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Frequently Asked Questions

The page detailing the modules that may be taken by Study Abroad students can be found here.

It is recommended that international study abroad students take a minimum of 4 modules (24 ECTS credits) per semester to satisfy the requirements of their home University.

You must be nominated by your university coordinator, and then complete the relevant International Student Application Form electronically and return it via email to .

Applications generally need to be submitted to MIC at least 3 months in advance of the semester the student wants to study here. In 2020, these closing dates are as follows;

  • 31 May 2021 international students arriving in autumn 2021
  • 29 October 2021 for international students arriving in spring 2022
  • High school graduation diploma with GPA of 3.0 or above that includes English, another language and mathematics.
  • SAT score in the range of 1090 to 1600 (new 3-component SAT) or a minimum ACT score of 22.
  • Particular programmes at MIC require applicants to have passed Advance Placement tests or Sat II tests in specific subjects.

For more detail, see here.


The British Council/University of Cambridge Local Syndicate’s test of Academic English, ‘International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with

A composite score in the range of 6.5-7 and not less than 6 in any one component for entry to degree programmes.

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may complete the IELTS test online. 


MIC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020/1 intake (due to test centre closures). The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110.  An interview may be required in conjunction with this for certain programmes.


A minimum score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer-based) in the TOEFL test.

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations

One of the following other University of Cambridge ESOL exams;

  1. a grade C or higher on a Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  2. a grade A on a Certificate in Advanced English (CAE)

Pearson Test of English (Academic)

The minimum requirement is an overall score of 63 with no section less than 59.  This recommendation is equivalent to an IELTS score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0

Other evidence of proficiency in English may be accepted; advice may be obtained from the International Office. 

The Study Abroad fees for Non-EU International students can be found here.

If you are participating in an exchange programme, and your home university has an exchange agreement with MIC, your fees may be reduced. To check if your university has an agreement with MIC, check with your international office.

Not including fees, the costs of living here (including rent, utilities, food and socialising) are estimated to be approximately €150-200 per week. This will vary depending on what student accommodation you choose, and whether you wish to travel around Ireland or Europe during your stay.

The semester dates for the academic year 2020/2021 have yet to be finalised. 

Orientation will be held the week before the term begins. You will be sent a timetable of Orientation beforehand.

Once you have applied and been accepted, you will be given an MIC student ID number. This is the number you will use to enrol online.

Once you have your ID number, go to and log in, using the ID number and the pin you are given. (The first time you log in, you will be prompted to change your password, which we would strongly advise!)

For the Study Abroad students, you will be given a form during orientation. To complete your module registration, complete the form as directed and return it to Mary R Collins in the international office.

Registration must be completed in the first 2 weeks of term. There is a fee for late registration.

A provisional timetable is published and available online at, usually by week 9 of the semester. If you are registered for a module and the exam is not on the time table, or if you are scheduled for 3 exams in one day, contact Student Academic Administration (SAA) at or by calling +353 61 204503 immediately. The deadline to contact SAA is the Thursday of week 10 at 3pm.


Transcripts will be sent to your academic advisor at the end of each semester. To get a copy for your own records, you can access it on your student portal, or by contacting