Ireland: University of College Cork
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.
Dates & Deadlines
Term: Spring 2024
App Deadline: Sunday, October 1, 2023
Program Dates: Wednesday, January 10 - Saturday, May 11, 2024
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.
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
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:
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
Estimated Program Cost: $20,603*
*estimated total cost of participation, actual amount depends on type of housing accommodation selected, actual airfare purchase price, personal spending habits, and other factors
|Fall 2023 Costs|
|Estimated Total Program Cost||$20.603|
|Estimated U-bill Charges||$8,405|
|Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs||$12,198|
|Fall 2023 Costs (Early Start Program)|
|Estimated Total Program Costs||$22,479|
|Estimated U-bill Charges||$9,844|
|Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs||$12,635|
Cost of Studying On Campus at UNI*
*per semester, estimated, will vary per person
|Tuition & Fees||$4,527|
|Room & Board||$4,580|
Eligibility Requirements to Study Abroad
The Study Abroad Center reserves the right to determine participants' eligibility to study abroad. Students must have a completed study abroad application, including supportive recommendation form(s). Additionally, 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 cumulative GPA prior to departure and throughout the study abroad process
- If your cumulative GPA is lower than 2.5, submit the following to the Study Abroad Center (103 East Bartlett):
- Letters of reference from two academic contacts (e.g. academic advisor and former or current professor) supporting your pursuit of study abroad. If you are attending a faculty-led study abroad program, one of the letters must be from a course leader. However, if the program has two course leaders, only one of the letters can be from one of the course leaders.
- 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.