Whether you are considering spending a summer, a semester or a full academic year studying at an Irish university you
are sure to encounter a unique and enriching educational and cultural experience. Irish universities offer a wide
selection of Study Abroad Programmes allowing credit transfer arrangements with overseas universities and colleges.
A friendly and hospitable country, Ireland has a very special welcome for visitors from North America with whom it has
a tradition of strong links. Every year the Irish experience is spoken of with enthusiasm by a growing number of North
American and other overseas students. Some come because of their Irish descent and their interest in learning more
about the history and culture of their forbears. Others come for an introduction to European politics, economics and
society and to bring a European dimension to their studies. All comment on the ease with which they settle into student
life in Ireland, the friendliness of the people, the physical beauty of the country, the vibrant social and cultural
life and the opportunity studying in Ireland offers for both academic and personal growth.
Each of the Irish Universities has a Study Abroad office which is responsible for co-ordinating programmes aimed at
overseas students spending either a summer, a semester or a full academic year studying in Ireland. The objective in any
Study Abroad Programme is to experience different lifestyles and encounter new viewpoints. Junior Year Abroad and Study
Abroad programmes offer students a unique and enriching educational and cultural experience.
Modules are offered in a broad spectrum of faculties and, with the exception of Summer Programmes, have a GPA entry
requirement and involve a full-time course load. Many of these programmes involve credit transfer arrangements with
overseas Universities and Colleges. We encourage students to visit the Internet pages of the universities or contact the
institutions directly for further detailed information on the Study Abroad programmes on offer. Applications for all Study
Abroad programmes should be made directly to the relevant institution.
In addition to full undergraduate and postgraduate courses, Irish Universities offer a wide selection of study programmes
specifically designed to meet the needs of overseas students. These range from summer programmes, to semester and full
academic year programmes over a broad spectrum of faculties. Further details can be viewed on their individual websites.
Source: International Education Board Ireland