University College Cork


University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 and combines a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship. Its degrees, conferred by the National University of Ireland, are internationally recognised and over 21,000 students take its undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. UCC enjoys an international reputation, which draws more than 3,000 students from 100 countries across the world.

UCC is one of the World’s Top 300 Universities (QS World University Rankings 2011). UCC offers more than 120 degree and professional programmes in four Colleges: Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences; Business & Law; Medicine & Health; and, Science, Engineering & Food Science. The college has been a hub for some of Ireland’s most-cited researchers at its premier research facilities.

With a large global network of contacts UCC’s students benefit from links to institutions and businesses around the world. 93% of undergraduates go on to employment or further study. UCC is also internationally acclaimed as one of the top 2% of research institutions in the world. Students can gain from Cork’s status at the forefront of Ireland’s knowledge economy, thanks to UCC’s excellence in research and development, and as home to many global names: Amazon, Apple, Boston-Scientific, EMC2, Pfizer and Siemens.

UCC was also the first university in the world to be awarded the international Green Flag for Environmental Friendliness and is home to Ireland’s only plastic-free cafe. Students can also enjoy the 59 Sports Clubs and 78 active student societies which are run by various student committees throughout the year.

Cork itself is  one of the world’s top 10 cities to visit, live, work and play in (Lonely Planet 2010) with award-winning galleries and restaurants, vibrant nightlife, cutting-edge theatre, pioneering music scene, devoted sports fans and a wealth of historical buildings. To enjoy a compact and safe city, easy to traverse on foot, where students can encounter friends on the busy city centre streets. To benefit from Cork’s trade and cultural links throughout the world boosted by its sister cities including San Francisco and Shanghai.

Contact UCC for More Information:
University College Cork
General Enquiries Tel: +353 (0)21 4901876

Tel: +353 21 490 3571

Graduate Studies Office

International Office
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