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 University of 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. ”

Scott Davis

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 service learning and practice-based learning of indigenous Irish music, song and dance.

  • Virtual Internship Option: Replace one elective course with a virtual internship through Arcadia to add international professional experience to your resume. See the Internship Placement Guide for information about placement details.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia in Dublin Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2023 8/27/2023 12/17/2023 12.5-15 $21,385 4/20/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 8/27/2023 5/2/2024 25-30 $38,050 4/20/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 12/31/2023 5/2/2024 12.5-15 $20,985 10/15/2023 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 housing. 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.


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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...

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