Cork - the city that has it all! The greater metropolitan area of Cork, Ireland's second largest city, has a population of almost 300,000.
Cork has a number of "sister cities" around the world; these include San Francisco, Shanghai, Rennes and Cologne. UCC receives many students from these cities who experience a warm and friendly welcome and a sense of being "home from home".
Cork City is a cosmopolitan modern city with all the advantages of a capital city with none of the disadvantages! It has the cafe, restaurant and nightlife culture of a vibrant European city while its inhabitants can still easily walk down its main street and bump into friends and acquaintances. The city is also the principal commercial and banking centre in the South of Ireland. It is a busy, thriving seaport and home to a large number of modern industries.
As a small city, everything is easily accessible and a full range of amenities, be they recreational, business, shopping or sport, abound in the city itself. Cork Ci
ty however, does not stand isolated from its county - the largest in the country. Therefore, 'city and 'county' life merge effortlessly together bringing the beauty of County Cork, water sports and ourdoor pursuits right to your doorstep.
UCC's main campus is within walking distance of this mass of activity and life. What's more with the beauty of its campus, UCC is considered not only a respected University but also one of the nicest 'gardens' belonging to Cork as a whole.
The University has four colleges - Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences: Business and Law; Science, Engineering and Food Science; and Medicine and Health. There are over 17,000 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies. UCC attracts a large number of international students with more than 2,400 students from 98 countries and all five continents currently registered.
At undergraduate level the University offers a large variety of degree programmes and there is a full range of postgraduate degrees (both taught and by research) at the level of Master and Doctor in all departments.
The campus is situated along a riverside garden setting, radiating a warm, personal charm, which greatly enhances the learning environment.
The majority of American visiting students coming to UCC will wish to take modules in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. Although departments are happy to consider applications from students to take virtually any module (there are restrictions in some cases), but it is helpful to bear a number of points in mind.
Demand for some modules is extremely high. This is particularly the case for modules in Applied Psychology, English and History, where the demands of Irish and other European students frequently coincide with those of visiting American students. Please bear in mind that it is not always possible to guarantee admission to particular modules, although we will do our best to offer you places in the modules you prefer. Essentially, the earlier you apply, the better your chances.
While the academic year is divided into two teaching periods, some modules are taught over the full academic year. This means that a student wishing to spend a semester only at UCC does have a range of options from which to choose, but that modules in some departments cannot be taken by students who will not be spending the full academic year at UCC. The principal departments offering semester-type options in the Faculty of Arts are Archaeology, Celtic Civilisation, English, Folklore, Latin, Greek, Greek and Roman Civilisation, History, Music, Philosophy and Spoken Irish. Information on modules offered by the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Studies and the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science available on this website.
UCC offers additional modules specifically for International Visiting students.
Note: Please note that modules may be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended at any time.
University College Cork offers two summer programs:
1) 8-week Intensive Greek and Latin Summer School
Dates: June 20th – August 11th 2016
8-week summer school for beginners with parallel courses in Latin and Ancient Greek. The courses are primarily aimed at postgraduate students in diverse disciplines who need to acquire a knowledge of either of the languages for further study and research, and at teachers whose schools would like to reintroduce Latin and Greek into their curriculum. Undergraduate students are more than welcome to apply as well. The basic grammar will be covered in the first 6 weeks and a further 2 weeks will be spent reading original texts.
The tuition fee (including text books) for the 8-week course is €1900 (not including accommodation).
For further information and an application form see our website: http://www.ucc.ie/en/classics/summerschool/ or contact the Director of the Summer School: Ms.Vicky Janssens, Department of Classics, University College Cork, Ireland, tel.: +353 21 4903618/2359, fax: +353 21 4903277, email: email@example.com
2) 4-week International Summer School in Irish Studies- ‘Isle of Ancient Fame: Landscape, Memory and Irish Identities'
Dates: July 4th - July 29th 2016
The School introduces students from across the world to the history, literature and culture of the Irish. The School will run for four weeks in the month of July. In the first two weeks students will explore how major turning points in Ireland's history shaped it's people's identity. The second two weeks of the School wil examine how modern writers expressed that unique cultural identity. In lectures, seminars and field trips, students will explore the major themes of the 2016 Summer School.
The cost of attending the School for non-EU citizens is €2200 which covers single room accommodation from Sunday 30 June to Saturday 27 July; tuition; certain social events; study tours and meals on study tours; but excludes daily meals. The cost for three weeks is €1800; and for two €1200. Students wishing to arrange their own accommodation should contact Marian Cotter for information on revised costs.
