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University College Cork
Attend the same classes as University College Cork students, choosing from a wide range of disciplines. The academic program at UCC provides consistently strong undergraduate education characterized by relatively small classes, independent and self-directed study focused in the major, and easily accessible professors.

The university has seven faculties in Arts and Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law, Medicine, and Science. Strong disciplines include Celtic studies, chemistry, engineering (including civil and electrical), English, history, and music.

The Music Department offers a one-year specialized program for students who want to increase their proficiency and knowledge in Irish traditional music. (Note: Year students only. Applications are subject to approval from the Head of the Music Department. Applicants must submit an audition tape. There is no fee for UCEAP students for this course.)
Use the following resources to learn about UCC courses on EAP:
  • Make sure to check the Academic Guide for all Irish Universities to see if University College Cork offers the subject areas you want to study.
  • University College Cork online catalogs or course listings for visiting students (Note that the courses can change. The catalog for the new academic year becomes available around two weeks prior to the start of the term.) 
  • MyEAP Course Catalog lists courses previously taken by UC students at University College Cork. Additional courses are available and not all courses may still be offered.


You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 21 to 24 quarter/14 to 16 UC units per semester are required. A total of 42 to 48 quarter/28 to 32 semester UC units are required each year. 

Research and Independent Study

Research and independent study for academic credit are possible at UCC. Arrangements are generally made at the EAP Study Center after arrival, and predeparture preparation may be required.

National University of Ireland, Cork 
University College Cork was founded as a Queen’s College in 1845. This stunning campus with its limestone buildings and its Gothic style quad are home to the Ogham Stones in which the inscriptions are the earliest written source of the Irish language. While the University is an integral part of the city it sets itself a part by nestling its buildings under a blanket of green. Therefore it is no surprise that it was the first university in the world to be awarded the international Green Flag for environmental friendliness
University Facts:
  • The University’s motto is ‘Where Finbarr Taught, let Munster Learn.’
  • Out of the 20,000 student body, nearly 3, 000 are international students with roughly one quarter of these students coming from the US.
The campus is within walking distance of the town center of Cork. Among many others, the university has a rowing club and a canoe club.

Test Drive Your Future

Internships abroad are a great way to enhance your resume for today’s competitive job market. Stand out from your peers, gain hands-on experience, and develop your global professional network.

1. Internships found through the UCEAP Edinburgh Study Center

Become engaged in internships through the Edinburgh Study Center. The Center has information on how to find internships and can guide you in the process.

Setting Up Your Internship: Contact the Edinburgh Study Center and submit a resume and cover letter. The Study Center can assist by writing a letter of recommendation for you, if needed by the internship provider. 

2. Student-initiated Internships

Be creative and design your own internship. Past participants have interned for members of the European Parliament, the Dublin City Council, and with organizations such as the International Education Office, Irish Center for Migration Studies, International Famine Center, and with various campus departments, faculties, and labs. These internships are frequently not for academic credit; however, if your internship is substantial you can request credit by following these three steps.
Setting Up Your Internship: Contact companies and organizations that align with your interest.  Career Development Offices on campus also offer excellent guidance on CV and cover letter writing. For students who wish to start the internship search prior to departure, we encourage you to look at the online career resources University College Cork has to offer. UCEAP staff is available for advice.

You will live in a university hall of residence, flat (apartment), or a room in a private home. You must make your own housing arrangements, deposits, and payments (even if you are on full financial aid). Housing information should be e-mailed to you by the host university after notification of acceptance.

Housing demand is high in Cork, and limited space is available in the campusowned Castlewhite apartment complex and in the privately-owned Brookfield Holiday Village. Therefore, you must submit your housing application promptly. The Castlewhite apartment complex has three, four, five, and six singlebedroom apartments. Some doubles are available. Brookfield Holiday Village offers self-catering, four-bedroom apartments and eight-bedroom town houses. Accommodations have TVs, phones, fully equipped kitchens, and heat. Bed linens are provided. There is a bathroom for every four bedrooms. If you do not secure university-sponsored housing, you can live in either a private residence or a flat, which are both popular with Cork students. The University of Cork Accommodation Office will assist you in your housing search.


Cork is situated to the south-west of Ireland and has a compelling history that strove and led the way for Irish independence in the early twentieth century. This ‘Rebel City’ nowadays rivals Dublin’s art, music and restaurant scene with a burgeoning cultural revival that was cemented after 2005 in which it was the European Capital of Culture. This city has an incredible backdrop in which the weather often blends the sea and the mountains with a magical mist.
The campus, located on the banks of the River Lee, is within walking distance of the town center of Cork, the second largest city in Ireland. The city is a busy seaport with a variety of educational, sporting, and cultural facilities. Among Cork’s cultural offerings are an art school with public painting and sculpture galleries, an opera house, two theaters, and a museum. The city has an active social life and is a center each year for international film, choral, and jazz festivals. Among many others, the university has a rowing club and a canoe club.