ERASMUS Programme

The School of Medicine at NUI Galway has a long established ERASMUS tradition, with partner Medical Schools in Universities in 3 European countries. This provides opportunities for our medical students to visit one of our host universities and, in turn to welcome visiting medical students to our medical school.

Our ERASMUS partners are in France, Germany, and Sweden. In addition, we also have an exchange partnership with the Medical School in the University of Lausanne, which operates outside of the ERASMUS Exchange Programme.

The Programme 

  • Placements;  Limited  to 20
  • Selection process: Competitive selection process, which is guided by students’ ranking in Year 2 and language competency (qualifications and fluency)
  • How to apply: Application forms, information on ERASMUS grants and general information on the ERASMUS programme are available on the ERASMUS section of the NUI Galway website.   Official application forms will be available at the Student Information Session (April 2017) and on 2MB section of Blackboard
  • Application timeline:

January/February 2017: complete Expression of Interest Application form, which will be available on 2MB Blackboard

April 2017: attend Student Information Session

May/June 2017: successful candidates announced, on completion of summer exams and receipt of results

  • Dates &  Duration: January 2017 - April 2017,  between 2 to 4 months in duration
  • When: 2nd Semester of Year Three (3.2) 
  • Language Requirements: As part of the selection process, applicants will be asked to supply evidence of language competency (qualifications and fluency). Language classes in French and German are usually available for NUI Galway students to participate in prior to departure (usually Semester I of Year 3). 

Contact details

  • School of Medicine, ERASMUS Administrator
  • School of Medicine, ERASMUS academic Coordinator: Dr Yvonne Finn 
  • International Office, ERASMUS Contact: Ms Mary Lyons 
  • Each host University will also have a Contact Administrator and an Academic Coordinator (2017/2018 names TBC). 

Information Session

The School of Medicine, hosts an annual Information Session for students interested in ERASMUS, in Semester II of Year 2 (2.2).

Date: TBC, but usually April 2017, when returning ERASMUS students are back on campus following their placements. 

 At this session you will have the opportunity to meet the School's  ERASMUS Co-ordinators, learn more about the ERASMUS Programme and meet our returning ERASMUS students, who will provide a firsthand account of their clinical placements and their experience of living in another European country with a different language, culture and customs.

Lots of tips and do’s and don’ts will be shared on the night. The ERASMUS Programme is an exciting opportunity to develop valuable life experiences and skills, in addition to experiencing different health care systems and clinical environments.