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Ireland (Republic): Cork - University College (Semester)
Cork, Ireland (Republic of) (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 10/01/2014
Rolling Admission 01/08/2015 05/15/2015
NOTE: Instruction will end on April 3rd, followed by a Spring recess until April 19th. Study week will take place from April 20th-24th, and exams will take place from April 27th- May 15th. Do not book travel before being fully enrolled in the program.
Fall 2015 03/11/2015
Rolling Admission 08/17/2015 12/18/2015
NOTE: The Early Start program begins August 17th. The regular semester begins September 7th. Do not book travel until being fully enrolled in the program.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: None GPA: 3.0
Internships: Yes Disciplines offered: Arts and Sciences - non science, Arts and Sciences - sciences, Business, Core, Engineering
Accomodations: Residence halls Program Advisor: Sabrina Kaiser -
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:


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University College Cork
Fall/Spring Semester Program
Cork, the largest county in Ireland and Ireland's second largest city, was once the capital of the ancient province of Munster. The meaning of the name of this city - Cork; Corcaigh - "Marsh" can be considered apt for the fact that, as late as the beginning of the 18th century, Cork was intersected by muddy streams. On a small island in this marsh, St. Finbarr founded his monastery in the 7th century. The main streets ( St. Patrick Street, Grand Parade and the South Mall) together with many other smaller streets, are actually constructed over broad and deep canals in which ships were loaded and unloaded in the 18th century. Like Venice, Cork is on the water with the City Centre on an island in the River Lee just upstream from the harbor, the second biggest harbour in the world (after Sydney). The two channels of the River Lee which embrace the City Centre are spanned by twenty public bridges, giving Cork a distinctive Continental air. However, it is often said of Cork that it has all the amenities of a large city while still retaining its pleasant atmosphere and extreme friendliness.




Founded in 1845, University College Cork is one of the oldest universities in Ireland. Occupying its historic site near the City Centre of Cork, the wooded ground of its campus form a splendid setting for its 19th century Gothic main building.



Built around a beautiful stone-faced quadrangle, UCC has always maintained a tradition of academic excellence across a wide range of disciplines. It has established a reputation as one of the top institutions in Ireland for innovative research in the humanities, sciences, engineering, medicine and business. Students come to UCC from over 60 countries to pursue their studies in a stimulating academic environment and to be part of a vibrant community sharing a rich social life. The Irish educational system focuses more on independent research and generally has fewer opportunities for evaluation.

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Students are enrolled in courses with Irish students and can take courses in a variety of fields such as: archeology, art history, biology, business, history, Irish (Celtic language), literature, mathematics, music, philosophy, political science, psychology and sociology. 

Fall semester students have the option to participate in the Early Start Program, an introduction to Irish studies through a carefully guided approach to Ireland's history, culture, civilization and environment. Early Start Program courses range from: Irish Archaeology, Irish Folklore and Ethnology, History and Modern Ireland, Literatures in Ireland, Musics in Ireland, Irish Ecosystems and Management and Marketing in the European Union. This is a 3-week intensive course that runs directly prior to the start of the regular semester. There is no aditional cost for this course. 

Spring semester students interested in Irish political affairs may choose to participate in the certificate program, "Political Issues in Ireland Today". The program consists of a combination of core and elective courses for a total of 18 units (30 UCC credit modules) in Irish government and political science and includes field trips to Belfast and Dublin.

Pre-approved UCC Course Equivalences

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UCC Grading Conversion

For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link, which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.

Students are housed in University housing with Irish students or private residences throughout the city. Utilities are not included in housing costs and will be billed to students on a monthly basis. 

UCC Campus Accommodation aims to provide "a home away from home" for our international students.  Campus Accommodation is more than just a place to eat and sleep - it provides a background for social, cultural and sporting outlets and the chance to develop friendships that will last a lifetime.

UCC Campus Accommodation provides residential accommodation from mid-August to the beginning of June. The accommodation comprises three purpose built accommodation blocks: Castlewhite Apartments, Victoria Lodge and University Hall.


Campus Accommodation is provided in self-catering student apartments. Most rooms are en-suite and all have 24 hour internet access. They are mostly single bedrooms, sharing living and kitchen facilities with 2-4 others. A small number of twin rooms are available. 

Campus Accommodation is fully furnished.  Pillows and duvets are available for purchase, at cost price, from reception.

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For informational about UCC's student organizations and sports teams, CLICK HERE

Check out UCC's e-Brochure

Visit the Webpage of the Irish Embassy in Washington DC for travel info

Contact University College Cork, Ireland
International Education Office
*011 353 21 490 4734

(*international call)


To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)