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Program Cost

The OUS seeks to make its exchange programs affordable and accessible.  For detailed information regarding the program budget (both the program fee and an estimate of personal expenses), please click on the following:

The University of Limerick program is a reciprocal exchange program with students from UL and the OUS institutions exchanging places. There are typically more OUS students studying in Ireland than students from Limerick coming to Oregon. Therefore, there are a limited number of exchange spots each semester. Other qualified Oregon students will be able to go to Liimerick as study abroad (non-exchange students), where partial tuition to UL is included in the program cost (OUS lowers its own program fee to help keep the cost affordable). Even though the study abroad option has a higher cost than the exchange, it is still below the cost of most other providers’ costs for a semester in Ireland.

In your application, you are required to request an exchange spot, and to explain your academic suitability, and your financial need. We take all factors into account in allotting the exchange spots. The only difference between the exchange and study abroad options is the cost – study abroad students receive all the same services from OUS and UL, and access to all opportunities, etc., while in Ireland.

The program fee includes academic and administrative fees, orientation expenses, and health and accident insurance. The program fee does not include airfare, room and board, visa fees, campus-based fees* and personal expenses such as local transportation, textbooks, laundry, recreation (including travel), personal supplies and incidental expenses.

*Note: students will be charged a Study Abroad Fee by their home OUS institution. This fee varies by institution though is generally about $350 per term and will be billed to students by their home university. Students should also determine with their home university whether resource fees for their major will be charged during their time abroad.

Program costs are set annually, and are posted on the website in the cost sheets above. Information regarding payment schedule and refund policy will be provided during the OUS orientation.


You can finance your studies in Ireland in many ways. Most forms of financial aid, such as grants or loans for which you are eligible at your home campus, may be applied to the program. Veterans’ benefits may also be applied. Although most forms of financial aid may be applied to program costs, students should be aware that they may need to supplement their standard financial aid package.

In addition to the resources available through your Financial Aid Office, you can find a list of available local and national scholarships by clicking on the following:

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Eastern Oregon University

Janet Camp

Inlow Hall 109E
La Grande, OR 97850
(541) 962-3406

Oregon Institute of Technology

Deanne Pandozzi

Klamath Falls, OR 97601 or
(541) 885-1847

Oregon State University*

Tavia Mendez or Marit Legler

International Programs
1600 SW Western Blvd., Suite 290
(541) 737-2672
(541) 737-3772

Portland State University

Rachel Goff

International Affairs,
East Hall 101
Portland, OR 97207
(503) 725-4195

Southern Oregon University

Mary Gardiner

International Programs
Stevenson Union 321
Ashland, OR 97520
(541) 552-6336

University of Oregon

Hilary Lord

International Affairs
Oregon Hall 330
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 346-0022

Western Oregon University

Alaric Trousdale

Study Abroad &
International Exchanges
APS 501
Monmouth, OR 97361
(503) 838-8493

* Also serves as the program Coordinator/Assistant.

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