IFSA Ulster University Partnership

Belfast, Coleraine, Londonderry, Newtownabbey, Ireland


Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction


Language Prerequisite


Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
Typical Credit Load:

About Ulster University

At Ulster, you will learn of a country that used peaceful reconciliation to overcome conflicting visions of national identity. Whether you're pursuing a concentration in Peace & Conflict Studies, Irish Studies, or Irish Cultural Studies; or simply taking classes in your major, the atmosphere will inspire you.

Ulster University Benefits

  • Wide variety of courses available
  • Four campuses, located across Northern Ireland, with some offering strong academic focuses in the following areas:
    • Belfast campus in Belfast: fine arts
    • Jordanstown campus in Newtownabbey: math and sciences
    • Magee campus in Londonderry: peace and conflict, music and the arts
    • Coleraine campus in Coleraine: liberal arts
  • Ulster offers program concentrations in Peace and Conflict, Irish Studies and Irish Cultural studies and you can earn an advanced certificate for completing a specific track of study
  • Ulster University is part of the Rapid Response program, so you'll hear about your acceptance within five business days!

The IFSA Difference

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at Ulster University Partnership


Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the Ulster University Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

Ulster University has four campuses in Northern Ireland and each campus is home to different subjects. Search courses at each campus on the Ulster online modules catalogue

Each course description will have a module code, the semester when the module is offered and the number of Ulster University credits the course is worth. Courses offered in the fall are listed as semester 1 courses, courses offered in the spring are listed as semester 2 courses and courses that are year-long are listed as semesters 1/2. Choose only modules that start with 1, 3 or 5; you are not able to take other modules. 

Credit Conversions

A full course load at Ulster University is 60 CATS credits (equivalent of 15 U.S. semester credit hours).

  • 1 CATS credit = .25 U.S. semester credit hours

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Special Curriculum Options
Concentrations are available at either the Magee campus, in the city of Londonderry, or at the Coleraine campus in Coleraine.
  • Issues in Peace and Conflict Studies (Magee)
  • Irish Studies (Magee)
  • Irish Cultural Studies (Coleraine)
For additional information about these concentrations and the courses for each, please contact your program advisor or log in to the Student Portal.
Course Restrictions
Courses are available for visiting students on a case-by-case basis, and some courses are available to academic year students only due to their assessment structure. Please contact your IFSA program advisor for more information.
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at Ulster University Partnership
Accounting Advertising American History American/Canadian Studies Animation Architecture and Design Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biology Biomedical Engineering Biomedical Science Biotechnology Business Ceramics Chinese Civil Engineering Communications Community Studies Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Construction Management Cultural Studies Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering English Environmental Engineering Environmental Health Environmental Science/Studies European History Fashion Design Fashion Marketing and Merchandising Film Production Film/Cinema Studies Finance Fine Arts French Geography German Graphic Design Health Administration/Management Health Studies Historic Preservation and Conservation History Hospitality & Tourism Illustration/Drawing Irish/Gaelic Law/Legal Studies Management Marketing Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Music Business/Technology Music Performance Nursing Nutrition/Food Science Occupational Therapy Painting Photography Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy Policy Studies/Public Policy Political Science Population Studies/Demography Public/Global Health Rhetoric Social Policy Social Work Sociology Spanish Speech Pathology Sports and Recreation Management Studio Art Supply Chain Management Textiles & Apparel Theater/Drama

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat, Residence Hall/Dormitory

The IFSA Team

IFSA has a dedicated team who are here to help you prepare to achieve your goals. Feel free to reach out. We are happy to answer your questions!

Resident Director

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Maria Keane

Resident Director, Ireland

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Academic Affairs Director

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Caroline Zuhone

Academic Records Coordinator

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Dates and Fees

Spring 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 20, 2020
Program End Date
May 29, 2020

Program Fees

Total Program Fee
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.
Supplemental Fees
Students incur a supplemental fee if studying on the Coleraine campus ($550).

Estimated Costs

Books & Supplies
Local Transportation
Personal Expenses
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs

Fall 2020

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 14, 2020
Program End Date
December 19, 2020

Program Fees

Coming soon!
Total Program Fee
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Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
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