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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.
- Research Office
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.
Please see below for general information on the summer programmes
The following accommodation options are available to Irish Studies and Education in Ireland students:
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.
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.
Getting to Galway
Shannon International Airport ( http://www.shannonairport.com/) is approximately 1 hours drive from Galway city. To view the latest bus timetables please visit:
http://www.buseireann.ie/ or http://www.citylink.ie/.
Dublin International Airport ( http://www.dublin-airport.com/) 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:
http://www.buseireann.ie/, http://www.citylink.ie/ and http://www.gobus.ie/
A regular train service operates from Dublin (Heuston Station) to Galway; http://www.irishrail.ie/
Galway Regional Airport is 5 miles to the east of Galway City.
Ireland West Airport / Knock Airport ( http://www.knockairport.com/)
Belfast International Airport ( http://www.belfastairport.com/)
Cork International Airport ( http://www.corkairport.com/)
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.