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National University of Ireland-Galway
Galway, Ireland
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2014 04/16/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2015 09/24/2014** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
Direct Enroll Language of Instruction: English
Language Prerequisite: No Housing Options: Off Campus Apartment, On-Campus Dormitory
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Program Advisor: Lisa Brown, Study Abroad Advisor
Courses Offered: Accounting, Anthropology, Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Civil Engineering, Classics, Economics, Electrical Engineering, English, Ethnic Studies, Film, Finance, French, German, Health Communication, History, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Mathematics and Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Women's and Gender Studies Program Purpose: Study
Program Description:

Photo of Galway


About the National University of Ireland-Galway:

Our Campus
Since the University opened the doors of the Quadrangle in 1845, the campus has always been developing to accommodate ever-increasing numbers of students.


The Campus Today
From the majestic Arts Millennium Building to the Marine Science Institute, and the Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Galway's large campus and buildings reflect the many disciplines and students that are catered for.

The campus offers high class facilities for teaching and research and a wealth of amenities for a rich and fulfilling student life. Students can take part in many sports and recreational activities in the Student Centre, or de-stress in the brand-new Sports centre.

Academics:


Where can I find a list of courses that the university offers?
You can find Galway online course catalog here.

Once you are on Galway’s website, click on the Visiting Students Handbook for the semester you are studying abroad. Fall students are semester I and spring students are semester II.
What if I need to take a required course?

Please be aware that IFSA-Butler cannot guarantee that your host university will offer a particular course, or that you will be allowed to take that particular course. However, if you need to take a required course, you may indicate that it is required on your course preference form. Your IFSA-Butler program advisor will communicate your needs to your host university.
What courses am I eligible to take?

As an IFSA-Butler student, you are entitled to enroll in undergraduate courses for which you are qualified and in which space is available. Course descriptions in the online course catalog (see above) include prerequisites you must fulfill in order to enroll in each course.

For each course that you list on your preference form, be sure to check the following:
  • When determining which courses to take, please bear in mind that the Irish academic system is generally an intensive, three-year program.
  • First-year (1000 level) courses are appropriate for departments in which you have little or no prior experience.
  • Second-year (2000 level) courses will be equivalent to advanced sophomore or junior-level U.S. courses.
  • Third-year (3000 level) courses will be equivalent to senior-level U.S. courses.
  • Fourth-year (4000 level) courses are equivalent to courses for a postgraduate degree. You may not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student.
Student Life:

Cead Mile Failte! We’re so excited that you’re preparing to study abroad on an IFSA-Butler program and have chosen the NUI, Galway as your destination. We’re sure you’re going to love studying there!

What NUI Galway has to offer
  • Proud preservation of the Irish language and many Irish cultural courses
  • A friendly and flexible environment
  • An active Student Union that sponsors more than 50 social and cultural clubs and societies
  • More than 30 sports clubs and teams on campus, including playing fields and sports facilities
  • An on-campus medical center, restaurant and bookstore
  • Quick access to the Galway city center and all of its music, pubs and restaurants
Housing
  • Housing is with degree students and other IFSA-Butler students in modern student apartments within walking distance of the campus
  • Housing has kitchens available for student use
  • Students purchase or prepare their own meals
Academics
  • Flexible scheduling available
  • Students may enroll in arts, commerce, engineering or science courses
  • Students take five to seven courses per semester
Life in Galway: 

Population: 73,000
Location:In the West, along Galway Bay

City features
  • One of Europe's fastest-growing urban areas
  • Offers a vibrant and diverse population, yet retains a quaint, small-town feel
  • Open-air markets, museums, shops and restaurants add to Galway's appeal
  • Students account for nearly 15 percent of the city's population
  • A thriving college town with a hip music and pub scene
  • A great place to soak up traditional Irish culture, including two Irish-speaking theatres
  • A Gaeltacht with the highest percentage of Irish speakers in Ireland
Do more!
  • Take advantage of local opportunities for fishing, golf and riding
  • Travel to Connemara and other parts of the Gaeltacht
  • Explore the Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands
Science Course Descriptions Semester 1 2013-14.pdf
Science Course Descriptions Semester 2 2013-14.pdf

Engineering Course Descriptions Semester 1 2013-14.pdf
Engineering Course Descriptions Semester 2 2013-14.pdf

Finances:

While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.

GalwayYear.pdf
GalwayFall.pdf
GalwaySpring.pdf