Study Abroad at the University of Ulster

  • Choose from two campuses — Belfast or Jordanstown.

  • University of Ulster is a vibrant and growing university, with special options in Irish studies and peace and conflict studies.
  • Study abroad at the University of Ulster allows you to integrate with Irish, British and other international students.


The University of Ulster can best be characterized by the variety it offers among its campuses — two in or near Belfast (Belfast and Jordanstown).

You'll find a wide variety of high-quality course offerings in the humanities, business and management, engineering, information technology, life and health sciences, and social sciences.

If you want to take particular advantage of your time spent in Northern Ireland, the University offers a large number of engaging courses in Irish history, politics, language, and literature. Like many North American students, you may find the University’s offerings in peace and conflict studies to be particularly compelling.

Your distinctness as a North American student will be valued and welcomed, and you’ll spend many memorable hours gaining insight into the rich cultural tapestry of Northern Ireland’s dual traditions — Irish and British, Catholic and Protestant, Gaelic and English.

Each campus will give you the flexibility to choose courses from any department that interests you; however, to maximize your study time and social opportunities, you need to pursue all of your coursework on one campus only. Most classes are taught in a lecture format, with an emphasis on supplemental tutorial sessions. For a full-time course load, you can expect to take about three courses per semester or term.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Fall and spring semester: 15 credits.
  • Academic year: 30 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 20
  • Spring semester: October 15
  • Academic year: April 20