National University of Ireland - Galway/ University of Galway

Program Details

Program Location Galway, Ireland
Sponsor Purdue
Program Type Exchange
Course # SA 20198
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
Fall 2024 09/05/24 to 12/20/24
Past Dates
Spring 2024 01/04/24 to 05/01/24
Page Links
Click here to apply for this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


National University of Ireland - Galway/ University of Galway

Salmon Weir Bridge in Galway

University of Galway (formerly National University of Ireland- Galway or NUIG) dates to 1849 when Queen's College opened its doors to 63 students. Over the past 170 years, University of Galway has built a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence. The university offers a wide range of coursework that provides students with opportunities for personal and academic development, as well as giving them the knowledge and skills they need to pursue successful careers. The campus is located in the city center, on the banks of the Corrib River, convenient to all types of public transportation.

Located on the west coast of Ireland, Galway is a unique combination of a bustling city and a thriving university town. Galway has something to offer everyone and caters to young people like few other places! Galway is steeped in history yet with a contemporary vibe.

For more program information, please visit the program website.


National University of Ireland - Galway/ University of Galway

The program is open to Purdue Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering students in good standing 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] [College of Liberal Arts]
Specifically from: BME, ECE, ME, CE, EEE (ENGR)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.

Academic Program

Language of Instruction: English

Semester Course Load: 30 ECTS (15 Purdue Credit Hours)

See HERE for course info. Purdue students can only take courses outlined on the Visiting Student Academic Handbook attachments for the semester they plan to attend. Semester 1 is fall semester, and semester 2 is spring semester.


The University of Galway Accommodations Office is available to assist students in finding a place to live. More information is available HERE.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

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.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Fall 2024

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue
You will pay Purdue Tuition Check Tuition
Program Fee $0.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month) $32.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare $1,300.00
Housing $2,500.00
Local Transportation $300.00
Visa $350.00
Books and Supplies $300.00
Meals $2,000.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 - $3,000.00
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 (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline. To ensure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online 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

National University of Ireland - Galway/ University of Galway

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.


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