Recognized amongst the Top 2% universities in the world, University College Cork (UCC) offers a plethora of academic programs- 99 masters, 119 bachelors, and 7 online courses. Annually, UCC enrolls more than 10,000 domestic and international students during its Fall, Spring, and Summer intake season.
The process for University College Cork admission varies for undergraduate and postgraduate courses. While UG students have to apply using the UCC undergraduate application system, PG applications are accepted via PAC application process. Furthermore, the application deadlines vary for UG and PG programs. Prospective applicants are advised to adhere to the deadlines as late applications are straight-out rejected
|Application Portal||Undergraduate Admission Portal – UCC Application Portal|
Graduate Admission Portal – Postgraduate Application Portal
|Application Fee||UG – 45 Euro|
PG – 50 Euro
|Mode of payment||Bank Draft, Postal Order or Credit card (Laser and Visa)|
|Academic Calendar||Semester based|
|Financial Aid||Scholarships, Work-Study, Bursaries, Financial Payment Plan|
|Level of Study||Deadline|
|Undergraduate Program||December 2020 – May 31, 2021|
|Graduate Program||January 11, 2020|
|March 01, 2020|
|May 01, 2020|
|July 01, 2020|
Applicants must submit the form before the stipulated date as the application is accepted and processed in the order as received.
International students are to apply for all undergraduate and postgraduate programs offered by University College Cork. While the application process remains the same for domestic & international students, there are a few additional documents that the later must submit.
Applicants must attach the following documents along with the application form:
International applicants can submit the TOEFL and/or IELTS scores to demonstrate English proficiency. The minimum required scores by the university are given below. However, applicants must note that several departments may different score requirements.
|College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences||110-115||6.5||90 Listening - 17 Reading - 17 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17||176 overall||63|
|College of Business and Law||100-110||6.5-6.0||80 Listening - 17 Reading - 18 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17||176 overall||63|
|College of Science, Engineering and Food Science||100-110||6.0||80 Listening - 17 Reading - 18 Speaking - 20 Writing - 17||169 overall||59|
|College of Medicine and Health||110-115||6.5||90 Listening - 20 Reading - 19 Speaking - 21 Writing - 20||176 overall||63|
Applicants must apply for Ireland Visa before applying for admission. All the information is provided on the official website of UCC.
Presently, international students are offered more than 150 bachelor level programs in full-time and part-time mode. While the academic requirements vary from program to program, the application process for all UG courses remains the same.
At UCC, academic requirements vary for country to country for all UG courses. Details for a few popular UG courses are mentioned in the following table:
|Requirements||Applied Psychology||Mathematical Science||Engineering||Computer Science|
|India||Minimum average of 80%- 89%||Average score 90% or higher||Minimum average of 80%- 89%||Average score between 70%- 79%|
|Hong Kong||Minimum Level 3 or higher in core subjects + Elective subject at Level 445||Minimum Level 3 or higher in core subjects + Elective subject at Level 555||Minimum Level 3 or higher in core subjects + Elective subject at Level 445||Minimum Level 3 or higher in core subjects + Elective subject at Level 444|
|China||Above 85% in Class XII||Over 90% in Senior Secondary Certificate||85% or higher in Class XII||Minimum average of 80% in Class XII|
|Indonesia||Minimum average of 85%||Average score 90% or higher||Minimum Average of 85%||75% or higher in Class XII|
The university offers 99 masters programs and candidates can apply for any program through the official website of the university. Each program has its admission requirements. Candidates must check the website to know the eligibility requirements and then apply.
Program Specific requirements for a few graduate courses at University College Cork are tabulated below:
|Requirements||Executive MBA||MSc Computing Science||LLM||MSc Actuarial Sciences||Electrical and Electronic Engineering|
|Academic/Professional Qualification||UG degree or 3+ years of work experience;|
|50%- 59% in UG course||Minimum 60% in Bachelor’s program||50%- 59% in UG course||Minimum CGPA of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0|
|English Proficiency||IELTS: 6.0;|
|Application Deadline||Currently closed for Non-EU students||Currently closed for Non-EU students||June 15||June 30||June 30|
|Course Fees||Not Mentioned||18,000 EUR||17,000 EUR||18,000 EUR||22,000 EUR|
Applications are accepting on the first-come-first-serve basis, so it is better to apply before the stipulated date. It takes about 3-5 weeks to completely review the application, process them and notify an applicant about the admission decision. The university offers financial plans for international candidates to help them pay their fees without any struggle.