Exchange Opportunities in the US and Canada

Study Abroad Opportunities for UCC Students in the United States of America and Canada

UCC invites applications from students at undergraduate and postgraduate level to participate in exchange programmes with the institution's partner universities in the US and Canada. While students from any discipline may apply to participate in the scholarship and exchange programmes it should be noted that UCC’s partner universities and colleges do restrict access in certain academic areas. Please note that first year students are not eligible to apply to participate in the exchange programmes. The university does not permit final year students to undertake part of their studies at a university abroad.

For further information, contact Marita Foster, International Office, Roseleigh, Western Road. Tel: 4904722; Email: m.foster@ucc.ie

Exchange opportunities in the US and Canada:

  • University of California Exchange
  • Visiting Scholar at the University of California
  • US Exchange Opportunities
  • MAUI-UTRECHT Exchange Opportunities
  • Canadian Exchange Opportunities

Status: OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
Closing date: 5PM 3rd November 2017
Application Form:  University of California- Study Abroad Application Form

 The University of California (UC) is a public university system in the state of California.

The University of California's campuses boast large numbers of distinguished faculty in almost every field. Eight of its undergraduate campuses are ranked among the top 100, six among the top 50, and two among the top 25 U.S. universities by both the U.S. News and World Report and the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

The exchange with the University of California is open to undergraduate students.  Students participating in the exchange receive a tuition fee waiver from UCal but will be expected to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC.

www.berkeley.edu/ (Berkeley)

www.ucdavis.edu/ (Davis)

www.uci.edu/ (Irvine)

www.ucla.edu/ (Los Angeles)

www.ucr.edu/ (Riverside)

www.ucsb.edu/ (Santa Barbara)

www.ucsc.edu/ (Santa Cruz)

www.ucsd.edu/ (San Diego)

Status: OPEN for applications
Closing date: None
Application Form:

Post-first year PhD students may spend a term, semester or year at the University of California. Visiting scholars do not enrol in courses (although they can audit), but rather engage in research. The programme can be a good option for PhD students or junior faculty who primarily need access to archives and libraries etc., or who want to work with a particular scholar or research group. The visiting scholar must secure an invitation from a willing University of California professor and department. Students may apply to participate in the Visiting Scholar Programme at any time during the academic year. Please note that a 4 month lead-in is required for the application process to be completed.

Status: OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS
Closing date: Please email mb.murphy@ucc.ie for application details

www.bc.edu

Boston College is one of the oldest Jesuit, Catholic universities in the United States. U.S. News and World Report ranks Boston College 34th among national universities.

UCC students, at undergraduate level, are invited to study at Boston College for a semester or academic year. Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from Boston College.

Drexel University, Pennsylvania

http://www.drexel.edu/ 

Drexel is a comprehensive global research university ranked among the top 100 in the United States. With approximately 26,000 students, Drexel is one of America's 15 largest private universities.

Drexel has built its global reputation on core achievements that include:

  • Leadership in experiential learning through Drexel Co-op.
  • A history of academic technology firsts.
  • Recognition as a model of best practices in translational, use-inspired research.

Founded in 1891 in Philadelphia, Drexel now engages with students and communities around the world via:

  • Three Philadelphia campuses and other regional sites.
  • Drexel University Sacramento
  • The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University, the United States’ oldest major natural science museum and research organization.
  • International research partnerships including China and Israel.
  • Drexel Online, one of the oldest and most successful providers of online degree programmes.

Applications are invited from UCC students at undergraduate level to spend a semester or  academic year at Drexel University.  Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from Drexel University.

www.iit.edu

Illinois Institute of Technology is a national, technological, Ph.D.-granting research university, with world-renowned programmes in engineering, architecture, the sciences, humanities, psychology, business, law, and design.

Founded in 1940 and tracing its roots back to the 1890s with the foundings of Armour Institute of Technology and Lewis Institute, IIT brings a focused, interdisciplinary approach to education, including the Interprofessional Projects Programme.

With five campuses throughout the Chicago area and alumni around the world, IIT pairs the educational and cultural experiences of America's Second City with the small feel of an undergraduate population of just over 2300 and total population of just over 7400.

