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University College Cork

Ranking 3
LocationCork, Ireland
Famous For Arts, English, Social Science


Founded in 1845, University College Cork (UCC) is part of the three Queen's Colleges. The University has been named Irish University of the Year five times. UCC offers over 120 degrees in Humanities, Business, Law, Architecture, Science, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, and Clinical Therapies, with over 20,000 students currently enrolled.

Cork offers a world-class student experience with the highest quality teaching, learning and research via exceptional UCC courses. With an emphasis on independent learning, students have a rich and dynamic range of opportunities to engage with. Students are encouraged to challenge ideas in a community environment offering top-quality pastoral care.

UCC's acceptance rate is 41%, and many UCC degrees also provide placements with top national and international companies.

Services for International Students

University College Cork offers healthcare services for students, and general appointments are free. There are over 80 active societies and 40 different sports clubs at the University, many sponsored by the Bank of Ireland, which also supplies funding and scholarships. Regular charitable activities of UCC students’ societies raise over 100,000 euros annually.


  • 292nd in the QS World University Rankings 2024
  • 301-350 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2024
  • 58th in the Times Higher Education World Impact Ranking 2023


UCC provides campus accommodation to students through a random lottery. To accept a room, one should send a confirmation and deposit amount within the first week after the allocation announcement. For students who stay off-campus, UCC offers a search engine where students can find registered landlords.

Lodgings are usually available for €110 to €140 per person per week, with a deposit depending on the owner’s demands. Generally, electricity, internet, and meals are included in the rent.

About Location

Situated in the heart of the serene city of Cork, UCC is connected to Dublin, Limerick, and Waterford by high-speed trains. The city is small enough to walk around but big enough to explore. It is easy for students to go to and from the University through various public transport, and local sights such as the Blarney Castle and Fota Wildlife Park are also nearby.

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