Irish American Scholars
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As a means of thanking our U.S. colleges and universities for hosting Study USA (BEI) students, the Northern Ireland institutions offer a limited number of study places on the Irish American Scholars Program each year. This program enables a limited number of American students from Study USA-supporting colleges to spend one or two semesters at a university or college in Northern Ireland, tuition free.
Each fall, the church representative for your college will write to U.S. college presidents, inviting up to three applications from students who have a GPA of 3.2 or above. The students will be considered for a place at a Northern Ireland institution.
Unlike Study USA participants, the American students may opt for courses in any subject area available, for which tuition fees will be waived. Please note that American students must cover their own living and other costs while in Northern Ireland.
Please see the following links for more information on how to apply for, or nominate a student for, the Irish American Scholars Program.
- Application Requirements: Program information and requirements for American students.
- Application Form: For American students who meet the requirements and wish to apply for the program.
- Nomination Form: For presidents or other college/university employees wishing to nominate students for the program.
- Studying in Northern Ireland: Tips for American students who will be studying in Northern Ireland.
Please note that all application materials must be postmarked by February 1.