Opening a Bank Account
Banking on Campus
It is of great benefit to students to establish a banking connection as soon as they arrive on campus. Staff in the Bank of Ireland understand students' financial arrangements and can offer financial advice suitable to students' needs. In order to open a bank account you will need your passport/driver’s licence/national I.D. and proof of home address by means of a bank statement or utility bill. Proof of Irish address will be confirmed by the University.
The bank is located in Áras na Mac Léinn/Student Centre. ATM cash dispenser machines are also located in Áras na Mac Léinn/Student Centre and in the Main Restaurant. Information on the service provided by Bank of Ireland and the bank’s opening hours is available at http://studentcentre.ucc.ie/
How do I open a bank account?
You can open a bank account at the Bank of Ireland on campus. In order to open a bank account you will need your passport/driver’s licence/national ID card, proof of home address by means of a bank statement or utility bill. Proof of your Irish address is required to comply with international money laundering legislation. Therefore, it is not possible to open a bank account from overseas. You are unlikely to have proof of address in the form of a utility bill, on arrival. A letter from the International Education Office confirming your address is acceptable – this option is exclusive to the banks on campus.