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  • Locations: Belfast, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UMASS BDL applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Who can apply: UMass Lowell Students Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Dormitory Areas of Study: Art/Fine Arts, Celtic/Irish Studies, Communications, Creative Writing, Economics, English, Film Studies, History, Humanities, Law, Liberal Arts, Music, Peace/Conflict Studies, Political Science/International Relations, Sociology/Anthropology
Program Category: Study abroad Minimum GPA: 3
Program Type: Exchange Click here for a definition of this term Winter/Summer Program Cost Level: $
Program Description:
**NOTE: This is a Direct Enroll Exchange Program. All tuition and fees, room and board, and other expenses to be paid directly to the host institution, or by other arrangement.**

Spend four weeks with us in Northern Ireland, immersing yourself in a unique academic and cultural experience, and pursue your interests in one of three tailored summer school programmes.

Queens summer

Study in the home of Belfast and the Causeway Coast, named by the Lonely Planet as the number one region in the world to visit in 2018!

We've designed our International Summer Schools to inspire you.In four short weeks, and while exploring the mysticism of Northern Ireland, students get to learn through interesting, dynamic and interactive lectures and discussions. Students will also have the opportunity to see their learning in action with a range of field trips across Northern Ireland to sites of cultural and historical importance.

If you take part in any of our International Summer Schools, you'll be interacting with some amazing academics, who are world leaders in their field. As well as Queen's University academics, we also invite special guest lecturers. Additionally you will also hear from real people with first-hand experience, including poets, politicians and actors involved in the conflict - to open your eyes to lots of different possibilities.

Participants can choose one of three academic programmes:
All of Summer Schools programmes include:
• A unique immersive academic and cultural experience, with the opportunity to pursue your academic interests
• Guaranteed accommodation on campus for 27 nights with arrival on Sunday 21 June and departure on Saturday 18 July 2020
• Optional credit- bearing programme at Year 2 undergraduate equivalent, following assessment
• Opportunity to explore Northern Ireland with cultural and historical field trips
• A social programme including welcome reception, film nights, social events and ‘Ceilidh’ Night – traditional Irish music and dancing

Academic Credit:
You can choose if you wish to be assessed in order to receive credit. A student successfully completing one of the Summer Schools following satisfactory essay assessment will be awarded 20 CATS points at Year 2 undergraduate equivalent. UMass Lowell equates this to 5 UML credits.

Assessment is not compulsory and students who do not wish to receive credit and undergo assessment will be issued with a certificate of participation on completion of the programme.  

If you select the accommodation option, your accommodation is provided for 27 nights in Queen’s new student accommodation facility in Belfast City Centre. The new accommodation at BT2 opened in Autumn 2018 and is located just 15 minutes’ walk from Queen’s main campus (0.9miles). You’ll be neighbours with the vibrant city-centre nightlife, popular restaurants and local supermarkets. You will be nestled in the middle of a fantastic coffee culture featuring some of Belfast’s most popular independent coffee shops.

Each apartment is comprised of a maximum of 6 en suite private bedrooms and a communal equipped kitchen and living room area with television and sofa. There is also a self-service laundry facility located within the accommodation (equipped with washing machines, dryers, irons and ironing boards)

FEE - billed by Queen's University Belfast (Note: UMass Lowell will charge a $300 fee to your SiS account during the summer term for participation in the for-credit option)
Tuition and Accommodation £2900, includes:
- All tuition                    
- Course materials                 
- Field trips including transport     
- Certificate / Transcript            
- En Suite Accommodation

SCHOLARSHIP: The US-UK Fulbright Commission offers a small number of scholarships to US students to attend the International Summer Schools at Queen’s University Belfast. The Fulbright Commission look to receive student applications from a broad range of backgrounds, who have had little opportunity to immerse themselves in a different culture.
  • Eligibility
    • 3.7+ GPA
      • If you currently have a GPA of less than 3.7 but are predicted to have that GPA by the start of the Institute you are applying for then you are eligible to apply. However, an academic referee must support your claim in writing that your GPA is predicted to rise, and this should be included with your application.
    • Current 1st or 2nd year students only (must have 2 years left before graduation)
    • U.S. Citizen
    • Preference is given to those candidates who have had little or no study or travel experience in the UK or elsewhere
      • Applicants who have spent more than four weeks outside of the US/North America in the last five years would not be eligible.
      • Applicants who have spent up to four weeks outside the US/North America in the last five years may be at a disadvantage, but strong applications will be considered.
    • Evidence of leadership qualities and initiative, academic ability, character, adaptability and ambassadorial qualities, as well as an interest in the UK and its culture.
  • The Scholarship costs covered by the Fulbright Commission and Queen's University Belfast include:
    • Return US-UK airfare
    • Tuition and fees 
    • All Fieldtrips 
    • Accommodation 
    • Certificate / Credit Transcript
    • Daily allowance for mealsApplications for 2020 will open this autumn, more information about the Fulbright Commission can be found here.

Program Details - Booklet: Summer School Booklet 2018.pdf

This program is currently not accepting applications.