General Information

Please see below for general information on the summer programmes


Fees are listed separately for each course.  Payments must be made ONLINE as follows €375 on application with the balance of tuition and accommodation due on or before 30 May 2015.


The following accommodation options are available to Irish Studies and Education in Ireland students:

Family Guesthouse

Students may live in family owned guesthouses adjacent to the University.   A full Irish breakfast will be provided by their hosts as part of the overall cost. Accommodation is provided on a Bed and Breakfast basis and students are responsible for all other meals.  As students reside with a host family, this is not self catering.  Students will have access to a common area for tea/coffee making facilities, TV etc.

Student Residences
Students may choose to stay at student residences located just ten minutes walk from NUIG and Galway city centre.  All units are fitted with a fully equipped kitchen/lounge, multi-channel TV, an incoming telephone service with voicemail is fitted in each house/apt. (Outgoing calls can be made with the use of calling cards which can be bought at reception or most newsagents). Free Internet Access, via Wi-Fi or ethernet (bring CAT5 cable for laptop connection). 

Irish Language Programme
Full board accommodation is available in both sharing and single options.  Full board includes all meals.

Credits and Transcripts


Credits are offered at graduate and undergraduate levels. Assessment will be based on attendance and completion of appropriate written assignments or examinations as prescribed by each Course Director. Special graduate level assignments are arranged for students requiring graduate credits. Courses may be attended also on a non-credit basis.

Transcript Requests

Transcripts can be applied for online here

Getting to Galway

map of airports

Shannon International Airport ( is approximately 1 hours drive from Galway city.  To view the latest bus timetables please visit: or

Dublin International Airport ( is approximately 3.5 hours drive from Galway city, but has flight connections to Galway. A number of bus services operate connections from Dublin Airport to Galway City:, and
A regular train service operates from Dublin (Heuston Station) to Galway;

Galway Regional Airport is 5 miles to the east of Galway City.

Ireland West Airport / Knock Airport (

Belfast International Airport (

Cork International Airport (

From the city centre, you can take a taxi to the university, or take the No.4 Bus in the direction of Newcastle from Eyre Square, near the train station, which is the normal drop-off point for buses.