University College Cork

Programs available:

  • Early Start Autumn semester
  • Autumn or Spring semester
  • Early Start academic year
  • Academic year
  • International Summer School in Irish Studies (4 weeks of July)

Program is open to university juniors and seniors

3.0 minimum GPA required

Inspire Learning Fee includes tuition, housing, (3) excursions, Irish mobile phone rental, optional full time 8 week internship* and more.

Courses are available from:

  • College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
  • College of Science, Engineering and Food Sciences
  • College of Business and Law
  • College of Medicine and Health

2-day orientation on campus

Transcripts issued by UCC

* Supplement of $150/week for accommodation ($1200 for 8 weeks)

About UCC

UCC was established in 1845 as Queens College, Cork, to provide access to higher education in the Irish province of Munster. Cork was chosen for the new college due to its place at the center of transatlantic trade at the time and the presence of existing educational initiatives such as the Royal Cork Institution and a number of private medical schools. Queens College, Cork, changed its name to University College Cork in 1908 when it became a founding member of the National University of Ireland (NUI).

Since 1908, UCC has grown – from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today.

University College Cork is Ireland’s premier research university attracting the highest peer-reviewed research income per head nationally and is home to a number of major national research institutes and centers that have been established over the past few years.

About Cork

Cork, (in Irish `Corcach Mór Mumhan’), is Ireland’s second largest city (greater metropolitan population of approximately 300,000), after capital city Dublin. The name ‘Cork’, means the ‘great marsh of Munster’ and refers to the fact that the centre of Cork city is built on islands, surrounded by the River Lee, which were marshy and prone to episodes of flooding. The waterways between the islands were built over to form some of the main streets of present-day Cork.

Today Cork is a beautiful mixture of past and present, with a mix of notable cathedrals, musical companies, industry and modern shopping centres available to cater for all tastes.

Cork is located in Southwest Ireland and is easily accessible by car, train, plane and bus. Can’t miss elements of Cork city include sampling the delicious fare at The English Market, shopping in Merchant’s Quay and Cornmarket Centre and stepping back in time in the Cork City Gaol.

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As all applications are reviewed by UCC, students are encouraged to apply early.

Spring start Oct-2017
Autumn start May-2018

Language Requirements

  • INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS)

    College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences: IELTS 6.5 – With no individual section lower than 5.5
    College of Business and Law: Business IELTS 6.0 and Law IELTS 6.5 – With no individual section lower than 5.5
    College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: IELTS 6.0 – With no individual section lower than 5.5
    College of Medicine and Health: IELTS 6.5 – With no individual section lower than 6.5
    Speech and Language Therapy: 7.0 – With no individual section lower than 6.5

  • TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL) ADMINISTERED BY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

    A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +.
    In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required.
    A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based based TOEFL (iBT).

Fees & Dates

*Includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner Monday-Friday

Autumn semester
On campus accommodation $17,500
Shared off-campus accommodation $16,700
Home stay* $18,300
Spring semester
On campus accommodation $18,600
Shared off-campus accommodation $17,500
Home stay* $19,900
Early start Autumn semester
On campus accommodation $19,300
Shared off-campus accommodation $18,300
Home stay* $20,700
Academic year
Arts
On campus accommodation $29,800
Shared off-campus accommodation $28,300
Home stay* $32,000
Academic year
Commerce, Law
On campus accommodation $29,800
Shared off-campus accommodation $28,300
Home stay* $32,000
Academic year
Science, Food Tech, Engineering
On campus accommodation $39,500
Shared off-campus accommodation $38,000
Home stay* $42,000
Early-start Academic year
(Excluding Science, Food Tech, Engineering)
On campus accommodation $32,300
Shared off-campus accommodation $30,500
Home stay* $34,500