Attend the same classes as NUI Galway students, choosing from a wide range of disciplines. The academic program at NUIG is characterized by relatively small classes, independent and self-directed study focused in the major, and easily accessible professors.
The university is home to the faculties of Arts, Celtic Studies, Commerce, Engineering, Law, Medicine, and Science. Strong disciplines available include Anglo-Irish literature, archaeology, biological science, chemistry, ecological/environmental sciences, geology, history, physics, and women’s studies. Admission to the Celtic Studies Program is limited. Some Drama courses are available.
Use the following resources to learn more about NUIG courses on EAP:
- Make sure to check the Academic Guide for all Irish Universities to see if National University of Ireland, Galway offers the subject areas you want to study.
- National University of Ireland, Galway online Visiting Student Academic Handbook which outlines all the courses available to UC students.
- MyEAP Course Catalog lists courses previously taken by UC students at NUI Galway. Additional courses are available and not all courses may still be offered.
You are required to take a full-time course of study while abroad. 21 to 24 quarter/14 to 16 UC units per semester are required. A total of 42 to 48 quarter/28 to 32 semester UC units are required each year.
Research and Independent Study
Research and independent study for academic credit may be possible at NUIG. Arrangements are generally made at the EAP Study Center after arrival, and predeparture preparation may be required.
The National University of Ireland, Galway, offers a comprehensive Service Learning
program with opportunities in 40 degree programs.
The National University of Ireland, Galway is regarded as one of the Ireland’s most prestigious universities. Students make up a quarter of Galway’s population and have a firm place within the city. The campus is picturesque as it comprises of both nineteenth century gothic style buildings and new learning centers like the €40 million Engineering Building alongside the banks of the River Corrib and a 15 minute stroll away from the centre of Galway.
NUI Galway facts:
- NUI Galway has more than 16,000 students from over 90 countries across the world
- 13% of their students are international
- There are 82 student societies and 41 sports clubs. Hurling and Gaelic football are popular Irish sports, with clubs on campus. Societies include “chocolate,” quiz, juggling, and arts (with instructors and supplies provided!).
- President Obama uses NUIG's internet technology in his Administration
- Galway is a world leading for research in:
- Internet technology
- Biomedical Science and Engineering
- Marine Science
- Human Rights Law
- Environmental Change
- Social Policy