National University of Ireland, Galway
Galway, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Granted its first charter in 1484, Galway has grown into a perfect college town. Large enough to offer students everything that they would want in terms of shopping, restaurants, and sport facilities, yet small enough to really get to know the city and its residents. Students account for approximately 20% of the population during the school year which gives the city a vibrant feel. Traces of Galway’s rich medieval past can still be found in the narrow cobbled streets and laneways and Irish culture can be explored in the local theaters companies. And for those looking to explore outside of the city limits, Galway has good transport links to Ireland’s main airports and is close to outdoor opportunities in Connemara and the Burren and Aran Islands.
In order to have an idea of what classes are available, you should visit the NUI Galway website.
In addition to the normal university offerings, NUI Galway also has special course offerings for visiting students. These include a Service Learning course and an Indigenous Arts course.
You will need to be sure that you are registered as a full time student according to NUI Galway and Rutgers University. That means that you will take 30 NUI Galway credits per semester. A normal course load is 5-7 classes per semester.. It is not possible to take classes as not-for-credit or pass/fail.
For information about Study Abroad credit transfer, registration, and transcripts please visit the Academics section of our website.
Fall Semester: Early September – Late December
Spring Semester: Mid-January – Mid-May
To view the current academic calendar, please visit the NUI Galway web page.
*All dates are subject to change. Do not book your flight until you have been accepted by the university and the academic dates have been confirmed.
Accommodations and Meals
NUI Galway offers two accommodation options to visiting students; Student Residences and Off-campus apartments.
Student Residences, are the most popular option for undergraduate students, especially those coming to Galway for the first time. With the exception of Corrib Village, the NUI Galway student residences are located off campus, about a 10-20 minute walk from the campus. Residences vary by size, with smaller residences such as Donegan Court (54 students), Atlantis (80 students) and Menlo Park (140 students) and larger residences such as Cúirt na Coiribe (389 students), Dúnáras (409 students) and Gort na Coiribe (657 students). Please refer to the Accommodation Office at NUI Galway for a full list of residences. All student residences at NUI Galway are self-catered, meaning that the units will have kitchen facilities where you will prepare your own meals.
Alternatively, there is also the option to rent room in a private house or apartment, which often suits older undergraduate students and graduate students. Typically, this will entail a house share or apartment share with other students or professionals. For more information about off-campus options please visit the NUI Galway web page.
Program Cost: 2016-2017
Program Cost: 201
For more information about the additional Non-Billable Expenses please click on the Budget Sheet links near the top of this page.
For more information about Finances, including information about Financial Aid please visit the Finances Section of our website.
As part of your preparation to apply for this study abroad program, please familiarize yourself with the Rutgers Study Abroad withdrawal policy.
Students are also encouraged to start researching Scholarship opportunities as early as possible. You may find the following scholarships applicable to this program.
Center for Global Education Global Reach Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year/summer. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Center for Global Education Diversity Scholarship- Available to all Rutgers students participating in a Center for Global Education program during the fall/spring/academic year. Applications will be released to students after their acceptance.
Benjamin A. Gilman Study Abroad Scholarships- Available to study abroad students who receive a Pell Grant. For more information about the scholarship and additional eligibility requirements please visit the Gilman website.
Please also visit the Scholarships section of our website for additional information about Rutgers and National Scholarships.