This website uses cookies. About Cookies OK

FAQ

IRISH/EU

UNDERGRADUATE

  • Is there an age requirement? 

CAO applicants for full-time degrees must normally have reached 17 years of age by the 15th January of the year following entry to UCC. If you are below this age, a special application for exemption from the age requirement must be made in writing to the Admissions Officer, and should preferably be accompanied by a letter of support from the School Principal and a parent. Please see the following link

  • How do I apply as an EU student? 

​​EU applicants are processed online through the CAO and this is outlined on UCC website.  

  • What are the points required for 2016? 

We cannot confirm at this stage points required for 2016 entry. This will not be known until CAO offers are issued in August 2016.

  • Is it possible to defer for a year after receiving an offer?

EU students who have been offered a place through the CAO, may (in exceptional circumstances only) be permitted, on application to the Admissions Officer, to defer entry to the university for one year. Please see Admissions Office Deferred Entry Policy and follow the necessary procedure.

  • What can I do if I do not have the required points for a programme? 

If you are not offered a place on a degree Programme, you can:

  • choose to repeat your Leaving Certificate.  Applicants are considered on points attained at a single sitting.  However, matriculation requirements can be attained over several sittings except in the case of Medicine (CK701). 
  • choose a FETAC Programme. There are 26 links from FETAC Programmes into degree Programmes at UCC. Further information on FETAC

 

  • ​What support does UCC offer for students with disabilities? 

The Disability Support Services Office assists students with disabilities to achieve their academic goals and make a successful transition to employment and independence.  Students registered with the service include those with visual impairment, those who are deaf or hearing impaired, wheelchair users and those with mobility difficulties, students with specific learning disabilities, including dyslexia, students with mental health difficulties and students with significant ongoing illness.

Visit Disability Support Service and DARE 

Postgraduate

  • If I accept an offer on one UCC programme, will I still be considered for my other programme choices?

Yes, you will still be considered for you other UCC programme choices even if you accept an earlier offer on one Programme choice.   If you are offered your preferred programme choice later, accepting a later offer will mean your original acceptance will be automatically be cancelled.​

  • Can I accept more than one offer of a place?

​You can only have one acceptance on the system at any time. However, you can change this acceptance to your preferred Programme choice if that offer is made later.

  • If I am offered a place on my preferred programme, how do I inform the College that I do not want to pursue my other Programme choices?

​If the first offer that is made is your preferred choice and you do not want to be considered for your remaining choices, you may cancel these choices by clicking on Cancel Application next to each of the other Programme choices.

  • If I want to accept a place on the programme but do not wish to pay a deposit yet, how can I secure my place?

If your programme requires a deposit, this has to be paid at the time of acceptance. It is not possible to accept your place without paying the deposit. If you have any queries about this, please contact the Graduate Studies Office on +353 (0) 21 4902876.

INTERNATIONAL

  • How can I transfer to another Programme? 

A Change of Programme application must be received from a currently Registered student (in UCC) in the Admissions Office before 30th September 2015. The following requirements apply:

  • you must have the points required for entry to the Programme you wish to transfer to;
  • you must satisfy the minimum entry (matriculation) requirements for that programme;
  • there must be a place available.

Please make an appointment with the  First Year Experience Coordinator in order to discuss your application. The application form is available in the Admissions Office, West Wing, Main Quad.

Contact:

Nóirín Deady

En.deady@ucc.ie

T: +353 (0)21 490 2780

You should be aware that changing between Programmes after the start of term may adversely affect your academic performance, depending on how much of the academic year you miss. Change of Programme is permitted strictly on the basis that you accept that you may be at such a disadvantage.

Further information on Change of Programme

  • Is there an orientation programme for First Year students?

There is a university-wide orientation programme, which coincides with Registration Part 2.  All first year undergraduate students must attend Orientation.  Transfer students from other institutions are also encouraged to participate.

Orientation Dates

  • Where is: 
    • Admissions Office - 1st Floor, West Wing, Main Quad
    • Fees, Scholarships and Grants Office – 1st Floor, North Wing, Main Quad
    • International Education Office – Roseleigh, Western Road
    • Student Records & Exams – 1st Floor, West Wing, Main Quad

Go to: Searchable Campus Map

  • When do classes start?

Key dates can be found here.

  • Where can I find my timetable?

Goto: http://timetable.ucc.ie/

For some programmes, there are no individualised timetables. Then you search either by programme or by module, and make out your own timetable (Don’t forget to add in your tutorial and lab times which you will get from the department).

  • What opportunities are there to study abroad?

