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Established in 1845, the University of Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research. Every year, the university plays host to over 1500 international students, comprising 10% of the total student population. Students choose from one of five undergraduate colleges in a full array of disciplines.


Students take five or six courses per semester in any field for which they have the prerequisites. Its programs in English, History, Sociology, Political Science, and Psychology are of particular note. While classes are taught in English, the University maintains a commitment to the Irish language and you'll hear Gaelic spoken throughout the region.

Program Features

Located on the west coast of Ireland, Galway is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland but is still an easily manageable and accessible town. Known as the "Cultural Capital of Ireland," it is a vibrant, small city with a thriving traditional Irish culture and community. Students live in residential student villages a 15-minute walk from campus.


Review eligibility to ensure that you meet all Columbia requirements to study abroad.

Review the external program webpage to understand any additional program prerequisites.

Application Instructions

To apply, you must complete the two steps below. Deadlines vary and some applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Therefore, you should complete the steps below simultaneously:

  • To apply for Columbia clearance (approval) to study abroad, click on "Start Your Application" on this webpage. Clearance applications are approved on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this webpage.
  • To apply for program admission, complete an external application directly on the program webpage. Note that this deadline may be in advance of the Columbia clearance deadline.