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The University College Cork (UCC) is located near the town center of Cork, the second largest city in the Republic of Ireland. UCC has been named Ireland's University of the Year for 2011 and is one of four constituent universities of the Federal National University of Ireland. The city of Cork was named "The 2005 European Capital of Culture" and is a vibrant center of activity for students and locals. Students are eased into university and local life with the support of UCC's International Education Office's excellent student services.

In the fall, you will enroll in an Early Start Semester option that runs through September, prior to the beginning of the regular semester start. Early Start options include study in Irish history, literature, archeology, folklore & ethnology, music, management & business in the EU, and law.

In addition, the Faculty of Arts at UCC hosts an annual international summer school in Irish Studies. The school investigates questions of Irish identity from the perspective of Irish history, literature, and culture. Learn more about this historic program on Cork's web site.  Note: If you would like to apply to this program, please only apply using the SUNY Cortland study abroad application; do NOT apply online with University College Cork. 


City, Country 

Cork, Ireland


Semester, Summer, Year 


Spring 2014 Term: January 1, 2014 - May 24, 2014

Departure date from U.S.: January 1, 2014

Orientation date at Cork: January 3, 2014

Start of classes: January 6, 2014

Last day of classes: March 28, 2014

Study break & Review: March 29 to April 25, 2014

Final exam period: April 28 to May 23, 2014

Return date to U.S.: May 24, 2014

Summer 2014 Term:
 Depart U.S. on June 28, 2014

                      Return to U.S. on July 26, 2014

Fall 2014 Term (with Early Start): August 13, 2014 - December 20, 2014

Departure date from U.S.: August 13, 2014

Orientation date at Cork: August 15, 2014

Early Start Semester classes: August 18 to September 15, 2014

Start of semester classes: September 8, 2014

Last day of classes: November 28, 2014

Study week: December 1 to December 5, 2014

Final Exams: December 8 to December 19, 2014

Return date to U.S.: December 20, 2014


3.0 GPA (semester/academic year), Must be second semester sophomore or higher

2.85 (summer)

Application Deadline

Spring 2014 Admission: October 15, 2013

Summer 2014 Admission: April 1, 2014

Fall 2014 Admission: April 15, 2014

Download, Complete, and Return to SUNY Cortland:  Fall and Spring semester applicants are required to submit the

Fall, Spring, or Academic Year Program -

Summer Program -

The Course Approval Form (due December 1st for Spring applicants and May 1st for Summer and Fall applicants) is to be submitted by SUNY Cortland students only. Non-Cortland students must speak with their home campus study abroad office for information on the course approval process.

Non-Cortland students must return completed Judicial Review and Code of Conduct forms along with the SUNY application.

Travel Information

Flight booked by participant.  How to Get to Cork  and Arrival Information

View University College Cork's Academic Calendar

Remember:  Before you travel to Ireland, be sure to review UCC's Predeparture Checklist!

Also, please be sure to read UCC's Information Booklet (you may also want to print and bring this booklet to Cork with you).

Read the Cork Survival Guide for tips on things to do in Cork!

Spring 2014 Travel Dates:

 Departure Date from the U.S.: January 1, 2014

 Departure Date from University College Cork: May 24, 2014

Summer 2014 Travel Dates:

Departure Date from the U.S.: June 28, 2014

Departure Date from University College Cork: July 26, 2014

Fall 2014 Travel Dates:

Departure Date from the U.S.: August 13, 2014

Departure Date from University College Cork: December 20, 2014

Program Costs

Spring 2014 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Summer 2014 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Fall 2014 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Accepted students will receive an updated budget as a part of their acceptance packet.

University College Cork semester programs qualify for the Exchange Award, which can result in considerable savings on the total program cost. The Exchange Award is available to SUNY Cortland students only. Please contact International Programs to obtain an application for the award and an exchange budget for this program.

Program Course Information

Semester students can earn 12-18 credit hours.

Weekends on the Ring of Kerry, one of the most scenic and culturally rich areas in Ireland, are offered on a regular basis during the fall and spring semesters. Click for a video and synopsis.

Summer students partaking in the annual International Irish Studies Program can earn 3 credits in History and 3 credits in Literature for a total of 6 credit hours. 

*Note: The Summer Irish Studies Program can easily be paired with the Dingle Summer Art Program, earning students a total of 12 credits.

UCC International Student Web site and Undergraduate Course Listing

Video of Early Start in Irish Archaeology Program

Book of modules for 2013/2014 visiting students


Semester students are responsible for their own housing costs and will work directly with the International Education Office at UCC to make their housing arrangements. Both on-campus and off-campus accommodation placements are available.
Students are recommended to stay at Farranlea Hall, which is a short 10 minute walk from campus.

Summer students will stay at the local Brookfield Holiday Village Apartments. The apartments are a 5 minute walk from the campus and allow easy access to many other wonderful parts of the city. Each apartment has 3-6 single bedrooms in a suite with a shared kitchen, dining and living space. Students will be able to cook their meals in their flat or eat breakfast and lunch in the student restaurant on campus.

Host Website

University College Cork

How to Study Abroad at University College Cork as a Visiting US or Non-EU Student

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Student Mentors

Maggie Romanowski: (Fall 2013)