Undergraduate Programmes

What Can I Study?

Undergraduate Programmes

For a full list of the undergraduate programmes that are on offer in UCC, please visit: https://www.ucc.ie/en/study/courses/

Undergraduate Academic Calendar

For more detailed information on the undergraduate programmes, please visit: http://www.ucc.ie/academic/calendar/

Book of Modules

The Book of Modules contains information on modularisation along with descriptions for all modules offered in the University's modularised courses. Please visit the following link: http://www.ucc.ie/academic/modules/

Fitness to Practice

Some students are required to undertake placement and training that involve dealing directly with patients, clients or service users. Since it is of over-riding importance to protect members of the public from harm and to maintain the trust and confidence of the general public in the professions and the University, it is vital that students are deemed fit to practise while on placement. To describe an individual as ‘Fit to Practise’ in the context of certain professions is to say that he/she possesses the attributes considered necessary in an individual to allow on-going practice as an independent practitioner in the relevant profession. 

For further information on Fitness to Practise policies and procedures click here: http://www.ucc.ie/en/academicsecretariat/fitnesstopractise/

How Do I Apply?

Application Procedure for Undergraduate Programmes (except Medicine and Dentistry)

An application for up to 2 programmes should be made directly to the International Office using our online application system. Applicants must provide required supporting documents as outlined in the Supporting Documents Checklist below.  

Transfer Applications: Applicants who wish to transfer into a year other than first year of a degree programme* should apply through the 'Undergraduate Degree' route on the online application system and indicate the preferred transfer year at the beginning of the Personal Statement. Transfer applications should include an up-to-date university/higher institute transcript and official descriptions of all modules listed on the transcript. 
*Transfers into Medicine or Dentistry are not permitted.

Click on ‘Apply Now’ to begin your application journey. 

Please note that applications for the academic year 2020/2021 will open on 9th December 2020 and close on 31st May 2021. 

Apply Now

 

Application Procedure for Medicine 

Applications for Medicine can only be made through designated UCC agents. Each agent has a specific closing date. Please contact the relevant agent for information on the application procedure and closing dates: 

  • Singapore: Apply through Region Development. Telephone +65 63392866
  • Malaysia / Indonesia / Thailand / Philippines / Vietnam / Myanmar / Cambodia / Brunei / Laos: Apply through IUMC Malaysia - Email office@iumcireland.com or Telephone +603 2615 7987.
  • Countries not specified: Please contact intlmed@ucc.ie for further information. 

 

Application Procedure for Dentistry

Applications for Dentistry can only be made through designated UCC agents. Each agent has a specific closing date. Please contact the relevant agent for information on the application procedure and closing dates: 

  • Singapore: Apply through Region Development. Telephone +65 63392866
  • Malaysia: Apply through Malaysian Office. Email info@iumc.com.my or Telephone +603 2615 7987

 

Supporting Documents Checklist

Below is a checklist of documents that must be provided at minimum with your application: 


Opening and Closing Dates
 for All Programmes (except Medicine and Dentistry)

Applications will open on 9th December 2020

The closing date for receipt of applications will be 31st May 2021.

 

For Step-By-Step Guide to complete the Undergraduate Online Application at UCC360, please see the Undergraduate Online Application Process Guide.

 

Am I an EU or Non-EU Student?

For admission purposes all applicants are categorised into two categories: EU or Non-EU. Please check our "Am I an EU or Non-EU Student" page to determine your category: EU or Non-EU Undergraduate

How is my application processed?

  • Complete applications are reviewed on a rolling basis and places are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Applications are reviewed by the International Office and are then sent to the relevant academic department for consideration.
  • A decision is made on individual assessment of each application. The International Office will send a Letter of Acceptance or Conditional Letter of Acceptance to successful applicants.
  • This process takes approximately 3-5 weeks from the date of receipt of your completed application.
  • Below is a sample timeline from the application stage to the registration for successful candidates: 

Availability of Places

University College Cork reserves the right to limit the number of admissions to any programme in the light of the availability of places for that programme.

