University College Cork


University College Cork is a universitywide partner in Cork, Ireland.

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Welcome to UCC 2019 (YouTube)

Academic calendar

Semester I: 2nd week of September – 3rd week of December
Semester II:  3rd week of January – 2nd week of May

Orientation generally commences the 2nd week of September for Semester I and the 2nd week of January for Semester II.

Exams take place in December for Semester I and in May for Semester II.

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GPA (Average Grade)

There is no GPA requirement for this destination.

Language Requirement

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

All areas, except:

  • Law


  • Film studies
  • Digital Humanities

List of modules/subject areas are listed in our Book of Modules for Visiting Students

Courses at Master’s level

No. The majority of modules available to Erasmus students are at the bachelor level.

Language of instruction


Housing assistance

Unfortunately, UCC cannot guarantee accommodation to exchange students. On-campus housing is available and can be applied for, but the university also offers advise to students seeking accommodation off-campus. 

Campus accommodation and other housing options

Estimated living costs per month

Average living costs are between €1240 - €1880 per month depending on lifestyle.

You can find a more detailed breakdown of expenses here.


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

8 places per year. 


Selection was necessary in the past few years.

You are advised not to place this exchange destination as a second or third choice.

If you are able to go in the second semester, your chances of getting selected are higher.

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If you have any questions about this universitywide partner university, contact the universitywide International Office:

Asia, Latin America & Middle East

Name: Ms. Clim Gorissen

North America & UK

Name: Ms. Cathelijne van Weelden

Australia, New Zealand, South Africa & Spain*

Name: Ms. Tessel Arendsen

* Universidad Complutense de Madrid and Universitat de Barcelona


Name: Ms. Mandy van den Houten

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General exchange questions

Name: Patrick Chan

Erasmus+ grant questions

The International Office can only help you with questions related to the content of your Learning Agreement and with signing documents on behalf of the Sending Institution.

For all other Erasmus+ grant related questions, please refer to the Erasmus+ grants for Studies page (scroll down to “Contact the Erasmus Office” to make an appointment) or send an e-mail to

For questions about faculty programmes and internships, contact the Faculty International Offices.

Phone availability

Phone: +31 (0)30-2531224
Office hours for calling: Monday and Thursday, 13:30-15:00

Make an appointment via Teams

We are available for appointments via Teams. If you have a question, use the calendar below to make an appointment.

If you are unable to make it to your appointment, please do not forget to cancel.