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Featuring CCIS Programs

National University of Ireland, Galway

Galway, Ireland (Europe)

Quick Facts

Fall 2021 [ Information Coming Soon ]
Dates: September 2, 2020 – December 19, 2020
Application Deadline: April 15
Costs: Arts/Business/Law: $9,800 CCIS Member | $10,200 Non-Member
Science/Engineering: $11,300 CCIS Member | $11,700 Non-Member

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Spring 2021
Dates: February 1, 2021 – June 5, 2021 
Application Deadline: September 15
Costs: Arts/Business/Law: $10,500 CCIS Member | $10,900 Non-Member 
Science/Engineering: $12,000 CCIS Member | $12,500 Non-Member 

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Program Overview

Galway, with a population of 62,000, is the ideal European university town. A significant number of Galway’s population is made up of current or former college students; the resulting interdependence of town and gown has helped build a compact, thriving city that caters to young people. Galway has been enjoying an economic boom in recent times; yet, it still retains a powerful and intimate sense of community.

For nearly a thousand years, Galway has been the largest and most important city in the west of Ireland. As the capital of Connemara – the outcropping of land between Lough Corrib and the Atlantic Ocean – Galway is at the heart of one of the world’s most scenic and evocative landscapes. Cultural richness is reflected by the strong academic programs in Irish Studies offered by the University, and by the lively arts scene for which Galway is renowned.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Montana State University
Rachael Peters
Study Abroad Advisor

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This program is sponsored and administered by Montana State University. 

Academics & Program

National University of Ireland in Galway

The National University of Ireland, Galway was established in 1845 and is located in the fourth largest city in the Republic of Ireland. The school, situated on the banks of the River Corrib, offers a variety of student services that are all close to Galway's city center. Galway is a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a thriving cultural and commercial community. Traces of Galway's rich medieval past are evident on all sides. Because of its dynamic and pioneering role in theater, arts and culture, Galway has earned the title "Cultural Capital of Ireland." The University now has over 15,000 students and more than fifty academic departments and research centers. Academic resources include a library, computer resource center, an Irish Language Center, and the Applied Languages Center. Over 1,500 international students, almost 10% of the student population, representing 50 countries attend University College Galway each year. The international students are mainly from Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.

Course Offerings

Students may take advantage of the wide variety of courses offered at the University's Faculty of Arts, which includes the following disciplines: Archaeology, Italian, Classical Civilization, Latin, Economics, Legal Science, English, Mathematics, French, Mathematical Physics, Irish Studies, Philosophy, Geography, Psychology, German, Sociological and Political Studies, History, Film School, Health Promotion, Information Technology, Women’s Studies Center and Spanish. Offerings in the Faculty of Science are available to qualified students basis. The program is open to juniors and seniors.

Course links are available here. Please be advised that not all modules are on offer to visiting students and only those moldules in the College of Arts Acadamic Handbook or on the relevant College Website as available to Visiting Students should be selected. Students must abide by the Colleg offerings and should not attempt to select courses outside of the available offerings.

Academic Highlights

NUI Galway is one of Ireland's foremost centers of academic excellence. With over 15,000 students, it has a long established reputation of teaching and research excellence in each of its seven faculties - Arts, Science, Commerce, Engineering, Celtic Studies, Medicine & Health Sciences, and Law. Faculty of Commerce offers Accounting & Finance, Management, Economics, and Marketing. Anesthesia, Anatomy, Bacteriology, General Practice, Health Promotion, Medical Informatics, Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Occupational Therapy, Pediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Speech & Language Therapy, Surgery are available in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences. The University’s seven Faculties provide a comprehensive range of programs, from primary to higher degree levels. The student experience is of a paramount importance by a commitment to enhancing the quality of academic programs and of all aspects of the student experience.

Course Credits: Credits vary
Language of Instruction: English

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

There is a variety of student activities on campus such as clubs, recreation, and the International Students' Society, which arranges social and cultural events throughout the year and fosters cross-cultural understanding. The clubs include field sports (Gaelic football for males and females, rugby, cricket, camogie and soccer for females), outdoor (athletics, cyclying, equestrian, mountaineering, and tennis), indoor clubs (archery, badminton, basketball, fencing, handball, racquetball, and volleyball), martial arts (aikido, judo, karate, kung fu, and tae kwon do) and water sports (kayak, rowing, sailing, sub-aqua, surf, swimming & waterpolo, and windsurfing).

Sport facilities such as sports halls, squash courts, and handball/racquet courts are available. The orientation program at the outset of the semester provides practical information regarding life in Galway. View this video to learn more about Galway. 


NUI Galway helps students find appropriate accommodation in Student Residences, flats, apartments or houses. There are now nine Student Residences providing self-catering housing specifically for NUI Galway students. Each student residence is managed independently of the University. Application Forms for residency are available directly from each residence. Details of location and costs for each student residence can be found at the Galway housing website. Homestays and off-campus apartments are also available.

Duration & Costs


Fall 2020: Suspended

Spring 2021: February 1, 2021 – June 5, 2021 


Fall 2020:
Arts/Business/Law: Suspended
Science/Engineering: Suspended

Spring 2021:
Arts/Business/Law: $10,500 CCIS Member | $10,900 Non-Member

Science/Engineering: $12,000 CCIS Member | $12,500 Non-Member

Costs Included: Instructional costs, CCIS and sponsor fees, and CISI health insurance

Costs Not Included: room and board (estimate of 900 Euros per month), books (estimate of 100 Euros per term), laundry, airfare, personal expenses, local transportation

Please note: Total program cost will vary depending on individual’s choice of housing, and other choices that are personal preference

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Fall: April 15

Spring: September 15

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA: A 3.0 GPA is required for participation on this program
Program Eligibility: The program is open to juniors and seniors
Entry Requirements: U.S. Passport, non-U.S. citizens should check with the Irish Consulate for entry requirements

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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Allison MacDonald

"I met many people and made some great friends. The satisfaction of traveling completely on my own was the greatest feeling of independence I've ever known."

Angelina Moore

"The environment and the people were extraordinary. I made some great friends, and the chance to explore and travel was wonderful."

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