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University College Cork: Admissions 2024 & Fees

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University College Cork Highlights 2024

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Year of establishment1845
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Also Known AsUCC
Accepted Exams
Total International Students3000
Size of Campus in acres42
No.of Campuses1
Accommodation expenses3700 Euro for 1 sharing (UG),3700 Euro for 1 sharing (PG)
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Q:   What is University College Cork known for?


University College Cork is internationally known for the following:

  • University College Cork is ranked in the top 1.1% universities in the world. The Times Higher Education Ranking has given a rank of #58 out of 1,591 universities in the world. 
  • Currently, University College Cork has more than 24,000 students which includes 4,000 international students from more than 138 countries in the world. 
  • More than 90% of the university graduates have been employed or further studies. 
  • University College Cork is the world's first green campus and has been ranked as one of the world's top universities for the study of 25 subjects. 

Q:   Does University College Cork accept international students?


Each year, UCC hosts over 20,000 students, including 3,000 students from over 104 countries. In 2020, UCC had 14,559 undergraduate and 5,959 postgraduate students.

UCC Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(32 courses)
INR 14 L - 22 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 - 100, IELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 63 - 72
MIM(18 courses)
INR 13 L - 17 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
MEng(3 courses)
INR 21 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(7 courses)
INR 15 L - 20 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
B.A.(15 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
MBBS(1 course)
INR 41 L
Duration5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
LL.M.(8 courses)
INR 11 L - 15 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 & Above
BBA(4 courses)
INR 18 L - 20 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
BSN(6 courses)
INR 15 L - 18 L
Duration4 years-54 months
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
BDS(1 course)
INR 44 L
Duration5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
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Q:   What are the English Language requirements at UCC?


The English Language requirements for international students at University College Cork are given as follows:

The minimum required is applicable to all colleges except for the College of Medicine and Health). 

English Language Tests Accepted

Minimum Score Required





Duolingo (DET)


Cambridge CAE/CPE




Q:   What are the admission requirements at University College Cork?


The Eligibility requirements for international students at University College Cork are given as follows:

International applicants need to submit their academic transcripts from all previously attended academic institutions. These transcripts should in English and if not, then these need to be translated into English by certified person or institutions. English score report need to be directly sent to the university. At the time of application, these documents will be required apart from course-specific supplements:

Q:   What is the fees for University College Cork?


Tuition fee for all students depend on the type of course they opt for or the college they have been admitted to, such as:

Student Type


Annual Tuition

(in EUR)


College of Business Law


College of Science, Engineering, and Food Science


College of Medicine and Health


College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences





UCC Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does University College Cork offer scholarships to international students?


UCC offers several different scholarships to UG and PG students, including some from the Government of Ireland and others from prominent institutions, such as:


Eligibility Criteria

Award Type

Govt. of Ireland - International Education Scholarships

Must have a final or conditional offer letter from an Irish University

EUR 10,000 for one year’s study

Bishopstown Credit Union Prize in Business and Financial Economics

Second year BA (Hons) Business and Financial Economics Programme

EUR 500

Irish Aid Fellowship Programme

Must be applying to a master’s level course in Ireland

Travel, monthly allowance, fees, expenses, accommodation

The Harting Scholar


Must be a student of English at a Dutch university

Fees, travel expenses, and subsistence

UCC Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :Euro 50 - 63.9
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNot required
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
Additional documentsRequired
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Fall31ˢᵗ May 2022 - 30ᵗʰ Jun 2023
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Q:   How can international students apply to University College Cork?


International applicants need to apply directly to the UCC International Office using the UCC Online Application System. However, for Medicine and Dentistry courses, applicants can submit their applications through designated UCC agents only. Each agent has a specific closing date. For more information on this, contact the university directly or its agents.

Step 1: As a new user, create an account.

Step 2: Create your application by providing the necessary details about your programme by following the instructions on-screen. Also, you will have to submit certain course-specific documents.

Ensure to complete all sections of the form and submit after reviewing it.

The time taken by the university to revert with a decision on an application is three to five weeks from the submission of an application.

Q:   Is University College Cork hard to get into?


University College Cork has an acceptance rate of 20%. The university accepts official transcripts and additional documents such as Letters of Recommendation and GPA which are important factors for admission to University College Cork. 

Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Friendly
  • Academically oriented
  • Easy going
  • Multi-dimensional
Student Views
  • 38% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3.5
Post study jobs4.3
Quality of faculty4
Student Life4.8
Value for money4.1
Public transportation4.1
Indian Food3.9
Permanent Immigration4
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MSc in Computing Science - Batch of 2023
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Good student life but academically okay
Tips: The classes are for 2 hours a week which is very less for any subject. Few of the subjects are not even related. You need to study on your own in order to learn something new. Also, some assignments are really bad and so unrelated that it does not make sense to do them.
Likes (Student Life): Lots of events and trips to different places. You can join many clubs of your choice. You will have a good time studying with access to the library and most importantly access to mardyke sports arena which has multiple options for fitness and that too for free.
Dislikes (Quality of faculty): Some faculty members don't care about the recent trends and don't know how to teach. I did not like the quality of the faculty here.
Reviewed on 30 Jun 2023Read more
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MSc in Computing Science - Batch of 2023
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Quality enhancement at UCC
Tips: Studying abroad in University college Cork was the best decision I took back while I was in India. The campus is beautiful and the classes are competitive but they can be managed. People here are very warm and welcoming in nature. The city is very safe and is very modern. I highly recommend this city and university to fellow Indian students. Not only academics you'll get to learn a lot about Irish Culture and I believe that it is what diversifies you. 
Reviewed on 7 Mar 2023Read more
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MSc in (Information Systems for Business Performance) - Batch of 2023
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Excellent University - Good experience overall.
Tips: UCC is one of the most prestigious universities in Ireland. My experience as a student has been really amazing. Professors are knowledgeable and very helpful. All things such as getting a Student ID or a leap card is very easy and every process in university is very well managed. Professors support international students as students can reach out to them easily for any queries. Fees are also affordable in comparison to other universities which are similar to UCC in reputation & ranking. Attendance criteria is also not very strict.
Likes (Post study jobs): Ireland is best for post study opportunities. I am receiving a lot of calls and LinkedIn messages for full time opportunities based on my previous work experience. Dublin is the IT hub of Europe and all the top multi national companies are here in Ireland. There are very high chances of getting a good job here in Ireland after completing studies if a student has good work experience or if a student studies sincerely.
Dislikes (Part time work): Quality jobs such as Technical IT jobs & teaching jobs are not available in part time. Quality jobs are available in full time Easily available part time jobs are in fast food joints such as McDonald's, Subway & Burger King. These types of jobs are easy to get but they require a lot of effort because there is no place to sit and they will keep on assigning random tasks continuously.
Reviewed on 17 Jan 2023Read more
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MSc in Financial and Computational Mathematics - Batch of 2023
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
University to have fun, learn and explore more!
Tips: University college cork is really the best college in town. It has good infrastructure. Academicians here are very knowledgeable and approachable to clear our doubts at all times. They have a good Indian society club and a lot of programs are conducted through this society.
Likes (Student Life): Student life is really good here. The campus is excellent. Classes are conducted for maximum 3-4 hours a day so that we can concentrate, prepare the topics and explore on our own. There are several clubs and societies that we can join for free and we get a lot of insights from them.
Dislikes (Public transportation): There are no frequent buses available from time to time for traveling. We must wait for at least half an hour to get a bus for some particular route. But if you own your own electric scooter or bicycle then it will be easier to travel around in the city.
Reviewed on 13 Jan 2023Read more
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MSc Management and Marketing - Batch of 2020
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Friendly environment in the university.
Tips: Before joining, there should be an evaluation of what kind of environment we are willing to go to. For example, it rains a lot in Cork. There would be days when the weather will be rough and one has to hustle. The curriculum of the course module should be looked into. This opens up what we actually want to achieve in college. Connect with similar minded people on LinkedIn for honest opinions.
Likes (Post study jobs): UCC is one of the biggest university in Ireland and holds a reputation in the country. Students from all around the world come to study here. This means there is a diverse pool of knowledge exchange. These shapes one's career journey. Opens door to opportunity.
Dislikes (Part time work): Part time work is difficult to maintain as the course is only for 1 year. Most of the time, there will be assignments to finish that overlaps with part time. Difficult to find a part time work as Cork is not a big place. However, students still manage to find part time by healthy discussions with the manager so timings can be sorted.
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UCC Placements

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Aon Hewitt
Deutsche Bank
Credit Suisse
Ernst & Young
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Q:   Can International students work while studying at University College Cork?


University College Cork permits Non-European Economic Area students with Stamp 2 to take up casual employment. During holidays, they can work 40 hours a week, which is reduced to 20 hours during term time. Those with Stamp 2A permission are not allowed to work either part-time or full-time. To provide a hassle-free experience to its students, UCC has developed an independent online job portal of its own. Using this portal, students can easily land part-time, full-time, and temporary jobs.

UCC Accommodation & Meals 2024

UCC Rankings 2024

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Q:   What is the ranking of University College Cork in the world?


According to the QS World Rankings 2024, University College Cork has a ranking of #292. The comparative rankings of University College Cork and University Collehe Dublin are given as follows:

YearUniversity College CorkUniversity College Dublin

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Q:   What are the Engineering course rankings at University College Cork?


The Engineering course rankings at University College Cork are given as follows:

YearQS- Engineering and Technology 

Q:   Which is better: University College Cork or Dublin City University?


The comparative rankings of University College Cork and Dublin City University are given as follows:

YearUniversity College CorkDublin City University

Studying in Ireland

Average Accommodation Expense

INR 3.9 L (based on 4 colleges)

Part Time Work

Students are allowed to work part-time for 20 hours per week while studying and up to 40 hours during vacat... Read more about part time work

Post Study Work Permit

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Cost of Visa Application
Euro 100 = INR 8,914
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University CityCork, Other - Ireland, Ireland
Size of cityMedium
Population of City1,25,657

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