Study USA

Group of Study USA Students

Spend a full academic year at an American college or university studying business and management. 

Each year between 60 - 80 students from Northern Ireland participate in the Study USA programme which has been running since 1994.

Where can I go?

 From Washington to Wisconsin, Nebraska to New Jersey. Opportunities are spread through many states - giving students the chance to experience the huge cultural and geographical diversity of the US.

British Council works in partnership with over 140 institutions across the United States of America.

What are the costs?

Study USA is funded by the Department for Employment and Learning.

Funding covers accomodation, meals, flights and textbooks.

Tuition fees are waived by the US colleges and universities.

Additional bursaries are also available to those who currently receive Student Maintenance Grant from Student Finance NI.

Am I eligible?

You don't need to be a business student to apply. Participants from a wide range of academic backgrounds have benefitted from developing their business skills in the USA.

Study USA is open to all full-time, pre-final year students of any discipline from undergraduate degree or HND courses at a Northern Irish institution.

You must have an average of 53% in your first year modules and possess an EU passport.

You are not eligible if you have previously participated in a student mobility programme funded by a Northern Ireland government department since entering higher education.

How can I apply?

An online application form will be opened in October 2014 and will close at the end of November 2014. The application form will be hosted on this website.

Applications will be shortlisted and those who proceed to the next stage will be invited to attend an interview in December 2014.

Successful candidates will be notified in January 2015 and will be invited to a college matching interview in February 2015.

Participants depart for the US in August 2015.