World Ready, Work Ready

International Students

A degree from University College Cork ensures our international graduates are ‘World Ready and Work Ready’. We are unrivalled in the quality of our academic programmes and research, the beauty of our campus and its vibrant student life. We have a student body of over 20,000 and 3,000 are international students. Each year UCC welcomes students from over 104 countries, so whatever you choose to study, you’ll soon make many friends from across the world.

Why Study at University College Cork

UCC has been voted Sunday Times Irish University of The Year a record five times, including 2016 and 2017

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UCC is the world’s first Green Flag Campus. It pioneers sustainable practices and provides a safe and friendly environment.

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UCC is ranked in the top 2% of global universities

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UCC Voted the safest campus in Ireland and one of safest in the world

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UCC ranked 1st in Ireland for Sports Facilities

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UCC international students are amongst happiest in Ireland

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International Student Profiles

University College Cork is a first-class university with a time-honoured history. UCC enjoys an undisputed reputation.

Jieyuan Xue - China

Financial Economics, BSc

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UCC allowed me to pursue the goals I always dreamt of: PhD in Cancer Research and a start-up that will solve important health problems in my country and the whole of Latin America.

Yensi Flores Bueso – Honduras

Molecular Biology with BioInnovation, MSc

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Our class consists of 10 people from 7 countries, plus several Erasmus students. The exposure of International culture is quite intense.

Yoga Bagus Wicaksono - Indonesia

Sustainable Energy, MengSc

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I love the way my teachers accept my ideas, and help me improve them further. I have room to be creative myself at the same time.

Dang Hoang Thanh Lan - Vietnam

Sociology, PhD

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I would encourage International students to study in UCC because of its academic level and also for its great location at the heart of a really calm city.

Octavio Vázquez Mendoza - Mexico City

Data Science and Analytics, MSc

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You meet so many new people and make so many new friends that any languages and cultural barriers don’t matter, and that is great place to be.

Haley M Bonner - USA

English Modernities: American and British Film and Literature, MA

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Connect with UCC

New scholarship competition for US students hoping to come to University College Cork opening in January 2018!

International Office

Student Ambassadors are located at Information Points througout campus, ready to help with any queries! ☂ #UCCOpenDay


Wonderful experience meeting talented prospective students interested in UCC at #EHEF2017 in Indonesia.

UCC International Office

International Office

Oifig Idirnáisiúnta

Roseleigh, Western Road, Cork, T12 R229