Through the support of the General Board of Higher Education and Ministry of the United Methodist Church, Huntingdon College is able to offer one or two students annually the opportunity to study in Northern Ireland as part of the Irish-American Scholars Program.
Huntingdon students may apply to study at Queen’s University, the University of Ulster, or the Belfast Institute for Higher Education for either a semester or an academic year. If accepted, students register and pay tuition and fees as they normally would at Huntingdon, however, housing, food, travel, books, and other living expenses while studying in Northern Ireland are the responsibility of the student. There are no additional tuition/fees to study in Northern Ireland. Financial aid and any Huntingdon scholarships remain in place for the duration of the program.
Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.20. Preference is given to students who wish to study for an academic year, but the Irish universities will consider applications for one semester. The application must include an essay of approximately two pages stating the reason the applicant wants to participate in this exchange, a letter of recommendation, and a copy of the student’s academic record. The final date for submitting materials is mid-January each year.