Study at University College Cork (UCC), Ireland

  • UCC is among the top five universities in Ireland, with over 21,000 students
  • UCC is the 3rd best university in Ireland and ranks 338th worldwide as per QS World Rankings 
  • UCC is Ireland’s first five star university
  • Founded in 1845 (the university is over 170 years old)
  • The Sunday Times has hailed UCC as the Irish University of the year for five consecutive years.
  • UCC offers over 120 degrees in Humanities, Business, Law, Architecture, Science, Food and Nutritional Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing among others
  • UCC boasts of the world’s first green campus and has won the FlipKey award, Ibec’s Keepwell Mark, a sustained Gold rating under the STARS program, AASHE
  • Located in the heart of Dublin, the capital city of Ireland (rated as one of the best student cities in the world), UCC is connected to Dublin, Limerick and Waterford.

Why Study in Ireland

  • 2 Years Stay Back: 1 Year Masters / MBA and 2 years Post-study Work Visa. Bachelors degree provides at least 1 year stay back
  • Education Quality: Ireland’s education ranks in the Top 10 in the World
  • Safe & Friendly: One of the safest and the friendliest country in the world
  • 100% English-speaking Country: Ireland is an English speaking country. Remember – Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom (UK) and Southern part of Ireland is known as the Republic of Ireland
  • Companies in Ireland: You name some of the topmost companies and most of them will have their European headquarters (HQs) in Ireland. Ireland has the best of the tech world: Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, SAP, Twitter, Infosys, TCS, and mostly all.
  • Ireland is the largest exporter of software in the world and rates amongst the top five producers of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals globally. The ever-increasing demands of this high technology economy have ensured that the higher education technological sector offers the highest and most advanced standards and opportunities available today. 75+ Biopharmaceutical companies are in Ireland. Ireland is the 7th largest exporter of medicinal and pharmaceutical products in the world in 2014
  • Tax Structure: The taxation in Ireland for companies is 12.5%. Thus, you will have access to some of the topmost companies’ EU HQs in a smaller country. Again, there are top Institutions in Ireland and since its 100% English speaking, even the Companies prefer to be in Ireland
  • Permanent Residency: Ireland offers a great opportunity to settle down in the country if you have a job of over Euro 30000 annually!

So all in all, ONE year Masters + 2 Years Work Permit + Opportunity to Settle Down with access to work in 28 European countries! For more detailed reasons and information about advantages of studying in Ireland, check out our Why Study in Ireland page

Entry Requirements to Study at University College Cork Ireland

General entry requirements (exact requirements may vary from course to course) Postgraduate Courses: At least 60% in Bachelors (we recommend 65%) or CGPA of 7.5 or higher (on a scale of 10). IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each module (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score) Programmes such as Data Science and Analytics MSc require 75% overall during the 4 year undergraduate engineering degree in India Undergraduate Courses (after 12th): 80% or higher for most courses (IBDP: 36 predicted or higher). IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each module (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

University College Cork Ireland Scholarships

UCC offers a range of scholarships for Indian students. Scholarships are upto 100% of the tuition fee. We encourage students to apply for UCC scholarship as early as possible. For more information, you can always contact us, and we will help you right through the UCC scholarship application process at no cost Several of UCC scholarships for Indian students: Quercus Taught Masters Academic Scholarships (50%): These scholarships are awarded to top-performing postgraduate applicants to Masters courses across the University. The scholarships will be awarded to candidates who have a minimum 1H undergraduate honours bachelor degree (NFQ Level 8), or a 1H postgraduate degree (NFQ Level 9) and who are deemed by their college of choice to demonstrate an exceptional level of academic excellence and commitment to their masters course of choice. UCC and The Government of Ireland Scholarship (50%): The Government of Ireland and the College of Business and Law, University College Cork are delighted to offer one full scholarships for an Indian Student for a one year Masters by Research. The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships: The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships are open to students from outside the EU/EEA and provide an individual stipend of €10,000 and full fee waiver to 60 beneficiaries for one full year study on a Bachelor, Master or PhD programme. Erasmus Mundus Scheme:An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. EMJMDs award EU-funded scholarships to the best student candidates applying under annual selection rounds. Study must take place in at least two of the programme countries. Part of the studies can also take place where there is a partner-country institution involved.An EMJMD is a study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS. This means that it lasts from a minimum of 12 months, to a maximum of 24 months and is open for Master’s students. Some of the above scholarships are applicable for Masters level applicants. For undergraduate applications applying to study at TUD after 12th, the third scholarship in the above list is applicable.

University College Cork (UCC) Ireland Deadline for Applications:

Our recommendation: Apply one year in advance

While there is no official deadline for applications, courses at University College Cork Ireland fill up very fast. Typically, applicants may wish to apply by October in the previous year to when they hope to begin their course at University College Cork Ireland eg. if you are planning on a September 2020 start, you should apply by September 2019 preferably. Masters level courses at University College Cork Ireland especially computing such as Data Science and Analytics MSc or business related like MSc in Corporate Finance and such get full very fast.

Conversion Masters Courses at University College Cork Ireland

What is a conversion course?

If you are considering postgraduate study but want to change direction from undergraduate degree, conversion Masters is your answer. eg. If you have studied Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) and now wish to move into the field of business or marketing, you can study a Management or Marketing Masters and gain the advantage of dual knowledge. A postgraduate conversion course could be the ideal choice in order to enhance your job prospectus, change career direction or explore a vocational filed

The complete list if available in the Postgraduate courses list below International Accounting Practice (MSc) Computer Science – Interactive Media (MSc) Creative Writing (MA) Design and Development of Digital Business (MSc) Business Economics (MSc) Food Business and Innovation (MSc) Information Systems for Business Performance (MSc) Innovation, Commercialisation and Entrepreneurship (MSc) Management and Marketing (MSc) Management Information and Managerial Accounting Systems (MSc) Psychology (Conversion Course) (HDip)

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Study in Ireland

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