Study Abroad at National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Innovative research in nanotechnology, human settlement and historical change, and integrated digital enterprises are just a few academic specialties.
  • Study abroad at National University of Ireland, Galway combines outstanding academics with an idyllic setting in the heart of one of Ireland's most vibrant cities.
  • While classes are taught in English, the University maintains a strong commitment to the Irish language and you'll hear Gaelic spoken throughout.


In addition to an incomparable setting, you'll appreciate the University's extensive variety of course offerings in the humanities, sciences, business, engineering and law.

To make the most out of your study abroad experience, you may want to take advantage of courses in Irish history, language and culture. In fact, the vibrant cultural heritage of the area will be a unique and impressive part of your academic and social experience at NUI, Galway.

Another attractive feature of NUI, Galway is the academic calendar, which offers a full 12-week teaching semester in both the fall and the spring. You can expect to complete five or six courses per semester to equal a full-time course load.

The picturesque campus is a mere 10-15 minute walk or ride from the center of Galway. Considered a university city, Galway provides an excellent backdrop for your study abroad experience. With its bookstores, pubs, shops, cafes and restaurants Galway offers a treasure trove of history and culture. In fact, it has earned distinction as the "Cultural Capital of Ireland." Arcadia guarantees housing and makes these arrangements for you. In Galway, you can live in student flats with other American and Irish students.

CreditsContact a Past Participant

Courses may be selected among various departments. You will earn the following hours of credit:

  • Fall and spring semester: 15 credits.
  • Academic year: 30 credits.

Admission Requirements

GPA Requirements: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale.

You must be in good academic standing and not on disciplinary probation. You need to submit a complete application including a transcript, letter of recommendation and an advisor's form before your application will be considered.

Application Deadlines

  • Fall semester: April 20
  • Spring semester: October 15
  • Academic year: April 20