The University of College Cork was established in 1845 and is one of Ireland's oldest universities in Ireland and offers the best of traditional scholarship and cutting-edge technology in a beautiful, friendly city. UCC is also a leading research university. Today, it is the home campus for over 17,000 students. There are over 1500 international students who attend UCC for a semester or year. UCC has 4 colleges: Art, Celtic Studies, and Social Science; Business and Law; Science, Engineering and Food Science; and Medicine and Health.
The greater metropolitan area of Cork, Ireland's second largest city, has a population of almost 300,000. Cork has a number of "sister cities" around the world; these include San Francisco, Shanghai, Rennes and Cologne. UCC receives many students from these cities who experience a warm and friendly welcome and a sense of being "home from home". Cork City is a cosmopolitan modern city with all the advantages of a capital city with none of the disadvantages! 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 centre 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 and a full range of amenities, be they recreational, business, shopping or sport, abound in the city itself. Cork City however, does not stand isolated from its county - the largest in the country. Therefore, 'city and 'county' life merge effortlessly together bringing the beauty of County Cork, water sports and outdoor pursuits right to your doorstep. UCC's main campus is within walking distance of this mass of activity and life. 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.
The majority of American visiting students coming to UCC will wish to take modules in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. Although departments are happy to consider applications from students to take virtually any module (there are restrictions in some cases), but it is helpful to bear a number of points in mind.
Demand for some modules is extremely high. This is particularly the case for modules in Applied Psychology, English and History, where the demands of Irish and other European students frequently coincide with those of visiting American students. Please bear in mind that it is not always possible to guarantee admission to particular modules, although they will do their best to offer you places in the modules you prefer.
While the academic year is divided into two teaching periods, some modules are taught over the full academic year. This means that a student wishing to spend a semester only at UCC does have a range of options from which to choose, but that modules in some departments cannot be taken by students who will not be spending the full academic year at UCC. The principal departments offering semester-type options in the Faculty of Arts are Archaeology, Celtic Civilisation, English, Folklore, Latin, Greek, Greek and Roman Civilisation, History, Music, Philosophy and Spoken Irish. Information on modules offered by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Studies and the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science available on this website.
Visit the book of modules for course listings and information. Each 5-hour module is normally equivalent to a 3-unit course at LMU.
Semester 1 = Fall Semester, and Semester 2 = Spring Semester.
Students can choose to live in UCC Campus Accommodation (University Hall, Victoria Lodge). These apartments are specifically designed for student life and are only about a 10-minute walk from the University. Each apartment has single study bedrooms, kitchen/living room, and most rooms are en-suite. Students can also choose to apartments near campus or in the city center. Students will pay for housing costs in Ireland based on their accommodation choice.
When a student has been officially accepted to UCC, the student will receive a letter of acceptance. Along with the letter, a link will be provided to students to complete as soon as possible in order to be added to the Housing List. Students will be placed as soon as a room becomes available on a first-come, first-served basis; therefore, it is important that students complete the link immediately.
UCC Visiting Student Application Form
PROGRAM TUITION AND FEES
Fall Program Costs (click here)
Spring Program Costs (click here)