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Stranmillis University College - Northern Ireland


Stranmillis University College, a College of Queens University Belfast is approved for Education, Christian Ministry, Biblical Studies, and Theology majors/minors.

Stranmillis is a recognized leader in educational research, teaching and learning. Aimed at student teachers, and those involved in community education and youth work, this study abroad program combines an exciting and unique choice of academic modules with quality-assured work-based professional practice and the opportunity to undertake community and voluntary service-learning experiences.

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While students can choose from a broad range of modules, Stranmillis has developed a number of bespoke modules that are specifically recommended for international students, including:

  • Peacebuilding and Reconciliation
  • Northern Ireland Culture and Education
  • Young People, Community, and Culture

Other options include modules in:

  • Religious and Biblical Studies
  • Health, Physical Activity, and Sport
  • Education Studies
  • Early Childhood Studies

Students are also encouraged to take part in a work-based professional internship or a community and volunteer service learning practicum. A wide range of opportunities is available with educational charities, youth agencies, and faith-based organizations.


  • Have Sophomore standing or above
  • Major or Minor in Education, Christian Ministries, Biblical Studies, or Theology
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 3.0


Stranmillis is on the ECTS system, and a class is typically worth 20 credits which equals 5 US credits. Students typically take 15 US credits per semester.


The Global Education Office will work with Student Financial Services to reassess each applicant's institutional aid for their off-campus semester. Institutional aid includes Gordon-awarded merit scholarships and grants, honors program awards, and major-or department-specific awards. Federal and private aid will not be affected. Factors in the reassessment process include financial need, GEO program flexibility within your major/minor, and program cost. SFS will provide a breakdown of costs to each student after approval has been issued by the GEO.

The cost of study at Stranmillis includes:

  • tuition
  • room & board
  • all associated academic fees

Not covered:

  • Flights
  • Personal expenses
  • Independent travel
  • Visa (required if participating in a professional work placement)


All Gordon students applying to this program must first submit an online seat application to the Global Education Office before applying directly to your program. Fall and Spring seat applications must be submitted to the GEO by March 1.

After the Global Education Office has notified you of your approval, you may then proceed with the program's application. Please be aware of the program's application deadlines. See Stranmilllis University's website for more information on application and deadlines. 


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