University of Galway, Ollscoil na Gaillimhe

University of Galway is an exchange destination for Utrecht University Bachelor students of the faculty of Humanities in Galway, Ireland.

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General information for exchange students

Course Information: Visiting Student Handbook for
(full year + semester 1) and (semester 2)

Academic calendar

Semester I: approximately September - December
Semester II: approximately January – May

Academic Calendar


Language requirement: a minimum language level of B2 (CEFR) in English is required.

You are not required to provide any particular certificate of language competence when you make your application, but you should bear in mind that students with limited ability in English are likely to encounter difficulty in reading and discussing academic texts with specialised vocabulary and abstract concepts.

Areas of study open to exchange students

Subject area: Arts & Humanities and Film studies. Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. Courses taught here include:

  • Celtic Languages and Culture
  • Communication and Information studies 
  • Conflict Studies
  • English Language and Culture
  • French Language and Culture
  • German Language and Culture
  • History
  • Italian Language and Culture
  • Literary Studies
  • Media and Culture
  • Philosophy
  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Archaeology
  • Film Studies

Students may only choose courses within the Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies. 

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

While there is a high demand for housing in Galway, various options are available for students throughout Galway City and its environs.

More information can be found here and here.

Please be aware that the housing situation in Galway is similar to Utrecht, and it can be very hard to find accommodation. We advise you to start your search in time. 

Estimated living costs per month

Monthly rents in Galway on average range from €500 to €860, but range up to €1460 for a two-bedroom apartment.

Please note that this is an approximate estimation, costs may vary depending on your living style and the housing situation.

More information


Normal study load per semester: 30 ECTS

Number of places available

Humanities and Arts: 2 places per year. 
Film: 2 places per year. 

Additional information


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Do you have any questions about this partner university or about studying abroad? Contact the International Office of the Faculty of Humanities (details below).