The Irish American Scholars Program
The Irish American Scholars program provides a tuition-free opportunity for qualifited students at APCU member schools to study abroad at one of five universities in Northern Ireland for one or two semesters. Since its inception in 1995, more than 1,500 students have participated in this prestigious program.
Students in their sophomore and junior years at participating APCU schools may apply to study in Northern Ireland in the following academic year. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.2 and submit an application packet prior to February 1. The packet should include:
Your school's study-abroad advisor can nominate up to three students and then submit the application materials electronically. Each application is reviewed by representatives of the five participating schools in Northern Ireland and the executive director of the APCU. Students are then accepted into the program and placed at one of the five schools based on the availability of space, the program of study, and the preferred semester (fall or spring). Placements are final and cannot be changed.
Click here for more details about the Irish American Scholars program and for current application materials.
The 2017-18 Irish American Scholars Experience
The academic programs, faculty and campus facilities at the host institutions are of high quality and students can expect a fulfilling academic and social experience at any of them. Check out the school websites for more information and to assess which of them would be a good fit: