Welcome to NUI Galway

We have long established exchange programmes

 Welcome to Science at NUI Galway.

The College of Science welcomes students studying in Galway under a number of established exchange programmes including Erasmus, Junior Year Abroad and agreements with partner universities around the world.

NUI Galway offers a full range of research-led teaching in 9 disciplines within four Schools in our College.  You can find out about them on our  Schools and Research Units page.

Please read the information below on how to organise your study exchange with us.


‌International Office Information

Further information about studying at NUI Galway is available from the International Office Study Abroad pages

Visiting Student Handbook, Timetables and Modules

Important information for students planning to come to NUI Galway including a list of allowed modules for incoming students is available from our International Office in the Visiting Student Handbook.

The Book of Modules and Timetables for Semester 1, 2017/18 are available to view below:

The Book of Modules and Timetable for Semester 2, 2017/18 are available to view below:

Please note,

    • Entry into modules requires students to have a relevant academic background and that space is avilable in the module. 
    • Many modules run in 4 or 6 week blocks. Students should ensure they attend lectures and practical laboratories from the first day to avoid missing any content.
    • Practical sessions shown in the timetable with a star are alternative times in the same week.  You must attend the same session time every week.
    • Students must ensure they do not book flights home until AFTER the end of the exam period. See the university semester dates

How to Select Your Modules

Use the Visiting Student Handbook, the Vistiting Student Book of Modules and the Timetables to find appropriate modules that can be taken together.

Contact the Academic Coordinator or International Office for your exchange programme with your proposed programme of study.  Students MUST obtain official agreement for their proposed programme of study.

Take your agreed programme of study to the International Office for registration.

Please note,

    • Entry into modules requires students to have a relevant academic background and that space is avilable in the module. 
    • Many modules run in 4 or 6 week blocks. Students should ensure they attend lectures and practical laboratories from the first day to avoid missing any content.
    • Practical sessions shown in the timetable with a star are alternative times in the same week.  You must attend the same session time every week.
    • Students must ensure they do not book flights home until AFTER the end of the exam period. See the university semester dates

Study Abroad and Junior Year Abroad

See the information about how to apply on the International Office website.

Students in Science list the modules they wish to take on the Visiting Student Application Form.

Your programme of study on the application form will be confirmed by the College of Science.

International Exchange Partners

The College of Science has a number of exchange agreements with leading international universities. Students from these partners should contact the coordinator or International Office of their home university to arrange their application. For enquiries please contact the College of Science Office

Erasmus Study Exchanges

The College of Science has Erasmus exchange agreements with a variety of partner universities. Students from these partners should first contact the Erasmus coordinator of their home university to arrange their application and Learning Agreement.

See the Visiting Student Handbook to find the NUI Galway Academic Coordinator responsible for your hosting agreement.  Contact this coordinator for information about how to get agreement for your proposed programme of study.

For students from any university not listed in the Visiting Student Handbook, please see the Erasmus Traineeships information below.

Further information about Erasmus at NUI Galway is available from the International Office Erasmus Incoming Students pages

Erasmus Traineeships/Internships

Unfortunately neither the College of Science Office nor the International Office can organise traineeships for international students. Please see the International Office policy on internships.

Students wishing to undertake an Erasmus traineeship at NUI Galway should identify specific potential supervisors in our research groups directly, attaching their CV and outlining their specific interests and the proposed timeline.

To identify potential supervisors, please see our Schools and Research Units page and the NUI Galway list of research centres and units.

Under no circumstances should prospective students send bulk non-specific emails to multiple academic staff. This is spam.