Young, vibrant and cosmopolitan, Galway is widely regarded as the cultural capital of Ireland. The world renowned Druid Theatre Company, the Macnas Street Theatre Company and An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish language theatre, are all located in the city. Galway and its surrounding hinterland - Connemara, the Burren and the Aran Islands - is a major draw for visitors who come west to see the Ireland of rugged countryside, castles, lakes and rivers and savor the unique atmosphere of Galway’s restaurants, cafes and traditional Irish music pubs. The University’s close proximity to Connemara and the Irish-speaking Gaeltact region provides a uniquely Irish dimension to the campus, one of many factors which appeals greatly to international students.
Established in 1845, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) has over 160 years’ experience of teaching and research across a wide range of academic disciplines, including the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Law, Engineering, Medicine, Nursing and Science.
The distinctive feature of NUI Galway is the bilingual, multi- cultural atmosphere, which the university promotes by offering a full program in the Irish language alongside a traditional English-language program. Each year large numbers of visiting students from both North America and continental Europe are attracted to the university. Those participating in the program will join approximately 11,000 other students taking classes from the university’s seven faculties. Aside from the academic studies, NUI Galway has many activities, clubs and extracurricular activities open to all the students. There are more than fifty societies and thirty athletic clubs on campus that cater for a wide variety of interests. NUI Galway also has a Student Union that runs a stationery shop, bar and snack bar service.
Orientation is offered each semester and includes critical procedures and general information. It is also a great opportunity to meet NUI-Galway staff and other students.
NUI Galway is a comprehensive university offering courses in a wide range of subject areas. Generally courses are 4 ECTS credits, the equivalent of 3 U.S. credits and a full course load for the semester is 30 ECTS credits (5 courses).Visit NUI–Galway's course offerings page for more information.
Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
Niland House: http://nilandhouseapartments.com/
The Niland House is located in Galway's City Center and is a 30-40 minute walk to campus. It is an older apartment building with wi-fi where many international students live including U.S., Chinese, and European students; albeit not, Irish students. You will pay for housing directly to the Niland House. Once you are accepted by NUI-Galway, you will receive an email from OIE with instructions on paying for accommodation as well as connecting with the Niland family to arrange arrival dates and times. Note, you will fly into Shannon or Dublin and then take a bus to Galway.
VISA and TRAVEL
Click on the link below for visa and travel details specific to Ireland.
Visa and Travel - Ireland