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  • Locations: Galway, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UNCW applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2021 03/15/2021 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Exchange, Study Abroad
Provider: Direct Partner Field of Study: Accounting, Acting/Performance Art, Anthropology, Archaeology, Art, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Business, Celtic/Irish Studies, Chemistry, Classical Studies, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Earth Science, Economics, Engineering, English, Finance, French, Geography, German, History, Information Systems, Information Technology, International Relations, International Studies, Italian, Law, Management, Marketing, Mathematics/Statistics, Media Studies, Oceanography, Philosophy and Religion, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Service Learning, Sociology, Spanish, Theater/Drama, University Studies, Women's Studies
Minimum GPA: 3 High Impact Experiences: Service Learning
Class Standing: Junior, Senior Advisor: Natalie Palmer
Program Description:
IrelandNUIG.jpgProgram Description | Eligibility | Academic Details | Housing
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Program Description

The University
The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) is ranked in the top 2% of universities around the world. NUIG aims to bring bold ideas to life through their innovative research and excellent teaching, making it an ideal place for international students to come and study. Not only will students enjoy the benefits of a top institution, but they’ll also enjoy the city of Galway, ranked as the “Most Charming City” by the New York Times.

The Surrounding Area
Voted the “friendliest” and “most charming” city by a number of global publications, Galway really is a place like no other. Located on Ireland’s west coast and along the bay, Galway combines the energy of a young and diverse population with the authenticity of a place steeped in history and tradition. Galway is anecdotally referred to as the culture capital of Ireland, hosting events like the International Arts Festival and renowned Oyster Festival each year.

Student Life
NUIG has over 82 Student Societies (clubs), offering you great opportunities to meet people with similar interests, try new things, and have fun! From the Disney society to Energy society, you’ll never go wanting. Sports are also central to life at NUIG. Check out one of the many sporting clubs or games and get involved with the student newspaper or the college radio station. Finally, NUIG offers many volunteer experiences should you like to give back to your new home away from home.


Students are eligible to apply for this program if they meet the following eligibility criteria:
  • Degree-seeking student
  • At least Junior standing at time of participation (with two full years completed at UNCW)
  • Good judicial standing
  • 3.0+ GPA at time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
  • MIS & CIT majors- approval by Dr. Tom Janicki

Academic Details

Students accepted to study at NUIG will receive credit toward their degree requirements for most majors. They offer a wide range of programs including, but not limited to, Information Systems (MIS), Information Technology (CIT), anthropology, computer science, English, finance and economics, history, mathematical studies, media studies, medieval Irish and Celtic studies, politics and psychology.

*For MIS & CIT Students: these courses are predetermined to come back for UNCW Credit and are typically available in the term listed below
Fall- UNCW Course
Fall- NUI Galway
Spring- UNCW Course
Spring- NUI Galway
MIS 216 (Intro to Bus.
App. Development)
MS 111 (Application
Development I)
MIS 216 (Intro to Bus.
App. Development)
MS 112 (App. Development II)
MIS 316 (Bus.
App. Development)
MS 220 (Advanced App.
Development I)
MIS 316 (Bus. App. 
MS 221 (Adv. App. 
Development II)
MIS 315 (Mgt. of 
Database Systems)
MS 218 (Database
MIS 323 (Bus. 
MS 119 (Bus. Data 
MIS 480 (IT Resource
Planning & Mgt.)
MS 403 (IS Strategy
& Planning)
MIS 411 (Information
Systems Analysis)
MS 114 (Information 
Systems Analysis)
MIS 323 (Bus. 
MS 216 (Networks &
MIS Elective MS 413 (Cloud Computing)
MIS 419 (Proj. Mgt.) MS 325 (Proj. Mgt.)    
MIS Elective MS 320 (E Business


Visiting students are housed alongside full time students in various residences both on and off campus. Most residences are self-catered apartments (2-3 bedrooms, shared kitchen and living space) and are all generally located within a 10-30 minute walk of campus.

Please note you will need to pay for your on-campus housing in full, upfront, to NUIG prior to your arrival in Galway. Housing for one semester can range from approximately 2,500 USD - 3,500 USD, depending on your placement.

Program Dates

Academic Year Dates
Mid-September to Mid-May

Fall Semester Dates
Mid-September to Mid-December

Spring Semester Dates
Mid-January to Mid-May  

Financial Details

Program Cost
This program is available as an Exchange or as a Study Abroad: 

  • Exchange - This means you pay your regular tuition and fees to UNCW, and your room and board costs abroad.
  • Study Abroad - This means you pay your tuition, fees, room and board abroad. 

With each option, there will be additional costs for international airfare, passport, visa, health insurance, and local transportation. Please meet with an advisor at the Office of International Programs to discuss which option is best for you. 

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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