Welcome to NUI Galway

We have long established exchange programmes
The College of Science welcomes students studying in Galway under a number of established exchange programmes including Erasmus, Junior Year Abroad and agreements with partner universities around the world.

The International Office

Further information about studying at NUI Galway is available from the International Office Study Abroad pages

Visiting Student Handbook

Important information for students planning to come to NUI Galway including a list of allowed modules for incoming students is available from our International Office in the Visiting Student Handbook.

The Book of Modules and Timetables for Semester 1, 2017/18 are available to view below:

The Book of Modules and Timetables for Semester 2, 2017/18 are available to view below:

Please note,

    1. for students who have not obtained prior approval to take College of Science modules, admission of students to individual courses is subject to the agreement of the Head of Discipline/module lecturer and will depend upon the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject areas and space availability in the module.
    2. Many modules run in 6 week blocks (Weeks 1 - 6 and Weeks 7 - 12) - students should ensure they attend lectures/practicals from the first day in order not to miss any content.
    3. If travelling home, students should book flights for AFTER the end of the exam period.

Module Selection

Detailed information about the available modules is provided in our Visiting Student Book of Modules and session times are on the general Timetables.

Students MUST work follow the procedures for the relevant exchange programme below in order to obtain agreement for their proposed programme of study. Entry into modules is subject to the applicant's academic background in the relevant subject areas and space availability in the module.

Many modules run in 4 or 6 week blocks so students should ensure they attend lectures and practicals from the first day to avoid missing any content.
(new paragraph) Students must ensure they do not book flights home until AFTER the end of the exam period. See the university semester dates.

Study Abroad Junior Year Abroad

Information about how to apply

Bilateral Exchanges

The College of Science has a number of exchange agreements with leading international universities. Students from these partners should contact the coordinator or International Office of their home university to arrange their application. For enquiries please contact the College of Science Office

Erasmus Exchanges

The College of Science has Erasmus exchange agreements with a number of partner universities. Students from these partners should contact the Erasmus coordinator of their home university to arrange their application and Learning Agreement.

For students from other universities, please see the Erasmus Traineeships information below.

Further information about Erasmus at NUI Galway is available from the International Office Erasmus Incoming Students pages

Erasmus Traineeships/Internships

Unfortunately neither the College of Science Office nor the International Office can organise traineeships for international students. Please see the International Office policy on internships.

Students wishing to undertake an Erasmus traineeship at NUI Galway should identify specific potential supervisors in our research groups directly, attaching their CV and outlining their specific interests and the proposed timeline.

To identify potential supervisors, please see our Schools and Research Units page and the NUI Galway list of research centres and units.

Under no circumstances should prospective students send bulk non-specific emails to multiple academic staff. This is spam.