This University was founded in 1845 which combines teaching, research and scholarship. which was official opened in 1849 with 23 professors and 181 students offering courses like Medicine, Law and Arts. UCC was also named the top performing university by the European commission. It’s also the first university to achieve the ISO 50001 in energy management in the year 2011. UCC is also ranked 4th in Ireland and 283rd in the world in the QS world university ranking 2018. UCC offers students a chance in any country in Europe, Asia, UK, Canada etc for a semester . The degrees are granted by National University of Ireland and these are Internationally recognised. There are almost 19,000 students enrolled in undergraduate and postgraduate programmes. Nearly 3,000 students have enrolled into different courses from across the world. It is one of Ireland’s leading research institutions with highest research income in the state. In the year 2016 UCC accepted a research fund of over 96 Euros that is exactly 21% increase over all a five year period. Majority of the international students are from United States, China, France and Malaysia. There are many notable alumni of the institution are like Sean O Faolain, Fiona Shaw , Daniel Corkery, Graham Norton, Cillian Murphy Eoghan Harris etc.
Why study at University of Cork:
- Top Class University: UCC is ranked 4th in Ireland and 283rd in the world according to QS World University Rankings 2018; The University has exhibited good academic results in disciplines like Science, Business, Arts, Medicine and Sports.
- Excellent Job opportunities: International students from other countries have given a positive feedback on the job opportunities that are available post their undergraduate and postgraduate courses from UCC. Most of the students have been placed and have been getting call backs from many of the companies.
- World University Rankings: University of Cork was ranked as 283th position. UCC has top 16 QS ranking which includes from different subject areas like Archaeology, Biological Sciences, Computer Science and Information Systems, Education, English language and Environment Sciences.
- Hub for Entrepreneurship: Many international companies have headquartered in Cork like IBM,EMC ,VMware etc. This has led to creating numerous job opportunities in the fields of Science and Technology, Agri-based food industries and Life Sciences.
- Green Campus:UCC is the first Green Flag Campus in the world. The college has aimed at recycling the waste material to contribute to the sustainable practices.
- International student support: international students of UCC college have a separate student support system. In the year 2016 the UCC international office was ranked as” Outstanding “ . more than 90% of the international students were satisfied or very much satisfied with their experience in UCC.
- Variety of scholarships :There are many scholarships offered to international students with good academic performance like
- Government of Ireland Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to Indian students for one year full time scholarships. This scholarship is valued at 10,000 Euros .
- Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships: This scholarship covers 50% of contribution for the post graduate course fees.
- Excellence Scholarships:
- Lily Research Scholarships:
- Excellence Scholarships(phD)