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IFSA-Butler's Rapid Response Program

IFSA-Butler works closely with its partner institutions around the world to ensure that students receive admissions decisions within a reasonable timeframe. Many of the host institutions where IFSA-Butler has programs have agreed to participate in our Rapid Response program, in which the universities commit to making quick admissions decisions for students who meet the minimum academic requirements. This program includes Rapid Response and Instant Response universities.

Rapid Response universities have agreed to make admissions decisions within ten days of receiving a student's completed application and supporting materials. Instant Response universities have agreed to make admissions decisions within five days of receiving a student's completed application and supporting materials.


Instant Response universities
Engage Australia: University of Adelaide
Flinders University
James Cook University
Macquarie University
Murdoch University
University of New South Wales
University of Queensland
University of Western Australia
University of Wollongong

Rapid Response universities
Australian National University
Engage Australia: Griffith University  
University of Sydney
University of Technology, Sydney


Instant Response universities
City University
Lancaster University
Queen Mary, University of London
SOAS, University of London
University of Bristol
University of East Anglia

Rapid Response universities
London School of Economics and Political Science
University of Nottingham

New Zealand

Instant Response universities
Massey University
University of Canterbury
University of Otago
Victoria University of Wellington

Rapid Response universities
University of Otago

Northern Ireland

Instant Response universities
Teacher Education at Stranmillis University College

Rapid Response universities
Ulster University

Republic of Ireland

Instant Response universities
NUI Galway
University College Cork
University of Limerick

Rapid Response universities
Burren College of Art
Maynooth University
University College Dublin Lochlann Quinn School of Business


Instant Response universities
University of Stirling

Rapid Response universities
University of Edinburgh

For all programs in Latin America, students are typically notified of the selection committee’s decision within two weeks of the date that the application becomes complete. However, occasionally acceptance to Latin American programs may take up to three weeks in cases when IFSA-Butler staff must contact professors to assess a student’s Spanish language abilities.

Our Latin America programs include:


Argentine Universities Program
Mendoza Universities Program


Chilean Universities Program, Santiago
Chilean Universities Program, Valparaíso

Costa Rica

Universidad de Costa Rica


Universidad de La Habana


Merida Universities Program


Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

† Admissions decisions may take longer for certain academic subjects and programs:

Australian National University: Internship program, music, and art
City University: Engineering, music, and journalism
Lancaster University: Sciences and engineering
NUI Galway: Sciences and engineering
University College Cork: Music, sciences, and engineering
University of Limerick: Equine studies, sports science, and physical education
University of Melbourne: Internship program, Victorian College of Arts, and music
University of Nottingham: Music and built environment

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