PROGRAM TITLE: Direct Enrollment
HOST INSTITUTION:
apply nowUniversity College Cork, National University of Ireland (UCC)
   
MINIMUM AGE: 18 (17-year-olds considered on a case-by-case basis)
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: None
ACCOMMODATIONS: Student apartments. Between term housing included for academic year students. All students will have a private bedroom. All Cork housing includes internet access.
G.P.A. REQUIREMENT 3.0, or 2.8 with 3.0 or higher in coursework related choices at UCC
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:

English

ACADEMIC PROGRAM:

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

12-20 hours per semester

Students who choose to study abroad in Cork at the University College Cork – National University of Ireland (UCC) choose from a range of undergraduate courses (called modules) offered in the Faculties of Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Food Science and Technology, Law (full-year students only) and Science. Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture style, and grades are based predominantly on work submitted during the semester and by final exam.

In order to integrate into the Irish system as fully as possible, spring semester and academic year students complete standard end-of-the-year exams. Other exam arrangements are made for fall semester students for most courses. Math and engineering courses are only available to students studying for the spring semester or the full academic year, as exams for these courses are only held at the end of May. 

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

In addition to the normal class offerings at UCC, API students may participate in one of several specialty programs, such as the Early Start Programs, Internship Programs and Certificate/Diploma Programs. As space in these programs is limited, it is recommended that students apply early if they are interested in one of these options.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students receive their transcript from the University College Cork – National University of Ireland

ACCEPTANCE TO U.S. UNIVERSITY REQUIRED: Yes, and ACT/SAT scores are required.
DATES & PRICES:

Fall 2017 (Early Start): August 16, 2017 - December 21, 2017 $18,800
  Fall 2017: September 4, 2017 - December 21, 2017 $17,380
  Academic Year (Early Start): August 16, 2017 - May 12, 2018
$35,650

Academic Year: September 4, 2017 - May 12, 2018 $34,200
  Spring 2018: January 9, 2018 - May 12, 2018 $17,850

It is said that Ireland, once visited, is never forgotten. The gentle Irish rainfall, called ‘soft weather’ by the locals, really does create 40 shades of green and quite a few rainbows, as well.


This lively city on the beautiful south coast of Ireland is the country's second largest city. Cork is known for its great contributions to architecture, design, music, dance, theater, film, food, literature, and sports. Gap students can soak in the culture by visiting the Opera House, theaters, musuems, or by attending one fo the many festivals held throughout the year. Cork is located only a few miles from the famous Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone. St. Finbarr's Cathedral with its three spires and elaborate High Victorian interior is one of Cork's most famous landmarks. Students taking a gap year in Ireland will experience both traditional and modern sides of the country while in Cork.

Ireland Castle In Mountains
Ireland Green Fields And Ocean
Ireland Cork University Cork County Courtyard
Ireland Cork Student Biking Through Campus
Ireland Castle In Forest
Ireland Castle In Forest
Ireland Coast At Sunrise Ring Of Kerry
Ireland Coast With Stone Wall
Ireland Clover
Ireland Castle With Irish Flag
Ireland Close Up Of Castle