Level(s): Undergraduate and Graduate. Students must have at least junior standing to participate in the exchange.
Subjects: Business majors only for exchange; other majors as "study abroad" students; See Academic Program Section
Length: Business majors: fall semester; Other majors: academic year or semester
Cost: Business majors selected for exchange placements pay MSU tuition plus room and board in host country; Other students pay NUI tuition plus room and board in host country
Deadline: March 1 for fall; October 1 for spring
Program OverviewThe National University of Ireland was founded in 1845. It has been a vital educational resource for the west of Ireland, and for the nation as a whole. Moreover, it has maintained a worldwide reputation for scholarship and teaching. Today the university has a student population of approximately 15,000. The university prides itself on its tradition of personal contact between staff and students; a friendly, intimate atmosphere prevails on campus, which greatly enhances the learning environment.
Academic ProgramExchange students are selected by the College of Business. NUI Galway offers programs
in Business, Arts, Celtic Studies, Engineering, Law, Medicine, and Science.
For course details, please see www.nuigalway.ie/courses
Language of InstructionCourses are taught in English.
EligibilityOpen to students who have completed two full academic years of university level work
at MSU with a 3.0 GPA by the time they begin studies at NUI Galway.
Academic CreditCredit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at NUI Galway. The student's academic adviser at MSU, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at NUI Galway satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with the their advisers and the Office of International Programs prior to departure to plan a course of studies that will maintain steady progress toward their degree.
LocationGalway, with a population of over 70,000, is typical of Europe's university towns. Over twenty percent of Galway's population is college students; the resulting interdependence of town and College has helped to build a compact, thriving city that caters to youth like few other places can. The city has avoided many of the problems of larger cities and has not been affected by the political unrest in Northern Ireland. Galway is located at the heart of one of the world's most scenic seacoasts and in the unique landscape of western Ireland that is full of lakes, bogs, and mountains. A particular feature of the cultural richness of Galway and its environs is the fact that, in addition to the city's strong cosmopolitan atmosphere, the older Gaelic culture of Ireland is especially strong and vibrant in the western capital.
Cost and Included BenefitsBusiness majors who receive exchange placements at NUI Galway will pay tuition at MSU in the
same amount as if studying in Bozeman. Business students who are not awarded exchange placements at NUI Galway and students with other majors will need to pay the "study abroad" fee to attend NUI. (Visit the International Opportunities Resource Center for more information about this fee.) Each student is responsible for his/her own room and board in Galway as well as trans-Atlantic travel expenses. Assistance in finding lodging will be provided. Remember to plan for extra expenses including travel and personal spending money as well as for unexpected changes in the exchange rate.
Financial AidFinancial aid may be used for study abroad at NUI. Additional costs for study in Ireland
(e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating student's financial aid package. Students are responsible for applying to the Office of Financial Aid.
ApplicationApplications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall.
DeadlineApplications for all students are due in the Office of International Programs on March 1
to study at NUI Galway the following fall. Non-business students may apply by October 1 to study at NUI Galway the following spring. Please specify your major when requesting an application.
For additional information regarding the National University of Ireland, Galway contact:
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
For information from NUI contact:
International Affairs Office
National University of Ireland, Galway