University College Cork (UCC) is in the top 2% of universities worldwide. It is a research-intensive, student-centred, international top-tier university. Since 1845, UCC has been the comprehensive university of the south of Ireland. Today, UCC is a globally-oriented, research-led university. It provides a full range of disciplines, serving regional, national and international students. It offers programmes in the arts, humanities, social sciences, business, law, engineering, architecture, science, food science, medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing and the clinical therapies.
UCC has 21,000 students. In 2017, these included 15,000 in undergraduate programmes, 4,400 in postgraduate study and research, and 2,800 adults in continuing education across undergraduate programmes, postgraduate programmes, and short courses. Its student body includes 3,300 international students, representing more than 100 countries worldwide.
UCC is unrivaled in the quality of its academic programmes, the beauty of its campus and its vibrant student life. Its degrees, conferred by the National University of Ireland are internationally recognised. Its location in picturesque Cork, home to the friendliest of Irish people, means that a warm welcome awaits every student. Cork is the only Irish city currently recognized by UNESCO for its excellence in the field of Learning.