University College Cork Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

    Cork, CorkLocation
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    Estd 1845established year
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    The University College Cork (UCC) was founded in the year 1845 and stands one of the leading University in Ireland to provide 3rd level education. It has been ranked #3 in Best Global Universities in Ireland and #190 in Europe. Also, it has been placed in the top tier of QS rankings for 100 for 16 subject areas.

    UCC has been globally acknowledged for delivering high-quality research, innovation, and commercial collaboration. Nursing & Midwifery and Pharmacy & Pharmacology are the popular disciplines offered by the University.


    University Type Public University
    Campus Setting Urban
    Establishment Year 1845
    No. of Campuses 1
    No. of Accommodation Complexes 6
    Postgraduate Employment rate 85-90%
    Average Cost of Attendance 9,500-30,000 EUR
    Research funding 96 million EUR
    Applications Accepted Offline/Online
    Work-Study Available
    Intake Type Semester wise
    Mode of Program Full time and online

    University College Cork Campus and Accommodation

    • Spread over 42 acres, UCC is the 1st University in World to win the Green Flag award for its campus. It is well equipped with eating outlets, banking services, and on-campus accommodation.
    • There are six accommodation complexes including residence halls, lodge, and apartments, which can be booked in advance by paying 300 EUR.

    University College Cork Application Process

    The University College Cork admission process varies for prospective undergraduate and graduate students. From the admission portal to application fees, the process is essentially different.

    How to Apply?

    • Application Portal:
      • ​UG: Central Application Office (COA)
      • PG: Postgraduate Application Centre
    • Application Fees: 45 EUR (UG) & 50 EUR (PG)

    Student Supporting Documentation

    • Academic Transcripts
    • Degree/School leaving certificate
    • SAT1/ ACT scores
    • 2 academic references
    • statement of purpose
    • ID proof & passport copy

    English Language Proficiency

    International applicants are expected to establish their proficiency in the English language. The minimum overall and sectional scores for a few acceptable proficiency tests are tabulated below:

    English proficiency tests Minimum Overall Scores Minimum Sectional Scores
    IELTS 6.5 5.5
    TOEFL (iBT) 90 Listening & Writing: 17;
    Reading: 18;
    Speaking: 20
    PTE 63 51

    University College Cork Cost of Attendance

    The cost of attendance at UCC includes students tuition fees and their cost of living. While the course fees incorporate exam fees and other program-related expenses, the cost of living includes books & supplies, accommodation, transportation, etc. Details of the same are mentioned in the following tables:

    Tuition Fee

    Program Name Course Fees (in EUR)
    BA Applied Psychology 13,000
    Law and Business 15,000
    BSc Finance 17,850
    BSc Data Science & Analytics 22,000
    MSc Pharmacy 15,000
    LLM 17,000
    MSc Computing Science 18,000
    MSc Management & Marketing 18,000

    In addition to tuition fees, undergraduate students are required to pay student contribution & capitation fees, which adds to their total course fees. For academic session 2019-2020, this amount was 3,000 EUR and 170 EUR respectively.

    Cost of Living

    Type of Expense Average Monthly Cost (in EUR)
    On-Campus Accommodation 300- 650
    Off-Campus Accommodation 500-700
    Security deposit (one-time) 300
    Food 250-350
    Books and supplies 75
    Others 185

    University College Cork Scholarships

    International students can support their education and living expenses through loans/part-time jobs/scholarships. Department-wise a wide array of scholarships are offered at UCC, such as:

    Scholarship Amount/Benefit
    SEFS Postgraduate and Undergraduate Scholarship Up to 500 EUR
    CACSSS Excellence Scholarships Covers 100% tuition fees
    Quercus Masters Scholarship for all disciplines 50% rebate on tuition fees

    Additionally, there are various government scholarships available for international students.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.S Computing Science
    September (15th Jun 2019)
    $20,451 /Yr
    M.A Business Economics
    September (15th Jun 2019)
    $20,451 /Yr
    B.A Management Commerce
    September (31st May 2019)
    CAO/PAC Admission (5th Jan 2019)
    $17,043 /Yr
    B.Sc Data Science and Analytics
    September (31st May 2019)
    CAO/PAC Admission (5th Jan 2019)
    $24,996 /Yr
    Grad.Dip Dental Hygiene
    September (15th Jun 2019)
    $26,416 /Yr
    Grad.Dip Dental Nursing
    September (15th Jun 2019)

    Bachelor Commerce

    4 years
    Full Time
    USD 17,043/Yr
    Application Deadline: 31 May, 2019
    USD 24,996/Yr
    Application Deadline: 31 May, 2019
    USD 20,451/Yr
    Application Deadline: 15 Jun, 2019
    USD 20,451/Yr
    Application Deadline: 15 Jun, 2019
    USD 24,996/Yr
    Application Deadline: 15 Jun, 2019


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    College Rating

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    8.7 out of 10
    8.0/10Social Life

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    8.7 /10

    UCC is a very renowned university in Ireland.I wanted to take a further step ahead in my career. Therefore, instead of going to the USA or any other country, I went ahead with Ireland. Without any further adieu, I filled the application form €50 to start the process of my admission.

    Fees :

    For the management and marketing course I paid an amount of €18,000 as a Non-EU applicant. Further, I had to pay a one time mandatory fee of €300. My books and supplies got covered under €2000.

    8 /10 academic/food
    9 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    9 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $24,996 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $24,996 / Year
    College Road, Cork T12 K8AF

    Nearby This Campus

    • Pharmacy
    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Hospital
    • Shopping Mall
    • Airport


    College Road Pharmacy0.06 km
    Lloyds Pharmacy0.99 km
    Daltons Pharmacy1.35 km
    LloydsPharmacy1.42 km
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    Book Store

    Cork University Press0.14 km
    Lowercase Bookshop0.29 km
    J&K Schoolbooks1.23 km
    Key Books1.31 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Repall Skateshop1.15 km
    Parkhaus1.34 km
    North Main Street Shopping Centre1.36 km
    The Capitol Shopping Centre1.42 km
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    Bus Station

    College Road (Food Science UCC)0.09 km
    College Road (AIB Bank)0.13 km
    The Lough, Bon Secours Hospital Cork0.14 km
    College Rd (Opposite UCC Boole)0.15 km
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    Bon Secours Hospital0.33 km
    Brookfield Therapy Clinic0.49 km
    Therapy Rooms Victoria Cross0.93 km
    Medi centre Wilton road0.98 km
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    McSweeney Chauffeurs4.22 km
    Cork Airport4.79 km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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