Study abroad in Ireland with IFSA
Cork
, Ireland

University College Cork Partnership

Program Overview

Known for an ethos of independent thinking that reflects the local culture, UCC is a place to embrace lively classroom debates, explore an eclectic music scene, and shop at the English Market. The welcoming campus features new facilities, including a well-equipped gym, and an iconic Tudor Gothic quad. Find it all in Ireland’s #2 city, where traditional and hip mix on the riverfront.

Details at a Glance

Application deadline

Fall: April 15
Academic Year: April 15
Spring: Oct. 1

Minimum GPA

2.80

Credit load

12.5 - 15

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database if the University College Cork Program is preapproved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Explore available classes on the University College Cork’s class catalog. Filter by semester: Semester 1 (fall), Semester 2 (spring), and Year (academic year).

Credit Conversions
The typical class load at University College Cork is 25-30 ECTS credits, which is equivalent to 12.5-15 U.S. semester credit hours. Most classes are 5 ECTS credits.

1 ECTS credit = 0.5 U.S. semester credit hours

It is your responsibility to confirm your home institution’s requirements regarding course load during your study abroad experience.

Early Start
An Early Start option is available for fall and year students. Early Start students choose one course from among six options:

The Early Start option is worth 10 ECTS credits.

Lab & Field Trip Fees
Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Biology
Department preapproval is required to take biology modules. Please contract your IFSA Enrollment Counselor with any questions.

Chemistry
Department preapproval is required to take chemistry modules. Please contract your IFSA Enrollment Counselor with any questions.

Computer Science
Some modules require department approval from UCC faculty. Please refer to the UCC class catalog.

Ecology
Department preapproval is required to take ecology modules. Please contract your IFSA Enrollment Counselor with any questions.

Engineering
Department preapproval is required to take engineering modules. If all of your classes are within this department, you will incur a supplemental fee that will be billed after your enrollment is confirmed. Please contract your IFSA Enrollment Counselor with any questions.

English
There is a quota on the number of modules visiting students can follow in this department. Students will be allowed to take 15 ECTS modular credits for a semester and/or 25 ECTS modular credits for a full year.

Film Studies
These modules are unavailable to study abroad students with the exception of FX3007 Seminar on Film Studies.

Food Science
If all of your classes fall into this department, you will incur a supplemental fee that will be billed after your enrollment is confirmed.

Music
Students who wish to enroll in music classes must preregister for these courses online before arriving in Ireland. Please contact your IFSA Enrollment Counselor if you are interested in taking any music class at Cork. If you plan to take all your classes in the music department, please note that you will incur a supplemental fee that will be billed after your enrollment is confirmed.

Psychology
Listed under applied psychology in the book of modules. Please read the notes at the beginning of the applied psychology section for information about class restrictions.

Science
If all of your classes fall into this department, you will incur a supplemental fee that will be billed after your enrollment is confirmed.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) semester of study at your home institution before the beginning of the term. Students applying to study during their first or second year will likely be limited to 1000 and 2000 level modules.

Recommendation Letter
Not required.

Visa & Resident Permit Requirements

  • A visa is not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.
  • A resident permit is required for all students.

TRANSCRIPT
Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t our control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.

Activities

  • Local rugby matches
  • Theater performances
  • Comedy gigs
  • Castle tours

Excursions

  • Weekend trip to rural Connemara in County Galway.
  • Trip to Belfast and the Antrim Coast include visits to Dunluce Castle, Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge, and Giant’s Causeway.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Meals

Self-Catering

Details

You will have access to kitchen facilities and supplies( pots, pans, plates, cutlery, etc.) to prepare your own meals. If you tire of cooking, you will be able to find meals in restaurants and cafes on and near campus.

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Fall 2023

September 3, 2023

December 22, 2023

$20,575

Passed

Fall (Early Start) 2023

August 15, 2023

December 22, 2023

$22,775

Passed

Academic Year 2023-2024

September 3, 2023

Mid-May 2024

Contact IFSA

Passed

Academic Year (Early Start) 2023-2024

August 15, 2023

Mid-May 2024

Contact IFSA

Passed

Spring 2024

Early Jan. 2024

Mid-May 2024

$20,575 (estimated)

Oct. 1

Fall 2024

Early Sept. 2024

Mid-Dec. 2024

$20,575 (estimated)

April 15

Fall (Early Start) 2024

Mid-Aug. 2024

Mid-Dec. 2024

$22,775 (estimated)

April 15

Academic Year 2024-2025

Early Sept. 2024

Mid-May 2025

Contact IFSA

April 15

Academic Year (Early Start) 2024-2025

Mid-Aug. 2024

Mid-May 2025

Contact IFSA

April 15

Term

Fall 2023

Term begins

September 3, 2023

Term ends

December 22, 2023

Program costs

$20,575

Application deadline

Passed

Term

Fall (Early Start) 2023

Term begins

August 15, 2023

Term ends

December 22, 2023

Program costs

$22,775

Application deadline

Passed