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Semester / Trimester

Sciences, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

National University of Ireland, Galway

Spring 2 2018 + Service-Learning (Jan 7, 2018 to May 18, 2018)
Catalog Code: IGWES3218

Academic Information
The Sciences, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics (STEM) programs at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) offer students a wide variety of courses in many fields of study, including Biochemistry, Microbiology, Chemistry, Physics, Earth & Ocean Sciences, Information Technology, Civil Engineering, Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, and electrical and Electronic Engineering, Mathematics. While students in this program take a majority of their courses from the College of Engineering and Informatics or from the College of Science, they may also select 1 or 2 courses from the Liberal Arts, Business & Irish Studies program at no additional charge.

All 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.

Service-Learning Information
In addition to their academic courses, students will have the opportunity to spend 5-10 hours per week at a host organization, gaining valuable international experience. Placements are arranged prior to arrival in the host country and language requirements vary. Visit the ISA Service-Learning website for more information on placement opportunities.

Service-Learning placements are coordinated by ISA and have no affiliation with the university. Students will develop a Portfolio throughout the program, documenting their projects, hours, and program activities.

Students can earn 1-6 credits based on the number of contact hours accrued at the host organization and successful completion of the Portfolio. Visit the Academic Credit page of the ISA Service-Learning website for more information.

Prices & Dates

January 7, 2018 - May 18, 2018

Session Dates:


Catalog Code:



October 1, 2017 Extended to October 10, 2017

Application Due Date:

October 15, 2017

Final Forms & Payments Due:

Program in Progress

Admissions Status:

*prices and dates are subject to change


Minimum GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 3.00.

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

Students must have completed the second semester of their first year at a 4-year university at time of application. Some exceptions may apply, please contact the Program Manager for more information.

Students must include with the standard ISA application:
- Passport color scan
- Profile picture

Other sessions available: