Why Study Abroad?
The opportunity for international study at one of our partner universities in various locations across Europe, the USA, Australia and more is one of the great benefits of studying at MIC.
- The opportunity for international study at one of our partner universities in various locations across Europe, the USA, Australia and more is one of the great benefits of studying at MIC.
- Students develop a great sense of self-confidence and achievement having mastered living and studying overseas away from the security of familiar surroundings.
- The opportunity to meet students from various backgrounds and cultures, to see amazing sites and experience fantastic adventures informs the perspective of the global citizens our students will become.
- Employers immediately recognise the value of the skills developed by a graduate who has studied overseas, including: adaptability, determination, ability to take risks, communication skills, independence and an open mind!
When can I study abroad?
Options for Study Abroad vary depending on which programme you are studying - set out below is the year and semester that this is available within each programme.
|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 fulfil 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.
|Programme Number of Modules Credits per Semester|
|BA in Contemporary & 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
- If you wish to speak to a member of MIC International Office about your Erasmus + and non-EU study abroad options or have questions, please email email@example.com or Lauren.McNamara@mic.ul.ie.
- The application deadline for current 2023/24 2nd year students has not opened yet. It is each student’s responsibility to know if their off campus study placement is a compulsory or optional component of their programme and the requirements applicable.
- Please note that a minimum QCA is required to be considered for nomination for study abroad. Your 2nd year Autumn QCA is used in this determination.
- B Ed students require a minimum 2.8 QCA
- BA students require a minimum 2.6 QCA.
- The International Office will notify students of nominations usually mid to late February. Once students receive this notification, they will have 5 working days to confirm their acceptance.
- The partner university application process for students going abroad in Autumn 2024 runs from March to July 2024 (as all universities have different deadlines and documentation requests). The partner application process for students going in Spring 2025 will run from October to early December 2024.
- 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 the responsibility of the applicant student for all countries.
Student Abroad Application- now closed
The documents below are relevant to students who wish to consider an Erasmus+ study destination.
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.
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.
- Why Study Abroad?
- When can I study abroad?
- What can I study abroad?
- Where can I study abroad?
- How do I apply?