University College Cork (Direct Enroll)

University College Cork (Direct Enroll)
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Dates, Deadlines, and Costs
TermApp DeadlineStart DateEnd Date
Academic YearApril 15mid Septemberlate May
SpringOctober 15early Januarylate May
FallApril 15mid Septembermid December
Program Information
  • GPA
  • 3.0
  • Language of Instruction
  • English
  • Foreign Language Requirement
  • No
  • Class Eligibility
  • Junior, Senior, Sophomore
  • Program Open To
  • UA Students
  • Credit Type
  • Transfer Credit
  • Level of Study
  • Undergraduate
  • Housing Options
  • Apartment, Residence Hall
  • Program Type
  • Direct Enroll
Program Overview

University College Cork is located in Ireland's second largest city, Cork, that is known for it's vibrant culture and the arts. The campus houses over 18,000 students and is internationally diverse. UCC is the first 'Green Flag" university and offers coursework to meet the needs of any student.


Students have the opportunity to take classes from a range of academic departments and faculties. UCC has a strong reputation in Irish Studies, with classes available in spoken Irish.

Classes are available in the following subject areas: 

Celtic Studies
Social Sciences
Food Sciences

For students studying at UCC during the fall semester, there are also six pre-session or "Early Start" courses available to choose from for an additional fee: Irish Archaeology, Irish Folklore and Ethnology, History and Modern Ireland, Literatures in Ireland, Music in Ireland, and Management and Marketing in the European Union. The Early Start Programme is an intensive pre-session that includes coursework and once-in-a-lifetime opportunities to experience Ireland with scholars and experts.


Founded in 1845, University College Cork is one of the oldest universities in Ireland. UCC attracts a large and diverse population of students from the island of Ireland and around the world. Occupying its historic site near the city center of Cork, the wooded grounds of its campus form a splendid setting for its nineteenth century Gothic main building, the Quadrangle. Cork, Ireland's second largest city, is a vibrant center for culture and the arts, and home to a large number of international film, choral and music festivals. Its heart is an island between two arms of the River Lee. Cork is also within proximity to some of the most interesting and beautifully rugged areas of Ireland. Students find that Cork is a perfect hub from which to explore not only the southwest of Ireland — Kinsale, West Cork, the Dingle Peninsula, the Killarney Lakes region, Blarney Castle, Ring of Kerry — but also the country's many fascinating regions and cities.


You will not be able to apply for housing until you have received your formal letter of acceptance from UCC. Students live in apartment-style housing complexes close to campus. Apartments are fully furnished and offer the choice of single or double rooms. For meals, they usually choose some combination of cooking in their home kitchens, grabbing lunch on-campus in the affordable UCC cafeterias, and occasionally treating themselves to snacks and meals out. 


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Program Costs

To find the estimated costs of your program, follow these steps:

  1. Go to UCC's website
  2. Click on ‘What will it Cost’
  3. Look over the expense items listed and find the cost for the semester you will be there; convert the currency from EURO to US Dollars (suggested currency converter: XE-Converter).
  4. Look under Cost of Living, and add estimated housing, meals, and airfare etc. to the expenses. 
  5. Last, also add to the total expenses the Study Abroad Fee of $1,500, health insurance ($80 Semester/$160 Academic Year), and the costs of airfare to UCC (~$800).
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