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National University of Ireland, Galway

National University of Ireland, Galway, University Road, GALWAY, IRELAND
4.05 / 5 based on 108 reviews.
Description:
National University of Ireland Galway (Ollscoil na hÉireann, Gaillimh) was founded as one of the three original colleges of the Queen's University, established under the provisions of the Act 8 and 9 Victoria in 1845. The College opened for students in October 1849. Since the 1960s the University has experienced significant and continuous growth, both in its stock of buildings, facilities and physical resources and also in the numbers of its students and staff. Its student body during the 1997/98 academic year is over 7000, with academically strong programmes of teaching and research throughout its seven Faculties. Read more


Programmes
Accreditations
93% of students recommend
108 reviews
Housing
4.0/5
All experiences (108)
Student life
4.6/5
5 stars (30)
Academic
4.0/5
4 stars (60)
Languages
4.4/5
3 stars (18)
Expenses
3.2/5
2 stars (0)
Overall
4.5/5
1 star (0)
Pack light..you'll have alot more going home. Read Review
deebomb, United States

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HOUSING    
by megpc03, Providence College, Providence, United States
Political Science, University Agreement
Personal assessment
Cost
KEY:
Couldn't have asked for more.
Pretty good.
Could've been better, but didn't lessen the overall experience.
Disappointing.
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Type of housing: Apartment/House
Arranged by: Home university
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why? The location of my apartment was perfect - right in the center of the city.
Personal comments:
The 'on-campus' housing is a bit further out of the city than the university itself.
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STUDENT LIFE    
by cristina, Universidad de Alcalá, Madrid, Spain
Literature, Erasmus
Personal social experience
Activities
KEY:
Amazing! Hardly had time to study.
Plenty to do when I had the time.
So-so.
Did not get involved.
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Describe host city: Student life dominates the city
Travel: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Activities, Nightlife: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal comments:
Arts Festival which takes place in July at Galway it is really interesting.
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ACADEMIC    
by Ramzan, Mordovia state university, saransk, Russia
Medicine, Independent
My academic experiences
Quality of courses
KEY:
Fantastic.
Pretty good.
Could've been a bit better.
Disappointing.
Variety of courses
Availability/access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with other international students
Interaction with local students
Course recommendations:
Its best for me.



My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
KEY:
Liked it.
It was alright.
A bit annoying.
Didn't like it.
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course.
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
Personal comments:
Its very charming for me.

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by Julie, Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, United States
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, University Agreement
Language difficulties
Social
KEY:
No problems.
I coped pretty well.
Sometimes it was difficult.
It was a constant struggle.
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Language of instruction: English
Was learning English a key decision factor?
No, it wasn't.
Personal comments:
Irish is the main language spoken and on signs in western Ireland. I picked up on some and learned to adapt.
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EXPENSES    
by Diane, National University of Ireland, Galway, Galway, Ireland
Marketing and Sales Management, University Agreement
The accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
KEY:
Very easy.
Minimal effort.
Accessible but required effort.
Almost impossible.
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits:
Conversion rates. Also you go out alot at night and you have to purchase everything from toilet paper to shampoo to milk to trash baags.
Food, Travel, Nightlife, Overall, Telephone: was more expensive than at home.
Housing: was less expensive than at home.
Personal comments:
Dont eat out alot. Set aside an amount a week (or month) and when it's gone..it's gone.
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OVERALL    
by mcasad, University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States
Biology, University of California Education Abroad Program
Important to choosing this university...
Academic reasons
KEY:
Very Important.
Important.
Not really important.
Unimportant.
Culture
Costs
Activities
Campus life
Party / people
Weather / Location
I wish I had known...
taking both science and nonscience classes at the same time is difficult, and I wish I had known more about the quality of the science dept here, although it probably wouldn't have affected my decision much.
In my opinion:
Most people loved it.



During my experience abroad, I ...
Became familiar with another culture
KEY:
Happened all the time.
Happened quite a lot.
Happened a bit.
Didn't happen.
Traveled
Improved language skills
Met people from other countries
Became more independent
Partied a lot
Experienced a change in life
Advanced my studies/career
Personal recommendation:
It takes a while to figure out how they have organized things, but it always worked out in the end.



FINAL COMMENTS

From Galway you can take day trips or weekend trips all over for really cheap, so it is a good hub to stay in.
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