Office of International Programs

Sophomore Mid-Year Transfer Program

The Office of International Programs (OIP) is pleased to welcome you to Brown University. As a sophomore transfer student who has been admitted to Brown with a Spring 2020 start date , you have the opportunity to spend the prior fall semester studying at one of two partner institutions in Ireland or Spain, enabling you to add an international edge to your studies and earn additional transfer credit from Brown.


The Mid-Year Transfer Program, designed specifically for incoming sophomores, is a unique opportunity for incoming transfer students who would like to engage in international study in Dublin, Ireland or Granada, Spain. Students who are looking to continue their studies in an international setting spend the fall semester studying abroad before arriving at Brown for the spring semester.

Students are eligible to apply to programs with two partner institutions – Trinity College Dublin or the University of Granada – and select from various programs of study, ranging from general studies in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences at Trinity College to distinct studies in Spanish language and culture in Granada. As a result of the semester abroad through OIP, students who have participated in the Mid-Year Transfer Program arrive in Providence with an international edge, are eligible to receive additional academic transfer credit, and are well prepared to translate this international experience into a successful start to their studies at Brown.

Students pay Brown tuition for the fall term study abroad, but the term of study does not constitute a semester-in-residence at Brown. The student will matriculate to Brown at the start of the spring term.

Mid-year transfer students who study abroad on the aforementioned Brown-sponsored programs are not eligible for financial aid from Brown. Students are required to adhere to all Brown program policies and fee requirements governing study abroad.  

Transfer Credit

The total number of credits students may transfer to Brown prior to their arrival in January, including study abroad credits in the fall, may not exceed 15 Brown course units.

Application deadline: June 3, 2019

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