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 University College Cork

The greater metropolitan area of Cork, Ireland's second largest city has a population of almost 300,000. Cork City is cosmopolitan and modern. It has the cafe, restaurant and nightlife culture of a vibrant European city, while its inhabitants can still easily walk down its main street and bump into friends and acquaintances. The city is also the principal commercial and banking center in the South of Ireland. It is a busy, thriving seaport, and home to a large number of modern industries. As a small city, everything is easily accessible. 

UCC's main campus is within walking distance of the city center. What's more with the beauty of its campus, UCC is considered not only a respected University but also one of the nicest 'gardens' belonging to Cork as a whole.

Cork was also very proud to have been designated 'European Capital of Culture 2005,' reflecting the strong tradition of music, art and theatre in the city. Cork international airport is only 6 kilometers from the University. This allows for constant access to the international destinations and also highlights Cork itself as a globally attractive and exciting location.

Number of MAUI/AEN students you can accept during 2014/15.

4 students (4 semesters or 2 full year)

Contact person for incoming students

Karen McSweeney,
Visiting Student Coordinator,
International Education Office,
University College Cork,
Western Road, Cork, Ireland.; Tel: +353 21 4904727; Fax:+ 353 21 4904735

Contact person for outgoing students

Marian Cotter,
International Education Office,
University College Cork,
Western Road, Cork, Ireland.
Tel: +353 21 4904723; Fax:+ 353 21 4904735

General University Website

International Office/Website for Incoming Students

Areas of study open to undergraduate exchange students

Accounting , Anatomy, Applied Mathematics, Applied Psychology, Archaeology, Chinese Studies Biochemistry, Biology, Celtic Civilisation, Chemistry, Civil Engineering,  Computer Science, Earth Science, Economics, Ecology, Education (Early Childhood), Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Energy Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, European Studies, Epidemiology and Public Health, Food Business and Development, Food Engineering, Food Science, French, Gaeilge, Geography, Geology, German, Government, Greek, Greek and Roman Civilisation, History, Italian, Latin, Management and Marketing, Management Information Systems, Mathematics, Mathematical Studies, Microbiology, Music,  Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Plant Science, Portuguese, Religions and Global Diversity, Social Policy, Sociology,  Zoology

Open undergraduate areas of study taught in English

English is the medium of instruction at UCC

Are graduate areas open for exchange?


Can advanced undergraduate exchange students take graduate level courses?


Can graduate students take undergraduate level courses?


Areas of study not available to MAUI/AEN students

Dentistry; Medicine; Nursing Studies; Pharmacy; Occupational Therapy, Speech and Language Therapy; Early Start Semester (unless the student is willing to pay the supplement of approximately €1100);

Websites for course offerings

Are summer courses available as exchange (non fee-paying)?


Orientation session(s) for incoming students

Autumn Semester/Full Year: 3rd-5th September 2014

Spring Semester: 8th-9th January 2015

Academic Calendar

AUTUMN SEMESTER DATES:      Monday 8th September – Friday 28th November 2014
STUDY REVIEW WEEK:             Monday 1st to Friday 5th December 2014
AUTUMN EXAMINATIONS:           Monday 8th to Friday 19th December 2014
CHRISTMAS RECESS:                Saturday 20th December 2014 – Sunday 11th January 2015
SPRING SEMESTER DATES:       Monday 12th January – Friday 3rd April 2015
EASTER RECESS:                      Saturday 4th April – Sunday 19th April 2015
STUDY REVIEW WEEK:             Monday 20th April – Friday 25th April 2015
SPRING EXAMINATIONS:            Monday 27th April – Friday 15th May 2015

Examination period(s)

AUTUMN EXAMINATIONS:           Monday 8th to Friday 19th December 2014
SPRING EXAMINATIONS:            Monday 27th April – Friday 15th May 2015

If there is a break between the academic course calendar and exams, can arrangements be made so the student may take exams early?


Application deadline for each term

May 31st
October 31st

Application website.

How does the application and admissions process differ for undergraduates versus graduates?

Not applicable

Course registration deadline

Registration takes place on arrival at UCC

Do students register for classes in advance or upon arrival?

Upon Arrival

Are prior arrangements needed to secure a visa before arrival in country?


Language Requirements

All students should have fluency in English

Language test certificate required?


Preparatory language course for incoming students?

No not applicable

Are there any special advising or registrations concerns that students should be aware of? Are services available to assist in registration or course selection?


Required minimum and maximum number of credits available through the exchange
For both undergraduate & graduate

Students may take up to 30 ECTS credits per semester

Is housing assistance available? How do students apply, and is it guaranteed?

Yes   Online application; housing is guaranteed for all international students

Housing options

Campus accommodation 

Off-campus accommodation

Housing Website and Contact Person(s)

Do students apply for housing with their regular application or is it separate?


Is housing available between breaks in the term?


Is there a campus meal plan?


Total cost estimates per month in Euro








-Local Transportation


-Health Insurance



100 – socializing; travel

Is comparable health insurance coverage from abroad allowed/not allowed?


Are health facilities available at the university?


Are internships available?


Are student jobs available/allowed?


Last updated

27th January 2014