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University College Cork

University College Cork

Cork, Ireland

  • 230 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 210 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 282 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 281 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 233 QS World University Rankings 2015

Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 4,679 per month
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 13%
Institution type Public


University College Cork is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. The university is situated in Cork. The university was named Irish University of the Year by the Sunday Times in 2003, 2005, and 2011. In 2011, the QS World University Rankings positioned the university amongst the top 2% of universities worldwide. They also received a 5-star rating in the QS University Rankings 2011 and became the first university worldwide to achieve the ISO 50001 standard in energy management. In addition, UCC ranks 4th global in terms of food research. 

In the University College Cork have four different types of colleges which was:

  • Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences 
  • Business and Law Medicine and Health 
  • Science, Engineering and Food Science
In this four colleges, each of the college is made up of a number of different Schools which in turn are made of many different disciplines. There were many types of undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university are delivered by these Colleges and Schools.
Campus Information 

The on-campus facilities and services that provided by University of College Cork includes:

  • Hospitality and Functions Catering 
  • Bars 
  • Stationery / Newspapers 
  • Bookshop 
  • Banking 
  • Creche 
  • Events 
  • Culture on Campus 
  • UCC Merchandise
  • Accomondation
  • Restaurants

UCC is located in the western part of Cork city, 1 km from the city centre. The main parts of UCC’s campus are along Western Road and College Road. Car parking facilities at UCC are limited, so when visiting UCC, please consider using public transport.

Cork is the city that has it all! The greater metropolitan area of Cork, Ireland's second largest city, has a population of almost 300,000. Cork has a number of ''sister cities'' around the world; these include San Francisco, Shanghai, Rennes and Cologne. Cork City is a cosmopolitan modern city with all the advantages of a capital city with none of the disadvantages! It has the cafe, restaurant and nightlife culture of a vibrant European city while its inhabitants can still easily walk down its main street and bump into friends and acquaintances. The city is also the principal commercial and banking centre in the South of Ireland. It is a busy, thriving seaport and home to a large number of modern industries. As a small city, everything is easily accessible and a full range of amenities, be they recreational, business, shopping or sport, abound in the city itself. Cork City however, does not stand isolated from its county - the largest in the country.


University College Cork (UCC) provided many accommodation options to UCC students, the accommodation is suitable for many different categories of student including the students from International Students to Undergraduate to Postgraduate. 

There are different types of accommodation provided to the students. The accommodation have 24 hours internet access,fully furnished, nightly security patrols, rooms en-suite, purpose build accommodation and the university also provide a service which students can book and pay online. The accommodation is close to UCC campus and also the city.

  • University Hall
  • Victoria Lodge
  • Castlewhite Apartments
  • Alcohol Free Accommodation 
  • Irish Speaking Accommodation

Prices range from €73-€150 per week based on a 38-40 week term.

Campus Photos 

Courses Available 
  • Accounting and Finance
  • Applied, Pure Sciences
  • Business, Management
  • Engineering
  • Humanities & Social Sciences