Applications are invited from UCC students at undergraduate or postgraduate level to spend the semester or academic year at the Illinois Institute of Technology.  Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from Illinois Institute of Technology.

North Carolina State University at Raleigh

www.ncsu.edu/

With more than 31,000 students and nearly 8,000 faculty and staff, North Carolina State University is a comprehensive university known for its leadership in education and research, and globally recognized for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics leadership. It is consistently ranked among the nation's top 50 public universities and ranked by Princeton Review as a best value destination for students.

UCC students, at undergraduate level, are invited to study at NC State for a semester or academic year. Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from North Carolina State University at Raleigh.

www.snc.edu/

St Norbert College is located in De Pere, Wisconsin. For two decades St. Norbert has been ranked among the top Midwest colleges in the United States. Recently the Carnegie Commission elevated the college to national liberal arts standing, which resulted in its national ranking by U.S. News & World Report. St. Norbert is also recognized by the Princeton Review as a “Best College” and the by Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges.

UCC students at undergraduate level are invited to study at St Norbert College for a semester or academic year. Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from Norbert College.

www.salve.edu/

Founded by the Sisters of Mercy in 1947, Salve Regina is a private, coeducational university offering a comprehensive and innovative liberal arts education in the Catholic tradition that fosters the development of each student's distinct and individual talents.

Salve Regina has one of the most unique campuses in the country and encompasses more than 80 acres. Offering what the National Trust for Historic Preservation has described as a "tour of the great architectural works of the Gilded Age," the campus is set on seven contiguous estates and features 21 structures of historic significance that have been sensitively adapted to meet University needs while also preserving their status as treasures of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the University enrolls more than 2,500 undergraduate and graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world. Salve Regina's diverse range of academic programs is complemented by community service initiatives, extracurricular activities and a full athletics program featuring varsity, intramural and club sports.

UCC students at undergraduate level, are invited to study at NC State for a semester or academic year. Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from Salve Regina, Rhode Island.

www.cortland.edu/

Located atop one of the rolling hills in central New York's "City of Seven Valleys," the State University of New York College at Cortland was founded in 1868. Today 7,300 students are pursuing degrees within the College's three academic divisions — arts and sciences, education and professional studies. Twenty-eight academic departments with a faculty of more than 500 offer the SUNY Cortland student body 67 undergraduate majors and 34 graduate majors from which to choose. The College's main campus covers 191 acres.

UCC students, at undergraduate level, are invited to study at SUNY Cortland for a semester or academic year.  Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from the State University of New York at Cortland.

www.umass.edu

The University of Massachusetts at Amherst, the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, 90 miles from Boston and 175 miles from New York City. The campus provides a rich cultural environment in a rural setting close to major urban centers.

A UCC student at undergraduate level will be invited to study at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst for the 2015-2016 academic year.  In addition to a tuition and registration fee waiver, the successful candidate, who will be of honours standard, will be the recipient of the William L. Markey Scholarship.  The scholarship is to the value of approximately $3000.

www.umt.edu

The University of Montana was founded in 1893 in Missoula.  It is a public institution with programmes in arts and sciences, business administration, fine arts, education, forestry, journalism and pharmacy and allied sciences.  With a student population of ca 10,000, the University of Montana campus has been voted the most scenic campus in the US by Rolling Stone Magazine.

Applications are invited from UCC students at undergraduate level to spend a semester or academic year at the University of Montana.  Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from the University of Montana.

www.washcoll.edu/

Washington College is a liberal arts institution located 75 miles from Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.  The college has a particularly strong reputation in English and offers a nationally renowned creative writing programme.

Applications are invited from UCC students at undergraduate level to spend a semester or  academic year at Washington College.  Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from Washington College.

https://www.uc.edu/international/services/future.html

The University of Cincinnati offers students a balance of educational excellence and real-world experience. UC is a public research university with an enrollment of more than 44,000 students and has been named "Among the top tier of the Best National Universities," according to U.S. News & World Report.  Over 4,300 international students chose UC in 2017 and rated UC the fifth most welcoming university worldwide according to the International Student Barometer. Here at UC you can choose from hundreds of academic programs, some of the most highly ranked in the nation.      

