Frequently Asked Questions

WHO SHOULD I COMMUNICATE WITH ABOUT DIFFERENT ISSUES?

We encourage you to contact the department directly responsible for the area in which you have a question in order to expedite the process. For a list of departmental responsibilities and a complete staff listing, please visit the Our Team page. Each of our university partnerships is also managed by a member of the Institutional Relations Team. Any parent, student, or programmatic questions can be directed to them and they will help secure necessary information from London, Dublin or Amman.

WHAT IS THE ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESS?

FIE works directly with our partner institutions to assure that our application process is in-line with the on-campus processes. Independent students applying to our programs from non-partner institutions should check with their study abroad advisors on campus before beginning an online application with FIE. All students apply to our programs online. Before beginning the application process, they will select their university to determine program eligibility. For questions about our application process, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

All partner school students are admitted.  No acceptance letters or emails are sent out. Independent students from non-partner institutions receive acceptance emails.

Students on internship, service internship of service learning programs submit a resume and personal statements as per guidelines our application guidelines.

Students on internship, service internship or service learning programs must apply for a pre-entry clearance.  In order to do this, they need to receive a unique CAS Number from FIE. CASs are issued once we receive the information directly from the program coordinator. An email is sent out requesting this information.

WHAT ARE THE APPLICATION DEADLINES?

  • Fall: April 15th
  • Spring: October 15th
  • Summer: March 15th

* Trinity College Dublin (TCD) and University College Dublin (UCD) deadlines may differ, please check the Program Dates page for the most accurate information

 

WHAT COMMUNICATIONS DO STUDENTS RECEIVE PRIOR TO ARRIVAL?

Once a student has started the application process, they will receive a series of important emails prior to arrival. Emails will be forwarded to programme coordinators and visiting faculty (if applicable). We advise that students check their emails (including their junk mail) regularly so they don’t miss any important communications. Students can also view messages through their application homepage. Students may receive additional emails depending on their application status, visa requirements or program type.

 

DUBLIN STUDENTS

Welcome to FIE

      Introduction the Dublin Team

      Programme Dates

      Aer Lingus flight offer

      Reminder to complete/upload all materials to MyStudyAbroad@FIE

Housing                       

      Where will I live?

      What to pack

Internships (only students undertaking an internship will receive this email)

      The placement process

      Academics and Internship structure

      What to pack for your internship

Pre-departure Orientation

      Link to video orientation

      Insurance & medications

Immigration 

      Registering for an appointment

      Initial Registration at the airport

 

Arrivals and Orientation 

      Arriving at the airport

      Orientation schedule

 

LONDON STUDENTS

Welcome to FIE

      Introduction to the Administration Team

      Link to our Before You Go page

      STEP Registration with US State Department

      Reminder to complete/upload all materials to MyStudyAbroad@FIE

 

Visas

      Introduction to and information on your type of visa

      What you need to do now

      Information on travelling to Europe (Schengen area) and travelling via Ireland

 

Internships (only students undertaking an internship will receive this email)

      Introduction to your Internship Mentor

      Internship schedule

      Obtaining a police check

      Purchasing your required text

      FAQS (e.g. When will I hear about my internship? What will my internship be like?) 

 

Academics & Accessibility

      Introduction to the Academic Team

      Textbooks and reading packs

      Writing Support Tutors & other resources 

      Health & Mental Health information

 

Course Registration

      Virtual Learning Environment, Mystudy@FIE introductory video

      Mystudy@FIE log in details

      Access to your personal academic calendar

      Lab fees and textbooks (if applicable)

 

Housing & Arrivals

      Introduction to the Residence Life Team

      Information on your London Residence

      Your Mailing Address

      Arriving in London and Check-in

      Neighbourhood Information

 

Student Life & Orientation

      Orientation schedule

      Extra-curricular activities and student engagement opportunities 

      Insurance and medical information

      FAQS (e.g. Where are the local gyms? Where can I get a sim card?)