Tailor Made Programmes, Special Classes, Summer Schools

Faculty-Led and Tailor-Made Led Programmes

NUI Galway is practiced in developing and implementing faculty-led and tailor-made programmes in collaboration with our partners. For enquiries, please contact JB Terrins, International Mobility Manager, jb.terrins@nuigalway.ie, +353 91 494479.

Special Classes for Visiting Students

In addition to the regular classes of the University, Visiting Students can also apply for admission to three bespoke classes designed for our visiting North American students:

Philosophy and Irish Schools

 is a service learning class for Visiting Students from the United States. This semester  long class is worth 10 ECTS credits (approximately 4-6 US credits) and is delivered via a series of academic lectures reflective seminars and over 14 hours of service at local elementary schools. For international students interested in applying for PI2109 please complete this form.

Exploring the Indigenous Arts

Indigenous Arts Exploration is a credit bearing practice-based class, which explores the evolution and performance of indigenous Irish music, song, film and dance.

Exploring Irish Theatre

Exploring Irish Theatre is a credit bearing practice-based class with two elements: a critical examination of Irish theatre history including archive activities; and theatre practice including workshop in acting, playwriting and direction. 

Scientific Research Experience

Scientific Research Experience enables students to undertake a range of hands-on tasks under the guidance of a faculty mentor and professional researchers to gain expertise in laboratory and analytical techniques using contemporary technologies. Students also critically read relevant literature, discuss concepts and results with mentors, and prepare a formal report detailing their research experience. Restricted intake.

 Summer School in Galway

The International Summer School offers a range of courses in Irish Studies, Education in Ireland, Irish Language, Geology, Ecology, Archaeology and Play Therapy. Our courses aim to provide a rich and diverse perspective of the subject area and are taught by lecturers and education professionals who have a vast range of knowledge of their subject matter.  

Educational field trips are an integral part of the courses and provide you with an opportunity to gain hands-on knowledge of your specialism to its fullest extent. During your stay, you will also have time to explore Galway City, which is a vibrant, youthful University City with an enchanting array of summer festivals which attract visitors from all over the world.  Click here if you would like to learn more about our International Summer School programme.


  • Erasmus & Visiting Students Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

    Erasmus & Visiting Students Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) PDF (16 MB)

  • Study Abroad Brochure

    Study Abroad Brochure PDF (16 MB)

  • Orientation Booklet

    Orientation Booklet PDF (16 MB)

  • Philosophical Thinking with Children Brochure

    Philosophical Thinking with Children Brochure PDF (16 MB)

  • Exploring Irish Theatre

    Exploring Irish Theatre PDF (16 MB)