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Gap Year Academic Programme

About this course

Combine a semester studying at Emerald Cultural Institute with a semester at one of Ireland’s leading universities: Maynooth University.

Choose university modules form 34 academic departments over 3 faculties, Including modules in Law, Business, History, Media, Engineering and Science.

Receive ECTS Credits for your semester abroad.

Students attending the Fall semester can also choose to attain a Certificate in International Business.

During the first semester at Emerald Cultural Institute students will improve their English for academic purposes and will acquire the English skills needed to successfully follow their Study Abroad Programme.

Students can choose one of two different programmes depending on the students starting level of English.

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Location
Emerald, Dublin & Maynooth University, Maynooth
Age
18+
Duration
From 12 weeks English course + Semester at Maynooth University
Class Size
Maximum 14 for the English course
Tuition
12 weeks English for Academic Purposes (20 hours General English + 6 hours of EAP per week)

25 weeks Academic Year Programme (20 hours General English + 6 hours of Electives per week – IELTS/ EAP/ Business/ Communication)
Levels
Gap Year Programme 1
Level required: IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)

Gap Year Programme 2
Level required: IELTS 5.5 (or equivalent)
Course Code

GAP1 & GAP2

Start Dates

Gap Year Programme 1 - Start Dates 2022:
Emerald: June 20th 2022 / Maynooth: September 12th 2022
Emerald: October 17th 2022 / Maynooth: January 23rd 2023

*2 weeks holiday are included for Christmas Break for programmes with Maynooth Semester commencing in January

Gap Year Programme 2 - Start Dates 2022:
Emerald: January 10th 2022 Maynooth: September 12th 2022
Emerald: May 23rd 2022 Maynooth: January 23rd 2023

*All dates above are subject to change, with as much advance notice as possible given.

Downloads & Prices
Please Note

*Accommodation options and prices for Emerald Cultural
Institute and Maynooth University available on request.

*Application requirements for Maynooth University:
• GPA 3.0 (if below must supply two references)
• Transcript
• Passport

For more information about Maynooth University see:
https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/

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  • Academic Mentor assigned during studies at Emerald
  • Free Workshops and Supervised Study in Emerald
  • Access to Emerald Learn Platform for the duration of the programme
  • Study Abroad Semester at Maynooth University