NUI Galway ranks among the top 1% of Universities in the world. At NUI Galway you will be provided with the best educational opportunities for today’s competitive workplace.
What is unique about this program?
As a Visiting Student, you can create your own individual study program from the wide range of classes (modules) available from our regular degree courses, to meet your own major or minor requirements, subject to meeting the normal prerequisites. Visiting Students can study at NUI Galway for a semester or a full academic year.
Classes are generally delivered through lectures, which are normally held in large or medium sized lecture halls and which provide the foundations on which students are expected to explore further through independent reading. Lectures are also usually supplemented by smaller tutorials or seminar classes, which provide an opportunity for discussion in a smaller group setting.
With more than 17,000 students, NUI Galway is one of Ireland's most popular universities for undergraduate study. With over 110 student-led societies, all tastes & interest groups are catered for on campus. You can also choose from a huge range of fun volunteering opportunities that allow you to help out others in your spare time.
What is unique about Galway?
Founded in 1845, NUI Galway is located in the West of Ireland, in Galway - the ‘City of the Tribes’. Uniquely located in a beautiful historic campus in the west coast of Ireland, on the edge of the Wild Atlantic Way coastline and only 2 hours drive from Dublin.
Galway really is ‘a University city’ – the campus is in the heart of the city center, with all amenities on your doorstep and within walking distance. It is a vibrant place, with a year-long program of cultural and sporting festivals. Did you know students make up 20% of the population in Galway? Our student community are an essential part of Galway life, and they add energy and color to the city.
How do I choose among programs?
- See the Office of Global Learning’s “” page for information on program types and considerations
- Use the search features on the Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
- Go to the “” page for information on drop-in advising hours, scheduling an advising appointment, returned student contacts, and college advisors for study abroad
- Find out about , check out , and read from returned study abroad students
How do I apply?
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.
- For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
- For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)