Study in Ireland


Students at the Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim
Students at the Giant's Causeway, Co. Antrim.

Five primary avenues exist for study in Ireland:  

  • Study abroad through Notre Dame International, with both semester-long and summer undergraduate programs; 
  • Participation in the summer undergraduate immersion program Inside Track;
  • Summer language courses in Ireland's Gaeltacht (graduate and undergraduate);
  • Courses on the home Notre Dame campus with a travel component
  • Senior thesis research

Study Abroad

Scores of Irish Studies Minors and hundreds of interested undergraduates have continued their studies in Ireland for a semester or a summer through two programs administered by Notre Dame International at its Dublin Global Gateway and the Kylemore Abbey Global Centre. 

For more information, please see Notre Dame International.

The Inside Track Program

Administered by Notre Dame's Kylemore Abbey Global Centre, the Inside Track program offers an eight-day immersion into Irish culture, economy and politics. Traveling through both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, students learn about Ireland's historical past and the transition to a modern European center for information technology, medical technology, pharmaceuticals, and financial services.

Summer Language Courses

So that our students receive the very best academic experience of Irish as a living language, the Keough-Naughton Institute offers opportunities for summer language study in Ireland in established immersion programs.   With the help of a generous benefactor and a cost-sharing arrangement with Notre Dame's Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures, students can receive travel, tuition and expenses to live in Ireland while further developing their Irish language skills.  

For more information, please contact the Center for the Study of Languages and Cultures.

Irish Studies Courses with a Travel Component

Some Irish Studies courses on Notre Dame's home campus, for example, The Archeology of Ireland and Ireland's Edge, include a travel component of a week's time, typically during the semester break.

Senior Thesis Research

The Institute provides resources for select students to undertake research on senior-thesis projects.
For more information, please contact Professor Amy Mulligan, Director of Undergraduate Studies (

Requests for Student Funding

Undergraduate Student Grant Application Form

Graduate Student Grant Application Form