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Prospective Students
You're interested in applying for a place on the Study USA programme - here's all the information you need to help make up your mind .....

Firstly - are you ELIGIBLE?  


You don't need to be from a business background to apply. we welcome applications from full-time pre-final year students of ANY discipline from degree or HND courses here in Northern Ireland.  By 'final year' we mean:

You are currently studying in year 1 of a 2 year HND in NI. In August 2014, you could commence one year's study in the USA and then return to complete the final year of your degree or HND in September 2015.

Students who have previously participated in a student mobility programme funded by a Northern Ireland Government Department since entering Higher Education are not eligible to apply for the Study USA programme. (e.g. Erasmus, IAESTE, Language Assistants, Study China, Study India)

Where can I go?
Browse a list of our colleges that usually offer scholarships to Study USA students. Please note that this spreadsheet is divided up into three tabs (bottom left hand corner). Each tab represents colleges from each of our partner organisations.
 How to Apply

Study USA 2014-15 application deadline has now passed. Applicants can expect to receive an update by 6 December 2013.

Funding and Expenses
We pay for term-time accommodation, meals, course related reading material and travel to and from the USA. Tuition is provided free of charge. Find out what you must budget for ..

The Department for Employment and Learning will be offering a limited number of bursaries to students taking part in Study USA. To be eligible for a SUSA bursary applicants must (i) be studying at a higher or further education institution in Northern Ireland, and (ii) be eligible and entitled to a maintenance grant or special support grant as assessed by the local Education and Library Board in Northern Ireland and paid by the Student Loans Company.
 Background to the Study USA Programme
How it all began - the history and SUSA in Northern Ireland ..
Useful Contacts

Help with Study USA queries in your own NI college or university

Study USA staff in Belfast and USA
Got a query? Contact the Study USA team in Belfast, or Tony Novosel in USA

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