Study Abroad During Your NUI Galway Science Degree

Consider our international exchange opportunities

We encourage all Science students to consider participating in one of our international exchange opportunities.

Most students take part in exchanges during the 3rd year of their degree. Candidates for exchanges are usually expected to have at least an upper 2.1 honours average in years 1-2 and have experience of living independently.


Application Process


Selection for exchange schemes usually takes place in early semester 2 of the year preceding departure (semester 2 of 2nd year). Information on how to apply is posted on this page when applications are open.”

John Carroll University

Study Abroad Opportunities

University of California

Study Abroad Opportunities

Erasmus Taught Semesters

The College of Science has Erasmus exchange agreements with a number of partner universities. This enables selected students to spend 1-2 semesters hosted at the partner university. A strong record of academic achievement at NUI Galway and appropriate language skills are required.

Further information about Erasmus is available from the International Office Erasmus Outgoing Students pages.

If you wish to discuss opportunities for Erasmus, please contact the relevant coordinator listed via the International Office Erasmus Coordinators page during semester 2 of the year preceding when you wish to go away. 

Erasmus Internships

Certain programmes such as Biotechnology maintain Erasmus agreements enabling internships. These are usually restricted and notified directly to students within the relevant programmes.