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|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Academic Year||2021-2022||04/01/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall||2021||04/01/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Spring||2022||11/01/2021 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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|Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus, Other||
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|Accounting, Advertising, Arts, Asian Studies, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Communication, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Culture, Earth Science, Ecology, Economics, English, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Film, Finance, Foreign Language, Foreign Language (other), French, Gender Studies, Geography, Geology, German, History, Human Resource Management, Humanities, Information Technology, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Law, Legal Studies, Liberal Studies, Literature, Management, Management Computer Systems, Marketing, Math/Statistics, Mathematics, Media Studies, Other Language & Literature, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Relations, Race & Ethnic Studies, Recreation and Leisure Studies, Religious Studies, Science, Supply Chain Management, Theatre, Women's Studies|
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National University Ireland-Galway
UW-W Exchange Program
|Academic Focus||Across the curriculum|
|Eligibility||3.0 GPA, Junior standing|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Terms||Semester or Year|
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The unique combination of a bustling city and a thriving university has a lot to offer international students. Galway was ranked as the top destination to visit in Ireland by The Lonely Planet guide in 2012. They describe Galway as being steeped in history, yet with a contemporary vibe.
Galway is a cultural center, attracting thousands to the many festivals throughout the year. Even though it is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, Galway has retained the friendly character and intimate feel that makes it so popular. Young at heart, with students making up 20% of the population, NUI Galway’s students benefit from all of the facilities that a modern city has to offer including extensive shopping outlets and entertainment venues, two cinemas, cafes and restaurants, and an abundance of music venues to choose from. Galway is the most international place in Ireland with 1 in 4 people born outside of the state.
AcademicsStudents can refer to the most recent Visiting Student Academic Handbook for the relevant semester when planning their semester abroad, however please note that the exact classes made available to visiting students can vary from year to year. More information for visiting student can be found here.
A wide range of classes is available in the following subject areas:
- Earth/Ocean Science
- Information Technology
- Political Studies
- Irish Language
- Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering
- Biochemistry Engineering
- Irish Studies
- Performing Arts
- Celtic Civilization
- French Law
- Systems Analysis
- Women's Studies
- Computer Science
In addition to the regular classes, Visiting Students can also apply for admission to the following courses:
Philosophy for Children (P4C)
Philosophy for Children (P4C) is a service learning class for Visiting Students from the United States. This semester long class is worth 5 ECTS credits (approximately 2-3 US credits) and is delivered via a series of academic lectures reflective seminars and over 14 hours of service at local elementary schools.
- 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.
AccommodationStudents coming to study at NUI Galway have two main options available to choose from – you can stay in an official NUI Galway Student Residence or rent a room (single or shared) in a private house or apartment. We recommend students to elect the student residence option.
Students coming to study at NUI Galway have two main options to choose from: an official NUI Galway Student Residence or rent a room (single or shared) in a private house or apartment. We recommend students elect the student residence option. With the exception of Corrib village and Gold Crest, the NUI Galway student residences are located off-campus. While you might find this unusual, it’s worth bearing in mind that Galway is a relatively small, compact city, meaning most residences are located within 10 to 20 minutes from campus (on foot). Student residences at Irish universities are usually self-catered.
Residences vary by size, with smaller residences such as Donegan Court (54 students), Atlantis (80 students) and Menlo Park (140 students) and larger residences such as Cúirt na Coiribe (389 students), Dúnáras (409 students) and Gort na Coiribe (657 students). Please refer to the Accommodation Office at NUI Galway for a full list of residences. Student residences at Irish universities are usually self-catered.
For more information on accommodation, click here.
Student Life and SurroundingsExchange students have the opportunity to become integrated into an international university program and experience life in Ireland. Galway really is a ‘University City’ as the campus is in the heart of the city center, with all amenities within walking distance. It is a vibrant city with a year-long program of cultural and sporting festivals.
Galway is widely regarded as the cultural capital of Ireland and is a ‘college town’ in every sense, with students accounting for approximately 20% of the population of the city during term. Many internationally renowned festivals, music sessions, cultural and sporting events are hosted in the city every year, including:
- St. Patrick’s Day Parade (March)
- Galway Early Music Festival (May)
- Galway Traditional Irish Music Sessions (June)
- Galway Film Fleadh (July)
- Galway Arts Festival (July)
- Galway Races (August)
- Galway International Oyster Festival (September)
- Galway Comedy Festival (October)
Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and ScholarshipsAs an exchange program, UW-Whitewater students pay UW– Whitewater tuition fees. As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.
Other fees for this program such as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account. Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).
Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)
|Billed by UW-Whitewater|
|Additional Estimated Expenses|
|Passport and Photos||150|
|Ireland Immigration Fee (300 EUR)||340|
** Accommodation is an estimate, numerous options exist.
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $7,400.
Passport and Visa RequirementsStudents will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program. US passport holders do not require a visa to enter Ireland, but must still register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau after arrival in Ireland.
|Term||Application Deadline||Term Dates|
|Academic Year||April 1||Early September - Early May|
|Fall Semester||April 1||Early September - Mid December|
|Spring Semester||October 15||Mid January to Early May|
ContactsOffice of Global Experiences
Office: McCutchan 204