Be inspired by the history, culture, scenery and courses of UCC

University College Cork is located on the south coast in Ireland's second city, and offers independent thinking, vibrant college life and stunning surrounding scenery. Its beautiful campus combines a gothic revival style main Quadrangle building with modern student amenities, classroom buildings and laboratories and a welcoming, friendly atmosphere.

There are many unique academic opportunities at UCC from business, economics and science to traditional Irish dance and music, folklore, and literature. Modern languages, law and biological sciences at UCC are featured in the top 100 institutions worldwide by the QS World Rankings 2013. In addition, UCC has been nationally ranked first among Irish universities for engineering (electrical and electronic) and environmental sciences. The Cork University Business School is one of the largest in Ireland and is dually accredited by the AACSB and AMBA professional bodies. 

You’ll find over 80 societies and clubs to choose from and the indoor sports facility, the Mardyke Arena, has recently undergone a €16 million redevelopment and is now one of the leading indoor sports facilities in Ireland.

I have gained a new sense of self, a boatload of confidence, and a renewed sense of independence. I am absolutely a better person because of my time abroad. ”

Collin Rice

Northwestern University Student, University College Cork

  • Optional pre-session courses for international students at Cork complement the fall semester and involve extensive fieldwork.

  • Music is a particular strength at UCC with students of all levels welcome to try all kinds of genres from jazz and African music to Asian and of course traditional Irish music.

  • Virtual Internship Option: Replace one elective course with a virtual internship through Arcadia to add international professional experience to your resume. See the Internship Placement Guide for information about placement details.

  • UCC is the first university in the world to be awarded the International Green Flag for Environmental Friendliness.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia in Dublin Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Spring 2023 1/4/2023 5/13/2023 12.5-15 $21,000 10/1/2022 More Info
Fall 2023 8/30/2023 12/22/2023 12.5-15 $21,745 4/20/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 8/30/2023 5/11/2024 25-30 $38,835 4/20/2023 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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