Tuition & fees are subject to change.
Items marked as "*billable" are included on students' UMass Amherst bursar bills.
Items marked as "*non-billable" are estimates of expenses you pay in country or to the abroad university.
NE Regional Tuition & Fees: $8,500
Exchange rate used to calculate estimates of non-billable items listed above: US$ 1.00 = EU€ .86. Exchange rates change frequently. Visit https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ to check the current rates
Early Start Semester
Students may opt to participate in a 3-week pre-session course running from the third week in August through the first week of September. Following completion of early start semester, students proceed with regular autumn semester. Early start semester are available in the following subject areas: Irish Archaeology, Irish Folklore and Tradition, Irish History and Modern Ireland, Literatures in Ireland, Irish Traditional Music, Management and Marketing in the European Union. The tuition & fees for the early start program are $1,200.
UCC does not guarantee accommodation for visiting students. However, UMass works with Castlewhite university owned apartments, to reserve rooms for our students. Castlewhite is conveniently located adjacent to University College Cork and comprises 63 apartments; in total the complex accommodates 298 students. There are no en-suite bedrooms at Castlewhite, each bedroom is equipped with a 4ft bed, study desk, ample storage space and wash-hand basin. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. All units feature a seating area. There is also a kitchen, equipped with an oven and microwave. A toaster and fridge are also provided, as well as a kettle. Towels and bed linen are featured. The property also offers grocery delivery and packed lunches. Bike hire is available at the property and the area is popular for golfing.
Most accommodation is “self-catered,” meaning that you would buy food and cook for yourself in your flat and or eat at restaurants or cafes on/off campus.
Personal expenses include laundry, cell phone, entertainment, and incidentals.
Independent Travel Costs
Costs for independent travel (on weekends, during break) vary widely depending on choices of destination and accommodation, and frequency of travel. Make sure to take this into account.
Student Visa/Residence Permit
US passport-holders do not need visas. However, all non-EU citizens, whether visa-required or not, are subject to ordinary immigration controls at the port of entry/airport and must register with Immigration within one month of arriving in Ireland. The Immigration Officer makes the decision on who is allowed to enter Ireland. S/he will stamp your passport for either one or three months and you must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau within the time limit stamped on your passport. UMass will provide you with guidance/instructions for obtaining a residence permit, but note that it is your responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa and/or residence permit.
You will be covered by the UMass International Travel Insurance, which covers emergency and urgent care coverage and some travel services to UMass students participating in university sponsored and approved international study abroad programs. You will have to pay up front at the time of treatment for any medical services you receive and submit receipts to the UMass insurance for reimbursement.
Students are only covered while actively participating in the study abroad program. So during any semester breaks, you are still covered, however, if you choose to arrive in Ireland earlier than the official start date of their exchange or choose to extend your stay beyond the end of the semester, you are not covered. You may wish to obtain coverage for those periods not covered by the UMass plan by purchasing the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) http://www.myisic.com. The ISIC, which includes a comprehensive travel insurance policy, costs only $25 dollars and is valid for one year from date of issue.The University's international travel coverage is automatically included in your Education Abroad Fee and is intended to provide the first line of service and protection to the University's travelers. Prior to traveling, international travelers should still contact your primary personal health insurance company to make certain you understand what additional coverage you may have in place, or may want to put in place, while traveling abroad. Any additional coverage purchased would be at your own expense.
Students are only covered while actively participating in the study abroad program. So during any semester breaks, you are still covered, however, if you choose to arrive in Ireland earlier than the official start date of their exchange or choose to extend your stay beyond the end of the semester, you are not covered. You may wish to obtain coverage for those periods not covered by the UMass plan by purchasing the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) http://www.myisic.com. The ISIC, which includes a comprehensive travel insurance policy, costs only $22 dollars and is valid for one year from date of issue.
In case of a medical emergency while abroad, we strongly encourage UMass Amherst students to first turn to the International Students Office at your Irish university for help accessing local medical resources that are close at hand. This will save valuable time. We recommend that upon arrival at their program site, you familiarize yourself with the location of the campus clinic and the nearest hospital.