1. School Leavers
  1. HEAR Applicants - see here
  2. DARE Applicants - see here
  3. Mature Applicants
  1. QQI FET (FETAC) Applicants - see here
  2. BTEC Applicants - see here
  3. Graduate Entry to Medicine Applicants - see here
  1. Evening Degrees
    1. BCL Law
  1. Part-time Degrees
  1. Diplomas
  1. Advanced Entry / Transfers to UCC - see here and read the section "Transfer Entry to UCC"
  1. Flexi-Options - see here
  1. Transfers within UCC in First Year - see here and read the section "First Year Change of Course"

Non-EU applications for entry to the first year of all full-time undergraduate degree programmes are processed through the International Office, University College Cork.

Applicants should apply using the non-EU undergraduate application form which is available directly from the International Office, University College Cork and on the International Office website at

Completed application forms must be accompanied by the following documentation:

Date of Application

For entry in September 2017 students are asked to apply to the International Office as early as possible, but in any event not later than 31st March 2017.

UCC Restricted Application Programmes

Non-EU applications to the following programmes are restricted and must be made by 1st February:

Entry Requirements

For details of minimum entry requirements for applicants from non-EU countries please contact the International Office at

English Language Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must present an English Language Certificate (IELTS, TOEFL or ETAP). Please contact the International Office for information on IELTS, TOEFL and ETAP requirements.

Minimum Age Requirements

For 2017 entry, full-time degree students must normally have reached 17 years of age by 15th January 2018. Where a candidate below that age seeks to enter UCC, a special application must be made to the President of the University.

Availability of Places

University College Cork reserves the right to limit the number of admissions to any programme in the light of the availability of places for that programme.

Allocation/Acceptance of Places

The International Office will inform all applicants as soon as possible following receipt of completed application forms, together with required documentation, of the outcome of their application.

Information for New Students

Each non-EU student who accepts a place will be sent an information on orientation and registration by email. Welcome packs will be given to each student at registration.


See here for fees applicable to non-EU students.

See our "How to Apply" section here
See our "Admissions Policies" here
See our Finance Office here

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