‌‎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 - 2015/2016 academic year


Please click on the following link to download the application: Visiting Student Application Form 2015-2016 (38kB) 



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 5th June 2015, 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 23rd October 2015.



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 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

View Disclaimer
Close X