IUA Announce ‘Generation Study Abroad’ scholarships to the value of $400,000

The Irish Universities Association is delighted to announce that all 7 Irish Universities will offer up to 350 ‘Generation Study Abroad’ scholarships to the value of $400,000 to students from the United States of America for entry 2016. The purpose of these scholarships to is support and encourage American students to gain an international experience through study abroad. The scholarships will give particular encouragement and support to those students who traditionally would not choose a study abroad option.

Welcoming the scholarships, Sinéad Lucey, International Education Manager at the Irish Universities Association said  “US students in Ireland are greatly valued as they bring a diversity and energy to Irish University campuses. These scholarships show a commitment to increase numbers of US students into all academic disciplines, and in doing so develop new partnerships with US institutions as well as further strengthening existing ones. 

Currently less than 10% of American students study abroad and the Generation Study Abroad initiative aims to increase this number dramatically to 600,000 by 2019. The Institute of International Education (IIE) which manages the program has engaged with higher education institutions across America to encourage their students to study abroad, promoting the programs and scholarships available around the world including Ireland. The IIE advocates that in this increasingly globalised world employers seek graduates with international exposure and study abroad gives students the opportunity to gain these valuable skills.

Details of the scholarships are available at …..

University of Limerick: http://www.ul.ie/international/en/home/study-at-ul/study-abroad/

University College Dublin: http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-us/what-can-i-study/visiting-students/study-abroad/pre-arrival-information_study-abroad/

NUI Galway: http://www.nuigalway.ie/international-students/studyabroad.html

Dublin City University: www.dcu.ie/international

Trinity College Dublin: http://www.tcd.ie/study/non-eu/study-abroad/to-trinity/IIE-Scholarship/

University College Cork: www.ucc.ie/international

Maynooth University: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/international/news/maynooth-university-announces-generation-study-abroad-scholarships

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For more information contact: Sinead Lucey, International Education Manager, Irish Universities Association, sinead.lucey@iua.ie, Tel: 01 6764948