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  • Locations: Cork, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UM applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Click here for a definition of this term Majors & Minors: Accounting, Art, Art History and Criticism, Art Studio, Athletic Training, Biochemistry, Biology, Central and Southwest Asian Studies, Chemistry, Chinese, Communication Studies, Computer Applications, Computer Science, East Asian Studies, Ecological Restoration, Economics, Education, English, Environmental Studies, Film Studies, Finance, French, Geography, Geosciences, German, Global Public Health, Greek, Health and Human Performance, History, Irish Studies, Latin, Law, Linguistics, Management, Management Information Systems, Marketing, Mathematics, Media Arts, Medical Technology, Microbiology, Music, Pharmacy, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Political Science - History, Psychology, Radio-Television Production, Sociology, South and Southeast Asian Studies, Theatre, Wildlife Biology Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English
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Program Description:

University College Cork

Located in County Cork, Ireland, a region famous for its vibrant seaside villages and rolling green countryside, the University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 and is one of the country’s oldest universities. Today there are over 15,000 students enrolled at UCC and it is Ireland’s leading research institution.


UCC offers classes in the following fields: Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law, Health and Medicine, and Science.  UCC is a highly motivated research institution offering innovative, research-led curriculum. 

Housing & Meals

Students can live with other UCC students on-campus in self-catering apartments.  The accomodation website can be found on These consist of a double room, or 2-3 bedroom suites which share a common room and kitchen.  There are also food halls on campus where students can purchase meals.  Students also have the option of living with Irish families.

Cost Information

Exchange costs are for Academic Year 2017-2018
Direct costs are for Academic Year 2018-2019

Semester exchange $7,826; full year exchange $15,477
Costs Include tuition, room, board, application fees, insurance
Additional expenses: flight, passport, student visa, books, and personal expenses     

Credit Transfer 

Students will register for class upon arrival at UCC.  Students should enroll in 30 credits per semester at UCC, which is equivalent to 15 UM credits.  At UCC, classes are called modules, and may be 5, 10, or 20 credits.  

Program Dates

Semester 1:  late September to  mid-December
Semester 2:  early January to late  April
Early Start Program: late August  to late September


Cork is Ireland’s second largest city and is filled with rustic boathouses, old stony bridges, and plenty of long-winded Irishmen (Cork has a reputation of having the county’s most talkative citizens!).  Cork is a quintessential Irish city and was voted as Europe’s Capital of Culture in 2005. 
Located on Ireland’s southern coast, Cork was a target for both Viking sea pirates and Danish lords in the past.  Yet the city, which has always had a reputation for independence and resistance, came to be known as “Rebel Cork” and its people were able to defend against attacks from invaders. 
Cork’s past is only a memory and today’s locals are only fierce when it comes to hometown pride.  Dublin, the capital city to the east, is still the apple of Ireland’s eye, but Cork is making a reputation for itself as a cultural epicenter.  With an emerging art and music scene, restaurants, pubs, and an active nightlife, Cork has become one of Ireland’s most influential cities. Ireland is famous for it’s green landscapes, rugged coasts, and warm people, and Cork, Ireland is the perfect place to experience the Irish way of life.

Fast Facts

Exchange levels: undergraduate, graduate
Language of instruction: English
Language Requirement: none
University website:
Length of  exchange: semester or year

Cork at a Glance



Ireland as a whole is mild, with abundant precipitation.

Proximity to

Blarney: 6 miles
Limerick: 62 miles
Galway: 124 miles
Dublin: 169 miles

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.