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

Student experiences

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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.

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Areas of study open to exchange students

Humanities and Arts

Students can only take courses in the College of Arts. Subjects taught here cover Archeology, Celtic Studies, English Studies, French Studies, German Studies, History, International Relations, Italian Studies, Literature and Philosophy. 


Film Studies

Students can take Media courses at the Huston School of Film & Digital Media. Students would be expected to choose their courses primarily from the area of Film Studies, but they will generally be able to select up till half of their courses from other modules from the College of Arts. Note that individual disciplines may have prerequisites, and these will be outlined in the aforementioned course handbook. In the subject English, visiting students may register for only one seminar course per semester, but may take more than one lecture course.

Courses at Master’s level


Language of instruction


Housing assistance

More information can be found here and here.

Estimated living costs per month

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

More information

More information about studying abroad: in Dutch and in English.

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

You can also follow students who are currently abroad on Instagram!

Contact details

​Drift 10, 3512 BS Utrecht

+31 (0)30 253 6046

Walk-in office hours

  • Monday and Thursday from 11.00h to 12.00h

By appointment

You can make an appointment with one of the exchange coordinators by filling out this web form.

Handing in and picking up documents

Monday to Friday from 11.00 to 15.00 at the Student Desk, Drift 10.


Gerdien Ramaker-Zijlstra (Exchange Coordinator for Southern and Eastern Europe, Asia, Central and South America)
Monique Hanrath (Exchange Coordinator for Western and Northern Europe, Africa, Oceania and North America)
Nelline Bogerd (Support Officer)
Sanne Boomsma (Head)