National University of Ireland: Galway

  • Location: Galway, Ireland
  • Language of Instruction: English
  • Minimum GPA: 3.0
  • Class Eligibility: Juniors and seniors.

Introduction

Galway, with a population of 65,000, is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland and one of Europe’s fastest growing urban centers. Located on the west coast of Ireland, near the sea, it is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, with a thriving cultural and commercial community. The campus itself is situated on the banks of the River Corrib, close to the center of Galway, on a most attractive site.

  • Visa:

    Required after arrival in Ireland. Students must register with the Garda Siochana (Police) in the area in which they reside within three months of arrival in Ireland.

      
  • Fees: Students pay Haverford tuition only to Haverford College. Haverford will then be responsible for submitting tuition payments to the program. Students pay NUI Galway room and board fees directly to NUI Galway.

  • Requirements

    GPA exceptions may be made if the student has a higher GPA in the intended area of study in Ireland.

    Direct Enrollment

    There are no American representatives onsite. Students work with university personnel at the International Office.

    Academic Credit

    Courses (also called Modules) are credited in ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). The ECTS protocol allocates 60 credits for a full academic year’s work, and 30 credits to a semester’s work. Most students can expect to take 5 -7 courses per semester, depending on the ECTS awarded for the courses.

    Curriculum

    Admission as a visiting student is granted in Faculties and subject areas. Comprehensive academic advisory system to help students select courses. Offers non-credit Irish Language classes.

    Course Highlights

    Accountancy and Finance, Anatomy, Archeology, Biochemistry, Botany, Chemistry, Classical Civilization, Economics, Education Engineering, English, French, Geography, Geology, German, Greek (Ancient), History, Information Systems, Information Technology, Italian, Legal Science, Management, Marketing, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, Microbiology, Nursing, Pharmacology, Philosophy, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Oceanography, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics, Women’s Studies and Zoology.

    Note: Changes occur frequently. Students are responsible for finding the classes they need and consulting the official site of the institution.

    Review the Full Academic Requirements for Studying Abroad


  • Non-Academic Overview

    Orientation: Students receive a day of orientation to Ireland and the University system.

    Number of Students: Approximately 13,000 undergraduates of whom 1,000 are international students.

    Housing/Meal Plans

    Home-stay, self-catering accommodation off-campus, rented house, or bedsit (often known as a studio). Haverford students may not opt for housing not arranged by the program. 

    Opportunities / Cultural Events

    Opportunities to join any of the 50 societies and 30 athletic clubs.

    Sports: Aikido, archery, athletics, basketball, cricket, cycling, fencing, golf, handball, field hockey, horse riding, karate, kung fu, mountaineering, rowing, rugby, sailing, soccer, swimming, tennis, tae kwon-do, volleyball, water polo


Apply to Study Abroad!

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Dates
  • Semester I: Early September to mid-December
  • Semester II: Early January to late May
  • Year: Early September to late May
Application Deadlines
  • Semester I: February 15
  • Semester II: October 5
  • Year: February 15
Faculty Contact

Phil Meneely