Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Cork, Ireland
- Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: USAC
The University College Cork, built around a beautiful stone-faced quadrangle, was founded in 1845, making it one of the oldest universities in Ireland. The university has four colleges: Medicine and Health; Business and Law; Science, Engineering, and Food Science; and Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences. Over 17,500 undergraduate and postgraduate students take courses in more than 60 different departments; UCC hosts 3,000 international students. The campus is a combination of early and modern architecture located in a wooded riverside setting close to the city center. The university is a constituent of the National University of Ireland and strongly emphasizes research while maintaining close connections with industry and the local community.
Accommodation is available (on a first-come, first-served basis) in privately owned apartment complexes— The Spires (5 minutes from the UCC campus and 10 minutes from the city center) and Farranlea Hall (yearlong students only; 10 minutes from the UCC campus and 25 minutes from the city center). Public transportation is available outside both apartment complexes to and from the city center. The apartments include WiFi, TV, and a fully furnished living area and kitchen. The living space is shared, with 3 to 6 attached bedrooms.
|1USAC Tuition||See USAC|
|2OIED Program Development Fee||$200|
|Housing||$1800 - $2800||$3700 - $5800|
|Airfare||$1000 - $1500||$1000 - $1500|
|Meals||$1000 - $1800||$2000 - $3600|
|1Essential Living Expenses||$800 - $1200||$1600 - $2400|
|Books and Materials||$80 - $300||$160 - $600|
|Local Transportation||$50 - $300||$100 - $600|
|Visa (for US Citizens)||$330||$330|
|2Appalachian Student Health Insurance||$1110||$2220|
|Estimated Total Additional Expenses|
|3Personal Travel and Spending||$1500 - $2000||$3000 - $4000|
Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources. When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates.
The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.
USAC offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $1000.
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $500 to $2000.
Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.
Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.
For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.
USAC's partnership with University College Cork provides you with a wide array of academic options. You will take regular university classes alongside Irish students and also have the opportunity to enroll in courses offered by University College Cork specifically for study abroad students. Qualified students also have the option to pursue a course of study leading to a certificate or diploma in fields such as Irish studies, political science, conflict resolution, human rights, European common law, and Irish traditional music.
For more information about the courses and structure of the program please visit the USAC Cork website.
|Term||Year||App Deadline||OIED Approval Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||09/15/2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.