Each year a number of students from abroad join us. Girls join in various year groups. Some girls stay for a term, others a year, and some decide to remain and finish their  secondary school level education with us.  These students enrich our school allowing our students to learn about other cultures and education systems.

In the best interests of those students interested in joining us the school, we only accept those who apply via a reputable placement service.

In the case of students wishing to attend for one term we only accept applications for the first term (August-December)

Overseas Student Registration Checklist

Overseas students should complete the standard registration form.

In addition parents/student placement agencies should use the overseas student checklist found here to ensure they have all the appropriate information in order to complete their application.


The Ursuline Secondary School is day school and as a result we are not in a position to offer accommodation for visiting students. Consequently parents should ensure that they make appropriate private accommodation arrangements for their daughter well in advance of their arrival to Cork. These details should be communicated to the school office as soon as they are available.

When choosing accommodation, parents should be mindful of how their daughter will travel to school each morning. In some cases host families can drive students to school, however if this will not be case, accommodation should be sought that is close enough to school for the student to walk. Alternatively accommodation should be near a connecting bus route to the school. The main bus to the school is the 202. Details of this route can be found here.

Overseas Student Mentor

Whilst at the Ursuline Secondary School our overseas students are assigned a mentor teacher. Ms Sheehan ensures that their time at our school runs as smoothly as possible and can be contacted via the school office or email at csheehan@urscorkb.com. Ms Sheehan will arrange for all overseas student reports to be validated ahead of your daughters return to their home school.


All communications regarding overseas students will be sent to the host family in the first instance. As such, it is important that parents liaise regularly with host families/agencies for updates on their daughter progress. However, if parents would like to contact the school directly for any reason, they can do this via the school office or Ms Sheehan on the details outlined above.

VISA Information 

Irish families living abroad and those from E.U. member states do not require a visa to study in Ireland. If you are not a citizen of the E.U. you should check the visa regulations for your country. Further information is available from the Irish Government here.

We consider applications from non EU students who are permanently resident with family in the Republic of Ireland at the time of application. 

Unfortunately, we do not accept applications from non EU students who are resident outside of the Republic of Ireland and are seeking short term / single year placements. Given this, we do not accept applications via Agents seeking to place non EU students in Irish schools from outside of the state.

Should you have any additional questions about the admissions process for international students, please do not hesitate to contact the school office.

Contact Us

Ursuline Secondary School Blackrock, Cork, T12HR04

Phone: 021 - 4358012

Email: ursulineschool@gmail.com

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Opening Hours:
8.30am to 4.30pm

Mr Patrick McBeth

Deputy Principal:
Ms Paula Goggin

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