Undergraduate Individual Study Abroad

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Application Deadlines

We are currently accepting applications for the Spring 2023 semester, with a priority deadline of October 31, 2022.  In response to the changing situation related to the coronavirus pandemic, should there be any restrictions which would prevent students from travelling to Ireland, we are also able to extend our refund policy to be able to give full refunds up to two weeks before the start of the semester.  We are also able to defer any acceptances to the Fall 2023 semester, if needed.

Should you have any questions, please contact Lisa Newman at lisa@burrencollege.ie or +353 65 7077200.

 

Applicants should submit the following materials

  • Online Application Form (see below)
  • Images of recent work (10-15 jpegs or links to max. 2 video pieces)
  • Artist Statement (approx. 200 words)
  • Statement of Purpose (between 500-1000 words explaining your purpose in undertaking study at BCA. Include your education objective, career plans and your reasons for choosing to study in Ireland)
  • Official Transcript (s) (A cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required)
  • Copy of your Passport
  • 2 Letters of recommendation submitted by email or physical mail by your referees.
  • €50 non-refundable application fee payable online.

Note: We request official transcripts to be sent by the university/college via password protected emai or hard copies may be mailed to Admissions, Burren College of Art, Newtown Castle, Ballyvaughan, Co. Clare, Ireland. Portfolio images can be submitted online via GoogleDocs or www.wetransfer.com. All other application materials can be emailed to the Director of Admissions, Lisa Newman, at lisa@burrencollege.ie

Individual Study Abroad Online Application

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PLEASE NOTE: Once you’ve submitted your application, you should immediately see an acknowledgement page confirming the submission.  If you do not see this, please contact Lisa Newman at lisa@burrencollege.ie to make sure your application has been received by the College.

Tuition and Fees for 2022/2023

General

  • €8,750 per semester
  • €17,500 per academic year 2022/2023

Housing Fee per semester

  • Single ensuite room – €3,145
  • Twin ensuite room – €2,350
Programme Fee €495 per semester
Activity Fee €195 per semester
Optional Faculty Led Trip to London (Fall) or Berlin (Spring) €720*

*Indicative only, subject to change

2022-2023 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

FALL 2022

  • Fees due – June 17, 2022
  • Students arrive – September 2
  • Orientation week – September 5
  • Classes begin – September 12
  • Semester ends – December 16
  • Students leave – December 17

SPRING 2023

  • Fees due – November 29, 2022
  • Students arrive – January 6, 2023
  • Orientation week – January 9
  • Classes begin – January 16
  • Semester ends – April 21
  • Students leave – April 22

 

 

Gilman Scholarship

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students who are U.S. citizens and of limited financial means to study or intern abroad, thereby gaining skills critical to our national security and economic prosperity. The Institute of International Education has administered the program since its inception in 2001.

Please check their website below for further details on eligibility, deadlines, and application information:

https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/

Non-disrimination Policy

Burren College of Art does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, colour, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, or veteran status in any phase of its employment process, in any phase of its admission or scholarship programs, or other aspects of its educational programs or activities.