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 on Ireland's famous west coast.
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.
Two special options for study abroad students are in local volunteering and practice-based learning of indigenous Irish music, song and dance.
As the weeks have gone on, I’ve become increasingly comfortable living here in Galway. I’ve developed some routines, fortified some wonderful friendships, explored the city, and even gotten involved on…
|Term/Period||Departure Date||Return||Credits||Base Program Fee||Application Deadline|
|Spring 2016||1/3/2016||5/12/2016||12.5-15||$17,250||10/15/2015||More Info|
|Fall 2016||8/28/2016||12/17/2016||12.5-15||$15,570||4/20/2016||More Info|
|Academic Year 2016||8/28/2016||5/11/2017||25-30||$26,100||4/20/2016||More Info|
Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.
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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed accommodation. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.Accommodation
Student health, safety and security in Ireland are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...Health & Safety