International Students

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Undergraduate Programmes 

International Students 

All our undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes are open to applicants from outside of the European Union.

Please see our International Brochure

See also undergraduate nursing and midwifery programmes

If you are interested in taking an undergraduate nursing or midwifery programme at the Catherine McAuley School of Nursing and Midwifery, please see International Office, University College Cork.


Postgraduate programmes - Post nurse registration 

BSc. Nursing Studies Degree

The Bachelor of Science (BSc Nursing Studies) Degree for international students (EU and Non-EU) is a full-time 60 credit theory based programme (non-clinical) taken over one academic year and commences in September of each year. The Degree is aimed at building on the foundations provided by pre-registration programmes and professional experience. It will appeal to students with backgrounds in both clinical nursing and nursing management.  The Degree will provide an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge applicable to current practice in general and specialist areas. See BSc Nursing Studies.

Masters in Nursing - Taught Non Clinical Pathway

The MSc. Nursing for international students (Non-EU) is a full-time 90 credits theory based programme (non-clinical) taken over 12 months from the date of first registration (commencing in September of each year). It is designed to provide international students (Non-EU) from a range of different nursing backgrounds with a Master’s degree in Nursing. See  MSc Nursing (Non EU).

PhD Nursing 

The PhD (Nursing) for international students (Non-EU) is a full-time programme taken over 3 years from the date of first registration (commencing in October/ January/ April/ July of each year). It is designed to provide international students (Non-EU) from a range of different nursing backgrounds with a Doctoral degree. The purpose of the PhD in Nursing degree program is to prepare scholars who will discover and extend scientific knowledge that advances the science and practice of nursing, midwifery and health care. See PhD.


The school has a very strong Erasmus programme with established partnerships in Belgium, Finland, France, Netherdlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK.   

See International Office for further details.

How To Apply

Undergradual Nursing and Midwifery Programmes

Application information for undergraduate programmes can be found at International Office.

BSc Nursing Studies

Application  details for BSc Nursing Studies programme. International Office contact details - Tel: 021 4901828. Email:  

MSc Nursing

Application for non-EU candidates is conducted on-line at PAC.

See informaton on application procedure and fees at General Information.

Doctoral programmes

Application material for non-EU candidates is available from the International Office

See information on application procedure and fees at  General Information.

Contact us

General Enquiries:

Ms Bríd Drake - International Student Support Administrator

Tel: 00353 21 4205745



Academic Enquiries:


Dr Aileen Burton - International Undergraduate Students / Visiting Students,

Tel No: 00353 21 4901464



Dr Margaret Curtin - BSc Nursing Studies

Tel: 00353 21 4901624



Ms Carol Condon - MSc Nursing (Non EU)

Tel: 00353 21 4901486



Professor Josephine Hegarty - PhD Enquiries

Tel: 00353 21 4901462



Dr Seán Kelleher - Erasmus Lead

Tel: 00353 21 4901477


School of Nursing and Midwifery

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