The Scholarships and Prizes are awarded on the basis of the previous year's Examination results, i.e. those listed in the 2018/2019 University Calendar are based on Summer Examination 2018 results.


In recognition of the historic role of George J. Mitchell in advancing the security, hope and opportunity for generations in Ireland and Northern Ireland, the George J. Mitchell Peace Scholarship has been established. The purpose of the Scholarship is to create opportunities for the exchange of university students between Ireland and the State of Maine.

University College Cork has been nominated by the Minister for Education and Science to send suitably qualified students under the Scholarship to an institution in the University of Maine System. To qualify for the Scholarship a student must be:

  1. at least 18 years of age.
  2. be registered full time and have completed at least one full year.
  3. have a record of high academic achievement.
  4. have demonstrated leadership abilities and a commitment to community service.

Students who are immediate past graduates of UCC are eligible to apply for the Scholarship.

The successful candidate will receive remission of tuition and academic fees and free room and board, from the University of Maine.

Further information is available from the International Office, University College Cork.


A place will be offered annually at University College Cork to a student of English from one of the Dutch universities.

  1. This student will be called the Harting Scholar and will be attached to the Language Centre, a constituent part of the School of Language and Literature.
  2. The Harting Scholar will be allowed to choose one or more courses at undergraduate or postgraduate level from the programmes offered by the School of Language and Literature and/or the Departments of History and Modern Irish and cognate departments in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences.
  3. The fees will be waived for the Harting Scholar.
  4. He/she will be prepared to teach and assist in examining Dutch as required by UCC with a maximum of four hours of weekly teaching.
  5. The Harting Scholar must have attended a three-day instruction course, which is held every year in May, especially for the twenty-six or so Harting Scholars who are going to teach Dutch at universities in England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland.
  6. Travel expenses and subsistence will be arranged by the Harting Committee.


University College Cork has a student exchange programme with the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Under the programme, a UCC student, at undergraduate level and in any discipline, will be invited to study at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for a full academic year. In addition to a tuition fee waiver from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the UCC student will be the recipient of the William L. Markey Scholarship. The scholarship, to the value of at least $3,000, will be awarded as often as funds allow and to a student of high honours standard. Information on the William L. Markey Scholarship is available here.