Incoming Erasmus Students
The Erasmus+ programme is a European Union funding exchange programme. Students from a European partner university are eligible to study at UCC for a semester or an academic year.
We have over 3,300 international students studying at the University during a typical academic year. They come from a wide variety of backgrounds and cultures and do much to enhance and enrich life at the University. Many of you will be some distance from home and we will do our best to ensure that your stay with us will be academically rewarding and socially enjoyable.
We hope you will find the information in this website informative and helpful. We are confident that your stay with us will be a fruitful one and that you will leave Ireland with fond memories of your time spent in University College Cork.
What Can I Study?
Book of Modules for Visiting Students
Click on the following link to view the Book of Modules for Visiting Students
Please note that modules may be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended at any time. Though every effort will be made to ensure that students will be admitted to their preferred module choices, the UCC International Office cannot guarantee admission to any particular module.
Please see an example of module levels below:
|EN1***||1st year module|
|EN2***||2nd year module|
|EN3***||3rd year module|
|EN4***||4th year module|
|EN5*** & EN6***||postgraduate modules|
It is recommended that students take modules to the value of 60 ECTS credits for the academic year and modules valued at 30 ECTS for a single semester. Students would not be permitted to choose more than this. Please ensure that you speak to your home university regarding the number of credits that you need to take during your studies in UCC.
- Semester 1 - Autumn Semester (September - December)
- Semester 2 - Spring Semester (January - May)
- Year Long - Full Academic Year (September - May)
*Semester only students cannot apply for year long modules*
Certificates and Diplomas Available to Visiting Students
Information on each of these programmes is available by clicking on the relevant link in the menu below:
- Certificate in Irish Studies
- Certificate in Political Science
- Certificate in Conflict and Conflict Resolution
- Certificate in European Human Rights
- Certificate in International Human Rights
- Certificate in Irish Politics
- Certificate in European Business Law
How Do I Apply?
Nomination Procedure for Sending Universities
Partner universities are requested to email their student nominations to Caroline Smyth, Erasmus Executive Assistant. Email: email@example.com
Student Name, Email Address, Area of Studies (as listed in the inter-institutional agreement) and Period of Studies
Autumn Semester/Full Academic Year: 4th May 2018
Spring Semester: 31st August 2018
Student Application Process
Students are required to complete UCC's online application form.
Students are also required to upload the following documents to their online application form:
Official Transcript of Records (officially marked examination results)
- Transcript of Records in English (if your official transcript is not in English)
Learning Agreement (Before section)
Information will be emailed to students when nomination has been received from home university.
Autumn Semester/Full Academic Year: 8th June 2018
Spring Semester: 19th October 2018
Letter of Acceptance
Once your application has been approved you will receive a letter confirming your acceptance at UCC. You must bring the original letter of acceptance with you when you come to Cork to commence your studies. If, for some reason, you are unable to accept your place at UCC please advise the International Office as soon as possible.
For further information on the application process please contact:
University College Cork
Phone: + 353 21 4904747
Fax: + 353 21 4904735
Erasmus students will be required to complete a Learning Agreement for their home university. Students should seek advice from their academic coordinator at their home university regarding the academic requirements of their Erasmus period abroad.
Please click on the following links to download the relevant sections of the Learning Agreement:
- Erasmus+ Learning Agreement GUIDELINES
- Erasmus+ Learning Agreement BEFORE
- Erasmus+ Learning Agreement DURING
- Erasmus+ Learning Agreement AFTER
Erasmus Agreement in Study Area
Your university must have an Erasmus agreement in your specific subject area in order to study at UCC under the Erasmus programme. If you are unsure if your university has an Erasmus agreement with UCC, then please speak with the institutional/academic coordinator at your home university.
English Language Proficiency
Lectures are usually conducted through the medium of English. A good knowledge of English is therefore essential in order to be able to understand lectures and to be able to work with English language text books.
UCC does not require students to provide English language certificates.
UCC offers two academic English language courses free of charge:
- LC1002 English for Academic Study
- LC1003 Advanced English for Academic Study
If you are interested in studying either of the above modules please contact Mr. Brendan McEnery, Language Centre coordinator indicating your interest. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Places are limited so students are advised to contact Mr. McEnery as early as possible.
Information is available in the Book of Modules for Visiting Students (under Language Centre).
The Language Centre does offer other language courses. For further information please contact:
What Will It Cost?
Students who study at University College Cork under the Erasmus+ Programme are not required to pay tuition/registration fees to University College Cork.
