Visiting EU Students
University College Cork extends a warm welcome to students from the European Union who will be studying at UCC for a semester or year. 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 have almost 2400 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. In addition to students from Europe, there are students from the United States and Canada, from Africa, the Middle East and the Far East.
We hope you will find the information in this website informative and helpful. It covers such matters as application and registration procedures, the choice of courses, campus services, accommodation costs and social life.
UCC has taken a number of steps to ensure that ERASMUS and Visiting European students coming here receive all the necessary attention and assistance they need. The International Education Office is responsible for the overall co-ordination of the many programmes in which we are partners and can assist with the various practical and personal matters which arise for any student settling into a new environment in an unfamiliar country.
A number of special orientation programmes have been organised for incoming visiting students. We would like to take this opportunity to urge strongly your attendance at the appropriate orientation programme. It will allow us to provide you with a detailed introduction to the University and student life here, while giving you a little time to look around and familiarise yourself with Cork and with Irish life and culture before starting your studies.
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.
Staff, International Education Office