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  • Locations: Cork, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Babson applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Semester
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2021 09/20/2020 10/01/2020 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: Undergraduate Program Type: Exchange
Language(s) of Instruction: English Only Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.00
Eligible Populations: Junior, Second Semester Sophomore, Senior Housing Options: Independent Living, Residence Hall
Maximum Credits Offered: 18 Academic Highlights: Cultural Studies, Economics, Finance, Management, Visual/Studio Arts
Program Advisor: John Crisafulli
Program Description:

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  • A stunning campus that combines a gothic revival style main Quadrangle building with modern student amenities, classroom buildings and laboratories.
  • University College Cork (UCC) was founded in 1845 and is one of the oldest universities in Ireland.  UCC is Ireland's leading research university. 
  • The Republic of Ireland's second largest city, Cork offers all the great amenities expected of a city as well as easy access to some of Ireland's most beautiful countryside.
  • Study both liberal arts and business courses

Academic Calendar

  • Fall: mid September - mid/late December
  • Spring: early January - mid May
  • Orientation takes place at the beginning of each semester and is mandatory for all exchange students.
  • Click here for detailed academic term dates

Studying at University College Cork

  • The University has four colleges - Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences: Business and Law; Science, Engineering and Food Science; and Medicine and Health. UCC Quad
  • There are over 17,000 students pursuing undergraduate and postgraduate studies. UCC attracts a large number of international students with more than 2,400 students from 98 countries and all five continents currently registered.
  • Students can take a combination of business and liberal arts courses. 
  • There are many unique academic opportunities and course offerings available at Cork. Traditional Irish dance and music, folklore, and literature are available along with offerings in business, economics, and environmental science. Music is a particular strength at Cork and students with minimal experience are welcome to take courses on traditional Irish music while those with more extensive experience can perform in groups in musical genres as diverse as jazz, African music, and Southeast Asian music.
  • Click here to view additional information on modules (courses) offered at UCC.
  • Most lectures are general in scope. Lectures are supplemented by practicals, tutorials and language laboratory sessions, as appropriate. If a student is having study difficulties, there is help at hand through the University tutors (in some departments) and lecturers, and through fellow students.
  • Students are required to maintain a full-time course load throughout the period of study in Ireland. A full course load at UCC is typically six courses, totaling about 30 ECTS credits (15 Babson credits).
  • UCC provides comprehensive student services for both academic and personal success.

Life at University College Cork

  • While students are no guaranteed accommodations, university accommodations are widely available and about a 10 minute walk from campus.
  • Accommodations are self-catered (no meal plan). Cork
  • Visit UCC's accommodations page to learn more about options and pricing.
  • UCC is host to numerous students societies and sports clubs, all open to visiting students.
  • Cork, the Republic of Ireland's second largest city, offers all the great amenities expected of a city as well as easy access to some of Ireland's most beautiful countryside.  “Corkonians” are notoriously warm and friendly, making Cork an ideal place to study abroad.
  • Cork has a thriving arts and cultural scene and is is home to a notable mix of galleries, museums, The National Sculpture Factory, dance theatres and artist workshops.
  • When wanderlust hits and you want to escape the city, you'll find rustic beauty in all directions-the sea is just to the south; mountains, hills and river valleys are to the north and east; and the famous Cliffs of Moher are to the west.

Click here for detailed information and links for exchange students visiting UCC for the semester or year.

Cost of Attendance