Whether you are looking for professional opportunities, creative inspiration, or simply a great place to make memories with friends, you are in for something special in Cincinnati. It is a city in the midst of an exciting urban revival and a place known for its love of the arts, passion for sports, and its seriously impressive local food. 

As the center of culture and commerce for a region of more than two million people, the Queen City is an important hub of the Midwest. It's our source for professional opportunities, celebration, and culture. Our backyard is home to nine Fortune 500 companies and lays claim to one of the most vibrant startup ecosystems in the nation. Inhabitants of Cincinnati experience big-city amenities while enjoying a small-town friendliness and collaborative feel that is characteristic of the Midwest.

University of Maine

http://umaine.edu/

Located in the town of Orono along the banks of the Stillwater River, the University of Maine offers a strong traditional education. The state’s land-grant university and the flagship institution in the University of Maine System, UMaine is one of New England’s premier universities.  UMaine has world-class faculty members, nationally recognized research, first-rate facilities, a friendly, safe atmosphere and easy access to some of the best year-round recreation sites in the United States.

Students come from every county in Maine, more than 40 states and 60 countries. UMaine offers 90 undergraduate majors and academic programmes, 70 master’s degree programmes, and 35 doctoral programmes.

Applications are invited from UCC students at undergraduate level to spend a semester or  academic year at the University of Maine.  Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from the Universit of Maine.

www.ou.edu/

The University of Oklahoma is a coeducational public research university located in Norman, Oklahoma.  The university consists of fifteen colleges, including 152 majors.  The 2010 U.S. News and World Report ranked the University of Oklahoma 111th among "National Universities," and it is consistently is ranked in the top 10 for "Best Value Public Colleges" by the Princeton Review.

UCC students, at either undergraduate or postgraduate level, are invited to study at the University of Oklahoma for a semester or academic year. Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from Boston College.

Status: OPEN for applications
Closing date: 5.00pm, Friday, January 19th 2018

Application Form: Study Abroad Application form 

UCC through its membership of the Utrecht Network is involved in an exchange programme with a number of American universities which allows for student mobility.  Applications are invited from UCC students at undergraduate or postgraduate level to spend the  academic year at one of the institutions listed below. A fee waiver is provided. The universities participating in the programme include:

http://www.ksu.edu/

Baylor University
http://www.baylor.edu/
Kansas State
http://www.ksu.edu/
Oklahoma State
http://osu.okstate.edu/
Southern Illinois University at Carbondale
http://www.siuc.edu/
Texas Tech University
http://www.ttu.edu/
Texas State University San Marcos
http://www.txstate.edu/
University of Kansas
http://www.ku.edu/
University ofMissouri - Columbia, Kansas City, St Louis
www.missouri.edu , www.umkc.edu/ , www.umsl.edu/
Missouri University of Science and Technology
(formerly University of Missouri-Rolla)
www.mst.edu
University of Nebraska - Kearney, Lincoln, Omaha
www.unk.edu/ , www.unl.edu/ , www.unomaha.edu/
University of Oklahoma
www.ou.edu/

Status: Open for applications
Closing date: 5.00pm, Friday, January 19th 2018
Application Form: Study Abroad Application form

Please click on the below links for further informaiton on Canadian exchange opportunities.

 

www.concordia.ca/

Concordia University is located in Montreal. The university boasts a diverse student body of over 40,000 undergraduate, graduate and continuing education students from more than 150 countries, studying in over 500 programmes.  Concordia’s nearly 300 undergraduate programmes are provided by four faculties: Arts and Science, Engineering and Computer Science, Fine Arts, and the John Molson School of Business.

Applications are invited from UCC students at undergraduate level to spend a semester or the academic year at Concordia University. Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from Concordia University.

www.smu.ca/

A modern and vibrant mid-size university located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in Arts, Science and Business.

Applications are invited from UCC students at undergraduate or postgraduate level to spend a semester or the academic year at Saint Mary’s University.  Successful students will be required to pay the Student Contribution Fee to UCC but will receive remission of tuition fees from St Mary's University.

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