On the 12 March 2020, the Irish Government announced all schools and higher education institutions should close. UCC is following this directive and has closed its campus. The safety and welfare of our students and staff is paramount.
Frequently Asked Questions for incoming Non-EU students for September 2020?
Yes, all applications are still being processed. You will receive information on your application once it has been processed.
I have just received an offer/conditional offer. Should I go ahead and accept the offer?
I have accepted an offer, but I am not able to start when the new academic year 2020/2021 begins. Can I defer my place until the 2021/2022?
If you have already accepted a place, we may be able to defer your place until the next academic year. To see if it is possible to defer your place for your course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
I have accepted an offer and paid my deposit. But due to COVID-19, I may need to cancel my future study plans. What do I do now?
The COVID-19 situation is fast evolving globally. If your travel plans must be cancelled, we may be able to defer your place until the next academic year.
To see if it is possible to defer your place for your course, please email email@example.com.
We will be as accommodating as possible, taking extenuating circumstances into consideration, within the rules of UCC’s admission process.
I am unable to take the English language test I had planned to. What are the alternatives?
UCC accepts several English language tests as proof of eligibility.
We now also accept the Duolingo English Test (DET) for student admission purposes for the academic year 2020/2021. DET offers an online test with results available in two days.
Please view Your application journey at UCC with a DET result for further information.
UCC is pleased to inform you that the Department of Justice and Equality now recognises DET for entry visa purposes.
In the event that I will not be able to get a final transcript from my university can I still receive a full offer and be admitted to the programme?
We understand your concerns. Although the physical campus of University College Cork is currently closed, we will be providing our final year students with their transcripts, which will enable them to apply for graduate programmes or postgraduate study.
We expect that universities globally will provide this important service for their students. We are aiming to minimise the impact of Covid-19 on our applicants and prospective students and we will be as flexible as possible, while maintaining our admissions entry standards and quality assurance processes.
In the event that a university is not in a position to provide our applicants with a full academic transcript, we may consider using your current GPA or percentage average grades on a case-by-case basis