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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.


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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 - 65.9
  • 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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Intake seasonDeadline
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. 


UCC Tuition Fees, Duration & Eligibility 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(32 courses)
INR 14 L - 23 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 - 100, IELTS: 6.5 - 7, PTE: 63 - 72
MBA/PGDM(18 courses)
INR 14 L - 17 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
MIM(18 courses)
INR 14 L - 17 L
Duration12 months-1 year
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
BSN(6 courses)
INR 15 L - 19 L
Duration4 years-54 months
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
B.A.(15 courses)
INR 15 L - 17 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 & Above, IELTS: 6.5 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
MBBS(1 course)
INR 42 L
Duration5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, PTE: 63 & Above
LL.M.(8 courses)
INR 11 L - 16 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedTOEFL: 90 & 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
BBA(4 courses)
INR 19 L - 20 L
Duration4 years
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
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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






Students Ratings & Reviews

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Vibe of Campus
  • Friendly
  • Academically oriented
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Easy going
Student Views
  • 50% students never faced discrimination in this university
Part time work3.8
Post study jobs4
Quality of faculty4.1
Student Life4.7
Value for money4.1
Public transportation4.4
Indian Food4
Permanent Immigration4
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MSc in Business Analytics - Batch of 2022
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Try to avail scholarships. People are nice.
Tips: Avail of scholarships before joining the university, try and email the university about available scholarships. Try and join different clubs and societies and get more exposure from different areas. The culture shock is there but people in Ireland are very accommodating.
Likes (Part time work): There are lots of part time opportunities in and around the university. The minimum wage is quite good so overall the experience of the internships is good. The average payout now is around 13 euros per hour and the part-time work available is manageable.
Dislikes (Quality of faculty): The quality of faculty is great and we have very professional faculty who are world-renowned. The faculty are all very accessible and approachable and are available at desired times. The teaching methods are very good and classes are done in two ways where classes are engaging.
Reviewed on 30 Jan 2024Read more
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MSc in Business Analytics - Batch of 2020
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
The job market is a bit rough in the current times, see to that.
Tips: There are a lot of Indians here so you will not be missing home especially if you coming from India. In the recent times, as it is all over the world, Ireland has also had restricted job opportunities so please do your own research before coming to any university in Ireland.
Dislikes (Internships): For selected Masters Programs, UCC helps students in acquiring internships, but there was nothing like that in my course. We were given some really good interesting job-related projects which helped us with our interviews. Also for courses like Business Analytics and Data Analytics you get to interact with people from a wider spectrum.
Reviewed on 8 Jan 2024Read more
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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 Human Resource Management - Batch of 2022
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Amazing experience of new life
Tips: In Ireland, there is 1 government scholarship covering all expenses from tuition fees to living, but that's given to only 60 students. Talking about my satisfaction, the country is very safe, and friendly. The rules here are very strict, but if you follow them everything goes very smoothly.
Likes (Part time work): There are many part-time jobs available around the city and university. You can work for 20 hours per week on regular days and 40 hours per week on your vacation. The average pay has increased to 12 euros per hour. It is manageable for a student to work and study at a time.
Dislikes (Internships): There was nothing such as an internal campus or internship. You had to find on your own. Be it an internship or a job, there is no guidance available from the university. You have to apply on your own for the position available. Sometimes you get an unpaid internship but you can do it along with the part-time.
Reviewed on 5 Jan 2024Read more
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MSc Data Science and Analytics - Batch of 2021
PlacementsInfrastructureFacultyCrowd & Campus LifeValue for Money
Transitioning to Irish Academia is tough. Relevant experience will help in landing a job.
Tips: As a student who transition from India to Ireland, I experienced a notable cultural shift. However, I found the Irish people exceptionally hospital and polite, which greatly eased my adaptation. For those considering this move, it's important to embrace these new cultural experiences with an open mind. In terms of accommodation, my initial experience in 2020 was quite smooth. However, it's crucial for the incoming students to be aware that the current situation has changed - finding an accommodation is now more challenging and expensive. Early planning and budgeting are key. The university itself offers a high-quality learning environment. The faculty are not just teachers; they are experts in their respective fields, bringing a depth of knowledge and real-world experience, providing students with a solid foundation in their chosen field. The course structure, particularly the one-year programme, is intense but highly beneficial. It strike a fine balance between academic rigour and professional relevance, making them ideal for those at this stage of life. For those interested in further study, the university offers excellent research opportunities, especially for Ph.D. candidates. Overall, I am very satisfied with my experience at the university, the course and life in Ireland. Well, I must say, it is expensive to live in Ireland, especially if living in cities like Dublin, Cork or Galway. Ireland is of one of the most expensive countries in Europe. One more thing, university degree is not sufficient to secure a job here. You need to have relevant experience here to get a job.
Likes (Student Life): Being a part of COVID Batch, my college experience was largely online, missing the traditional campus vibrancy. In contrast, students from later batches enjoy a lively college life, filled with engaging events and parties, showcasing the university's dynamic and interactive culture.
Dislikes (Internships): The course is of one year and there is no time for internship. Also, the semester is divided into 3 semesters, 2 of them are the coursework while the last one is a project/internship and I hardly know anyone who did internship. The data Science is still growing in Ireland and hence it is difficult to find an internship opportunity especially post studies. Having good people can definitely help in bringing growth to the data culture in here.
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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

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Answered 5 months ago

Undergraduate applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of English language proficiency. The following English language tests are accepted by UCC:

  1. IELTS Academic: 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each band
  2. TOEFL iBT: 80 overall with a minimum of 20 in each section
  3. Pearson



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Answered 5 months ago

The application fee for MS in Computer Science at the University of College Cork is €50 for international students. The application fee for the university is non-refundable, irrespective of the outcome of the application status. Applicants must meet and submit the documents within the deadline to av



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Answered 5 months ago

Below are the application requirements for MS in Computer Science:

Applicants must also meet the below English requirements:

English Language proficiency 

Minimum score 


6.5 and above in all bands

PTE Academic 

63 and above 


90 and above

Duolingo English Test 

120 and above 

  • Applicants can give below bachelors:
  • Bachelor of Arts / Science / Commerce / Professional Bachelor Degree:

    1. Where the first division is awarded at 60%, a 66-74% grade is equivalent



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Answered 5 months ago

Considering that the University of College Cork has an acceptance rate of 52%. That means that the university is considered to be moderately selective. However, it is also important to note that meeting minimum requirement criteria doesn’t guarantee admission during selection. However, applicants sh



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Answered 5 months ago

Below are the requirements for a Master in Public health at University College Cork:

  1. All applicants will be required to write 500 word SOP showcasing their suitability to undertake a Master of Public Health.

  2. All candidates must possess a minimum second-class honours grade in a primary honours degree i



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