About the University
As Northern Ireland’s civic university, Ulster University is grounded in the heart of the community and strives to make a lasting contribution to society. Renowned for its world-class teaching, Ulster aims to transform lives and stretch minds. The outcomes of their research have global significance with local relevance, and contribute to the social, economic and cultural betterment of the region.
Ulster University is comprised of four campuses: Magee(Derry), Coleraine, Jordanstown and Belfast. The academic area that you will be focusing on and taking courses in will determine which campus you will study on. While each campus differs in size and has its own distinctive atmosphere, wherever you study, you will still experience Ulster’s unique character.
A wide range of subjects are available at Coleraine, which makes for an interesting mixture of students and staff. Subject areas include biomedical sciences, environmental science and geography, psychology, business, the humanities and languages, media and journalism, travel and tourism, teacher training and computing.
The campus sits on the banks of the River Bann, less than a mile from the town centre. Coleraine town is the largest and busiest on the Causeway coast. Together with the nearby seaside towns of Portrush and Portstewart and the Giant’s Causeway World Heritage Site, this area is a major international tourist destination and has an excellent selection of pubs, clubs and award winning restaurants. The student village offers fantastic on campus accommodation. Most rooms have en-suite facilites and all have WIFI access,There are suites available for students with special or mobility needs.
Magee is synonymous with creativity; it is home to Ulster’s School of Creative Arts and Technologies and creativity runs through every programme. Teaching strengths include business, creative arts, creative technologies, computing, engineering, nursing, Irish language and literature, social sciences and law. The beautiful, leafy campus comprises a mixture of historical and new buildings and is dominated by the main building – known by some students as ‘Hogwarts’ due to its impressive Gothic architecture.
The famous walled city centre and the River Foyle are a short walk from the campus. Located in the North West of Northern Ireland and a short distance from County Donegal, Derry~Londonderry is ideally situated for exploring some of Ireland’s most dramatic landscapes.
Ulster University offers accommodation in our student village and halls of residence, Coppin House, both less than 5 mins walk from the campus. All have access to WIFI. There are self contained units available for students requiring additional space or privacy
This is the largest of all the Ulster campuses. The campus has a strong profile in computing, built environment, business, engineering, social sciences, communication and academic disciplines relating to the science and coaching of sport. Sport plays a significant part in the life of the campus which is home to the Sports Institute of Northern Ireland (SINI).
The Jordanstown campus provides world-class facilities that are open all year round to students and members of the public. The state-of-the-art technology will put you ahead of the rest. Most of Northern Ireland’s leading athletes train here at our impressive facilities.
Most of the accommodation in the on-campus student village comprises five-bedroom, en-suite apartments with high-speed broadband and Wi-Fi connections with shared kitchen/dining facilities.
Located in the heart of the vibrant Cathedral Quarter, the visionary new campus is one of the largest higher education capital builds in Europe. It will provide a progressive learning, teaching and research environment supported by the best innovative technology, allowing us to nurture talent and innovation.
If you are studying at the Belfast campus you can apply to live in the Student Roost – brand new accommodation right next to the campus. Opened September 2018, this high quality and modern development provides a range of communal facilities to enhance the student experience; these include a cinema room and gym membership.
About the Area
Northern Ireland is renowned for its beautiful beaches and coastal scenery and has a fascinating history and cultural heritage that showcases stunning castles, monasteries and historic industry. It is the perfect U.K. study destination for students who want to easily explore Ireland, the U.K. and mainland Europe.
About Student Life
Ulster University's combination of strong and diverse academic programs along with a focus on student support make this an excellent option for many students. Ulster University provides many levels of student support to assist with academic transitions and personal health and well-being. Socially, visiting students will have access to world class sports facilities and the ability to engage in all levels of sports programs. There is a very active Students' Union that serves as a hub for social events, trips and activities. Ulster University provides dozens of opportunities to be active in their clubs and societies or engage in volunteer programs.
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
Minimum of of 60 university credits completed
Faculty advisor and dean approval
Good judicial record
You will be required to undertake three 20 UK credit modules per semester which is equal to 60 UK credits or 120 credits for the full academic year.
Please note: A 20 UK credit module is worth 10 ECTS credits or 5 US credits.
You may choose modules from a range of subjects or take a more focused approach by choosing to specialise in a specific area, the choice is yours.
Housing & Meals
Ulster University's on campus housing accommodations are primarily apartment-style dormitories. Student's will be integrated to live with Irish students as well as other international students.
This program is considered self-catered, where students will have their own shared kitchens to prepare their meals.
Semester 1 runs from mid-September to mid-December; Semester 2 runs from late-January to mid-May.
Financial Details/Program Cost
RWU STUDY ABROAD SEMESTER CHARGES
• RWU tuition as normal. Financial Aid is portable to approved and affiliated study abroad programs.
• RWU housing charge based on a standard, two person room rate.
• Full time Student Semester and Tech Fees
• RWU Study Away Fee of $1000
*Meal Plan charges will be applied to only selected programs*
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Students will be able to apply their financial aid awards to their semester abroad charges. Additional the following Roger Williams University Study Abroad Scholarships are available:
Health & Safety Abroad
- Bridging the World Scholarship
- The Morris Award
Students should review the U.S. State Department’s consular information website for complete information on safety and security (https://www.state.gov/travel/).
Students studying in Northern Ireland will need a Short Term Student Visitor Visa and can obtain that upon arrival in the UK.