Irish passport holder
Got yourself a passport last summer for that epic trip to Thailand? Then you're good for this next adventure.
If you're old enough to vote, then you can tick the "yes please" box for a US Grad Visa too.
Final year or recent grad?
Graduates must enter the US within 12 months of finishing coursework ie last exam date/ thesis submission. Final Years can travel anytime after exams
Academic courses in a recognised Irish University or College including Northern Ireland (running at least 2 years) that will ultimately lead to a degree or higher qualification (level 6 major award on Qualifax). If completed a level 6 Major award, then at least 50% of the coursework must be academic.
Masters Graduates must enter within 12 months of handing in dissertation (provided within a reasonable timeframe).
Final year students
Yay! You can start applying for this programme now, you can travel any time AFTER you complete your exams (or coursework if no exam)
You can apply any time of the year. However, it takes 6-8 weeks to process your application, so plan this time in when you apply, and places are limited.
**The ethos of this programme is to gain experience in your field of study and bring that experience HOME to Ireland at the end of your visa. If you wish to pursue a career in the USA, do not apply for this visa. Participants should not view this programme as an avenue to obtaining a full time or long-term position with an employer**