United States

NUI Galway is one of Ireland's most popular universities amongst American students studying in Ireland. Whether you are looking for a short term study abroad experience, or you wish to study for a full undergraduate or graduate degree programme, you're sure to find the right programme for you here.

 

 us-flag.jpg NUI Galway has long enjoyed a close relationship with the United States of America. American students have studied in Galway for many years, and many NUI Galway students have in turn studied at some of the leading US universities either as part of their degree, or as graduate students.‌

Upcoming Events - Spring Recruitment Week

 

Spring Recruitment Week – 2013

 

Representatives from NUI Galway will attend the following student recruitment events in the United States in April

 

Date

Location

Event

Address

Time

6 April 2013

Chicago, IL

Irish

Universities

Open House

Doubletree Oak Brook Hotel

1909 Spring Road, Oak Brook, Illinois, 60523, USA

TEL: 1-630-472-6000

2-4.00pm

7 April 2013

Boston, MA

Irish

Universities

Open House

Boston College High School, 150 Morrisey Blvd,

Boston, MA 02125

2-4.00pm

 

Both of these vents are open to the general public. For more information, please email Brian Hussey

Federal Aid (US Students)

NUI Galway is approved by the US government to certify financial aid under the William D. Ford Direct Loan Program. US citizens attending NUI Galway as full time degreeseeking students can arrange private or Federal Direct Loans to finance their education.


Students are responsible for ensuring that their loan application paperwork is received prior to the 1st of July for the subsequent September intake. Please consult the NUI Galway Federal Aid webpage as soon as you receive your Letter of Acceptance.


The NUI Galway School Code for Federal Aid is G12766.

 

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Study Abroad at NUI Galway

Our popular Study Abroad Programme offers students enrolled at a recognised overseas university or college the opportunity to spend a semester or a year at NUI Galway.

 

As a Visiting student, you can tailor your selection of classes from across our wide range of disciplines, to meet your individual academic requirements. While attending NUI Galway as a visiting student, you can earn credits towards your degree back home.

Find out more about Study Abroad at NUI Galway

Kelsey Donohue, Visiting Student, USA

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Hi! My name is Kelsey Donohue and I had the pleasure of studying at NUI Galway during my semester abroad in Ireland. As a Long Island native turned Hudson Valley resident at Marist College in New York, I was excited to‌travel and explore Ireland. Drawn by my family’s Irish roots, Ireland just seemed like a natural choice. When it came to deciding which university to attend, NUI Galway was exactly what I was looking for.

I took a combination of Culture, History, English and Philosophy classes. My favorite class was by far Arts in Action which taught the evolution of Ireland’s traditional music through concerts and events taking place right on campus. It was something I would never experience at home!


Galway’s location in the West of Ireland is absolutely incredible. It is the perfect location between the breathtaking Irish countryside and bustling Dublin city, making it easy to accomplish plenty of sightseeing during your time abroad. Whether it’s enjoying a stroll down the bustling Shop Street or joining the local Galwegians in a dip in the refreshing Galway Bay, you will easily call Galway your new home.


— Kelsey

 

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NUI Galway welcomes applications from international students who wish to undertake their full undergraduate degree at NUI Galway.  We offer a combination of flexible ‘open’ degree programmes, as well as specialised courses for students who know exactly what they wish to study at university.

 

Many of our programmes are unique in Ireland, such as those in Human Rights, Creative Writing, Theatre and Performance and Marine Science and we also offer certain programmes in Law and Medicine which are often not available at undergraduate level in other countries.

 

Learn more about Undergraduate Study at NUI Galway

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International (Non-EU) Scholarships

National University of Ireland, Galway is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world.

To this end, the University offers a range of merit based scholarships to eligible students from a number of priority countries, including Canada, China, India and the United States.

 

Undergraduate Entry Requirements - United States

US Applicants are assessed based on their high school record and performance in standardised tests such as the SAT or ACT.

 

Entry Requirements can vary depending on the programme applied for, however as a general guide US high school students should present an overall GPA of 3.0 or greater and a combined SAT score of 1700 in order to be considered for admission to the first year of an undergraduate degree programme.

 

In addition, preference is given to students presenting at least 2 AP subjects and/or SAT Subject Tests.

 

The NUI Galway CollegeBoard code is 5878.

The NUI Galway ACT Code is 5351.

 

For more information, please contact:

Brian Hussey

International Affairs Office

National University of Ireland, Galway

t: + 353 (0)91 495358

e: brian.hussey@nuigalway.ie

Siobhan Keenan, Undergraduate Arts Student, USA

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My name is Siobhan Keenan and I am from Midland Park, New Jersey, USA.  

I‌am currently studying English and Psychological Studies in my second year at NUI Galway. I chose NUI Galway because I love Galway City and the school couldn’t be a better fit. 

My two subjects, English and Psychological Studies are the perfect fit for what I was looking for.  I’ve come to Ireland ever since I was a child and I couldn’t be happier that I now get to live here year round in one of my favorite cities.

 

— Siobhan Keenan

e: S.KEENAN4@nuigalway.ie

blog: International Student Blogs

Siobhan Allaeddini, Business Student, USA

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Hello all aspiring scholars, my name is Siobhan Allaeddini and I am from Newport Beach, California. I am currently attending NUI Galway where I am studying Commerce and will be graduating in 2013. Often when people realize I am from a foreign destination I get asked the same question, “Why did you leave Orange County for Galway?”

