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Information for Incoming Erasmus students 2018/19

Examination Results

Examination transcripts for Full Year and Semester 2 Erasmus students (2018/19) were issued in June 2019.  
Students' own copies were posted to their home addresses on Friday, 14th June, and copies were sent to the International Offices of our partner universities in the week commencing 17th June.

Your Learning Agreement, and Registering your Modules

NUI Galway does not have a deadline for receipt of learning agreements from incoming Erasmus students. This is entirely a matter for your home university, and you should ask your home university coordinator for guidance. Please be sure to select only courses that are available to visiting students.  

You should use the 2018/19 Semester 2 Visiting Student Handbook when choosing your courses; you will not be permitted to register for courses that are not in this booklet.  Please be aware that some courses may have prerequisites, or a limit in terms of the number of students that may enrol for them.

When making your choice of courses, please remember that:

  • you should only select courses (also called "modules") in the subject area that is mentioned in the bilateral agreement which your university has with NUI Galway, and under which you are coming to study here (e.g. "Arts/Humanities", "Business Studies", "Law", "Engineering", etc).  For example, if your main area of study is Business or Languages, you will not be permitted to take courses in, for instance, Engineering or Biochemistry.
  • you may only select courses that are listed in the Visiting Student Handbook: other courses that you may find while browsing through our individual College or School websites might not be available to visiting students. (The only exception is for those students coming to NUI Galway under specific exchanges with our School of Law, who may select additional courses from the Law School Visiting Student Guide; these courses are not available to any other Erasmus students.) 

Please make your course choices in consultation with your academic coordinator at your home university.  Recognition for courses taken and examinations passed at NUI Galway during your Erasmus visit will be a matter for your home university. 

Course (module) registration will be done online by students themselves, and this will open on  14th January.  You can download a useful Module Registration Guide for Visiting Students.  After you register your modules, you will be able to make changes to your selection, but only for a limited period: please note that online registration will close on 1st February and no further changes will be possible after that date.

With regard to the subject ENGLISH, please note that visiting students are only permitted to take one seminar course per semester - you will find a long list of these in the Visiting Student Handbook.  Lecture courses are listed separately, and you may take as many of these courses as your timetable permits, while noting that some lectures may have overlapping timeslots: if a course involves two lectures per week, for example, you must make sure your timetable allows you to attend both. When completing your learning agreement, please ensure to select no more than one English seminar course. While you will be able to register online for many of the courses you will take at NUI Galway, different procedures will apply in the case of English seminar courses. We will advise you on this at Orientation, and you can find more information on the English Department website.

Your Erasmus academic coordinator at NUI Galway

Please note that any questions about course content, credit weightings, timetables, etc cannot be answered by staff of the International Office - it's worth checking the relevant departmental website in the first instance, and if you need to discuss the content of courses in detail, you should contact the relevant academic coordinator at NUI Galway. You may wish to consult the list of Erasmus Academic Coordinators.  Your academic coordinator is the "responsible person" who must sign your learning agreement - unless you are an Arts/Humanities student from Malta or Utrecht, or a student from Uppsala in a subject area other than Business or Medicine, in which cases you should contact the NUI Galway International Office.

Orientation programme for students arriving in January 2019

The main Orientation Day was Thursday, 10th January, with a morning session starting at 09.30 for all new international students (including Erasmus), and an afternoon session  (14.30 - 15.30) specifically for our new Erasmus students.   Attendance at Orientation is compulsory.  Erasmus students receive their identity cards at the end of the Thursday afternoon session, when they also have an opportunity to have their Certificate of Arrival signed.

On Friday, 11th January, there were academic advisory sessions in a number of popular subjects.   It is very important that all Erasmus students attend the advisory session dealing with course registration and examination procedures which takes place early on the Friday morning.
Full details of all important dates/events for international students are available on our Orientation page,.

Medical Students

Incoming Erasmus Medical students will be required to present certification of Health Screening on arrival at the Medical School and prior to placement at NUI Galway. 
They must also provide a Police Clearance Certificate from their country of origin. This is also referred to as Garda Vetting (An Garda Síochána = Ireland's national police service).

Other relevant information

English classes for all Erasmus students are available for a five-week period at the beginning of each semester. You will be notified about this at Orientation. 

Accommodation: Unfortunately the International Affairs Office is not in a position to help organise your accommodation, but please consult the website of NUI Galway's Accommodation Office for advice:  and see also the accommodation tips we have compiled for you.

Other useful links:

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Information for Incoming Erasmus students 2019/20

Your Application

The deadline for receipt of applications for students who wish to start their Erasmus studies here in September is 31st May 2019, at midnight (GMT).  Please refer to the Admissions Procedures page for more details about the application process.  The semester 2 application deadline will be 31st October.

