‎Definition of a Visiting Student

A Visiting Student is a student admitted to undertake a programme of study for one year or one semester. A Visiting Student is not being admitted to a programme leading to a Degree, Diploma or any other award of the University.


Application Process - 2014/2015 academic year

The application procedure is as follows:

Please click on the following link to download: Instructions on how to complete online application form 2014-2015 (599kB)

Please ensure that you complete the application form correctly.  After the application data has been submitted online, your application will be created as a PDF-Document which you must print and have signed by your university. 


A learning agreement lists the courses that you wish to study at UCC.  Please click on the following link to download: Instructions on how to complete online learning agreement (515kB)

Students should consult the Book of Modules for Visiting Students: 2009-11-05BookOfModulesVisitingStudents  Please print the completed learning agreement and have it signed by your university.


The application form and learning agreement must be posted along with the following documents:

  1. Health and Safety Information Questionnaire (19kB)
  2. Study Abroad Approval Form for Visiting Students (20kB)
  3. Academic Reference from your academic advisor or a professor at your home institution
  4. Official Transcript of Records


Students applying through any of the following Study Abroad Providers please contact your advisor directly regarding your application as different procedures and deadlines may apply:

  • API - Academic Programmes International
  • Arcadia University - College of Global Studies 
  • Butler University - Institute for Study Abroad
  • International Studies Abroad
  • UCEAP (University of California)
  • USAC 


All of the above documents should be posted to:

International Office
University College Cork
Western Road


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.


Closing Date for Applications

The deadline for applications for the Early Start, Autumn Semester and Full Academic Year programmes is the 6th June 2014, although you should note that in the case of certain popular course options, as well as certain housing options, the earlier you apply the better.

The deadline for Spring Semester applications is 24th October 2014.



Applications are dealt with on being received and decisions as to whether or not to accept applicants are normally taken not later than May preceding the proposed date of entry or, in the case of Spring Semester applications, not later than November preceding the proposed date of entry.


Confirmation of Acceptance

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

For further information on the application process please contact:

International Office
University College Cork

Tel: + 353 21 4904734
Fax: + 353 21 4904735
Email: k.mcsweeney@ucc.ie

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