NUI Galway has been welcoming visiting students from the USA
and Canada for over 25 years. In recent years, we have also received
students from Europe, Latin America and Asia.
Under our Study Abroad programme, students can choose to spend either a semester or a full academic year studying with us, during which time they
can choose classes from a range of disciplines in order to meet their
individual academic requirements.
As a visiting student, you can expect to take five or six courses per semester, again depending on your own requirements. Each College of the University appoints an academic advisor to advise visiting students on the classes available and students are also given a two week period at the beginning of each semester to sample different classes before making their course selections.
As well as providing the widest possible choice of classes to suitably qualified students, it is also our policy that visiting students take the usual classes and assessments of the University, alongside our full time students. This means that when you study at NUI Galway you will be integrated fully into the main student body of the University, thereby ensuring you benefit from a true international experience.
How to Apply
Visiting students can apply to NUI Galway through their home institution, through a third-party programme, or through direct enrolment.
Applications for admission as a Visiting Student must be made on the
official Visiting Student Application Form, which is available to download
from the University website at http://www.nuigalway.ie/international.
The closing dates for receipt of applications from Visiting Students
are (a) 30 April in the case of applications for admission for a full
academic year or First Semester and, (b) 31 October in the case of
applications for Second Semester.
Late applications may be considered, but only in special circumstances.
Visiting Student applicants are normally required to have completed two
full years at University before being admitted and have a minimum grade
point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or equivalent.
For full details on entry requirements and the application process, please
refer to http://www.nuigalway.ie/international