Semester in Galway – Spring

Galway, also known as the City of the Tribes, is the fastest growing city in Ireland with over 72,000 inhabitants and 20% of those are students. Galway has retained a…




Spring 2019: October 31, 2018

Mid-January – Mid May 2019






5-7 Classes (Modules)


What’s included

⦁ Pre-Departure Orientation
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Financial Advising
⦁ Tuition and Registration
⦁ On-campus housing
⦁ Airport Pick-up & Orientation
⦁ Welcome Tour
⦁ On-site Staff Support
⦁ 24/7 Emergency Assistance
⦁ General Assistance and Travel Support

Live Life Abroad – EZC’s Authentic Social & Cultural Activities Program
⦁ Welcome & Farewell Event
⦁ Excursions and field trips
⦁ Health and Safety support
Advantage – Access to EZC’s Exclusive Program for returning students including free webinars, online resources and more focused on how to use your experience abroad to further your career development in the future

NUI Galway Services & Amenities

⦁ Volunteer Opportunities
⦁ Student Clubs & Organizations

⦁ Official Transcript(s)
⦁ On-site orientation

Why Galway?

Galway, also known as the City of the Tribes, is the fastest growing city in Ireland with over 72,000 inhabitants and 20% of those are students. Galway has retained a very strong connection with Gaeilge the Irish language with almost 10% of the population there speaking Gaeilge fluently. Galway is currently ranked as the top destination to visit in Ireland by The Lonely Planet Guide (2012). They describe Galway as being steeped in history yet with a contemporary vibe.


Students will study at NUI Galway during this semester abroad program.



Minimum GPA:

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.0
There are 2 aspects to entry requirements for Visiting Students:

1. General Entry Requirements
2. Pre-requisites for admission to classes


  1. General Entry Requirements for Admission as a Visiting Student

Visiting student applicants are normally required to have completed 2 full years at university or college before being admitted and to have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

2. Pre-requisites for admission to classes

When applying as a Visiting Student, applicants should indicate the classes they wish to enrol on at NUI Galway.  Students wishing to enrol on Science and Engineering courses will have their applications assessed by the relevant disciplines to ensure they have a suitable academic background and meet the pre-requisites required.

All other Visiting Students, including those selecting classes in the Arts, Humanities, Business and Social Sciences etc., are given a two week period at the beginning of each semester to sample the different classes on offer before making their final selections. In addition, Visiting Students are given a further ‘drop/add’ week. Once the deadline for dropping or adding courses has passed, no further course changes are possible.

Visiting students can generally expect to gain admission to the classes listed in the handbook subject to any pre-requisites as well as individual examination or timetable limitations. Certain classes, such as seminars may also be restricted to small numbers.

The NUI Galway International Students Orientation Day, which is held at the beginning of each semester, provides comprehensive information on:

⦁ Classes on offer
⦁ Pre-requisites timetables
⦁ Venues
⦁ Examination arrangements

Once you choose your modules, get in touch with your home institution and get the approval!

Please be advised that availability of classes is not guaranteed. At EZC we recommend all of our students select more classes than they will eventually take from the university book of modules (approximately 10 classes to start with). Approve all modules with your home institution before departure as this will allow you to have flexibility in scheduling when you register for classes on-site.


Your social and residential experience abroad is just as important as your academic studies at this wonderful university. We understand that to make the most of your short time in residence it is important that you take every opportunity to meet and live with others, we will encourage you to integrate with other international and Irish students.

As an EZC Student you have the option to live in self-catering house-share accommodation operated by our sister company EazyCity. We have several properties in Galway close to the NUI Galway campus and you will share with other Irish and international students and interns.


  • Single bedroom, while kitchen/living areas are shared with a maximum of 7 others
  • While some apartments are equipped with shared bathrooms, apartment residences with en-suite facilities for those who wish to have their own private toilet/shower are available at a supplement
  • Fully furnished kitchen, a comfortable lounge area, heating, television, laundry facilities and internet access
  • EazyCity offers a 24 hour emergency phone number and a full maintenance service

Life on Campus at NUI Galway

NUI Galway has 150 sports clubs and societies, offering you great opportunities to meet people with similar interests, try new things and have fun. Sport is central to life at NUI Galway and the excellent facilities offer you a chance to balance your academic study with a wide range of sporting activities. With an active arts program and plenty of volunteer opportunities there is plenty to keep you busy on campus!


Our experienced team will provide you with the best pre-departure advice and assistance as well as support on-site which is second to none. We understand that this may be the first time for you to travel outside of your home country; you can be assured that our EZC on site staff will be on hand to make the transition from home a smooth experience to allow you to get the most from this life-changing opportunity. At EZC we also focus on making the most of your Intern Abroad experience once you have returned with a series of free webinars and online resources to help you understand how promoting this experience can help in your future career path.

Carissa Hoitenga
University Relations Coordinator, EZC Study Abroad
Julia Lynes
CEO, EZC Study Abroad

The EZC on-site team can be found at our office in Galway city center during business hours:

  • EazyCity,
    Suite 3, 2nd Floor
    Ross House, Victoria Place
    Eyre Square
  • Monday to Friday 10am-5pm


OrientationJanuary 7, 2019 – January 11, 2019
Class DatesJanuary 14, 2019 – April 6,2019
Exam DatesApril 23, 2019 – May 10, 2019
Easter BreakApril 19, 2019 – April 22, 2019
Application Due DateOctober 31, 2018
Final Forms & Payments DueNovember 5, 2018
Admissions StatusCurrently Accepting Applications

*prices and dates are subject to change; *prices and dates are subject to change; prices based on Arts/Business/Law academic modules – please note Science/Engineering modules have a higher tuition rate.

Extra Costs & Living Expenses

At EZC Study Abroad we want you to be fully prepared so here below we have outlined any extra costs and estimated living expenses per semester.

GNIB Card (Immigration) – $343

Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – $200 approx.

Clothes, Laundry etc – $400 approx. 

Food – $950 approx.

Personal Travel within Ireland – $300 approx.