Study USA

Applications for Study USA 2017-18 are now closed.

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

Each year between 50-60 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 the Economy.

The scholarship funding package for 2017 – 2018 includes;

  • Room and board for the academic year
  • A generous text book allowance
  • One return flight to the US

There will be a student participant fee of £1500 for 2017-2018.  If a student is in receipt of a maintenance grant this fee will be waived.

Tuition fees are waived by the participating US colleges and universities.

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 a minimum 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?

Applications are now open - apply now

Applications should be received no later than Monday, December 12th at 23.59

For any questions or queries, please contact