Visiting US and Non-EU Students
A visiting student is a student currently registered at another university and applying to undertake a programme of study at undergraduate level for one semester or one year. A visiting student is not being admitted to a programme leading to a Degree, Diploma or any other award of the university.
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.
Visiting Student Coordinator
What Can I Study?
Book of Modules for Visiting Students
Click on the following link to view the Book of Modules for Visiting Students 2018/2019
Please note that modules may be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended at any time.
The 2019/2020 Book of Modules for Visiting Students will be availble in August 2019.
Please note: Book of Modules for Visiting Students
Semester 1- Autumn Semester- September to December
Semester 2- Spring Semester- January to May
Year Long- Full Academic Year- September- May (Semester only students cannot take Year Long modules)
Programmes Available to Visiting US and Non-EU Students
Information on each of these programmes is available by clicking on the relevant link in the menu below:
- Autumn Semester Programme
- Early Start Semester in Irish Archaeology
- Early Start Semester in Irish Folklore and Tradition
- Early Start Semester in Irish History and Modern Ireland
- Early Start Semester in Literatures in Ireland
- Early Start Semester in Irish Traditional Music
Full Academic Year
- Full Academic Year Programme
- Early Start and Full Academic Year
- Diploma in Irish Traditional Music
- Diploma in Common Law (European)
- Certificate in Irish Studies
How Do I Apply?
Definition of a Visiting Student
A visiting student is a student currently registered at another university and applying to undertake a programme of study for one semester or one year. A visiting student is not being admitted to a programme leading to a Degree, Diploma or any other award of the university.
Application Process - 2019/2020 Academic Year
Applications for 2019-2020 Academic Year are now open.
The application form, health questionnaire and supporting documents can be emailed to email@example.com OR mailed to International Office, University College Cork, Roseleigh, Western Road, Cork, T12 R229, Ireland.
Supporting Document Checklist
Please ensure that the following documentation is received by the International Office:
- Official Academic Transcript(s) from Home Institution (Translated to English) Please ensure your transcript includes the classes you are taking in this current semester.
- Copy of passport
English Language Requirements (for students applying from non English speaking countries)
IELTS: 6.0 (with no individual section lower than 5.5)
TOEFL iBT: 79-80
CET6: 500 or over
Please submit your application and supporting documents before the dates below:
Early Start, Autumn Semester and Full Academic Year applications: 7th June 2019
Spring Semester applications: 11th October 2019
Confirmation 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 Ireland 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 4904727
Fax: + 353 21 4904735
The minimum GPA. required is normally 3.0 or above. However, applications between 2.8 and 3.0 will be considered in exceptional circumstances. Thus, if a student who wishes to study History at UCC has good grades in history or a related topic but an overall GPA. of less than 3.0 because of lower grades in an unrelated subject, his/her application will be treated sympathetically. We regret that applications with a GPA of less than 2.8 cannot be accepted.
English Language Proficiency
IELTS: 6.0 (with no individual section lower than 5.5)
TOEFL iBT: 79-80
CET6: 500 or over
You must submit an official certificate with your application form.
What Will It Cost?
The Tuition Fee Schedule for the 2019/2020 academic year is as follows:
|Early Start Semester in Irish Archaeology||€8,250|
|Early Start Semester in History and Modern Ireland||€8,250|
|Early Start Semester in Literature in Ireland||€8,250|
|Early Start Semester in Irish Folklore and Ethnology||€8,250|
|Early Start Semester in Irish Traditional Music||€8,250|
|Certificate in European Business Law||€7,000|
Full Academic Year
|Full Academic Year||€13,750|
|Early Start Semester and Full Academic Year (All Programmes)||€15,000|
|Certificate in Irish Studies (Full Year)||€13,750|
|Diploma in Irish Traditional Music||€14,600|
|Diploma in Common Law (European)||€13,600|
For direct enroll students, you will receive your tuition bill and payment instructions with your letter of acceptance.
For further information, please contact:
International Office, UCC.
Phone: + 353-21-4904727
Fax: + 353-21-4904735
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
Orientation Dates 2018-2019
Spring Semester 2019: 10th and 11th January 2019
Venue: Boole 4, Boole Lecture Theatre, Main Campus
Please click on the following link for the Spring 2018 Orientaton information (Non-European Visiting Students)
Orientation Dates 2019/2020
Early Start 2019: Friday 16th August 2019
Autumn Semester 2019: 4th, 5th and 6th September 2019
Spring Semester 2020: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th January 2020
Semester Dates 2019-2020
Early Start Class Dates: Monday 19th August – Friday 6th September 2019
Autumn Semester Class Dates: Monday 9th September – Friday 29th November 2019
Study Review Week: Monday 2nd - Friday 6th December 2019
Autumn Examinations: Monday 9th – Friday 20th December 2019
Christmas Recess: Saturday 21st December 2019 – Sunday 12th January 2020
Spring Semester Class Dates: Monday 13th January – Friday 3rd April 2020
Easter Recess: Saturday 4th April – Sunday 19thApril 2020
Study Review Week: Monday 20thApril – Thursday 23rd April 2020
Spring/Summer Examinations: Friday 24th April – Friday 8th May 2020
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 Cork. Some important steps include:
Visas and Immigration
For information on visa and immigration please click on the following link: Visa and Immigration
Details will be sent to you upon acceptance.
Orientation and Registration
For information on orientation and registration please click on the following link: Orientation and Registration
Visiting Non-EU Students Information Guide
Module Selection and Registration
Instructions for Online Enrolment: Autumn/Full Year 2019/2020:
Accepted students will receive instructions for the above in mid-August 2019.
Instructions for Online Enrolment: Spring Semester 2020:
Accepted students will receive instructions for the above in mid-November 2019.
Instructions on completing your timetable will be issued with the above information.
Module selection and confirmation of Modules
Accepted students will receive instructions for the above in mid-August 2019 for the Autumn Semester and mid-November 2019 for Spring Semester 2020.
Online enrolment must be completed in order to select your modules.
Examinations and Transcripts
|Autumn Examinations 2018||Monday 10th December - Friday 21st December 2018|
|Spring/Summer Examinations 2019||Friday 26th April - Friday 10th May 2019|
It should be noted that as students are permitted to choose modules across faculties and years there is a possibility of exam timetable conflicts occurring. In the event of such conflicts arising alternative arrangements are made through the International Office. Please contact Karen McSweeney, International Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
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%
Final Examination Results
Autumn Semester 2018 Results
Results for the Autumn Semester 2018 will be available to view online (My Student Admin) on Friday 8th February 2019.
Full Year and Spring Semester 2018-2019 Results
Results for the Full Academic Year and Spring Semester 2019 will be available to view online (My Student Admin) at the end of June (date to be confirmed).
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
Transcripts for Current Visiting Students:
Autumn Semester Students:
Offical transcripts for Autumn Students who have completed their studies at UCC will be issued directly to providers/home universities in late February 2019.
Full Academic Year and Spring Semester Students:
Transcripts will be issued in early July 2019
*Please note examination results will available on the student portal prior to release of transcripts.
Study Abroad Students:
Transcripts will automatically be issued directly to Study Abroad Provider or Home University e.g. Arcadia, IFSA Butler, API, USAC, Quinnipiac University.
Direct Enrol Students:
Transcripts will be issued to your permanent home address.
Students may also request a transcript be issued to their home university by emailing Karen McSweeney, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Transcript Requests for Past Visiting Students
Past Visiting Students can request their transcript by completing the Online Transcript Request Form
Please contact Karen McSweeney, Email: email@example.com with any queries.
If you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact the International Office.
Phone: +353 21 4904727
|Fax: +353 21 4904735|
In the case of an emergency please contact Campus Security at the following number
From outside Ireland: +353 21 4902266
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