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National University of Ireland, Galway

18 Expenses Reviews
4.09 / 5 based on 111 reviews
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Diana
Loyola College, Baltimore, United States
History, Undergraduate, through Arcadia University
National University of Ireland, Galway
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> A private grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Food is about the same price as home. I bought a cell phone and had to use that for all outgoing calls, which got very expensive. But using a calling card helped. Drinks are about the same price as home... but since I went out more often, I spent a lot more. I travelled for 2 weeks consecutively around Europe during spring break.
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Travel, Overall, Nightlife, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I didn't realize I would be grocery shopping once a week, usually costing me about 30 euro per week. The refrigerators are very small (like dorm fridges) so I couldn't buy a lot at once. Using the computers on campus are free, but I had to pay 10 cents to print each page. You have to pay for everything on campus with cash, whereas at my home university, I use a swipe card and pay at the end of each month. I couldn't find any secondhand books. There are a decent amount of ATMs, I didn't find it necessary to open an account in Ireland. Be prepared to spend a lot of money on nightlife!
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hnichola
Middlebury College, Middlebury, United States
Literature, Undergraduate, Independent
National University of Ireland, Galway
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I spent less on food and accommodation because it was less expensive in Galway than the room/board fee at my college. The nightlife was more expensive because there was more to do in Galway than Middlebury VT and I went out more. While in Europe I wanted to travel as much as possible, so clearly I spent more than I would have in the US. I spent a lot on calling home.
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Overall, Travel, Nightlife, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Food:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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megpc03
Providence College, Providence, United States
Political Science, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Ireland, Galway
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
I spent more because I knew I was there for a short period of time and wanted to experience everything I could. Accomodation was more because it was right in the city center and telephone was expensive to call home.
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Housing, Telephone, Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Food:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Many students opened a bank account to avoid fees from home banks.
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mcasad
University of California, San Diego, San Diego, United States
Biology, Undergraduate, University of California Education Abroad Program
National University of Ireland, Galway
3.8/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't want/need to work
Personal spending habits
Rent was cheap, which was wonderful. I went out a bit more, so of course it was more expensive, and I travelled all the time, so of course it cost more.
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Housing, Telephone:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall, Food:
was the same price as at home.
Travel, Nightlife:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
Definitely open and Irish Bank account - no costs for most student accounts.
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spanish_eire
Universidad de Oviedo, Oviedo, Spain
Literature, Undergraduate, Erasmus
National University of Ireland, Galway
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
An ERASMUS grant
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
being Ireland such an expensive country, I knew that the costs of living would be higher beforehand. I had been in the country before so I knew. But I even spent more money than I had ever thought. In Spain, I'd lived with my parents. The difference is huge.
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Nightlife, Food, Housing, Overall, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Telephone:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Julie
Randolph-Macon Woman's College, Lynchburg, VA, United States
Psychology and Behavioural Sciences, Undergraduate, University Agreement
National University of Ireland, Galway
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Personal savings
Other sources of funding:
Family
Work opportunities:
It was not legal for me to work
Personal spending habits
I wanted to experience everything I could while I was there, which led me to socialize a lot, therefore spending more money than I should of.
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Food, Nightlife, Travel, Overall:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing, Telephone:
was the same price as at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
I was in no way prepared for the expenses that I would have in Ireland, or how expensive my time there would be.
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