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University College Cork
Cork, Ireland
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/24/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Off Campus Apartment, On-Campus Apartment
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor
Courses Offered: Accounting, Art History, Biology, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Environmental Studies, History, Management, Marketing, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Religious Studies, Sociology, World Literature
Program Description:
Why UCC?

University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 and is one of the oldest universities in Ireland. University College Cork was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges - at Cork, Galway and Belfast. These new colleges were established in the reign of Queen Victoria, and named after her. It combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. Its degrees, conferred by the National University of Ireland, are internationally recognised. UCC is Ireland's leading research university. These new colleges were established in the reign of Queen Victoria, and named after her. Queen's College, Cork was established to provide access to higher education in the Irish province of Munster. Cork was chosen for the new college due to its place at the centre of transatlantic trade at the time and the presence of existing educational initiatives such as the Royal Cork Institution and a number of private medical schools. The University has four colleges - Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences: Business and Law; Science, Engineering and Food Science; and Medicine and Health. The campus is situated along a riverside garden setting, radiating a warm, personal charm, which greatly enhances the learning environment.


Academic Highlights

UCC ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide, based on the quality of its research output and peer esteem - Ireland's first Five-Star university. It was the first university in the worl to be awarded the international Green Flag for environmental friendliness in 2010 - the world's first third-level institution to be awarded the ISO 50001 standard in energy management. It is currently ranked third in world's universities for environmental-friendly university management. 
University College Cork is Ireland's premier research university attracting the highest peer-reviewed research income per head nationally and is home to a number of major national research institutes and centres that have been established over the past few years.

UCC’s research priorities are grouped under five strategic thematic areas, as described in the University Strategy for Research 2009−2012. The strategic thematic areas are supported by four Research Institutes, each a major centre of excellence established around a critical mass of research active staff:
  1. Alimentary Pharmabiotic Centre (APC) / BioSciences Institute (BSI)
  2. Environmental Research Institute (ERI)
  3. Tyndall National Institute (Tyndall)
  4. Institute for Social Sciences in the 21st Century (ISS-21)
Each Institute has significant research strengths that are of national strategic importance and have been identified as critical for Ireland’s economic future.


Student Life

Cork has the cosmopolitan culture and energy of a capital city, with none of the disadvantages. In Cork you’ll find all the facilities you’d expect in a modern European city, and yet you can still easily walk down its main street, bumping into friends and acquaintances along the way. UCC has it all! 14,000 undergraduate students, 3,000 international representing over 100 countries worldwide. There is a huge variety of sporting choices for you to get involved in. Whether it is competitive or recreational, participation in sporting activities is a great way to immerse yourself in the college scene, as well as a fun way to keep fit and healthy. traditional field sports such as soccer, rugby and GAA, exciting water sports such as canoeing, surfing and sailing, to alternative modern sports such as ultimate Frisbee and trampolining. The most difficult decision you face is deciding which club to join. UCC Societies are social groups based on shared, non-athletic interests. Joining a society during your years at college is one of the best decisions you will ever make. It’s also one of the easiest because no matter who you are or what your tastes, there will be a society to suit you. Societies are a fantastic way to meet people with similar interests. Many people find that they make their best university friends through joining a society and it’s a great way to meet people from outside your lecture halls and course or even from another campus. If you come to UCC as an international student you will find a warm welcome in the university and in the city of Cork as a whole.


Living in Cork

Cork - the city that has it all! 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 ourdoor 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.

But Cork city does not stand isolated from its county - the largest in Ireland. In Cork, city and county life merge effortlessly together bringing the beauty of County Cork, sea and water sports and outdoor activities right to your doorstep. Want to venture further afield? The busy market town of Midleton, on the city’s doorstep, is home to the world-famous Jameson whiskey; take a daytrip to the picturesque town of Cobh, the last port of call for the Titanic; or spend an afternoon wandering around the narrow streets of Kinsale, the ‘Gourmet Capital of Ireland’. You certainly won’t be short of things to do in a city and region that was European Capital of Culture in 2005 and listed by the Lonely Planet Guide among the top ten cities to visit in 2010.

Finances

While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.


CorkYear.pdf
CorkFall.pdf
CorkSpring.pdf