UCC is located in Cork City, Ireland. Cork is Ireland’s second largest city and is located near the south coast of Ireland. It offers students all the advantages of a bustling, vibrant and cosmopolitan city.

Cork is dotted with parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, theatres and historical buildings so students are never short of recreational options. Simultaneously, it possesses a small town familiarity and students can navigate the city on foot with ease. Cork is widely known as the "Food Capital" of Ireland. The city and University work well together in providing students with a rich academic and extra-curricular experience. Cork’s stunning coastline is a popular destination for nature-loving students. Explore more at: www.discoverireland.ie/places-to-go/cork

What's on in Cork

Whazon Cork Monthly publication online and you will see printed copies in various venues around town. 

Cork Meetups www.meetup.com/cities/ie/cork/
Cork Festivals  festivalscork.com/
Cork City www.discoverireland.ie/corkcity
Cork County www.discoverireland.ie/Places-To-Go/Cork
Cork Restaurants Tripadvisor
Cork City Walks corkcitywalktours.com/
Cork City Photographs Flickr
Cork County Photographs Flickr
Exploring Cork Lonely Planet and Rough Guide

Bank of Ireland is the bank located on campus and it is located in the Student Centre. Opening hours and ATM locations in UCC can be found here.

To open an account with the Bank of Ireland, you need to present the following items to the UCC branch:

  • The letter of acceptance
  • Bank Letter (available from the Graduate Studies Office)
  • Photo identification (Passport/Driving Licence, etc.)

Call into the Graduate Studies Office, 2nd floor, West Wing, where you can complete the Bank Letter which is only available from this office. We will also print off confirmation of your acceptance on your UCC programme and will sign and stamp these letters to be presented to the bank.

If you choose a different bank, please check with the bank as the necessary documentation may differ from bank to bank. As some bank charges are high, it’s worth checking the charges and shopping around before opening an account. Money transfers can be made from banks, credit unions or post offices.

A PPS (Personal Public Service) number is your unique reference number for all your dealings with the Public Service e.g. applying to the Revenue Commissioners (tax office) for a tax credit certificate, applying to the Department of Social Protection for a payment, etc. If you are going to work while studying, we strongly recommend that you apply as soon as possible for a PPS number as, without it, you will be taxed at the higher rate.  To apply for your PPS number, you will need to contact the Department of Social Protection Office on Hanover Quay in Cork (formerly known as the Social Welfare Office).

Department of Social Protection (Cork Office)
Hanover Quay
Tel: 021 480 6800

Opening Hours:
Check this website for current office opening hours. 

Details on how to apply for your PPS number as a resident or non-resident and the documentation necessary, including photo ID information are available on this website.

UCC Language Centre

The University Language Centre offers full-time and part-time English courses, alongside teacher-training courses and a Summer School.

Please visit their website www.ucc.ie/esol or contact them on info@langcent.ucc.ie for further information.



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