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***.  Updated 16th September 2021  

To open a new student account 

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

  • Text PCA to 50365 – you will receive a link to complete the account opening
  • Or directly through our web site.
  • *Please note that you may be asked for additional paperwork.


To open a new student account 

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

How:                  Complete the online application form available here.  Once you complete the form then drop your documents to the BOI branch on campus during the below times.

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

When:                Daily from Monday 20th September 2021, between 10am - 2pm.

*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.  You may also be asked for additional paperwork.

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.

What documents do I need?

Please see BOI Opening an Account Sep 2021.

International Office

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Roseleigh, Western Road, Cork, T12 R229

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