University College Cork
Why choose University College Cork?
University College Cork is an institution that combines all the best aspects of research, academic excellence, Irish history and culture, student safety and welfare, and a vibrant campus life to create an exceptional study abroad experience. From our castle-like campus quad, to our dedication to green studies and sustainability, from our active student clubs and societies, to our commitment to student distinction, UCC provides students with a safe, exciting, beautiful, intellectually stimulating environment in which to learn, grow, and make memories. International students who choose UCC as their abroad destination leave campus with more than just pictures and souvenirs; UCC alumni leave with countless memories, friends from all over the world, a wealth of knowledge, and a newly found sense of independence and self-awareness.
We look forward to welcoming students to our campus and watching them develop as scholars, travelers, researchers, and individuals. Ádh mór agus gach dea-ghuí.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is the University of College Cork a good school?
Students from a range of programs regularly say that UCC is a great school. They report a good learning experience, excellent faculty, and plenty of support. Read more reviews of UCC below!
When was University of College Cork founded?
The University of College Cork was founded in 1845 after a long campaign for a higher education institution in Munster, a region of southwest Ireland.
What is University of College Cork known for?
UCC combines a rich tradition of teaching, research, and scholarship; it has consistently ranked among the best research institutions in the world, including in the top 3% in 2009.
How does University of College Cork rank?
The University of College Cork ranked #286 in the QS Global World Rankings 2021, and is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide according to Times Higher Education.
Scholarships for International Students
University College Cork awards 1,000 scholarships and bursaries annually to domestic and international students, across all areas of study. From recognition of academic achievements or athletic performance, to support for unique challenges and experiences, UCC offers scholarships for students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and abilities.
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Response from University College Cork
Thank you so very much for submitting a review and testimonial about your experience at University College Cork. It is heartening to read about your transition from isolation to cultural immersion, and I am so happy to learn that you will leave the experience not only with scholastic take-aways, but also with an incredible group of friends. I will be sure to pass along your comments, concerns, and lessons with my colleagues.
Again, thank you so much for sharing your graduate student journey. It is so appreciated!
-Caela Provost, US Representative, University College Cork