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Contemporary Challenges Credits

University College Cork (Ireland)

Cork, Ireland

Program Overview

Term Start Date End Date Application Deadline
Academic Year 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Fall 2020
TBA
TBA
Mar 01, 2020
Spring 2021
Jan 06, 2021
May 08, 2021
Oct 01, 2020
Language(s) of Instruction
English
Yes
Yes
No
Class Standing
Junior
Second semester Sophomore
Senior
3
Credits

12-15

Program Advisor

The Program

At UCC -- first campus awarded the International Green Flag for environmental friendliness -- you will find plenty of opportunities to develop academically and personally through their programs, clubs, and societies.

University College Cork (UCC) was established in 1845 as one of three Queen’s Colleges.  It is believed to share the site where the city’s patron saint, Saint Finbarr, once had a monastery and school. Today it is a constituent university of the National University of Ireland and has some 12,500 undergraduates, including 2,400 overseas students from almost 100 countries. UCC is one of Ireland’s leading research institutions and is made up of four colleges: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences; Business & Law; Medicine & Health; and Science, Engineering, and Food Science. The university has also scored high marks in surveys of international students for its sports and social facilities.


 

University College Cork

Program Locations

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City of Cork

Ireland

Cork

Cork is a port city on Ireland’s south coast. It’s the second-largest city in the Republic of Ireland and enjoys a keen rivalry with Dublin. Cork was European Capital of Culture in 2005, and music, theater, dance, film, and poetry all play a part in city life. Notable architectural features include the Red Abbey, a 14th-century Augustinian abbey of which only the bell tower now remains, two 19th-century cathedrals, and some fine Georgian buildings.  The city makes a great base from which to explore the south of Ireland, especially the mountains and beaches of Kerry. Closer still is Blarney Castle where, if you kiss the famous stone, you’re guaranteed the gift of the gab!

Academics

In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the University College Cork course offerings.

When looking for courses, be sure that you are looking at courses for undergraduate students only and that you are looking at classes in the correct term of study. If you will be studying during the fall term only, you need to choose courses that are labeled “Autumn Semester.” If you will be studying during the spring term only, you will choose courses labeled “Spring Semester.”  Some courses at UCC are offered for the Academic Year and would not be available to students only studying for one semester.

You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to University College Cork and Rutgers University. That means you will need to take the equivalent of at least 12 Rutgers credits each semester.  The credit translation system between UCC and Rutgers University is 2:1, meaning a 10 credit course at UCC would come back as a 5-credit course on your Rutgers University transcript and a 5 credit UCC course would be worth 3 Rutgers credits.  A normal class load at UCC is 30 UCC credits (15 RU credits). You will most-likely take 3-5 classes per semester. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.

For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.


 

Academic Calendar

To view the current academic calendar, please visit the UCC web page.

*All dates are subject to change.  Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.

Fall Semester

Mid-September

Mid-December

Spring Semester

Early January

Late May

Housing and Meals

You will be housed in modern university apartment-style residence buildings in single rooms (or in very rare cases a double room) with shared bath and kitchen facilities. All of the student residences are fully furnished and located within a 15-40 minute walk from the campus. Bed linens and bath towels are provided in some residences but not in others, so please inquire as soon as your placement is known. Each residence building has laundry facilities on site. There are no “American-only” residences.

There are no meal plans at University College Cork. All residences are self-catering, which means that you will have access to kitchen facilities in your residence and will be able to cook for yourself. Your residence hall will have a refrigerator/freezer, stove-top and food storage areas. Utensils and cookware are also provided. Depending on the particular residence building to which you are assigned, you may or may not be able to stay in your room during university breaks. 

For more information on accommodations, please visit the UCC website.

Financial Information

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $17,780 $20,980
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $2,400
Residence Permit (Estimate is for US Citizens) $380
Books and Classroom Materials $400
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,800
Housing Deposit $300
Total $7,680.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.  

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost per Semester $15,940
Program Cost includes:
  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Administrative Fees
  • International SOS Health Insurance
     

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $5,000
Residence Permit (Estimate is for US Citizens) $380
Books and Classroom Materials $800
Local Transportation $600
Personal Expenses $6,000
Housing Deposit $300
Total $14,280.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad. 
 
Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

Program Costs

This is the billed amount that will appear on your Rutgers term bill during the term you study abroad.
All Students
Program Cost $16,390 $19,590
Program Cost includes:

•    Tuition 
•    Housing
•    Administrative Fees
•    International SOS Health Insurance
 

Out-of-Pocket Costs

These are estimated expenses that are not part of your term bill. Students will need to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket.
Airfare $1,200
Meals $2,400
Residence Permit (Estimate is for US Citizens) $380
Books and Classroom Materials $400
Local Transportation $200
Personal Expenses $2,800
Housing Deposit $300
Total $7,680.00
Out-of-Pocket Cost includes:

The above costs are estimations and represent the known out-of-pocket costs students encounter during their time abroad.  

Some of these expenses will be paid for prior to going abroad, such as an airline ticket and visa costs, while some of these expenses, such as meals and local transportation, will be paid in-country as part of your daily expenses. As you plan, you will need to budget these costs and spend wisely throughout your time abroad.

 

Scholarships

Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Rutgers Global–Study Abroad program. Applications can be found inside of your study abroad program application. For more information, please visit the Scholarship section of our website.

Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant.  For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.