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Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a rang of key areas of expertise.
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I get to Galway?
Shannon Airport (SNN) is approx 1 hours drive from Galway, and is the most convenient international airport to Galway city. Shannon Airport is serviced by Bus Éireann
Dublin Airport (DUB) is approx 3 hours from Galway. There are frequent bus connections by the following bus serivces:
What is the Application Deadline?
Please refer to each programme for the enrolment deadline.
When should I arrive/depart?
Irish Studies: Arrive Tuesday, June 21 and depart Wednesday, July 20, 2016.
Education in Ireland: Arrive Thursday, June 30 and depart Saturday, July 23, 2016.
Irish Language: Arrive Friday, July 15 and depart Friday, August 12, 2016.
Ecology: Living Landscapes in the West of Ireland: Arrive Sunday June 19 and depart Saturday July 2, 2016 or arrive Sunday July 3 and depart Saturday July 16, 2016.
How do I apply?
Please apply online at http://www.nuigalway.ie/international-summer-school/apply/
The online application system will open for 2016 in late January 2016.
What are the programme fees?
Fees are listed seperately for each course.
Payment should be made online.
What is the cost of living?
Allow up to €700 per month for meals and cost of living expenses (excluding accommodation). This is an estimate only and will depend on each student’s individual needs.
Where will I live?
Living accommodations vary depending on the programme.
Irish Studies: Student residence (Gort na Coiribe) / Host families located near the University.
Education in Ireland: Student residence (Cuirt na Coiribe) / Host families located near the University.
Irish Language: Host families located near the Irish Language Centre (Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge), in Carraroe, approx 1 hour from Galway City.
Ecology: Living Landscapes in the West of Ireland: Student residence (Gort na Coiribe) / Host families located near the University.
Do I need to bring towels/bed linen? Is breakfast provided?
Accommodation in student residences is assigned on a bed only basis. Each unit is self-contained and includes kitchen/dining/living area and bathroom/bedroom(s). Bed-linen and towels are provided in student residences. Bed linen, towels and breakfast are included in homestays.
Do I need a visa?
You can check if you need a visa on the website of the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service
As a Summer School student, you will spend approximately five weeks in Ireland and therefore do not need to register with immigration. When checked by Immigration on arrival, your passport will be stamped up to the end date of the Summer School. Should you wish to stay for a longer period you may need to notify immigration in Ireland.
Please ensure you bring your passport and original letter of offer with you to show to immigration officials at your point of entry to Ireland.
Do I need to bring books? Will I have access to computer suites?
A reading list will be mailed in advance of course commencement. Texts will be available in the University bookshop and library. Students will have access to the library and PC suites for the duration of the programme. Wifi access is available on campus, should you wish to use your laptop.
Do I need Medical Insurance?
Yes, you should arrange your own Medical Insurance and bring a copy of relevant documentation with you. A list of doctors and dentists located close to campus will be included in the information pack at registration.
How do I request a transcript?
Transcripts will be mailed to your home institution unless otherwise requested.
To request additional transcripts, click here: Summer School Transcript Request Form