University College Cork

University College Cork

UCC was established in 1845 as Queens College, Cork, 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 center 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. Queens College, Cork, changed its name to University College Cork in 1908 when it became a founding member of the National University of Ireland (NUI).

Since 1908, UCC has grown – from 115 students to over 20,000, from one building to dozens, from less than 20 staff to more than 1,600 today.

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 centers that have been established over the past few years.

University College Cork

Inspire Learning Fee Inclusions

  • Tuition

  • 4-day orientation on campus

  • Housing

  • Excursions

  • Irish mobile phone rental

  • Optional full time 8 week internship*

  • And more

* Supplement of $150/week for accommodation ($1200 for 8 weeks)

Program Terms Available

Early Start Autumn semester
Autumn or Spring semester
Early Start academic year
Academic year
International Summer School in Irish Studies (4 weeks of July)

Requirements

INTERNATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE TESTING SYSTEM (IELTS)

  • College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences: IELTS 6.5 – With no individual section lower than 5.5

  • College of Business and Law: Business IELTS 6.0 and Law IELTS 6.5 – With no individual section lower than 5.5

  • College of Science, Engineering and Food Science: IELTS 6.0 – With no individual section lower than 5.5

  • College of Medicine and Health: IELTS 6.5 – With no individual section lower than 6.5

  • Speech and Language Therapy: 7.0 – With no individual section lower than 6.5

TEST OF ENGLISH AS A FOREIGN LANGUAGE (TOEFL) ADMINISTERED BY PRINCETON UNIVERSITY

  • A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +.

  • In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required.

  • A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based based TOEFL (iBT).

Program is open to university juniors and seniors

3.0 minimum GPA required

Courses Available

  • College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences

  • College of Science, Engineering and Food Sciences

  • College of Business and Law

  • College of Medicine and Health