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IFSA-National University of Ireland - Galway


Program Location Galay, Ireland
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34005
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Spring 2018 01/07/18 to 05/18/18
Past Dates
Spring 2017 01/02/17 to 05/11/17

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

Ireland Map


Overview
National University of Ireland Galway dates to 1849 when Queen's College opened its doors to 63 students.  Today over 16,000 students are enrolled at NUI Galway, 13% of whom are international students from over 90 countries.  The campus is located in the city center, on the banks of the Corrib River, convenient to all types of public transportation.

Galway, located on the west coast of Ireland, is the fastest-growing city in Ireland.  It is renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals and celebrations.  Due to prevailing North Atlantic winds, the climate is mild, moist and temperate year round.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.

Eligibility

The program is open to Purdue BME and ME students who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity and a desire to experience another culture. GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Engineering]
Specifically from: BME and ME only

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The program fee includes tuition, on-site orientation, and excursions.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2016

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$16,375.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Housing$2,600.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,200.00
Local Transportation$285.00
Books and Supplies$200.00
Meals$2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$1,850.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15


Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.

Resources

The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.


For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email studyabroad@purdue.edu.

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin