Spotlight on: University College Cork


Located in Cork, Ireland’s second largest city and amongst its most culturally and historically rich, the University College Cork is highly-ranked among European universities and in the top 2% worldwide. It boasts over 15000 students, including 3000 from a 100 countries. It is well-reputed for its high research output, and was the world’s first university to receive the International Green Flag for environmental friendliness. It offers programmes leading to undergraduate and postgraduate degrees awarded by National University of Ireland.

Several of the subject areas taught at UCC have been ranked by QS – these include Archaeology, Environmental Sciences, Engineering, Modern Languages, Medicine and Nursing, among others.

Key facts

1. Entry requirements

For Indian applicants who have completed their graduation in India, the minimum requirement for entry into a postgraduate programme is a Bachelors degree with a score-range averaging at 65%, equivalent to a 2H2 (second class honours grade two), or a score-range averaging at 70%, equivalent to a 2H1 (second class honours grade one), depending on the course.

English language requirements: minimum language proficiency is satisfied by achieving minimum scores in one of the following tests recognised by UCC – IELTS, TOEFL, Cambridge Proficiency, Cambridge Advanced, and Pearson PTE.  

2. Costs and Funding

For information on the approximate fees for your preferred course, contact the Hurray Overseas counselling team.

Scholarships: The government of Ireland offers scholarships for Indian students which can be availed at UCC.

3. Application timeline

Applications for programmes commencing in 2020 will open in November 2019, and close in June 2020.

For more detailed information and help with your application to UCC, get in touch with the Hurray Overseas counselling team for assistance – reach out to us via email:, or phone: 8971357928,  for more details.

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