Welcome to the International Summer School

NUI Galway is located on the banks of the River Corrib about 10 minutes walk from the centre of Galway City. From Queen's College to National University of Ireland, the University's past is intertwined with the history of Galway and Ireland.

Founded in 1845 with an initial intake of 63 students, NUI Galway is now a thriving institution with over 17,000 full and part-time students, of which 3,000 are international students representing over 115 countries across the globe, making up over 20% of the student population.

NUI Galway offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and diplomas of international standard, which provide students with opportunities for personal and academic development, as well as giving them the knowledge and skills needed to pursue successful careers. The University is comprised of the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies; College of Engineering and Informatics; College of Business, Law and Public Policy; College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; and College of Science.

The University's approach to innovative programme development means that courses are developed to reflect the ever-changing needs of the job market and the economy. In tandem with it’s exciting range of programme, the University campus has also expanded and developed. In 2006, NUI Galway embarked on a visionary development programme aimed at improving the University's campus facilities, academic programmes and student amenities. We are now in the final stages of a €400 million capital investment programme - the single largest capital development plan ever undertaken by the University. The investment has transformed the campus into a world-class learning environment for our students.


The International Summer School at NUI Galway offers programmes in Irish Studies, Education in Ireland (a programme designed to offer North American teachers an opportunity to study aspects of the Irish Education System), Irish Language, Archaeology, Ecology and Geology.