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The Program

The University of Galway, previously known as National University of Ireland, Galway, is located in Galway, Ireland. The university has approximately 17,000 students and offers a wide variety of courses, including courses specifically for international students about Irish culture, language, and history. Galway is a good fit for most majors. 

Program costs 

Directly Billed by JCU:

  • Tuition: JCU Tuition including Federal, State, and JCU aid
  • Administrative Fee: $5,000

Estimated Indirect Costs (not billed by JCU)

  • Books and supplies: $430
  • Personal Expenses: $6,000
  • Transportation: $1,700
  • Room: $5,600-7,500
  • Board: $2,300
  • Insurance: $250
  • Residence Permit: $400
  • Total indirect costs: $ 16,680 - $18,580

Financial Aid:

Students are billed directly by John Carroll for tuition at the standard JCU rate. All other costs are the responsibility of the student directly.

JCU financial aid can be applied to the tuition costs. It is necessary to consult with the Office of Financial Aid at John Carroll to learn how your financial aid will apply to this program.

Additional scholarships may be available from outside sources. Please see here for additional information.


The Galway Accommodation Office can assist students to make arrangements for housing, either on campus or in nearby student apartments. Students will be responsible for paying their housing bills directly.

Please keep in mind the following John Carroll University regulations:

  • JCU requires you to take 30 ECTS at NUI Galway (30 ECTS = 15 JCU credit hours)
  • Grades you earn at NUI Galway will count toward your GPA.
  • NUI Galway requires a GPA of 3.0 and junior standing (sophomore at the time of application).

The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is September 1.

For further information on Galway and Ireland, please consult the following links:

More information regarding the total cost of attendance can be found here.