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  • Locations: Cork, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Trimester 1, Trimester 2, Year Long (T1-T2), Year Long (T2-T1)
  • Restrictions: Deakin applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Trimester 2 2018 25/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Applicants will be notified of acceptance within 2-4 weeks after the application deadline.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Deakin Faculty: Faculty of Arts & Education, Faculty of Business & Law, Faculty of Health, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Built Environments Program Type: Exchange
Credit Type: Undergraduate Minimum Entry Requirement: 75
Trimester 1 =: Semester II Trimester 2 =: Semester I
Program Description:

University

University College Cork

Restrictions:
Not available to Architecture students.
VERY LIMITED PLACES AVAILABLE

About:

UCCOn a limestone bluff overlooking the River Lee in Ireland is University College Cork (UCC). Its motto ‘Where Finbarr Taught, Let Munster Learn,’ refers to the 6th century Saint Finbarr, whose monastery and school once stood nearby.

Originally named Queen’s College, Cork, the university was established to provide access to higher education in the Irish province of Munster (Ireland's second city), and was named after Queen Victoria, along with two other Queen’s Colleges in Galway and Belfast.

The landscaped gardens and surrounds of UCC are known as ‘the quad’ and superstition holds that students crossing the quad before graduation risk bad luck and failure in exams.

Alongside the quad, the university is centred around its Aula Maxima – the Great Hall, which acts as the ceremonial and symbolic heart of the university. The Hall's design, inspired by the great universities of the Middle Ages, was the work of renowned Irish architects Thomas Deane and Benjamin Woodward.


Did you know?

The first motor boat race in the world (The Harmsworth Cup) was held in Cork in 1903.

Location Profile

Location Profile
About Cork

CorkThe city, situated on the banks of the river Lee, is home to 123,000 people. It is located on the South West coast of Ireland and is the 2nd largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Cork is a university city with a total student population in excess of 25,000.

The overall quality of life and physical environment of Cork city and its hinterland is excellent and is readily accessible to residents and visitors. This is evident in the parks, rivers, lakes, tourist attractions, sports and recreational facilities available along with many cultural and heritage attractions.
 

About Ireland

Throughout the entire island of Ireland are thousands of lakes and rivers that are natural wonders. In addition, Ireland’s ancient past makes it an archeological paradise, with many sites dating back thousands of years. There is so much to explore and experience, that no matter where you travel in Ireland, it will be a fantastic exploration, with unsurpassed hospitality. The scenery is ever changing, simply spectacular, and literally unfolds before your eyes. All over Ireland you can enjoy the outdoors from fishing to golf, horse riding to water sports.

The universal language of music is performed in local pubs, large concert halls, on the street with buskers, or in the parlor with your hosts. Anywhere and everywhere there is music, from traditional to contemporary, and rock. Listen to the songs of Ireland and you can learn much of her history! (Source)
 
 

Credit Information

Credit Information

Course Catalogue:

Course Catalogue
Book of Modules
Please use the course catalogue to search for degrees and the Book of Modules for unit guides available at the host University.
 

How Many Units?

UCC operates the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). 7.5 ECTS is equal to 1 Deakin credit therefore 30 ECTS is equal to 4 Deakin credits.
At UCC a full time study load is considered to be 3 units (a total of 22.5 ECTS).

A minimum of 6 (8 is recommended) Deakin credits are to be included in your study plan per trimester that you are applying for and for each university preference.

E.g. If you are applying for two trimesters and for two different universities? You would bring 6-8 units for T1 for each university and then 6-8 units for T2 for each university. A total of 12-16 units.

Credit Equivalences and Levels
Country 1 Deakin Credit point Full Time Course Load
USA, Canada and Latin America 3 - 4 Credit Point 12-16 Credits
Europe 7.5 ECTS 30 ECTS
UK 15 Credit 60 Credits
Asia Varies Varies 
New Zealand 15 Credits 60 Credits
 
 

Cost and Funding

Cost and Funding
Although costs can vary greatly depending on location and lifestyle, most returned exchange students indicate that a semester of exchange costs approximately AUD$15,000. Students are responsible to budget appropriately for their program and are encouraged to factor unpredictable events, such as currency fluctuations in to their budgets.

Students participating in the student exchange program will be expected to pay for their own:
  • Airfares
  • Passport and visa costs
  • Accommodation
  • Meals
  • Daily living expenses including text books
  • Personal/ Travel expenses
  • The Deakin University Travel Insurance Policy provides cover for approved international travel for the length of your international program, including a maximum of 10 days leisure travel either immediately before or after the study component (or combination thereof), at no charge. While Deakin Travel Insurance is provided to all staff and students, this policy may not be accepted by some of our overseas exchange partners and it may be necessary for you to take additional health cover at the host institution. You will need to arrange additional travel and health insurance for any travel occurring outside of your formal exchange study period.
  • Any other incidental costs. 
Funding Options

OS- HELP loans
Overseas Student HELP loans (OS-HELP) are provided by the Commonwealth government to eligible HECS-HELP students undertaking various international experiences for credit.  This loan is added to your HELP debt.
The following link will provide more information on the OS-Help

Youth Allowance and Austudy
If you are currently receiving Youth Allowance or Austudy you can continue to receive payments while studying overseas. If you are on one of our short-term programs, so long as you have a full time study load for the year, your payments will continue while you are overseas. If you are accepted for exchange, you should make an appointment with Centrelink to discuss your plans.

The following link will provide more information on the Youth Allowance or Austudy
 

Helpful Links

Important Notes

Important Information

Before you apply, please make sure you have completed all exchange application steps as outlined on the Deakin Abroad website.


Eligibility criteria:

Exchange Programs are available to all Deakin students, including international, postgraduate and off-campus students.

To be eligible to apply for an Exchange Program:
  • Undergraduate students must have completed at least 8 credit points toward their current Deakin degree. 4 Credits for Prior Learning can be counted towards this requirement.
  • Postgraduate students must have completed at least 4 credit points towards their Deakin degree
  • You must return to at least 1 credit point to complete at Deakin after your Exchange Program
  • You must study a full-time load while on exchange
  • You must have a Weighted Average Mark (WAM) of 60 or above. Some discretion may be applied to this requirement for students with a WAM of between 55-60 at the time of application and will be advised to meet with a Language and Learning Adviser. Applicants with a WAM below 55 will not be considered. 
  • You must have received faculty approval prior to submitting your exchange application

Duration:

Students may apply for a Trimester or Year-long Exchange Program, starting either Trimester 1 or Trimester 2.

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