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Essential Information

When can I study abroad?

The specific timing when you have the option of spending a semester or 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
Short Term Scholarship Placement Notre Dame 06-20 April 2019

* 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 huge range of potential study abroad locations and partner institutions across Europe, North America and further afield such as Turkey, Morocco, Australia, Central and South America, China and Japan.

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?

There are different application methods for students depending on whether they wish to pursue international study in an EU or a non-EU institution. A QCA of 2.8 is required for study abroad in some cases; the relevant office will be able to advise.

Erasmus+ (EU)

  1. Make an appointment with the MIC Placement & Careers Office as early on in your programme of study as you wish. Staff  there will consult with you on possible partner universities where you can study, requirements and the process involved.
  2. Download, complete and submit the relevant application form (see below) before the deadline of 01 January 2019.
  3. Notification of Erasmus+ KA103 Study Abroad allocations will be given during the week commencing Monday 4 February 2019 (provisional).

Application Forms

    Non-EU 

     

    1. Make an appointment with the MIC International Office as early on in your programme of study as you wish. Staff there will consult with you on possible partner universities where you can study, requirements and the process involved.
    2. Download, complete and submit the relevant application form (see below) before the deadline.
    3. Notification of Non-EU Study Abroad allocations will be given during the week commencing Monday 18 February 2019 (provisional).

    Application Forms

    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 Placement and Careers Office.

    Non-EU

    Total estimated costs for US destinations are €6,000 to €8,000, which includes flights, visa, health insurance, pre-paid accommodation and meals. For more information, contact the International Office.

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