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  • Locations: Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year UMass/IPO Application Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2020-2021 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA
Fall 2020 03/15/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA
Summer 2020 04/01/2020 ** Varies TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admissions.

If you are applying to a partner program, you must check their website for ACTUAL APPLICATION DEADLINES. The posted deadline above indicates when your UMass Abroad application materials are due and the program’s deadline may be sooner.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Advisor: Regine John Click here for a definition of this term Who Can Apply?: UMA only - non-UMA students consult your study abroad office
Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Anthropology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Biology, Chemistry, Classics, Communication, Comparative Literature, Economics, English, Environmental Sciences, Film Studies, Geography, History, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Click here for a definition of this term Host Institution: National University of Ireland
Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment Click here for a definition of this term In Classes With: Host Country & International Students
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Class Standing: Junior Click here for a definition of this term Housing: See Program Description
Program Description:

NUI Galway is home to over 3,000 International Students, from 110 different countries, making us the most international university in Ireland. Our international focus is inspired by our location in Galway, a diverse city with a tradition of reaching out to the world. It encompasses the experiences of students and staff, and emphasises both our international reputation and responsibilities, displaying awareness of how the world sees Galway – but also being mindful of how Galway sees the world.


  • Visiting Students can study at NUI Galway for a semester or a full academic year. Semester One runs from September to December. Semester Two runs from January until May. 
  • Visiting Student do not receive a degree from NUI Galway. The credits you earn here can normally be transferred back to your home institution. 
  • You can expect to take 5 - 7 classes (modules) per semester. This equates to approximately 30 ECTS credits, which is a normal course load for NUI Galway students per semester.
  • Classes are generally delivered through lectures, which are normally held in large or medium sized lecture halls and which provide the foundations on which students are expected to explore further through independent reading.
  • Lectures can be supplemented by smaller tutorials or seminar classes which provide an opportunity for discussion in a smaller group setting.

After meeting with the IPO Ireland advisor, you may apply to this program by going to the NUI Galway website for "Non-EU Visiting Students"

A link to the list of courses can be found here.

For their summer program go to International Summer School