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University Overview

We are an award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years.

UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. Our beautiful university opened its gates to just 115 students in 1849. We now have a student population of over 21,000.
A degree from University College Cork ensures our international graduates are ‘World Ready and Work Ready’. We are unrivalled in the quality of our academic programmes and research, the beauty of our campus and its vibrant student life. We have a student body of over 20,000 and 3,000 are international students. Each year UCC welcomes students from over 104 countries, so whatever you choose to study, you’ll soon make many friends from across the world.

Fast Facts

  1. Ireland’s first 5-star university
  2. Established in 1854
  3. Ranked 1st in Ireland, 16th in Europe and 52nd globally for scientific research
  4. Host to Ireland’s largest ICT institute
  5. Leading university for research, innovation, and commercialization



€ 12,500 - 22,000


€ 13,000 – 23,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Why Study at University College Cork?

  • Ireland allows two years of stay-back under the third level graduate scheme. After the successful completion of the studies, a student is permitted to stay 24 months in the country to seek employment.
  • To be eligible for this, a student must possess an Bachelor, Master or PhD degree award granted by a recognized Irish awarding body (Universities/Colleges). A student, during his/her stay-back period can also work for 40 hours/week.
  • Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the holidays. Holiday periods have been standardised – June to September inclusive and from 15 December to 15 January. Students with stamp 2A permission are not allowed to work.
  • 59 sports clubs, 95 societies
  • Ranked 1st in Ireland amongst International students for its sports facilities
  1. Campus Accommodation
    1.1 University Hall (1.1 KM)
    Single room
    Rent & Utilities: €6364
    Deposit: €300
    1.2 Victoria Lodge (1.1 KM)
    En suite, Non-en suite
    Ensuite: €6253, Non-ensuite: €6031
    Deposit: €300
    1.3 Castle White (400 M)
    Single, Twin
    Single: €5624, Twin: €4144
    Deposit: €300
    1.4 Victoria Mills (1 KM)
    Single ensuite: €6364
    Deposit: €300
    1.5 Mardyke Hall (500 M)
    Ensuite, Non-ensuite
    Ensuite: €6253, Non-ensuite: €6031
    Deposit €300
  2. Private Apartment Complexes
  3. Private Rental Properties

Internships are short periods of professional experience. During an internship you will be doing similar work to a normal employee of the organisation. They give you a taste of what graduate work is like and can help you make industry contacts. Summer Internships last between 2 – 12 weeks and are generally paid. There are some unpaid opportunities, but these should be very short in duration and not last more than 4 weeks.

Additional Support

Student Support Services

In UCC, there are strong Student Support services. This consists of a peer support network where students from other years in the programme will help and advise you on study, books, etc. The medical school also has a dedicated Student Support Service which can refer to the Student Health Centre or counselling services. Medical school faculty are always happy to see students who have concerns or worries and we consider your well-being a priority.

Scholarships Available

University College Cork awards 1,000 scholarships and bursaries annually to domestic and international students, across all areas of study. In partnership with our generous donors we provide substantial academic and financial support to students studying at the university. From recognition of academic achievements or athletic performance, to support for unique challenges and experiences, UCC offers scholarships for students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and abilities.

Scholarships for International Students

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Programmes Overview

EAP Pre-Masters & Pre-PhD Pathway

  • 4 – Year undergraduate degrees
  • 5 – Year Professional degrees
  • 1-year Masters’ degrees
  • PhD – research excellence

How to apply

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Available Courses

Application Deadline

Please Note.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2023 intake:

30th June


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2023 intake:

The deadline for application for most masters' courses is 30th June, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.

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