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UK Partner: Summer Nursing Program (Nutrition & Microbiology) at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Coleraine, Northern Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Partner Website: Click to visit
Program Cost and Budget Summer 2
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Biology, Dietetics & Human Nutrition, Health, Human Health Sciences, Microbiology, Nursing, Pre-Health
Course Language:
Housing Options:
Student Residences
1-Freshman, 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Minimum GPA:
Student Type:
Undergraduate students only
UK Travel Medical Insurance:
Provided by program partner
Program Description:
Summer Nursing & Pre-Health Program at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Mid-June to Late July, 2016

Ulster Nursing 2Program Info

Spend 6 weeks at the University of Ulster in Coleraine, Northern Ireland and earn credit equivalent to DHN 212 (formerly NFS 212) and BIO 208 with lab credit. Courses will be taught by University of Ulster biomedical sciences faculty. Stay on the University of Ulster campus in student apartments with single bedrooms and shared bathroom, kitchen, and living spaces. Breakfast is provided Monday-Friday in the student cafeteria and grocery stores are nearby for other meals.

Field & Laboratory Experiences

  • Field visit to medical microbiology laboratories in Belfast City Hospital as part of Microbiology course.
  • Opportunity to undertake practical laboratory work within the laboratories of the Centre for Molecular Biosciences within the Biomedical Sciences Research Institute, the top-ranking such facility in the UK.
  • Visit W5 (who-what-where-when-why) science education center in Belfast and complete “DNA, a question of Taste” workshop. This special, day-long workshop explores the evolution of gene TAS2R38 (which codes for a taste receptor in the tongue) and features practical lab techniques including DNA isolation, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), restriction enzyme digests and gel electrophoresis.

Cultural Excursions

  • Visit to the Titanic Centre in Belfast, an opportunity for students to learn about the history of Belfast.
  • Weekend excursion to Dublin, including hop-on-hop-off bus tour, visit to the Guinness storehouse, and free time to explore. Transportation from Coleraine to Dublin, weekend accommodations in a bed & breakfast, and some meals included.
Program Timeline
Belfast arrival: June 13
IFSA-Butler orientation: June 14
Move into Ulster housing: June 14
Classes begin: June 15
Depart for Dublin Weekend: TBD
Return to Ulster from Dublin Weekend: TBD
Program end date: July 24

(Please note these dates are based off of the 2015 summer and will change for the 2016 summer.They will be similiar in time frame.) 

Academic Credit

Students will earn transfer credit from the University of Ulster. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by the University of Ulster. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.

  • Upon completion of the term abroad, students will earn credit equivalent to:
    • DHN 212 (formerly NFS 212): Introductory Nutrition
    • BIO 208 with lab credit: Principles of Microbiology (the lab credit is not equivalent to BIO 209)
  • All students will be enrolled in ISP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.
Required ApplicationsUlster Nursing 5

Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to UK Education Abroad and one to IFSA Butler. For the IFSA Butler application, click the "Homepage" link at the top of this page. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students are strongly encouraged to explore multiple funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on area of study, program type, length and country of destination. Smaller scholarships can often be "stacked" together to help fund education abroad.
  • Usually, financial aid (scholarships, loans and grants) used for on-campus study can be applied to education abroad programs. Students who qualify for financial aid
    should consult with UK Financial Aid as soon as possible to identify possible financial aid opportunities.
  • UK Education Abroad Scholarship - a campus wide selection committee awards needs-based scholarships to UK students in amounts of $750, $1,000 & $1,500. The deadline to apply is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
  • IFSA Butler may offer additional scholarships for participation on this program. Please visit the UK EA website for IFSA Butler Scholarships for more information.
For more information about scholarship and funding resources, please visit the UK Education Abroad Financial Aid & Scholarships website. 

Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please see the "Program Cost and Budget" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website). Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses. 

Ulster Nursing 4Passport & Visa Requirements
Participants must have a passport valid for at least 6 months after the expected date of return to the U.S. The Wildcat Passport Acceptance Facility accepts U.S. passport applications. For more information about U.S. passport applications, please visit the U.S. Department of State website.
  • U.S. Passport holders are not required to obtain a visa for participation on this program. Non-U.S. passport holders must investigate the visa regulations of the British Embassy as well as the associated regulations for their current U.S. student visa.

Health & Safety Abroad

All participants of this program will be enrolled in Travel Medical Insurance for the duration of the program. Participants wishing to travel before or after the official program dates are strongly encouraged to purchase additional coverage for the extended travel dates. Please see the UK Education Abroad Health & Safety website for more information.

All students will participate in UK pre-departure orientation activities. Students will often participate in orientation activities upon arrival in the host country as well. In addition to pre-departure orientations, students will have access to on-going orientation resources during and after their program to maximize the intercultural and intellectual learning potential at each phase of the education abroad experience. Students are strongly encouraged to independently research their host country. Participants should consider the history, current politics, social media outlets, tourism boards, etc. 

Diversity Abroad

In support of the University of Kentucky's compelling interest in the educational benefit of diversity within the UK Student body, UK Education Abroad encourages all students to apply for an education abroad program that best suits their academic and personal needs. For more information, please see our diversity abroad resources, here.

For More Information

For additional information about the program, please contact:

EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall - Walk ins are welcome Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm.

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This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.