Many of our programmes offer the opportunity to study or go on work placement abroad. For more information visit the programmes page.  

  • What clubs and societies can I join at UCC?

There are many clubs and societies which offer something for everyone whether your interests lie in athletics, martial arts, field sports, yoga or dance among others: further information on Clubs and Societies . In addition, many societies within Cork University Business School help you learn new skills in the field of business and make new friends along the way. For more info, visit clubs-and-societies

  • Where can I find information on exams?
     

Go to: http://www.ucc.ie/en/exams/

  • How do I know if there is a non-refundable deposit to be paid when accepting a place on a Programme choice?

If a  non-refundable deposit is required for acceptance of a Programme choice, this will be stated clearly in the PAC offer and you will not be able to accept that Programme choice until you pay your deposit.   Where a deposit is not required, you will just be asked to Accept the offer.

  • If a deposit is required, can it be refunded if I cancel my acceptance on the programme?

If a deposit is required for acceptance of a place on a programme, it is a non-refundable deposit and will not be returned if you cancel your place on the programme.

  • If I have paid a non-refundable deposit on a Programme choice and am offered my preferred UCC Programme choice later, is the deposit transferrable to that Programme choice?

Yes, if you are offered your preferred UCC Programme choice after paying a deposit to another UCC Programme choice, the deposit is transferrable to that UCC Programme choice.  However, the deposit is not transferrable to subsequent non-UCC Programme choices.​

  • If I get my full fees paid through a Scholarship or through SUSI, can I claim back my deposit?

Yes, if you register for your programme and your fees have been paid in full  by SUSI or through another scholarship, the Fees Office will refund your deposit.

 

  • Where can I find student accommodation?

Visit accommodation  for student accomodation.

  • Where can I eat on campus? 

The main student restaurant (known popularly as the 'rest') is centrally situated near the Quad.  However, there are tons of other places where you can eat.

Outlet Location
UCC Central Near the Boole Library
Café Express Above UCC Central
Kampus Kitchen Basement of the Science Building
Bio Café Ground floor Bio-Science Building
Old College Bar Above UCC Central on the 1st floor
The Coffee Dock O'Rahilly Building - ground floor
Leeside Restaurant Tyndall Building, opposite Mercy Hospital
Brookfield Café Brookfield Health Sciences Complex
Enterprise Café Enterprise Centre
Pharmacy Café Cvanagh Pharmacy Building - ground floor
Western Gateway Café Western Gateway IT Building, Western Rd
Nosh+Coffee Mardyke Sports Arena
Café Oasis Student Centre - ground floor
Café Panorama Student Centre - first floor
  • Are there healthcare facilities on campus?

The Student Health Department seeks to provide services that target illnesses and problems that occur in the University Student population. It does not seek to, and is not resourced to provide a full GP service but has a range of services that may not be as easily accessible in the community. We do provide the following services

  • Primary care of acute and chronic illnesses that present in the community
  • Contraception service including insertion of Long Acting implants
  • Women’s Health, Cervical smear services.
  • Screening and immunisation against infectious diseases.
  • Consultant Psychiatrist Service.
  • Sexual Transmitted Infection diagnosis and treatment service
  • Travel Advice and Vaccinations.
  • Health Promotion Programmes.
  • Hospital referral service.
  • Ante Natal Care.
  • Accident and Emergency.
  • Physiotherapy Service. See separate section.

Student Counselling & Development (SCD) is a free confidential service to all registered students. We provide individual counselling to students with emotional, psychological, academic or personal development needs. We also provide a range of group initiatives and workshops to students and staff.

You can make an appointment with a counsellor: Tel: +353 (0) 21 4903565 or email counselling@ucc.ie

INTERNATIONAL

  • If I accept an offer on one UCC programme, will I still be considered for my other programme choices?

Yes, you will still be considered for you other UCC programme choices even if you accept an earlier offer on one Programme choice.   If you are offered your preferred programme choice later, accepting a later offer will mean your original acceptance will be automatically be cancelled.​

  • If I am offered a place on my preferred programme, how do I inform the College that I do not want to pursue my other Programme choices?

​If the first offer that is made is your preferred choice and you do not want to be considered for your remaining choices, you may cancel these choices by clicking on Cancel Application next to each of the other Programme choices.

  • If I want to accept a place on the programme but do not wish to pay a deposit yet, how can I secure my place?

If your programme requires a deposit, this has to be paid at the time of acceptance. It is not possible to accept your place without paying the deposit. If you have any queries about this, please contact the Graduate Studies Office on +353 (0)21 4902876.