Opening a Bank Account


It is of great benefit to students to establish a banking connection as soon as they arrive on campus. Staff in the Bank of Ireland understand students' financial arrangements and can offer financial advice suitable to students' needs. In order to open a bank account you will need your passport/driver’s licence/national I.D. and proof of home address. Proof of Irish address will be confirmed by the University.

Bank of Ireland have set up an online system for students (EU and North American) to open the account through your own device. 

The bank is located in Áras na Mac Léinn/Student Centre. ATM cash dispenser machines are also located in Áras na Mac Léinn/Student Centre and in the Main Restaurant. Information on the service provided by Bank of Ireland and the bank’s opening hours is available at

How Do I Open a Bank Account?

***Please note that the situation is evolving and subject to change***.  

To open a new student account 

(Students from the EU, North American, Australia and New Zealand) 

  • Text PCA to 50365 – you will receive a link to complete the account opening


To open a new student account 

(All other students.  Please note.  This service is only available to those who have completed restricted movement timeframe). 

Where:               Bank Of Ireland Branch, UCC (in the Student Centre) 

When:                29th & 30th of September & 1st & 2nd October 10:30am- 2:00pm 

How:                  Email 

What do I need?: See Opening a BOI account 2020 for all requirements.


*Please note the documents required may need to be prepared at home before you arrive in Ireland.  Originals are needed, and copies should also be brought along to help speed up the process.  

Please note that the International Office is no longer providing letters for proof of address.  Please click on the right hand box to download your Letter of Attendance.

International Office

Oifig Idirnáisiúnta

Roseleigh, Western Road, Cork, T12 R229

Ask a question

Contact us