The Program

The National University of Ireland, Galway is located in Galway, Ireland. The university has approximately 17,000 students and offers a wide variety of courses, including courses specifically for international students about Irish culture, language, and history.

Much information for students who wish to attend NUI Galway can be obtained from the NUI Galway International Affairs Office.

Program costs for academic year 2014-2015 (Directly Billed by JCU)

  • Tuition: $17,300
  • Administrative Fee: $1,000

Estimated Costs (not billed by JCU)

  • Books and supplies: $320
  • Personal Expenses: $1800
  • Transportation: $900
  • Room: $2600-3250
  • Board: $1400
  • Insurance: $160
  • Residence Permit: $400
  • Total Indirect Costs: $7580 – 8230

Total Budget: $25,880 – 26,530

Financial Aid:

Students are billed directly by John Carroll for tuition at the standard JCU rate. All other costs are the responsibility of the student directly.

JCU financial aid can be applied to the tuition costs. It is necessary to consult with the Office of Financial Aid at John Carroll to learn how your financial aid will apply to this program.

John Carroll University currently offers its students several competitive scholarships to NUI Galway sponsored by the Mayo Society of Greater Cleveland. Please contact the Center for Global Education for more information, or download the Galway Scholarship Application. The deadline to apply for the scholarship for Fall 2014 is March 15, 2014.

Additional scholarships may be available from outside sources. Please see http://www.jcu.edu/global/study/funding.htm for additional information.

Accommodations:

The NUI Galway Accommodation Office can assist students to make arrangements for housing, either on campus or in nearby student apartments. Students will be responsible for paying their housing bills directly.

Please keep in mind the following John Carroll University regulations:

  • JCU requires you to take 30 ECTS at NUI Galway (30 ECTS = 15 JCU credit hours)
  • Grades you earn at NUI Galway will count toward your GPA.
  • NUI Galway requires a GPA of 3.0 and junior standing (sophomore at the time of application).

The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is October 1.

For further information on Galway and Ireland, please consult the following links: