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University College Cork
Cork, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
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Dept Offering Program: Study Abroad OIP Program Type: Study Abroad (semester)
Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisite: No
Program Features: Academic Study Degree Level: 3 - Sophomore, 4 - Junior, 5 - Senior
Time Away: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester Housing options: Dormitory
Program Group: Study Abroad OIP Program Adviser: Claire Hu
Program Description:
Program Description:

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We are not accepting applications to this program for the fall 2020 term. Please contact Johanna Wagner (jrwagner@princeton.edu), the study abroad adviser for this program for information and guidance about alternate options.

University College Cork

University College Cork (UCC) is a long-established university with distinguished history, where students will benefit from being members of such a prestigious university. The university is one of Ireland’s leading research institutes, and offers courses in Arts and Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, and Science. Students will benefit from an excellent support system at UCC and countless opportunities to develop academically and personally.

University College Cork has excellent offerings in Irish studies; certificate in Irish Studies available for yearlong program.

The Setting

Cork - the city that has it all! 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.

Academics

University College Cork has four colleges: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, Business and Law, Medicine and Health and Science, Engineering and Food Science. There are over 20,000 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies. UCC is an interdisciplinary campus, with strengths in archaeology, history, STEM, computer science, and molecular biology. Students can mix and match modules from different departments.

Click on the following link to view the Book of Modules for Visiting Students 2018/2019. Please note that modules may be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended at any time. The 2019/2020 Book of Modules for Visiting Students will be available in August 2019.

Please note: Book of Modules for Visiting Students

  • Semester 1- Autumn Semester- September to December
  • Semester 2- Spring Semester- January to May
  • Year Long- Full Academic Year-  September- May (Semester only students cannot take Year Long modules) 
The majority of visiting students going to UCC will wish to take modules in the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences. Departments are happy to consider applications from students to take virtually any module (there are restrictions in some cases).

Demand for some modules is extremely high. This is particularly the case for modules in Applied Psychology, Science modules, Food and Nutritional Sciences, English and History, where the demands of Irish and other European students frequently coincide with those of visiting American students. Please bear in mind that it is not always possible to guarantee admission to particular modules, although they will do their best to offer you places in the modules you prefer.

While the academic year is divided into two semesters and most modules are taught on a semester basis, some modules are taught over the full academic year. These may not be an option for students studying at UCC for just one semester. 

Eligibility:

For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad.

Grading & Credits:

For information regarding credits, grading, and other academic policies, read the Academic Policies on the Study Abroad website.     

Academic Calendar

  • Fall semester typically runs from September to December
  • Spring semester typically runs from January to May

Housing

Study abroad and Erasmus students are typically housed together. However, it is not always possible to get your first choice option.The farthest away you could be living would be a 20 - 25 minute walk or a 15 minute bike ride. There are typically 4-8 students per apartment, each with their own room. Please see here for more information on housing.

Student Life

UCC is home to more than one hundred different clubs and societies. Read about some of them here.

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.     

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.    
 
Students are responsible for checking the entry requirements for their destination country, and obtaining an appropriate visa, if required. Entry requirements can be found on the destination country’s embassy or consulate website. 

Application Process

Students interested in applying to this program must complete two separate processes:
  1. Apply directly to the program. Visit the program website directly for application instructions and deadlines. Please note that program application deadlines are often earlier than Princeton approval deadlines.
  2. Complete the Princeton approval process. You may download the course approval form and instructions from your GPS application. Click “apply now” on this brochure to access these items. Check GPS for Princeton’s approval deadlines. 

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 10/16/2020 10/20/2020 TBA TBA
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