About Non-EU Exchange
No, the exchanges are on a no-fee basis.
Generally no, but that depends on the visa requirements for the host country.
There is no specific grant available for students who choose a Non-EU destination for their exchange placement, there are, however, some scholarships available every year for some of our USA partner universities. These scholarships will be advertised to all students who may avail of them, they are competitive as places limited.
Students do not pay tuition fees at the host university. Your main expenses will be for flights, accommodation and living expenses. Students who are in receipt of a grant from their local authority may be eligible to claim the higher rate of maintenance while they are on exchange.
Students who do not study a foreign language as part of their degree programme at UL will study at partner institutions where courses are taught through English. Those students are therefore not required to be proficient in the host country language. Nevertheless, students are encouraged to gain a minimum level of proficiency in the language, for day-to-day living.
Students who study a foreign language as part of their degree programme at UL are expected to study in the host country language and must be confident that they have sufficient knowledge of the language to attend lectures and sit examinations in that language.
The period you spend abroad on a study exchange will count as an integral part of your UL degree. If, for example, you are away in Semester 5 (Autumn semester of Year 3), you will progress to Semester 6 (Spring semester of Year 3) on your return, assuming that you have passed your exams at the host university.
Students who are interested in undertaking an Erasmus or Exchange study period should call in to the UL Global Office, located in EO-020 (Main building) for further information.
The office is open Monday to Friday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm and from 2.30 to 4.30pm.