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.

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?

You can open a bank account at the Bank of Ireland in the Student Centre on campus. Please see the step-by-step guide linked below:

step by step guide- banking June 2019

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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

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