Naturalisation and Immigration Service website (Visa Types).
Ireland has a modern financial system and banking is simple and convenient. ATM machines (cash dispensers) are widely available and international credit cards are widely accepted.
Irish banking costs vary but many banks offer special student rates or even 'free banking' so it is well worth checking with the banks before opening an account. A student officer should be available on location in every bank to assist with any problems.
IT Tralee has a bank on campus and representatives will be present in the College on Registration day (and thereafter) to open accounts.
Students must complete formal registration before they are eligible to open an Irish bank account, and then students need to present the following documents at the bank in order to open an account:
Please Note: The college registration letter can only be supplied after the student has supplied their Tralee accommodation address to the IMCP/IPCP Office.
Further information on the on-campus bank (including opening hours), as well as the locations of other banks in Tralee is available on the ITT Banking webpage.
The IMCP/IPCP office also acts as an information centre providing advice and guidance to IMCP/IPCP students. IMCP/IPCP Office can provide advice to students in relation to (but not limited to) the following:
Student Welfare & Student Support Facilities
Student welfare and well-being are of great importance to IMCP/IPCP staff. On this basis, the IMCP/IPCP office plays a key role in ensuring that all necessary student support services are available to its students. IMCP/IPCP Office can also direct students to other IT Tralee support services available to them, such as the IT Tralee Health Centre.
International students at IT Tralee can sometimes experience some homesickness, while living away from home. Support services above can be used, and students are advised to read our document with information when dealing with homesickness.
Students are also advised to read our document on “Healthy Living Tips”.
The key people you will meet in the IMCP/IPCP Office are the Office Administrators and the Castel Education Programme Manager. They are available for all non-academic queries and Castel Education queries. Directions and contact details are available on our contact us link.
IMCP/IPCP Castel Education Programme Manager/Academic Mentors
Tracy Sheahan, Castel Education Programme Manager is there to provide support and guidance on non-academic issues.
All students are encouraged to visit the Castel Education Programme Manager (based in IT Tralee’s international office) especially if they are experiencing difficulties of a non-academic nature e.g. accommodation, visas, personal or health issues, homesickness etc.
All students are assigned an Academic Mentor and are strongly encouraged to meet with their Mentor at allocated times. The IMCP/IPCP Academic Mentor is also available during the academic year for consultation if students are experiencing academic difficulties.
Being a student at IT Tralee will offer you many fantastic opportunities. The IT Tralee is a major provider of programmes across Business, Engineering, Humanities, Science and Healthcare. It has in the region of 3,500 full time undergraduate and postgraduate students with a significant international student population from over 40 different countries worldwide.
Further information can be found on the main IT Tralee website in the About IT Tralee section.
International Student Facebook Page
Finally, there is a group on Facebook for incoming international students from all faculties. Students are welcome to join this group on the ITT International Students Facebook page.
It can be a useful source of information and a great opportunity for you to get to know other international students who will also be studying in Tralee.
Societies and Sports Clubs
IT Tralee has a wide range of student sports clubs and societies offering you the chance to meet people with similar interests, to try new things and to have some fun and relax from your studies.
Information on ITT societies (e.g. drama, art, photography etc.) can be found on the ITT Societies Facebook page
Information on ITT Sports Clubs can be found on the ITT Sport Club webpage
International Students’ Sightseeing/Cultural Trips
The International Office organise two Sightseeing/Cultural trips a year that gives students the opportunity to meet other international students, as well as seeing some of Ireland’s tourist attractions. Previous trips have included:
An email will be sent to students once the trip has been organised and students can then apply for tickets.
Prayer Room Facilities
The prayer rooms in IT Tralee are situated in Rooms L220 and L222 in the North Campus and Room D119 in the South Campus. Rooms L210 and L212 are also available as prayer rooms on Friday afternoons only (from 1pm onwards).
ITT also have a wide range of on-site facilities such as library, canteen, bank and crèche. More information can be found on the ITT Information for Current Students webpage
Tralee (Irish: Trá Lí, meaning "strand of the Lee" is the county town of County Kerry, in the south-west of Ireland.
Kerry is one of the most beautiful counties in Ireland. Take time to explore its many beaches, mountains, lakes and forests and to attend social and cultural events on offer.
Crime prevention and Personal Safety information, courtesy of An Garda Síochána, is available in English and Arabic, using the following links: