Visiting US and Non-EU Students

A visiting student is a student currently registered at another university and applying to undertake a programme of study at undergraduate level for one semester or one year. A visiting student is not being admitted to a programme leading to a Degree, Diploma or any other award of the university.

We have over 3,300 international students studying at the University during a typical academic year. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures and do much to enhance and enrich life at the University.   Many of you will be some distance from home and we will do our best to ensure that your stay with us will be academically rewarding and socially enjoyable.

We hope you will find the information in this website informative and helpful. We are confident that your stay with us will be a fruitful one and that you will leave Ireland with fond memories of your time spent in University College Cork.

Karen McSweeney
Visiting Student Coordinator

Book of Modules for Visiting Students

Click on the following link to view the Book of Modules for Visiting Students 2016/2017 

Please note that modules may be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended at any time.

 

Please note: Book of Modules for Visiting Students

Semester 1- Autumn Semester- September to December

Semester 2- Spring Semester- January to May

Year Long- Full Academic Year-  September- May (Semester only students cannot take Year Long modules)

 

Programmes Available to Visiting US and Non-EU Students

Information on each of these programmes is available by clicking on the relevant link in the menu below:  

Autumn Semester
Autumn Semester Programme
Early Start Semester in Irish Archaeology
Early Start Semester in Irish Folklore and Tradition
Early Start Semester in Irish History and Modern Ireland
Early Start Semester in Literatures in Ireland
Early Start Semester in Irish Traditional Music
Early Start Semester in Management and Marketing in the European Union
Certificate in Political Science
Certificate in Conflict and Conflict Resolution
Certificate in International Human Rights
Certificate in European Business Law

Full Academic Year
Full Academic Year Programme
Early Start and Full Academic Year
Diploma in Irish Traditional Music
Diploma in Common Law (European)
Certificate in Irish Studies

Spring Semester
Spring Semester Programme
Certificate in European Human Rights
Certificate in Irish Politics

Summer Programmes
International Summer School in Irish Studies

‌Definition of a Visiting Student

A visiting student is a student currently registered at another university and applying to undertake a programme of study for one semester or one year. A visiting student is not being admitted to a programme leading to a Degree, Diploma or any other award of the university.

Application Process - 2017/2018 Academic Year

Please click the following link to download the application form Visiting Student Application Form 2017-2018 (38kB)

The application form and supporting documents can be emailed to mb.murphy@ucc.ie OR mailed to International Office, University College Cork, Roseleigh, Western Road, Cork, T12 R229, Ireland. 

Supporting Document Checklist

Please ensure that the following documentation is received by the International Office:

  • Official Academic Transcript(s) from Home Institution (Translated to English) Please ensure your transcript includes the classes you are taking in this current semester.
  • Copy of passport
  • English Language Test Scores (IELTS or TOEFL iBT) – if you are from an non-English Speaking Country: IELTS Test Score: 6.0 TOEFL iBT: 79-80

 

Application Deadlines

Early Start, Autumn Semester and Full Academic Year applications: 16th June 2017

Spring Semester applications: 13th October 2017

 

Confirmation of Acceptance

Once your application has been approved you will receive a letter confirming your acceptance at UCC. You must bring the original letter of acceptance with you when you come to Ireland to commence your studies. If, for some reason, you are unable to accept your place at UCC please advise the International Office as soon as possible.

For further information on the application process please contact:

Mary-Bríd Murphy
International Office
University College Cork
Phone: + 353 21 4904723
Fax: + 353 21 4904735
Email: mb.murphy@ucc.ie

G.P.A. Requirement

The minimum GPA. required is normally 3.0 or above. However, applications between 2.8 and 3.0 will be considered in exceptional circumstances. Thus, if a student who wishes to study History at UCC has good grades in history or a related topic but an overall GPA. of less than 3.0 because of lower grades in an unrelated subject, his/her application will be treated sympathetically. We regret that applications with a GPA of less than 2.8 cannot be accepted.

IELTS: 6.0 (with no individual section lower than 5.5)

TOEFL iBT: 79-80

CET6: 500 or over

The Tuition Fee Schedule for the 2017/2018 academic year is as follows:

Autumm Semester

Autumn Semester €7,000
Early Start Semester in Irish Archaeology €8,250
Early Start Semester in History and Modern Ireland €8,250
Early Start Semester in Literature in Ireland €8,250
Early Start Semester in Irish Folklore and Ethnology €8,250
Early Start Semester in Music’s in Ireland €8,250
Early Start Semester in Management and Marketing in the European Union €8,250
Certificate in Political Science €7,000
Certificate in International Human Rights €7,000
Certificate in Conflict and resolution €7,000
Certificate in European Business Law €7,000

 

Spring Semester

Spring Semester €7,000
Certificate in European Human Rights €7,000
Certificate in Irish Politics €7,000

 

Full Academic Year

 Full Academic Year €13,750
Early Start Semester and Full Academic Year (All Programmes) €15,000
Certificate in Irish Studies (Full Year) €13,750
Diploma in Irish Traditional Music €14,600
Diploma in Common Law (European) €13,600

 

Paying Tuition

For direct enroll students, you will receive your tuition bill and payment instructions with your letter of acceptance. 

For further information, please contact:

Karen McSweeney, International Office, UCC. Phone: + 353-21-4904727; Fax: + 353-21-4904735; Email: k.mcsweeney@ucc.ie

Mary-Bríd Murphy, International Office, UCC. Phone: + 353-21-4904723; Fax: + 353-21-4904735; Email: mb.murphy@ucc.ie

 

Cost of Living

Students will need to budget for accommodation, food, books, transportation, utilities and other personal expenses, and these can be viewed at our cost of living section: Cost of Living

To view the orientation and semester dates for Visiting US and Non-EU students, please follow this link: Key Dates 

 

Orientation Dates 2017/2018

Autumn Semester:  6th, 7th and 8th September 2017

Spring Semester: Thursday 11th and Friday 12th January 2018

 

Orientation Dates 2016/2017

Autumn Semester: Wednesday 7th, Thursday 8th and Friday 9th September 2016  

Spring Semester: Thursday 12th January and Friday 13th January 2017

Please click on the following link to download the orientation programme: 

Spring Visiting Non-EU Orientation Programme 2017 (431kB)

 

Student Info Hub

Moving to a new university, new city, and new country is exciting, but not without challenges. Our Student Info Hub is designed to give you as much assistance as possible before you arrive in Ireland, after you arrive at UCC and when living in CorkSome important steps include:

Visas and Immigration

For information on visa and immigration please click on the following link: Visa and Immigration

Accommodation

Details will be sent to you upon acceptance.

Orientation and Registration

For information on orientation and registration please click on the following link: Orientation and Registration

Visiting Non-EU Students Information Guide 

Study Abroad Information guide 2016/2017 (1,115kB)

 

‌Online Enrolment

Instructions for Online Enrolment - Spring Semester 2016/2017: Instructions for Online Enrollment Spring Semester 2017 (1,766kB)

Instructions for Online Enrolment- Autumn/Full Year 2017/2018: You will be contacted via email before your arrival to UCC.  

 

Timetables

Instructions on completing your timetable will be issued to Spring Semester 2016/2017 students on 1st December 2016.

 

Module selection and confirmation of Modules

Instructions on Module Selection will be issued to Spring Semester 2016/2017 students on 1st December 2016.

Online enrolment must be completed in order to select your modules.

 

Instructions on Module Selection for Autumn/Full Year Students 2017/2018: You will be contacted via email before your arrival to UCC.   

 

Please note: Book of Modules for Visiting Students

Semester 1- Autumn Semester- September to December

Semester 2- Spring Semester- January to May

Year Long- Full Academic Year-  September- May (Semester only students cannot take Year Long modules)

 

 

Autumn Examinations Saturday 10th December - Wednesday 21st December 2016
Spring/Summer Examinations Friday 28th April -  Friday 12th May 2017

It should be noted that as students are permitted to choose modules across faculties and years there is a possibility of exam timetable conflicts occurring. In the event of such conflicts arising alternative arrangements are made through the International Office. Please contact Karen McSweeney, International Office: k.mcsweeney@ucc.ie

Grading Scale

The marking scale used in UCC ranges from 0-100%. The following marking system is used:

1H - First Class Honours: > 70%

2H1 - Second Class Hons, Grade 1: 60% - 69%

2H2 - Second Class Hons, grade 2: 50% - 59%

3H - Third Class Honours: 45% - 49%

Pass: > 40% - 44%

Academic Transcripts/Exam Results

UCC will issue a transcript in all cases, showing modules taken and results obtained by the student.

Examinations Appeal

Students may formally seek a check of their examination results or appeal their examination results. For further information please contact Karen McSweeney, International Office - k.mcsweeney@ucc.ie

 

Transcripts for Current Visiting Students:

Autumn Semester Students:
Transcripts will be issued by mid-March

Full Academic Year and Spring Semester Students:
Transcripts will be issued in early July.

*Please note examination results will available on the student portal prior to release of transcripts.

Study Abroad Students:  
Transcripts will be issued directly to the Sending Agency or Home University e.g. Arcadia, IFSA Butler, API, USAC, Quinnipiac University.

Direct Enrolment Students:

Transcripts will be issued to your permanent home address.

Students may also request a transcript be issued to their home university by emailing  Karen McSweeney, Email: k.mcsweeney@ucc.ie  

 

Transcript Requests for Past Visiting Students

To request a transcript please complete an Academic Transcripts Request and email to Karen McSweeney (k.mcsweeney@ucc.ie)

Fee: 1 transcript €5, 2 transcripts €10, 5 transcripts €20

 

 

 

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the International Office. 

Karen McSweeney

Phone: +353 21 4904727
Email: k.mcsweeney@ucc.ie

Mary-Bríd Murphy

Phone: +353 21 4904723
Email: mb.murphy@ucc.ie

International Office,
University College Cork,
Roseleigh,
Western Road,
Cork,
Ireland.

Fax: +353 21 4904735

In the case of an emergency please contact Campus Security at the following number

From outside Ireland: +353 21 4902266
From a mobile or cell phone within Ireland: 021 4902266

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