ERASMUS funding is provided by the home institution. For information on the level of grants payable, please contact the International Office at your home institution
Cost of Living
Students will need to budget for accommodation, food, books, transportation, utilities and other personal expenses, and these can be viewed at our cost of living section: Cost of Living
The International Office organises a two week Welcome Programme for all International students. The Welcome Programme will take place from the end of August. A number of events will be organised during the two week period such as information meetings, walking tours of the city centre, cinema nights, table quizzes, Irish music and dance night, and trips at the weekend.
In order to introduce you to life at University College, Cork and to help you to settle in, the University runs a series of orientation programmes designed to tell you about life on campus.
- Autumn Semester 2017: Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th and Friday 8th September 2017
- Spring Semester 2018: Thursday 11th January and Friday 12th January 2018
2018/2019 Academic Year Orientation Dates
- Autumn Semester 2018: Wednesday 5th, Thursday 6th and Friday 7th September 2018
- Spring Semester 2019: Thursday 10th and Friday 11th January 2019
All students are expected to attend the Orientation Programme.
Semester Dates 2018/2019 (PROVISIONAL)
Autumn Semester 2018 (Semester 1)
|Autumn Semester Dates:||Monday 10th September - Friday 30th November 2018|
|Study Review Week:||Monday 3rd December - Friday 7th December 2018|
|Autumn Examinations:||Monday 10th December - Friday 21st December 2018|
|Christmas Recess:||Saturday 22nd December - Sunday 13th January 2019|
Spring Semester 2019 (Semester 2)
|Spring Semester Dates:||Monday 14th January - Friday 5th April 2019|
|Easter Recess:||Saturday 13th April - Sunday 28th April 2019|
|Study Review Week:||Monday 8th April - Friday 12th April 2019|
|Final Examinations:||Monday 29th April - Friday 10th May 2019|
Semester Dates 2017/2018
Autumn Semester 2017 (Semester 1)
|Autumn Semester Dates:||Monday 11th September - Friday 1st December 2017|
|Study Review Week:||Monday 4th December - Thursday 7th December 2017|
|Autumn Examinations:||Friday 8th December - Wednesday 20th December 2017|
|Christmas Recess:||Thursday 21st December 2017 - Sunday 14th January 2018|
Spring Semester 2018 (Semester 2)
|Spring Semester Dates:||Monday 15th January - Friday 20th April 2018|
|Easter Recess:||Saturday 24th March - Sunday 8th April 2018|
|Study Review Week:||Monday 23rd April - Thursday 26th April 2018|
|Spring Examinations:||Friday 27th April - Friday 11th May 2018|
Plan for Ireland
Fortunately, we have our own Accommodation Placement Service in operation for our Visiting and Erasmus students, and we will send the information on how to apply for this accommodation once you have completed your online applications. This placement service will be housing students in student complexes near the campus and the city centre. We would strongly advise you to apply for this accommodation as soon as you receive the information from the placement service.
Student Info Hub
Moving to a new university, new city, and new country is exciting, but not without challenges. Our Student Support Information is designed to give you as much assistance as possible before you arrive in Ireland, after you arrive at UCC and when living in Cork. Some important steps include:
Visas and Immigration
For information on visa and immigration please click on the following link: Visa and Immigration
Orientation and Registration
For information on orientation and registration please click on the following link: Orientation and Registration
Module Selection and Registration
Online Enrolment Autumn Semester/Full Year 2017-2018
Please click here for instructions for online enrollment: Instructions for Online Enrollment Autumn Semester/Full Year 2017-2018 (2,755kB)
Diploma in Common Law 2017-2018: Instructions for Online Enrollment Diploma in Common Law 2017-2018 (3,001kB)
Instructions on completing your timetable will be issued to students before arrival.
Module selection and confirmation of Modules
Instructions on selecting your modules will be issued to students before arrival.
Examinations and Transcripts
UCC uses the ECTS grading system. The marking scale used in UCC ranges from 0-100%. The following marking system is used:
1H - First Class Honours: > 70%
2H1 - Second Class Hons, Grade 1: 60% - 69%
2H2 - Second Class Hons, grade 2: 50% - 59%
3H - Third Class Honours: 45% - 49%
Pass: > 40% - 44%
Academic Transcripts/Exam Results
Once all examinations have been completed, and the grades have been determined by the Exam Board, we will forward a copy of your official transcript to both your home university and your home address.
Semester 1 Students: Transcripts will be issued mid-February.
Full Academic Year and Semester 2 Students: Transcripts will be issued at the end of June.
Students may formally seek a check of their examination results or appeal their examination results. For further information please contact Karen McSweeney, International Office - email@example.com
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the Erasmus team.
Ms. Clare Murphy
Phone: +353 21 4904726
Ms. Caroline Smyth
Phone: +353 21 4904747
|Fax: +353 21 4904735|
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