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  • Locations: Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: BC applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Quick Facts:
Quick Facts:
Accommodation: Apartment GPA Requirement: 3.0
Language of Instruction: English On-Site Staff: BC Resident Director
Required Course: Required Course Click here for a definition of this term BC Program Type: BC Program
Program Manager: Victoria Garcia
Program Description:
Please note: A&S Boston College students are only eligible to apply to NUI Galway for the fall semester and full year only. All other schools can study in fall, spring or full year.  

The University

Originally founded in 1845 as Queen’s College, Galway, National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway is today regarded as one of the country’s most prestigious universities with a worldwide reputation for scholarship and teaching. Since the 1960s, the university has experienced significant and continuous growth in its stock of buildings, facilities, and physical resources, with an enrollment now exceeding 15,000 students. 

Galway.UKThe Program

BC students at NUI Galway are completely integrated into the Irish university system. An orientation provided by the International Student Officer at Galway introduces students to life in the city and at the university. The BC resident director teaches a mandatory Irish Studies course for all students and helps with all academic questions. BC Arts and Sciences students may attend in Fall or for the Full Year only. 

Please consult the acceptance materials that NUI Galway sends you for the dates of the orientation. Plan to stay until the last exam date; you must remain for all of your exams. 

On-site Staff

Ms. Marguarita (Rita) O’Donoghue
BC Resident Director - BC in Galway

J.B. Terrins
International Mobility Manager, Study Abroad & Non-EU Visiting Students

University Address:
University Road
Galway, Ireland

Academics & Support

Please consult the acceptance materials that NUI Galway sends you for the dates of the orientation. Plan to stay until the last exam date; you must remain for all of your exams.

Upon arrival, you will participate in a comprehensive orientation program aimed at introducing you to the university system, its students and facilities. During the orientation you will be advised about course selection.

Course selection information at NUIG available here.

  • Fall Term: Starts in late August and ends in mid-December.
  • Spring Term: Starts in early January and ends in mid-May.
Galway Students on cliff

Please note that although you will be paying BC tuition, you will be paying all housing costs directly to the provider. The following information may be of help in making your decision about housing. Student residences are not managed by the university.

Bear in mind that most student residences are available for full year students so be sure to apply early for housing. Rita O’Donoghue can also advise you about alternate housing. Most students purchase a cell phone when they arrive in Galway. During the university’s orientation you will receive information about buying a cell phone.

Irish universities do not have meal plans but NUI Galway has many on-campus dining facilities as well as off-campus restaurants, and your accommodations will also have kitchen facilities. 
Cultural Activities
There are many student associations to get involved in during your time at NUI Galway. An alphabetical list of student societies is available at this website.

This program is currently not accepting applications.