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Essential Information

When can I study abroad?

The option of when you can spend a semester or a year studying abroad depends on the programme you are pursuing at Mary Immaculate College.

Programme & Time Period for Study Abroad
BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies (MI001): Year 3, Semester 1 and/or 2
Bachelor of Arts (MI002): Year 3, Semester 1 and/or 2*
Bachelor of Education (MI005/MI006): Year 3, Semester 1
BA in Early Childhood Care and Education (MI007): Year 3, Semester 1

* Students of Psychology undertake their off-campus placement in Semester 1 only and are required to take modules at MIC in Semester 2.

What can I study abroad?

Students can choose from a wide variety of subjects and modules as long as they can fulfill the required number of credits. Many students take the opportunity of study topics related to their chosen field of study or may have the option to try something new. In the case of Bachelor of Education students, they have to complete modules comparable to the ones their classmates are studying at MIC at the same time.

Programme & Number of Modules/Credits per Semester
BA in Contemporary and Applied Theatre Studies (MI001): 4 modules (24 ECTS/12 US credits) 
Bachelor of Arts (MI002): 4 modules (24 ECTS/12 US credits)
Bachelor of Education (MI005/MI006): 5 modules (30 ECTS/15 US credits)*
BA in Early Childhood Care and Education (MI007): 4 modules (24 ECTS/12 US credits)

* Bachelor of Education students must complete modules comparable to:

  • Early Childhood Education: Curriculum, Research and Pedagogy
  • STEM 6: Teaching Mathematics and Science
  • Research Methods - ethical foundations for teaching and research
  • Creative Arts 3
  • Assessment for and of Learning

Where can I study abroad?

Mary Immaculate College has a large range of potential study abroad locations and partner institutions across Australia, North America, Central and South America, China, Japan and Africa. 

 

Mary Immaculate College also has a vibrant Erasmus+ KA103 exchange programme, involving collaboration with more than 60 partner universities in Europe. Partner universities under the Erasmus+ KA103 programme are located in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Romania, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey. 

 

Please Note: BA (MI002) students studying the languages French, German or Spanish are required to complete at least one semester in an environment where the relevant language(s) are spoken.

How do I apply?

Erasmus+ and Non-EU 

  1. If you wish to speak to a member of the MIC International Office about your Erasmus + and non-EU study abroad options, please email international@mic.ul.ie to make an appointment or you can email us your questions.
  2. The application deadline for current 2021/2022 2nd year students is by 4.00pm Friday 14th January 2022 and we will not accept late applications due to tight timelines. It is each student’s responsibility to be aware of the requirements of their particular course and know if an off campus study placement is a compulsory or optional component of their programme.
  3. Applications for the BA ECCE Erasmus + Traineeship placements can also be submitted using the below Application Form link.
  4. Please note that a minimum QCA is required to be considered for nomination to an Erasmus + or non-EU Study Abroad exchange placement. Your 2nd year Autumn QCA is used in this determination. B.Ed students require a minimum 2.8 QCA and BA students require a minimum 2.6 QCA. Please contact the International Office if you require clarification on this requirement.
  5. Notification of where the International Office intends to nominate you will be provided to you in mid to late February 2022. Once you receive this notification, you will then have 5 working days to confirm you wish to be nominated to the location.
  6. The application process for students going in Autumn 2022 then runs from March to July 2022 as all partner universities have different deadlines and documentation requests.  The application process for students going in Spring 2023 will then start formally from October to early December 2022.
  7. Visa appointments with the Embassies of the relevant non-EU countries are the responsibility of the applicant student. The booking of flights and accommodation are also the responsibility of the applicant student for all countries.

Application Form:

Study Abroad Application Form

The documents below are relevant to students who wish to consider an Erasmus+ study destination.

Costs

Costs for international study vary according to the destination and institution as well as variable factors like exchange rates and indeed, individual students' personal preferences and spending habits.

Erasmus+ KA103 (EU)

Grants are available for participants in the Erasmus+ KA103 programme, the value of which depends on the location of the university and the duration of the mobility. For more information, contact the International Office.

Non-EU

Total estimated costs for US depend on the location chosen and can vary from €7,000 to €11,000 per semester (excluding flights and visa costs) but including health insurance, pre-paid campus accommodation and meal plans.

For more information on US or other Non-EU destinations contact us at international@mic.ul.ie.

 

  • When can I study abroad?
  • What can I study abroad?
  • Where can I study abroad?
  • How do I apply?
  • Costs