‌‌‎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 - 2016/2017 academic year

Please click on the following link to download the 2016/2017 application form: Visiting Student Application Form 2016-2017 (44kB)


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.


English Language Requirements (for students applying from non English speaking countries)

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

TOEFL iBT: 79-80

CET6: 500 or over


Closing Date for Applications

The deadline for applications for the Early Start, Autumn Semester and Full Academic Year programmes will be 3rd June 2016, although you should note that in the case  certain housing options, the earlier you apply the better.

The deadline for Spring Semester applications will be 21st October 2016.



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:

Mary-Bríd Murphy

International Office
University College Cork

Tel: + 353 21 4904723
Fax: + 353 21 4904735
Email: mb.murphy@ucc.ie

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