Internationalisation is a strategic priority of University College Cork (UCC) and is accorded a particularly high status in terms of the university’s academic planning and development

UCC’s international strategy is based on four key pillars:

  • A pluralist, multicultural, yet Irish campus community nurtured through the provision of a supportive environment and a research led, education experience that prepares graduates and alumni alike for the multiplicity of global, socio-economic, political environments and cultures in which they must operate.
  • A series of international strategic alliances and partnerships in targeted global areas (Europe, North America, Latin America, China, India and ASEAN) which supports and builds the university’s global capacity and capability in research, teaching and learning, external engagements and in technology transfer.
  • The bi-directional mobility of our campus community (students and staff) to undertake collaborative projects, research and education within other international institutions including our strategic partners.
  • An international, intercultural educational ethos based on international student recruitment, internationally informed curricula contributing to a positive internationalised student experience for the largest cohort of our students as possible.

The UCC International Office is responsible for the overall co-ordination of the many programmes in which UCC are partners and can assist with the various practical and personal matters which arise for any student settling into a new environment in an unfamiliar country. For more information on the UCC International Office, click here.

UCC International Office