About the Program
Step into the past while you study at the University College Cork, one of the oldest universities in Ireland. Study amongst the buildings of early and modern architecture located in the wooded riverside close to the city. While studying here, you’ll become part of a community that strongly emphasizes research while maintaining close connections with industry. UCC is also the only Irish university to achieve the unique status of Ireland’s first five-star university.
You’ll live in Cork, the second largest city of Ireland, located on the south coast of the country. With a boasting of arts, films, and jazz festivals, you’ll have the chance to view live performances and have ample choice in cafes, restaurants, boutiques, and markets.
Minimum GPA of 3.0
|Computer Science||Earth Science|
|Civil Engineering||Chemical Engineering|
|Electrical Engineering||Mechanical Engineering|
|French||Food Science & Nutrition|
|Asian Studies||Celtic Studies|
|Chinese Studies||European Studies|
Following are unconfirmed estimates which may be up to a week off from the actual dates.
(*Early start– Orientation: August 14; Classes: August 17 – September 4)
- Arrival date: TBD
- Orientation: September 2-4
- Semester Class dates: Monday, September 7 – Friday, November 27
- Examinations Weeks: December 7-18
- Arrival date: TBD
- Orientation: January 7-8
- Semester Class dates: Monday, January 11 – Friday, April 2
- Easter Recess: April 3–18
- Examinations Weeks: April 19-30
Additional information at UCC Semester Dates.
30 UCC/ECTS credits each semester = 15 UMaine credits
UCC offers a large selection of courses across many majors. Exchange/Visiting students have access to a special set of courses designed specifically for them. Students can request access to the regular courses if they meet the prerequisites and the course has available spaces. Browse available courses in the Book of Modules for Visiting Students
Bachelor degrees at UCC are usually completed in three years thus the course levels are different at both institutions:
|UCC Course Level||UMaine Course Level|
|100||100 and 200|
Students should pay attention to the following designation to determine appropriate courses which are called modules at UCC:
Semester 1 = UMaine fall semester
Semester 2 = UMaine spring semester
5 UCC/European Transfer Credit System (ECTS) = 2.5 credit hours at UMaine
10 UCC/European Transfer Credit System (ECTS) = 5 credit hours at UMaine
|UCC grades||UMaine grades|
|70 – 100||A|
|65 – 69||A-|
|60 – 64||B+|
|55 – 59||B|
|50 – 54||B-|
|40 – 49||C|
|0 – 39||No credit|
Accommodation is available in campus housing. A popular location for UMaine students and George J. Mitchell Scholars is Victoria Lodge. Public transportation is available outside both apartment complexes to and from the city center. The apartments include WiFi, TV, and a fully furnished living area and kitchen. The living space is shared, with 3 to 6 attached bedrooms.