UCC is a world-leading university which prides itself on delivering outstanding taught programmes and supporting a globally significant research community. The university's ethos is centred on promoting diversity of thought, knowledge exchange and career ambition. It collaborates with hundreds of other institutions around the world and hosts thousands of international students from around the world. Sixteen of the subject areas offered by UCC are featured in the top tiers of global rankings and the university is a five-time winner of the ‘Irish University of the Year' accolade by the Sunday Times and is ranked in the top two per cent of universities worldwide.
The city of Cork is an unbeatable place to study and flourish. Recently named a UNESCO Learning City, in recognition for its commitment to learning excellence, Cork is a cultural hub and centre of business nestled within magnificent natural landscapes. With fantastic connections to the rest of Ireland, the United Kingdom and Europe, UCC is the perfect place to explore the continent, whether in a personal, academic or professional capacity.
Since being founded in 1845, UCC has never stopped growing, developing and innovating. As well as research excellence, a sustainable campus and brand-new facilities, the university is home to a unique community of staff and students from around the world. Going to UCC means enjoying life in one of the friendliest and most vibrant cities in Europe.