The ISA programs at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) offer students a wide variety of courses in many fields of study, including the Liberal Arts, Business and Irish Studies. While students in this program take a majority of their courses from the College of Arts, Social Science and Celtic Studies, or from the College of Business, Public Policy and Law, they may also select 1 course from the Sciences, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM) program at no additional charge. Of particular note is NUI Galway's Literacy and Learning in the Community Service Learning course.
Courses are taught by NUI, Galway faculty and ISA students enroll directly with local and international students.
Students are required to take 20-30 ECTS credits per semester. NUI Galway recommends that 5 ECTS credits be considered equivalent to 2.5 or 3 US semester credits (3.75 or 4.5 quarter units). Students are strongly encouraged to consult with their home university regarding the transfer of ECTS credits.
Please note that a $750 housing deposit is required for this program, and is due by the Final Forms and Payment Deadline.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.
Minimum Admissions Prerequisites
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Students must include with the standard ISA application:
- A letter of recommendation from an academic source. The letter must be signed and written on university letterhead.
- A letter of intent.
- A list of two academic references (name, title and contact information of a professor, TA or advisor).
Students must have completed the first semester of their sophomore year at a 4-year university at time of application. Some exceptions may apply, please contact the Program Manager for more information.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.
Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.
Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.
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