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University College Cork
Cork is a port city on Ireland’s south coast. It’s the second-largest city in the Republic of Ireland and enjoys a keen rivalry with Dublin. Cork was European Capital of Culture in 2005, and music, theater, dance, film, and poetry all play a part in city life. Notable architectural features include the Red Abbey, a 14th-century Augustinian abbey of which only the bell tower now remains, two 19th-century cathedrals, and some fine Georgian buildings. The city makes a great base from which to explore the south of Ireland, especially the mountains and beaches of Kerry. Closer still is Blarney Castle where, if you kiss the famous stone, you’re guaranteed the gift of the gab!
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University College Cork website.
When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. If you will be studying during the fall term only, you need to choose courses that are labeled “Autumn Semester.” If you will be studying during the spring term only, you will choose courses labeled “Spring Semester.” Some courses at UCC are offered for the Academic Year and would not be available to students only studying for one semester.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to University College Cork and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take the equivalent of at least 12 Rutgers credits each semester. The credit translation system between UCC and Rutgers University is 2:1, meaning a 10 credit course at UCC would come back as a 5-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript and a 5 credit UCC course would be worth 3 Rutgers credits. A normal class load at UCC is 30 UCC credits (15 RU credits). You will most-likely take 3 - 5 classes per semester. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Mid-September – Mid-December
Spring Semester: Early January – Late May
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the UCC web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
You will be housed in modern university apartment-style residence buildings in single rooms (or in very rare cases a double room) with shared bath and kitchen facilities. All of the student residences are fully furnished and located within a 15-40 minute walk from the campus. Bed linens and bath towels are provided in some residences but not in others, so please inquire as soon as your placement is known. Each residence building has laundry facilities on site. There are no “American-only” residences.
There are no meal plans at University College Cork. All residences are self-catering, which means that you will have access to kitchen facilities in your residence and will be able to cook for yourself. Your residence hall will have a refrigerator/freezer, stove-top and food storage areas. Utensils and cookware are also provided. Depending on the particular residence building to which you are assigned, you may or may not be able to stay in your room during university breaks.
For more information on accommodations, please visit the UCC website.
Program Cost: 2014-2015
For more information about the Program Cost and additional Non-Billable Expenses please download and review the UCC Expenses Worksheet:
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid and Tuition Remission please visit the Finances section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Global Reach Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Center for Global Education Diversity Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.