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UK Partner: Summer Nursing Program at the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland
Coleraine, Northern Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer 2
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Fact Sheet:
Experience Type:
Study Abroad
Area of Study:
Biology, Dietetics & Human Nutrition, Health, 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
June 14-July 27, 2014
Ulster Nursing Poster

Program 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.


This program is designed specifically for Nursing students, but is open to undergraduate students from all academic disciplines, particularly students interested in healthcare related fields.

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 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 Education Abroad Academic Credit website.
  • Because the courses have been pre-evaluated, students participating on this program are NOT required to complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript will be sent to the Education Abroad at UK office. Once received, the Education Abroad staff will coordinate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • Upon successful completion of the coursework, students will earn transfer coursework 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) during their term abroad.

Housing & Meals

  • Students will be housed in student residences associated with the University of Ulster campus. The accommodations will have single bedrooms with shared bathrooms, kitchen and living space.
  • Breakfast will be provided in the student cafeteria Monday - Friday. Participants will be responsible for all other meals on their own. Shared kitchen facilities will be available. 

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Students are strongly encouraged to explore all funding opportunities for programs abroad. There are numerous opportunities available based on the area of study, program type, length, and country of destination. 
  • Many financial aid packages (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 their UK Financial Aid counselor as soon as possible to apply for funding.
  • The Education Abroad at UK Scholarship - The campus-wide Selection Committee awards need-based scholarships to UK students in the amounts of $750, $1,000 and $1,500. The deadline for application materials is March 1 for Summer/Fall programs and October 1 for Spring/Winter programs.
  • For more information about scholarship and funding opportunities, please visit the Education Abroad at UK Financial Aid & Scholarships resource page.


  • Students must complete two applications to participate in this program - one to Education Abroad at UK and one to IFSA-Butler. For the IFSA-Butler partner application, visit the program website.

Program Costs

  • Costs and cancellation policies vary by program, so it is important to review this information very carefully. For more information on program costs, please see the "Fees and Policies" information page (the link is in the program header at the top of this website).

Passport & Visa Requirements

  • Participants holding a US passport are not required to obtain a visa for programs in the UK lasting less than six months. For more information or to determine requirements for a non-US passport holder, please visit the United Kingdom Border Agency website. Visa applications should be submitted well in advance of the program start date.  Students should pay careful attention to the amount of time required to obtain the visa. It is strongly suggested that students work with a visa expediting service, such as A Briggs or VisaHQ to obtain the visa.

For More Information

For additional information about this program, please contact
  • EA Peer Ambassadors, Education Abroad Resource Center, 315 Bradley Hall
  • EA Advisors assist students according to academic major. To find your EA Advisor, visit the EA Contact website.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2 2015 04/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.