Allocation / Acceptance of Place

The International Office will inform all applicants as soon as possible, following receipt of completed application forms and all other required documentation, of the outcome of their application.

List of Agents and Partners

List of UCC Approved Agents 2019

 

Entry Requirements

Applications will be considered from applicants whose qualifications are equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. Applications will be considered on a case by case basis. For the minimum subject requirements for each undergraduate programme, please refer to the Undergraduate Prospectus at the following link: What can I study? 

For Non-EU admission to undergraduate studies, programmes in UCC are categorised into 3 bands of competitiveness. Please see what Band your programme is in. 

Select Your Region

 

For applicants presenting Cambridge GCE A Levels, please see what the minimum Cambridge GCE A Levels entry requirements are for your selected programme. 

For applicants presenting the International Baccalaureate, please see what the minimum International Baccalaureate  entry requirements are for your selected programme.

 

Special Requirements

CK104 Arts - Music: Applicants are required to pass a music entrance exam. International applicants are permitted to send a CD/DVD with examples of their musical ability, if unable to attend in person.

CK112 - Drama and Theatre Studies: Applicants are required to pass a special drama workshop and interview. This can be arranged via Skype where applicants are unable to attend in person.

CK115 Social Work: The BSW Degree Programme is only available to those who have reached 23 years of age by 1 January of the year of proposed entry to UCC. 

CK114 Youth and Community Work: This programme is only available to those who have reached 23 years of age by 1 January of the year of proposed entry to UCC. Shortlisted International applicants will be invited for interview via Skype.

CK606 Architecture: Applicants must submit a portfolio of 5-7 drawings demonstrating drawing ability in support of their application.

 

Minimum Age Requirements

For 2020 entry, full-time degree students must normally have reached 17 years of age by 15th January 2021. Where a candidate below that age seeks to enter UCC, a special application must be made to the President of the University.

 

Undergraduate English Language Requirements

Teaching in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) is normally through the medium of English; therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in the English Language.

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide evidence of equivalent competence in English Language, through their school leaving examination or matriculation examination or by achieving the minimum standard (there may be higher levels for matriculation and/or particular programmes in individual institutions) in a recognised English language test, as specified below.

Certain tests (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL and Pearson PTE) have a three year time limit in their validity and these will be applied. English language tests must be undertaken no more than three years prior to commencement of a programme.

Please note that the Secure English Language Test (SELT) scores must be achieved from one sitting of the relevant qualification (e.g. IELTS and TOEFL). We will not accept a combination of individual component scores from multiple tests.

 

Recognised English Language Tests for Undergraduate full degree programmes:

  

UCC English Language Centre Pre-sessional Courses:

Successful completion of either the 6-Week Pre-sessional or 10-Week Pre-sessional course at UCC Language Centre. https://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/courses/presessional/

 

Duolingo English Test (DET):

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; College of Business and Law; College of Science Engineering and Food Science:

  • Undergraduate Degree Programmes:  DET score of 120 or better

College of Medicine and Health:

  • All Programmes (except SLT): DET 120 or more eligible for full offer
  • Speech and Language Therapy: DET 120 + undergo Skills Check; DET 125 or more eligible for full offer

 

Please note: UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) for the 2021 intake.  Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to undergo a UCC Language Centre Skills Check (LCSC) and in some circumstances, a 6- or 12-week pre-sessional programme. duolingo.com/applicants

  

IELTS - International English Language Testing System:

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; College of Business and Law; College of Science Engineering and Food Science:

  • Undergraduate Degree Programmes: Minimum overall score of 6.5 and minimum of 6.0 in each band

College of Medicine and Health:

  • All Programmes (except SLT): Minimum overall score of 6.5 and minimum of 6.5 in each band
  • Speech and Language Therapy: Minimum overall score of 7.0 and minimum of 6.5 in each band

 

TOEFL - Test Of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL iBT:

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; College of Business and Law; College of Science Engineering and Food Science:

  • Undergraduate Degree Programmes: Minimum overall score of 90 and minimum of 20 in each section

College of Medicine and Health:

  • All Programmes (except SLT): TOEFL 90 (Listening 23; Reading 21; Speaking 22; Writing 23)
  • Speech and Language Therapy: TOEFL 100 (Listening 23; Reading 21; 
    Speaking 22; Writing 23)

 

University of Cambridge:

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; College of Business and Law; College of Science Engineering and Food Science:

  • Undergraduate Degree Programmes: 176+ on Cambridge English scale with no less than 169 in each skill and use of English i.e.
    • Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
    • Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
    • First Certificate, Grade A (CEFR Level C1)

 College of Medicine and Health:

  • All Programmes (except SLT): 176 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test 
  • Speech and Language Therapy: 185 overall with not less than 176 in each element of the test 

 

Pearson PTE Academic:

College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; College of Business and Law; College of Science Engineering and Food Science:

  • Undergraduate Degree Programmes: Minimum of 63 (with at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section)

College of Medicine and Health:

  • All Programmes (except SLT): Minimum of 63 (with at least 63 for each item in the Communicative Skills section)
  • Speech and Language Therapy: Minimum of 72 (with at least 63 for each item in the Communicative Skills section)

 

ETAPP - English Test for Academic and Professional Purposes:

Grade C1 or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)

 

UK Examining Boards/Bodies:

GCE O Level English Language at Grade C or above
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above
GCSE English Literature at Grade C or above
CSE Grade 1 Pass in English

 

University of Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate (UCLES):
with English at grade C or above (incorporating the Oxford Examining Body’s English as a Foreign Language (Higher Paper)



EU Countries’ Matriculation Examination:

Matriculation Examinations from European Countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved. Where the examination has been taken more than 2 years previously candidates may be required to take a proficiency test. Where an English proficiency test which is scored on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) is presented as part of a school-leaving qualification, grade must be C1/C2.



Trinity ISE:

Trinity ISE III with at least merit in each skill category



QQI FET ESL:

Merit in the module “English as a Second Language” or “Communications” (level 5)

 

UCC English Language Centre

The UCC Language Centre can help you to acquire the English language skills you will need in your undergraduate studies. For more information on the English courses which are offered at the Language Centre, please follow the link: http://www.ucc.ie/en/esol/ 

What Will It Cost?

List of Tuition Fees

The 2020-2021 Undergraduate Fees Schedule is available at: www.ucc.ie/en/financeoffice/fees/

 

Payment Methods

UCC offers International Students four methods for payment of fees. Please click on the appropriate button below to choose your preferred payment method.

 

 

Tuition Fees Payment Deadline

All International Students are required to pay a non-refundable deposit when accepting a place at University College Cork, details of which will be specified on their individual offer letter. The tuition fee balance must be paid no later than the 1st August unless stated otherwise on the offer letter.

International Students in receipt of Government funding or a loan from a recognised loan institution should supply documentary evidence of same in lieu of paying fees upfront.

 

Tuition Fee in Instalments

Normally all International Students in Year 1 are required to pay their fees in full prior to registration. Students in Year 2 and beyond can pay their tuition fees in two instalments.

 

Exemptions

Students may qualify for exemptions from particular modules in their overall degree if they have completed a degree or another recognised qualification. Enquiries regarding exemptions should be made directly to the relevant academic department. If you are granted an exemption, you will be refunded the fee for that particular module.

 

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

Orientation and Semester Dates

To view the orientation and semester dates for undergraduate students, please follow this link: Key Dates

Plan for Ireland

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 CorkSome important steps include:

Visas and Immigration

For information on visa and immigration please click on the following link: Visa and Immigration

Accommodation

For information on accommodation please click on the following link: Accommodation

Orientation and Registration

For information on orientation and registration please click on the following link: Orientation and Registration

International Office

Oifig Idirnáisiúnta

Roseleigh, Western Road, Cork, T12 R229

Ask a question

Contact us

Top