NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, GALWAY
National University of Ireland, Galway, established in 1845, is located in the fourth largest city in the Republic of Ireland. Galway is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a thriving cultural and commercial community.
Traces of Galway's rich medieval past are
evident on all sides.
Because of its dynamic and pioneering role in theater, arts and culture, Galway has earned the title "Cultural Capital of Ireland." The University now has over 8,000 students, seven faculties, and more than 50 academic departments and research centers. Academic resources include a library, computer resource center, an Irish Language Center, and the Applied Languages Center.
About 1,000 international students attend University of Ireland, Galway each year, mainly from Europe, North America, Africa and Asia. The school is situated on the banks of the River Corrib, and offers a variety of student services that are all close to Galway's city center.
Academic Program Highlights
Students may take advantage of the wide variety of courses offered at the University's Faculty of Arts, which includes the following disciplines: archaeology, Italian, classical civilization, Latin, economics, legal science, English, mathematics, French, mathematical physics, Irish studies, philosophy, geography, psychology, German, sociological and political studies, history, and Spanish.
Offerings in the sciences are available to Americans on a case-by-case basis. A 3.0 GPA is required for participation in this program and students earn 12-15 undergraduate credits for their work at the university. The program is open to juniors and seniors.
Housing options at University of Ireland, Galway include on-campus accommodation for full year students, family accommodation, and off-campus apartments. The director of accommodation assists students with making the best choice and an international student officer on campus provides advice, information and support services for overseas students.
There are a variety of student activities on campus such as clubs, recreation, and the International Students' Society, which arranges social and cultural events throughout the year and fosters cross-cultural understanding. The orientation program at the outset of the semester provides practical information regarding life in Galway.