Outstanding academics in an idyllic setting
The vibrant cultural heritage of the Galway city, known as the Cultural Capital of Ireland, will be a unique and impressive part of your academic and social experience at NUI, Galway. With its bookstores, arts and crafts, music and theatre, pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants Galway offers a treasure trove of lively history and culture.
The picturesque campus, over 160 years old, is a mere 10-15 minute walk or ride from the center of Galway. While classes are taught in English, the university maintains a strong commitment to the Irish language which you'll hear spoken on campus and throughout the local area.
You’ll be able to choose from the University's extensive variety of course offerings in the humanities, sciences, business, engineering and law. To make the most out of the study abroad experience, many students take advantage of courses in Irish history, language and culture.
Getting to live with all Irish students was particularly special about my time abroad. ... It helped me feel really integrated into the country. ”
Gonzaga University Student, National University of Ireland Galway
Innovative research in nanotechnology, Celtic civilization, human settlement and historical change, and integrated digital enterprises are just a few academic specialties.
In 2012, the university was awarded a prestigious five star rating from the QS Stars rating system and received the maximum ratings in several key areas including research, teaching, internationalisation, facilities, engagement and innovation.
Arcadia’s student support officer in Galway is Ann Monahan.
Two special options for study abroad students are in local volunteering and practice-based learning of indigenous Irish music, song and dance.