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|Foreign Institution:||University College, Cork (UCC)|
Program Specific Information
Resources & Contact Information
General Study Abroad Information
Program Cost, Financial Aid & Scholarships (*Please note that program-specific costs are available through the "Budget Sheet" link at the top of this page.)
Health & Safety Information
Where you will study
University College Cork was founded in 1845, and is one of Ireland's three Queen's Colleges. Named after Queen Victoria, Queen's Colleges are symbols of historical and cultral importance in Ireland. UCC has a student population of about 20,000, and is Ireland's first Five-Star university. The location was chosen specifically for its picturesque views, and UCC remains a beautiful campus through its environmental-friendly consciousness - in 2010 UCC was the first university in the world to earn the international Green Flag for environmental friendliness and in 2013 it ranked third in the world for environmental-friendly university management. For more information on what makes UCC a unique place to live and learn, click here.
In Ireland, courses are sometimes called "modules". Courses can be available for the semester or for the full academic year.
Before applying for study abroad, all students are encouraged to discuss their interest in study abroad with their academic advisor, and to determine when study abroad best fits within their degree program. For more information about the available courses at University College Cork, visit the UCC course catalog. For a listing of courses that already have Illinois equivalencies, please visit the University of Illinois Course Approval Database.
Summer Courses: for details on courses available through the UCC International Summer School, please scroll to the International Summer School section of this page.
Restricted and high-demand courses: please be aware that there are some courses that are restricted from study abroad students at UCC. In addition, it may be difficult to enroll in high-demand courses due to limited class space. For details about restricted and high-demand courses, click here. All students should aim to be as flexible as possible with their schedule for study abroad, to accommodate for limited class space and timetable clashes.
Students can earn up to 36 hours of credit for the academic year and 12-18 hours of credit per semester.
Classes are taught through a combination of lectures, practicals, tutorials, and laboratory sessions. Similar to the University of Illinois, class sizes will vary.
All classes in this program will be taught in English.
International Summer School in Irish Studies
The UCC International Summer School in Irish studies is an ideal program for any student who wishes to further explore Irish history and culture. UCC annually hosts over 100 students to its summer school, where expert faculty teach a 4-week, Irish-themed course. Course content includes several exciting field trips, and students are also welcome to participate in the International Summer School's many social programs. This program is worth 5 credit hours, and single-room housing will be provided.
For details about this year's International Summer School theme, click here.
The UCC Students' Union is the hub of student activities on campus, and houses over 100 sports clubs and student societies. From animal welfare to hot beverages appreciation, there's a student organization to meet any interest!
Students studying at UCC enjoy the many social events and activities that take place on campus each year: from midnight fundraising to an annual formal ball.
As Ireland's second-largest city, Cork offers plenty of things to do away from campus. Students can take in the many smells and tastes of the Enlgish Market, explore the imposing Cork City Gaol, have a taste of home-brewed ale at the Franciscan Well Brewery, or homemade chocolate at O'Connaill, and see the many up-and-coming music artists who perform on Cyprus Avenue.
International Student Office
The University College Cork has its own international student office to assist with local issues (class scheduling, housing, etc.) and to occasionally plan social events. Find out more about UCC’s international student office by clicking here.
Students can select from several student residences located no more than 10 minutes from the UCC campus. Most residences include single bedrooms and are self-catered, meaning that students will be responsible for preparing their own meals. UCC's student residences are open only to students, making them a great avenue for meeting local and other international students! For more information on accommodation options, click here.
- Minimum GPA:
- Semester/academic year programs: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Summer program: 2.85 on a 4.0 scale
- Completed 2 university semesters at the time of application (1 semester for the summer program)
Dates and Deadlines:
All requirements must be completed by the Illinois Abroad office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date.
Spring Semester Programs: September 15
Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: February 15
How to Apply:
Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page) to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable $100 Study Abroad Systems Fee by clicking Apply Now and logging in.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1 .) The Illinois Abroad application, which includes:
- Official transcript (electronic version preferred)
- Letter of recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA or professor)
- Personal essay
- Online questionnaires
Only application materials for Step 1 must be turned in by the corresponding term’s deadlines as listed above.
Step 2.) The host university application
- Upon reviewing applications submitted in Step 1, the Illinois Abroad office will nominate students to apply directly to their host university (i.e. University College Cork). If you are nominated for the University College Cork program, your study abroad advisor will contact you with more information and instructions.
- PLEASE DO NOT COMPLETE STEP 2 UNTIL YOU HAVE BEEN INSTRUCTED TO DO SO.
Resources and Contact Information
Walk-In Advising Hours
Monday - Friday
12:00 (noon) - 4:00 pm
Illinois Abroad Resource Center (112 International Studies Building)
First Steps Info Sessions:
Click here for the dates and times of the First Steps Info Sessions.
Program Contact Info
112 International Studies Building
910 South Fifth Street
Champaign, IL 61820
Reception hours: 9:00 am - 4:45 pm
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