Erasmus Exchange Programme

The Erasmus programme enables students to study at one of our partner universities in Europe. LL.B. students who participate would do so on the basis that the semester or year spent abroad would substitute for the corresponding period in Galway and exam results obtained abroad would fully count towards the degree result.

Undergraduate students in Law (BCL), Law (BCL) Criminology and Criminal Justice, Law (BCL) and Human Rights, Law and Business and Law and Taxation, who wish to participate would opt into the ‘International stream’, spend third year abroad, and on passing it proceed to the fourth and final year on their return. For undergraduate students the year abroad operates on a pass/fail basis.

Student Exchange

An application form to participate in the student exchange programme in the coming academic year will be circulated by the Placement & Study Abroad Officer early in Semester 1. Equiries should be directed to the Study Abroad Team at

Who can participate?


What about the subject requirement for the professions?

Students intending to proceed to a professional qualification ( Law Society of Ireland (solicitors) or King's Inns (barristers)) should know that they must pass their compulsory subjects in University of Galway. Such students should ensure that they have taken most if not all of their core subjects before they go abroad, or that they will be in a position to take them on their return.

Is there any funding available?

Students going to a partner institution in Europe pay their fees for University of Galway and do not pay fees to the host university. A grant is payable to students taking part in the ERASMUS scheme. The amount varies according to country and duration of study visit, and also depends on University of Galway’s institutional funding for ERASMUS in any given year.

When to apply?

A preliminary meeting of students interested in going abroad in the following academic year will be arranged in the spring term. An information session will be held and brochures and application forms distributed. These forms must be returned by the given date so that places can be allocated before the exam period. Students will then be advised as to the necessary steps to take. In the meantime, first-hand information on the schemes can be obtained by talking to University of Galway students who have availed of them in previous years or by talking to visiting students from the various universities who are studying at University of Galway at present.

Where can I go?

The School of Law has a number of links with first-class universities in countries of the European Union.




English-speaking universities



Czech Republic










For further information, contact:

Study Abroad Team at

For more general information, contact the University of Galway International Office.