*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
About the Program
National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)
, a constituent member of the federal National University of Ireland, was founded in 1849 as Queen's College, Galway. Located on the river Corrib near Galway city center, NUIG boasts a student population of 17,000. Due to the university’s proximity to the Connemara Gaeltacht, NUIG embraces the bilingualism of the region and has developed a new Traditional Arts Program to augment the overall Irish cultural experience for students. NUIG also boasts an active student union, hosting over 50 clubs and societies.
The National University of Ireland is located in Galway
on Ireland’s west coast. Named the “cultural capital of Ireland” the city is home to medieval streets, waterways, shopping, and musical events, and is one of the few cities in Ireland where Irish is regularly spoken in the streets. Not far from the city are some of Ireland’s best preserved sites, including the Burren, Connemara and the Aran Islands.
- Full year: early September to mid-December
- Fall: early January to mid-May
- Spring: early September to mid-May
Fields of Study
Fields of study include: Archeology, Biology, Celtic Studies, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science, Economics, Film, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Literature, Mathematics, Philosophy, Physics, Sociology, Theater Studies
You are not restricted to any one department, but must keep in mind that prerequisites may be required for some courses. Registration will be finalized upon arrival in Galway, and classes are selected via the list published each year by the International Office.
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 30 ECTS credits (5-6 classes)
The minimum passing grade for this program is: 45
You are required to live in program housing unless the university is unable to provide it.
You will live in a self-catered apartment or suite style residence hall where you will have a single room with access to a shared kitchen. A meal plan is not available.
Please note that there is no central housing office, and that housing applications must be sent directly to the preferred residence. Information regarding student residences around Galway is available through the Accommodation Office.
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website