Whether you are considering spending a summer, a semester or a full academic year studying at an Irish higher education institution you are sure to encounter a unique and enriching educational and cultural experience. Irish higher education institutions 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 all around the world. Every year the Irish experience is spoken of with enthusiasm by a growing number of 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 higher education institution 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 websites of the higher education institutions 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.