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The University

Choosing to study at University College Cork (UCC) and live at our student accommodation near UCC is an excellent choice for your future.

Situated in Cork, Ireland’s second-largest city, overlooking the River Lee and close to our UCC student accommodation, the university can boast a rich tradition of teaching, research and scholarship.

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Its motto ‘Where Finbarr Taught, Let Munster Learn,’ pays homage to the sixth-century Saint Finbarr, whose monastery and school once stood nearby.

University College Cork has had a reputation for being a world-class university ever since it was founded in 1845, and continues to attract the highest calibre of Irish and international students.

There’s a student body of 20,000, including 3,000 international students, many of whom choose to stay at our UCC accommodation. So if you stay with us you’ll make plenty of new friends, and discover other cultures too!

The university is home to several renowned research centres including the Tyndall National Institute, APC Microbiome Ireland Institute, Environmental Research Institute, and the Boole Centre for Research in Informatics and Analytical and Biological Chemistry Research Facility.

While you’re staying at our UCC student accommodation, you can get the full benefits of a wide range of internationally recognised programmes across all disciplines.

The reputable UCC researchers are on the cutting edge of high-impact academic scholarship, innovation, commercialisation, and industry collaboration.

Since 1908, UCC has grown rapidly, offering a research-led curriculum across 120 degree programmes in Humanities, Business, Law, Architecture, Science, Medicine and more.

The campus itself is modern and full of life, with all the advantages of a bustling, vibrant and cosmopolitan city. When you live at our UCC accommodation, you’ll have everything you need close at hand – parks, galleries, shops, restaurants, theatres and historical buildings. The perfect environment to get the most out of your university experience!

Opting to live in our student accommodation near UCC allows you to live near the beautifully landscaped gardens and surroundings of the university. So if you’re ever short of something to do on a lazy Sunday, you can always chill out in the gardens.

Just avoid crossing ‘the Quad’ before graduation, as superstition has it that doing so will lead to bad luck and exam failure!

Keep an eye out for the ancient Ogham stones in the UCC’s many historical collections and artefacts. The stones are believed to be the earliest written source of the Irish language.

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University College Cork

An Excellent Reputation

When you live at our UCC accommodation, not only are you living an amazing student experience, but you’re also surrounded by excellence.

The University of College Cork ranked number 286 in the QS Global World Rankings in 2021 and is ranked in the top 2% of universities worldwide according to Times Higher Education.

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The quality of UCC’s academic programmes is unrivalled and continues to attract students from all over Ireland, the UK, and internationally. The large influx of international students forms an integral part of the UCC community, and they all enter into a dynamic, multi-cultural community of scholars, academics and professionals.

University College Cork places equal emphasis on academic rigour and practical application, and the decision to study at UCC opens many doors in the working world. Many UCC courses include work placements and industry input, and the university is proud of its high post-graduate employment rate. Over 90% of graduates go on to find employment upon graduation, and that’s thanks to UCC’s excellent formation initiatives.

The university also offers scholarships, and in 2018, UCC was designated University of Sanctuary status, launching the Scholarship Scheme for Asylum Seekers and Refugees.

UCC is recognised as the most successful university in Ireland, allowing access to undergraduate programmes through admission from Further Education colleges.

Not only that, but University College Cork is also committed to green issues and sustainability. UCC retains 2nd place in the University of Indonesia GreenMetric University Rankings, and the UCC Strategic Plan and The Research Strategic Plan are both informed by Sustainable Development Goals. That means that just by studying at UCC and living in our UCC accommodation, you’re doing your bit to help save the planet.

What’s not to like?

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