Whatever your engineering passion, this exciting summer program gives you the opportunity to earn academic credit by conducting your own, independent research in your chosen field. You’ll work under the guidance of one of Ireland’s leading engineering schools: University of Limerick, home to the innovative Bernal Institute which focuses on the thematic areas such as Advanced Materials, Manufacturing and Process Engineering, and Fluid Dynamics.
The School of Engineering is research-driven, covering the full spectrum from blue sky fundamentals through to new start-up company research. You will work in state-of-art facilities with researchers who have a strong track record of translating their knowledge and expertise into solutions for both academic and industrial challenges.
Other multi-disciplinary research centers involved with the School are the Irish Centre for Composites (ICOMP); Centre for Applied Biomedical Engineering Research (CABER); Automation Research Centre (ARC); and Enterprise Engineering Research Group.
This program can fit with your academic schedule at home, keeping you on-track for graduation.
This unique, international experience of independent research will ensure your resume stands out with both employers and graduate schools.
You’ll enjoy all the benefits of study in the west of Ireland in a location known for its friendly atmosphere, scenic beauty and academic rigor.
Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:
Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad
Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!
Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.
Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 11 countries worldwide
Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.
Nearly 1 million dollars in study abroad scholarships are awarded to UNC student each year. Complete the common scholarship application to be considered for multiple awards to assist you in funding your program! Check out additional scholarships, funding resourcesand the Funding Finder to locate even more scholarship opportunities.
Financial Aid Travels with You
Generally, students participating in approved study abroad programs can apply their regular financial aid (with the exception of work-study) to their study abroad expenses. For summer, financial aid is typically dispersed in the form of loans. Contact the UNC Office of Scholarships and Student Aid (OSSA) for more information.
Review the Budget Sheet posted for this program for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad.
Complete Online Application
Applications will be accepted beginning December 1
To apply to study abroad, this is the only required step!