‌The answer is simple enough. The culture, lifestyle and education programs far exceed anything I felt I could have received at home. In most European universities, from the moment you begin your course you are studying what you wish to pursue your career in. No general education classes teaching you things you are genuinely not interested in. In essence, you get what you pay for and what you want. In addition to the straight-forward education system, Ireland and its people have a reputation for being THE friendliest and liveliest European country.

Prior to my attending NUI Galway, I had been to Ireland several times between my Irish Dancing competitions and my mother visiting her immediate family members (she was born and raised in Kildare, Ireland). The culture and lifestyle were no surprise to me; however, I know for most other students it isn’t all that drastic either. That can be credited to the people and laidback atmosphere that encompasses all of Ireland.

 

e: S.ALLAEDDINI1@nuigalway.ie

blog: International Student Blogs

 

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Postgraduate Study

NUI Galway is a research-led university where the learning experience is enhanced by a strong spirit of inquiry. We have built on our traditional areas of academic strength to offer innovative and internationally renowned taught and research based programmes across a broad portfolio of disciplines. We offer over a wide range of postgraduate programmes across our five colleges and various research institutes.

Learn more about Postgraduate Study at NUI Galway

 

Postgraduate Entry Requirements (North America)

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught and research programmes vary. Applicants should consult the Postgraduate Prospectus to find out the entry requirements for each programme.

Applicants are assessed based on their college record. Irish universities do not generally use standardised tests such as the GMAT, LSAT etc., for admission to graduate programmes. Other factors such as the applicant's personal statement and references are also taken into account.

United States

As a general guide, US applicants holding a 4 year Bachelor degree with a relevant major with a GPA of 3.0-3.3 (B+) or greater will be considered for postgraduate programmes at NUI Galway. Applicants are also assessed based on their Personal Statement and/or Letters of Reference while certain programmes may also require a writing sample or portfolio of work.

Canada

As a general guide, Canadian applicants holding a 4 year Bachelor degree with a relevant major with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or a 7.0 on a 9.0 GPA scale (B+ average) will be considered for postgraduate programmes at NUI Galway.

As GPA grading scales can vary from institution to institution in Canada, please contact the International Affairs Office by emailing international@nuigalway.ie for more information. Applicants are also assessed based on their Personal Statement and/or Letters of Reference while certain programmes may also require a writing sample or portfolio of work.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Hussey
International Affairs Office
National University of Ireland, Galway
t: + 353 (0)91 495358
e: brian.hussey@nuigalway.ie

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International (Non-EU) Scholarships

National University of Ireland, Galway is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world.

To this end, the University offers a range of merit based scholarships to eligible students from a number of priority countries, including Canada, China, India and the United States.

Mohit Agrawal, Graduate Student, USA

‌ Mohit Agrawal As a Master’s student in the Economic Policy Evaluation and Planning program at the JE Cairnes School, I was impressed by NUI Galway’s students, faculty, and facilities.  The program size was small, allowing me to learn from and become friends with my fellow students in a collegial atmosphere. The faculty were fully dedicated to students, easy to talk to, and well-versed in their fields.

 

Meanwhile, the facilities at NUI Galway were top-notch, with great computer labs, libraries, and social spaces. Lastly, I enjoyed living in Galway, with its historic city center and scenic seaside promenade; Galway was a perfect launching pad for trips across Ireland and Europe.

 

During my time in Galway, I gained a unique understanding of economic policy in the context of Ireland and the Eurozone. I strongly encourage international students to consider study at NUI Galway.

 

— Mohit Agrawal, Graduate Student, USA

 

Mohit Agrawal has been awarded one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world, a Rhodes Scholarship to study economics at Oxford University. Mohit will complete his MA in Economic Policy Evaluation and Planning at NUI Galway before commencing his studies at Oxford.

International Affairs Office

Senior Management 

Brian Hughes

Dr Brian Hughes

Dean of International Affairs

‌ Anna Cunningham

Anna Cunningham

Director of International Affairs

Student Recruitment and Admissions

 Brian Hussey

Brian Hussey

International Education Officer

 Aisling Lennon

Aisling Lennon

International Marketing Executive

 Johanna Walsh

Johanna Walsh

International Marketing Executive

 

 

Erasmus

 Mary Lyons

Mary Lyons

International Affairs Officer

 Gisele Farrell

Gisèle Farrell

Administrative Assistant

Study Abroad (Non-EU Visiting Students) 

 Louise Coyle

Louise Coyle

Administrative Assistant

 

 

Student Support 

 Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

International Students Officer

 

 

Federal Aid (US Students) 

 Florinda Green

Florinda Green

Federal Aid Administrator

 

 

 

International Affairs Office

7 Distillery Road

NUI Galway

Galway

IRELAND

t: +353 (0)91 49 5277

e: international@nuigalway.ie

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The NUI Galway contact for US student enquiries is:

Brian Hussey

International Affairs Office

National University of Ireland, Galway

e: brian.hussey@nuigalway.ie

t: + 353 (0)91 495358