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    Ireland: University of College Cork

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    Ireland: University of College Cork

  • St. Fin Barre's Cathedral

    Ireland: University of College Cork

Introduction

Consistently thought of as one of Ireland's most prestigious universities, at University College Cork (UCC), you have a chance to take courses from world-class lecturers at one of the safest and most beautiful universities in the world. Among its many accolades, UCC has been named the top university in Ireland on several occasions in the last two decades. UCC rests in one of Ireland’s most arts center communities.

 

UCC

 

Location

The city of Cork has approximately 125,000 inhabitants and is the second largest city in Ireland. Cork is located on the busiest seaport on the south coast with mountains, hills, and river valleys to the north and east. The city itself has much to offer, including a marina, art galleries, history museums, opera house, shopping malls, movie theatres, historic castles, and much more. The weather in Cork is typically mild with wet winters and cool summers. Dublin is approximately four hours from Cork by bus or less than an hour by plane. Cork's new airport is located 6km from the university and has daily flights to Dublin, London, and other Euro destinations.

 

Academics


Classroom UCC offers an early start program for incoming students that begins about 3 weeks earlier than the semester. Students are not required to attend the program but it is recommended. This is only an option for the fall semester. Students will pre-register for classes prior to studying in Cork. There are courses available in the following areas listed below. The ones listed are not the only courses offered. Refer to the catalog for a complete list. UCC Course Catalog

  • Business
  • Economics
  • Biology/Chemistry
  • Psychology 
  • Criminology
  • English
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Geography

At the University College Cork (UCC) students will take 4-5 classes that will earn 12-18 U.S. credits or 30-35 Cork credits. Classes are a mix of foreign and Irish students and are generally small to facilitate participation. Courses typically consist of 2 lectures a week, 12 weeks total, with 2 exams or essays, and are worth 5-10 credit classes each. Currently offer a pre-sessional 4-week course in subjects of Irish Archeology, English, History, Folklore, and Marketing.
 

Credit Equivalent/Grade Conversion:

Credits                                                  Grades

20 UCC credits  = 10 sem hrs             70+    = A
15 UCC credits  = 7.5 sem hrs            65 – 69      = A-
10 UCC credits  = 5 sem hrs               60 – 64      = B+
5 UCC credits  = 3 sem hrs                 55 – 59    = B
2.5 UCC credits = 1.5 sem hrs            50 – 54    = B-
                                                            45 – 49    = C+
                                                            40 – 44    = C
                                                            35 – 39    = C-
“Early Start” = 5 sem hrs            Less than 35 = no transfer credit

 

 

Participant Info

 

 

Housing & Meals

Housing:

  • ​On Campus Apartment/ Dormitory 
  • Off Campus Apartments 

UCC campus accommodation includes a variety of housing styles, including apartment/dormitory style living or off-campus accommodation. Three to six students live with each other in each apartment; single rooms with sink and mirror in each room. Postal service exists in the DOR office along the housing grounds 8AM-8PM, bus stop is right in front of entrance, smoke alarms included, laundry is available, trash is taken once a week, and there is a fob/key opening for apartment security. Students are responsible for securing their own accommodation and paying the deposit. 

Meals:

Apartments are equipped with pots, pans; bedding and cleaning supplies available for purchase upon arrival. Students may sign up for a weekly grocery delivery, complete with a recipe with ingredients for 10 EUR/week. This is for students that are not used to living away from home and cooking for themselves; the recipes give them balanced cooking ideas. Most international students stay in Castlewhite Apartments, Victoria Lodge or University Hall.

 

Summer School

UCCThere are two main summer schools available at UCC.

First Option:

  • International Summer School in Irish Studies

This option introduces students from across the world to Irish history, literature and culture. For the month of July, students explore key turning-points in Ireland’s history that shaped its destiny and identity, and examine how modern Irish writers of international significance sought to define a sense of cultural identity. These themes are explored in lectures, seminars, and in a series of field trips, delivered by leading experts. The cost of this program's tuition is approximately €1000.

Second Option:

  • Intensive  8-week Greek and Latin Program

The second summer school option is an 8-week intensive Greek & Latin program. UCC’s Greek and Latin Summer School was established in 1999 in order to offer complete beginners the opportunity to acquire the skills necessary for reading original Ancient Greek or Latin texts. The cost of this program's tuition is approximately €1900.

Program Costs

Ireland: University of College Cork

Estimated Program Cost:

$17,767*

* estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors

Click Below to View Detailed Budget Sheet:

Cost of studying on-campus*

*per semester, estimated, will vary per person

Tuition & Fees:

$4,350

Room & Board:

$4,390

Books:

$450

Personal Expenses:

$825

Transportation:

$200


Total:

$10,216

Source: https://admissions.uni.edu/costs

Dates & Deadlines

APPLY

Term: 
Summer
App Deadline: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Program Dates: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018 to Saturday, July 28, 2018
Term: 
Fall
App Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Monday, September 10, 2018 to Friday, December 7, 2018
Term: 
Spring
App Deadline: 
Monday, October 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Monday, January 14, 2019 to Friday, April 26, 2019
Term: 
Academic Year
App Deadline: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Program Dates: 
Monday, September 10, 2018 to Friday, April 26, 2019

The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to Study Abroad. Students must meet all of the following in order to be eligible to Study Abroad:

  • Have a cumulative 2.5 GPA or higher at the time of application and maintain this GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
    • If your cumulative GPA is between 2.40 to 2.49, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (28 Gilchrist):
      • A letter of reference from your academic advisor supporting your pursuit of study abroad
      • An essay, which should explain why your cumulative GPA is below a 2.50, include how your cumulative GPA is stable or improving, a detailed plan for improving your academic performance a strong academic and/or personal interest in your study abroad location and/or course, and a compelling academic rationale for studying abroad.
  • Must be over the age of 18 years old
  • Must meet the course prerequisites (participation in the program is dependent upon meeting these)
  • Must be in good standing with the University
  • UNI's partner institutions may require additional eligibility requirements to be met, these vary from institution to institution. Please consult with the Study Abroad Center staff to discuss these additional requirements if applicable.
  • Applicants traveling to a region of a country or a country with an overall Travel Advisory Level 3 (Reconsider Travel) or 4 (Do Not Travel) will not be eligible.
  • All study abroad applicants must pass the Study Abroad Applicant Assessment with a score of 70% or greater.
  • Applicants may be selected for an in-person interview before being accepted. Selection for an interview does not guarantee acceptance into the program. You will be contacted directly by the Study Abroad Center if selected for an interview.