Semester in Cork – Spring

Cork, Ireland’s second city, has been listed by The Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 places in the world to visit. This offers very interesting opportunities for international…



Application Deadline

Spring 2019: October 5, 2018

Mid-January – Mid May 2019






5-7 Classes (Modules)


What’s included

⦁ Pre-Departure Orientation
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Financial Advising
⦁ Tuition and Registration
⦁ Housing
⦁ Airport Pick-up
⦁ On-site Orientation
⦁ Welcome Tour
⦁ On-site Staff Support
⦁ 24/7 Emergency Assistance
⦁ Travel Medical Insurance
⦁ General Assistance and Travel Support
⦁ Welcome & Farewell Events

Live Life Abroad – EZC’s Authentic Social & Cultural Activities Program
⦁ Volunteer Opportunities
⦁ Excursions and field trips
⦁ Student Clubs & Organizations
⦁ Host Institution Services & Amenities
⦁ Official Transcript(s)
⦁ Health and Safety support
Advantage – Access to EZC’s  Exclusive Program for returning students including free webinars, online resources and more focused on how to use your experience abroad to further your career development in the future

Why Cork?

Cork, Ireland’s second city, known to it’s people as ‘The Real Capital’, has been listed by The Lonely Planet as one of the Top 10 places in the world to visit. A huge accolade for a small place but not surprising given the heart and atmosphere this city embodies. Study at University College Cork, established in 1845 this award-winning institution is ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. With the stunning Irish coastal landscape within easy reach and a young vibrant population, Cork is a top choice for your Study Abroad experience!



Minimum GPA:
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0

How to choose your course

When applying as a Visiting Student, applicants should indicate the classes they wish to enrol on at University College Cork.  Courses are available across the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, the College of Science, Engineering and Food Science, the College of Business and Law and the College of Medicine and Health.

Visiting students can generally expect to gain admission to the classes listed in the handbook subject to any prerequisites as well as individual examination or timetable limitations. Certain classes, such as seminars, may also be restricted to small numbers.

Once you choose your modules, get in touch with your home institution and get the approval!

The International Office at UCC organises a two week Welcome Programme for all International students.  The Welcome Programme will take place from the end of August.
A number of events will be organised during the two week period such as information meetings, walking tours of the city centre, cinema nights, table quizzes, Irish music and dance night, and trips at the weekend. This is in addition to extra activities and orientation offered by EZC Study Abroad as part of the overall program.

Please be advised that availability of classes is not guaranteed. At EZC we recommend all of our students select more classes than they will eventually take from the university book of modules (approximately 10 classes to start with). Approve all modules with your home institution before departure as this will allow you to have flexibility in scheduling when you register for classes on-site.


Your social and residential experience abroad is just as important as your academic studies at this wonderful university. We understand that to make the most of your short time in residence it is important that you take every opportunity to meet and live with others, we will encourage you to integrate with other international and Irish students.

As an EZC Student you have the option to live in self-catering house-share accommodation operated by our sister company EazyCity. We have several properties in Cork city close to the UCC campus and you will share with other Irish and international students and interns.


⦁ Single bedroom, while kitchen/living areas are shared with a maximum of 7 others
⦁ While some apartments are equipped with shared bathrooms, apartment residences with en-suite facilities for those who wish to have their own private toilet/shower are available at a supplement
⦁ Fully furnished kitchen, a comfortable lounge area, heating, television, laundry facilities and internet access
⦁ EazyCity offers a 24 hour emergency phone number and a full maintenance service

Life on Campus at UCC

University College Cork has a beautiful campus located just a few minutes’ walk from the heart of Cork city centre. It’s easy to get around by foot and with a large number of clubs and societies, life on campus is always busy. From sports, music and drama to genetics, food and art there is a club or society to suit you! There are also a number of events taking place on campus throughout the year as well as plenty of volunteering opportunities.


Our experienced team will provide you with the best pre-departure advice and assistance as well as support on-site which is second to none. We understand that this may be the first time for you to travel outside of your home country; you can be assured that our EZC on site staff will be on hand to make the transition from home a smooth experience to allow you to get the most from this life-changing opportunity. At EZC we also focus on making the most of your Intern Abroad experience once you have returned with a series of free webinars and online resources to help you understand how promoting this experience can help in your future career path.

Carissa Hoitenga
University Relations Coordinator, EZC Study Abroad
Julia Lynes
CEO, EZC Study Abroad

The EZC on-site team can be found at our office in Cork city center during business hours:

  • EazyCity,
    1st Floor
    112 Oliver Plunkett Street
  • Monday to Friday 10am-5pm


OrientationJanuary 7, 2019 – January 11, 2019
Class DatesJanuary 14, 2019 – April 5, 2019
Exam DatesApril 29, 2019 – May 10, 2019
Easter BreakApril 13, 2019 – April 28, 2019
Application Due DateOctober 5, 2018
Final Forms & Payments DueOctober 10, 2018
Admissions Status

Currently Accepting Applications


*prices and dates are subject to change; prices based on Arts/Business/Law academic modules – please note Science/Engineering modules have a higher tuition rate

Extra Costs & Living Expenses

At EZC Study Abroad we want you to be fully prepared so here below we have outlined any extra costs and estimated living expenses per semester.

Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – $200 approx.

Clothes, Laundry etc – $400 approx. 

Food – $950 approx.

Personal Travel within Ireland – $300 approx.