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Northern Ireland Study Abroad Programs

(Flag of Northern Ireland)(Flag of Republic of Ireland)Experience beauty, culture and great academics by choosing Northern Ireland as your study abroad destination. This small country offers an irresistible mixture of stunningly lush farmlands and a hip, urban culture. Stories of political conflict in Northern Ireland continue to crop up in the media, but for most residents, Northern Ireland is going through a period of economic development and reconciliation. Visitors and citizens alike find that everyday life in Northern Ireland is tranquil and fulfilling.

You can choose between two renowned universities in Northern Ireland, both of which have taken a leading role in bringing together people of different backgrounds to foster the peace process. Studying at these universities is an academically rewarding experience and an immersion into true Northern Ireland culture, thanks to the full integration into housing and university.

Queen's University Belfast is one of the most prestigious universities in the United Kingdom, while at University of Ulster, you can choose to study in a concentration if you prefer a more focused academic experience. Concentrations include:

  • Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies at the Magee campus
  • Irish Studies at the Magee campus
  • Irish Cultural Studies at the Coleraine campus in Coleraine

To learn more about our dedicated on-site staff and support services, visit our Ireland office website.


Program Dates

See individual program pages for program dates!

Program Fees

Below are links to our fees for all programs in Northern Ireland. You can also visit program pages for individual program dates and fees.

Spring semester fees are available online around October 1. Fall semester and academic year fees are available around April 1.

Fall semester 2017

Academic year 2017

Spring semester 2018

What's included in our Northern Ireland program fees

IFSA-Butler scholarship opportunities

Northern Ireland Student Achievements

Congratulations to the following IFSA-Butler students who have made great academic and personal achievements while studying in Northern Ireland!

Gabrielle Planas
University of Virginia

Stranmillis University College Teacher Education Program

After attending IFSA-Butler's special student teaching program at Stranmillis University College and graduating from the University of Virginia, Gabrielle is now teaching fourth grade.


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