We’re an award-winning institution with a history of independent thinking stretching back over 170 years. UCC is proud to be ranked in the top 2% of universities in the world. Our beautiful university opened its gates to just 115 students in 1849. We now have a student population of over 21,000.

A degree from University College Cork ensures our international graduates are ‘World Ready and Work Ready’. We are unrivalled in the quality of our academic programmes and research, the beauty of our campus and its vibrant student life. We have a student body of over 20,000 and 3,000 are international students. Each year UCC welcomes students from over 104 countries, so whatever you choose to study, you’ll soon make many friends from across the world.


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