Please browse through the page below for general information on University College Cork, Cork City and County and accommodation options.
University College Cork is located in Ireland's second largest city and forms an integral part of the city's rich history and cultural heritage. Established in 1845 the architecture of UCC's beautiful city centre campus reflects the balance of innovation and tradition befitting of a world class university.
Awarded the Times Irish University of Year Award 2011-2012, UCC ranks in the top 2% of the global World University along with universities such as the University of Illinois, Chicago, Tufts University, Georgetown University and Washington State University. Most recently UCC was award the distinction of being Ireland’s first and only 5 Star university.
The majority of faculty buildings are centralised in the main campus, creating a lively atmosphere seen most readily in the many coffee shops and restaurants dotted around campus. UCC boasts top rate IT and library facilities, an active and engaging collection of student societies and sports clubs and in 2010 was the first third level institution in the world to be awarded the prestigious international Green Flag award. The state of the art university sports centre, the Mardyke Arena, is also located close to university buildings.
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Cork, Ireland’s second largest city, and was named in the Lonely Planet’s Top Ten places to visit in the world, and is home to a lively tradition of music and theatre, good food and pubs and a vibrant and welcoming social scene.
Cork people are renowned for their pride in their city, their warmth and welcoming attitude to all visitors. It is a small and lively cosmopolitan place packed with pubs, restaurants and cultural centres. Cork has the second largest natural harbour in the world, giving the city and county a rich maritime history that is reflected in the varying architectural styles found in the city centre and its hinterland and a history of connecting with and embracing the world beyond its borders.
This historic city hosts a number of major international music, food and film festivals throughout the year and has a strong sporting tradition. The city is home to a number of internationally renowned art and music schools meaning the cultural life in Cork is second to none. So whether you seek the thrills of sporting fixtures, Art House Cinema, live music, dance or art during your spare time you will find something to match your interests in Cork City. Cork City is also the gateway to some of Ireland’s most beautiful scenic areas, and is located only a short distance from beaches, country villages and towns, mountains and forests.
Cork is well connected internationally by Cork International Airport and has convenient rail and bus connections.
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There are a variety of accommodation options on offer by both UCC and private landlords whose properties are close to UCC or the City Centre. UCC has a dedicated Accommodation Service where postgraduate and international students can find guidance, information and a searchable accommodation database of available rooms.