For further information on the Summer School please contact:
- International Office, International Education Office, UCC. Tel: + 353-21-4904734; Fax: + 353-21-4904735; Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mary Breen, Director, Department of English, UCC. Tel: + 353 21 4903291
- Dr. Damian Bracken, Director, Department of History, UCC. Tel: + 353 21 4902950
UCC strives to facilitate a world class student experience, incorporating high quality teaching, learning and research and a rich and dynamic range of opportunities for students to engage in activities outside the curriculum. The University offers a wide range of housing options including UCC on-campus accommodations and private complexes/houses.
For students enrolling in the Greek & Latin Summer School:
We offer self-catering accommodation at University Hall, a 3/5-bed apartment complex near the main UCC campus (http://www.ucccampusaccommodation.com/university_hall_summer.cfm). The charge for accommodation from Sunday 19th June until Thursday 11th August is €975.
For students enrolling in the International Summer School in Irish Studies:
Accommodations are included in the program fee cost: €2200
Should you wish to arrange your own accommodation, you may find websites such as www.uccaccommodation.ie or Daft.
For additional information regarding accommodations click here.
Suzanne Buckley is UCC’s Support Officer for International Students. Her office is located on the second floor of the International Education Office at Roseleigh on Western Road. The Support Officer for International Students has specific responsibility for the welfare, in all its dimensions, of international students. The role involves helping international students to settle in and enjoy their stay; Suzanne acts as an identifiable point of contact with the various services on campus, seeking to ensure that problems of adjustment are minimised and that students derive the maximum benefit and enjoyment from their time at UCC.
Students are encouraged to seek early assistance with any problems that may arise whether in the academic, social or personal sphere. All consultations are treated with the utmost sensitivity. Students are welcome, therefore, to discuss any issue, ranging from the routine to the most sensitive and personal matters. Suzanne will endeavour to assist and, in the process, can refer to professional services on or off campus if necessary. She also provides information on visa and immigration matters.
There is a wide variety of social activities to choose from both on and off the campus. Students have ample opportunity to combine a vibrant social life with an active commitment to their studies. The University has more than 80 student societies with something to suit everyone, from Drama to Irish Traditional Music to Photography.
The Support Officer for International Students organises a number of social functions for international full degree students throughout the academic year. Emails, using your assigned UCC email address, giving details of such functions will be mailed to students periodically. These functions provide a forum, which enables students to meet and relax in a pleasant and social environment. One of the highlights of the year is International Cultures Week, which takes place in January and is organised in conjunction with the Student Centre. International Cultures Week celebrates different traditions and cultures and it involves exhibitions, films, music, dance and performance. One of the most popular events is the cookery competition and food tasting. All are welcome to get involved so watch out for the posters and flyers looking for volunteers.
The International Student Society organises various social and cultural events throughout the academic year. Membership of the Society is open to every student and its aims are to facilitate cross-cultural learning and to develop social integration by providing a meeting-place for international and Irish students in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere.
How to Apply
- Attend a mandatory Study Abroad 101 Information Session.
- Schedule a mandatory advising appointment with a Pace University Study Abroad Advisor.
- Be sure to ask:
- What are the estimated costs of this program?
- Do I need to meet with Financial Services?
- How do I apply to The UCC?
- What are my next steps??
- Start the Pace Study Abroad application, which is done by clicking "Apply Now" on the top or bottom of this page.
- Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you meet the academic requirements needed in order to study abroad. You may want to bring the names and descriptions of course you are interested in taking at the UCC.
- Questions to ask your advisor:
- Which type of classes should I take while I am abroad (electives, core, AOKs, major classes, etc.)?
- I am interested in enrolling in the following courses, will these transfer over as Pace credit when I return?
- Download and complete the course approval form. You must complete the course approval form before leaving for Cork.
- Apply to UCC. ?After the initial application has been processed by the Pace Study Abroad Office, students will receive an e-mail regarding their application status and instructions on the next steps.
Pace University Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: February 15th
Spring: September 15th
Summer: April 1
University College Cork Application Deadlines:
Fall: June 1
Spring: November 1
The following policies are effective with AY 2016-17. Students are responsible for:
Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account.
Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
All federal, state and institutional (Pace scholarships/grants) financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Pace tuition remission applies.
Remember to check your eligibility for International Scholarships!
All participating students are registered for Pace’s emergency Travel Assistance/Health Insurance policy through ACE American Insurance/AXA Assistance USA. There is no additional charge.
Students with a United States pasport do not need a visa to enter Ireland. Click here for a list of countries whose citizens do not require a visa to study in Ireland.