University College Cork is an exchange partner in Cork, Ireland. This destination is specifically for bachelor and master Biology students of the Faculty of Science.

Academic calendar

Semester I: 3rd week of September – end of December
Semester II:  1st week of January – end of May


No set requirements.  Students are expected to have a good level of English in order to be able to follow classes.

Areas of study open to exchange students

This partnership is based on a bilateral agreement between Science UU and University College Cork and the Departement of Biology.

Courses at Master’s level

No. There is a special programme for Erasmus students.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance
Estimated living costs per month

Between €940 - €1580, including accommodation. More detailed information.


Normal study load per term

in credits:  30 ECTS
in courses: 2 – 6

Grading system: 0% - 100%
Minimum pass is: 40%

Number of places available

4 places per year. Selection was necessary in the past few years.


More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.


Any questions?

The International Exchange Officer at the Faculty of Science is Liesbeth Achterberg.

  • Open office hours: Tuesday and Thursday from 11:00-12:00 via Student’s Affairs Desk, Minnaert room 1.20
  • Location: Minnaert building, room 1.17, Leuvenlaan 4, 3584 CE Utrecht
  • For an individual appointment and/or questions send an email to
  • In case of an urgent matter, phone: 030-2537315