A link to our online application form is sent by e-mail to nominated students.  If you know that your home university coordinator has nominated you and you do not receive the link within a week, please check your spam folder before contacting us.  If you are being nominated to study here in semester 2 of the 2019/20 academic year, please note that you will receive the link to the online form in the autumn.

Update: 12th July, 2019.  Applications have now been processed and acceptance e-mails for Semester 1 and Full Year students were sent out on 18th June.  Please be sure to check your spam folder.  It's important that you read the e-mail carefully and ensure that all your personal details are correct.  A further e-mail will be sent soon, requesting you to upload a photograph for your student ID card.

Your Learning Agreement, and Registering your Modules

NUI Galway does not have a deadline for receipt of learning agreements from incoming Erasmus students. This is entirely a matter for your home university, and you should ask your home university coordinator for guidance. Please be sure to select only courses that are available to visiting students.

The 2019/20 Visiting Student Handbook is now available.  Visiting students will not be permitted to register for courses that are not in the relevant edition of the Visiting Student Handbook.  Please be aware that some courses may have prerequisites, or a limit in terms of the number of students that may enrol for them.

When making your choice of courses, please remember that:

  • you should only select courses (also called "modules") in the subject area that is mentioned in the bilateral agreement which your university has with NUI Galway, and under which you are coming to study here (e.g. "Arts/Humanities", "Business Studies", "Law", "Engineering", etc).  For example, if your main area of study is Business or Languages, you will not be permitted to take courses in, for instance, Engineering or Biochemistry.
  • you may only select courses that are listed in the Visiting Student Handbook: other courses that you may find while browsing through our individual College or School websites might not be available to visiting students. (The only exception is for those students coming to NUI Galway under specific exchanges with our School of Law, who may select additional courses from the Law School Visiting Student Guide; these courses are not available to any other Erasmus students.) 

Please make your course choices in consultation with your academic coordinator at your home university.  Recognition for courses taken and examinations passed at NUI Galway during your Erasmus visit will be a matter for your home university. 

Course (module) registration will be done online by students themselves, and it usually opens on the first day of teaching in each semester.  We will provide plenty of advice on this at Orientation.

With regard to the subject ENGLISH, please note that visiting students are only permitted to take one seminar course per semester - you will find a long list of these in the Visiting Student Handbook.  Lecture courses are listed separately, and you may take as many of these courses as your timetable permits, while noting that some lectures may have overlapping timeslots: if a course involves two lectures per week, for example, you must make sure your timetable allows you to attend both. When completing your learning agreement, please ensure to select no more than one English seminar course. While you will be able to register online for many of the courses you will take at NUI Galway, different procedures will apply in the case of English seminar courses. We will advise you on this at Orientation, and you can find more information on the English Department website.

Your Erasmus academic coordinator at NUI Galway

Please note that any questions about course content, credit weightings, timetables, etc cannot be answered by staff of the International Office - it's worth checking the relevant departmental website in the first instance, and if you need to discuss the content of courses in detail, you should contact the relevant academic coordinator at NUI Galway. You may wish to consult the list of Erasmus Academic Coordinators.  Your academic coordinator is the "responsible person" who must sign your learning agreement - unless you are an Arts/Humanities student from Malta or Utrecht, or a student from Uppsala in a subject area other than Business or Medicine, in which cases you should contact the NUI Galway International Office.

Orientation programme for students arriving in September 2019

The main Orientation Day will be Thursday, 5th September, with a morning session for all new international students (including Erasmus), and an afternoon session  specifically for our new Erasmus students.  Attendance at Orientation is compulsory.   A detailed schedule will be provided closer to the date.

On Friday, 6th September, there will be academic advisory sessions in a number of popular subjects.   It is very important that all Erasmus students attend the first Friday morning session (dealing with course registration and examination procedures).

For full details of all important September dates/events for international students, please refer to our Orientation page, which will be updated as more information becomes available.

Medical Students

Incoming Erasmus Medical students will be required to present certification of Health Screening on arrival at the Medical School and prior to placement at NUI Galway. 
They must also provide a Police Clearance Certificate from their country of origin. This is also referred to as Garda Vetting (An Garda Síochána = Ireland's national police service).

Other relevant information

English classes for all Erasmus students are available for a five-week period at the beginning of each semester. You will be notified about this at Orientation. 

Accommodation: Unfortunately the International Affairs Office is not in a position to help organise your accommodation, but please consult the website of NUI Galway's Accommodation Office for advice:  and see also the accommodation tips we have compiled for you.

Other useful links:

 

 

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  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2019

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