Study Abroad

Erasmus Opportunities for College and Science and Engineering students in University of Galway
Consider our international exchange opportunities

OUTGOING EXCHANGES FOR 2024/25 WILL OPEN IN FEBRUARY 2024.

2nd year students will be notified when the scheme opens.

 

Exchanges are offered during the 3rd year of pathways and programmes.  Applicants must have an overall average of 65% in the first sitting in their first year examinations to be eligible to apply.  The selection process will include shortlisting and an interview.

A semester studying abroad substitutes for learning in Galway so students complete equivalent coursework at the host and receive a grade reflecting their achievement that contributes to their University of Galway degree.

Note that Erasmus refers to a scheme funded by EU enabling students to study in other EU countries. Sometimes the term “Erasmus” is mistakenly used to refer to any type mobility to study in another country (eg US or Hong Kong) even though this is not under the Erasmus scheme.

‌ Application Process

The selection process includes an application form, shortlisting and an interview. See the Applicant Information for CSE Outgoing Mobilities 2023-24 document.

Applicants must:

  • Be studying for a programme that enables exchange semesters.
  • Have an overall average over 65% in the first sitting in their first year examinations.
  • Confirm that they fully understand the personal financial commitment required.

Please apply using the online form: CoSE Study Abroad Application Form 22-23

We are hoping to organise an online session with students who are on exchange this semester during the week of April 3rd-6th. Please check back here for details.

 

International Host Partners

The College of Science and Engineering is normally able to offer opportunities with the following partners. Details may be subject to change. Students remain registered for their University of Galway degree so there is no tuition fee at the host.
 

All travel, accommodation, insurance, living and personal expense costs are the responsibility of students. A limited amount of funding is provided that varies by host. There is a significant personal cost to participate in exchanges.

 

Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)HKUST

Country: Hong Kong SAR
Duration: Semester 2‌
Places Available: 3 
Open to: Any pathway or programme
Funding: A limited contribution is provided towards travel costs.
Further Information:
Home Page
International Student Information
C‌ourse Catalogue

Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) Hong Kong Baptist University

Country: Hong Kong SAR
Duration: Semester2
Places Available: 3
Open to: Any pathway or programme
Funding: A limited contribution is provided towards travel costs.
Further Information:
Homepage
International Student information
Course Catalogue

 

John Carroll University (JCU), Ohio John Carroll University

Country: USA
Duration: Semester 2
Places Available: 2 places
Open to: Any pathway or programme
Funding:  A limited contribution is provided towards travel costs.
Further Information:
Homepage
International Student Information
Course Catalogue

University of California (UC) – 10 campusesUniversity of California

Country: USA
Duration: Semester 2
Places Available: 2 
Open to: Any pathway or programme
Funding: A limited contribution is provided towards travel costs.
Further Information:
Homepage
International Student Information
Course Catalogue

St. Mary's College, California  St. Mary's College

Country: USA
Duration: Semester 2
Places Available:  2
Open to: Any pathway or programme
Funding: Possible partial stipend
Further Information:
Homepage
International Student Information
Course Catalogue

University of Notre Dame, Indiana Notre Dame, USA

Country: USA
Duration: Semester 2
Places Available:  2 
Open to: Any pathway or programme
Funding: A limited contribution is provided towards travel costs.
Further Information:
Homepage
International Student Information
Course Catalogue

University of Connecticut (UConn)

Country: USA
Duration: Semester 2
Places Available:  2 places
Open to: Any pathway or programme
Funding: A limited contribution is provided towards travel costs.
Further Information:
Homepage
International Student Information
Course Catalogue

Uppsala University

Country: Sweden
Duration: Semester 2
Places Available:  2
Open to: Human biology pathways-programmes
Funding: Erasmus Stipend.
Further Information:
Homepage
International Student Information
Course Catalogue

Wageningen University

Country: Netherlands
Duration: Semester 2
Places Available: 3 
Open to: Bioscience pathways-programmes (excluding human biology)
Funding: Erasmus Stipend.
Further Information:
Homepage
International Student Information
Course Catalogue

University of Malta (UM)

Country: Malta
Duration: Year Long / Semester 2
Places Available: 2 places each
Open to: Physics pathway and programme (Full Year) / Pharmacology pathway (Sem 2)
Funding: Erasmus Stipend.
Further Information: Dr. Matt Redman
Homepage
International Student Information
Course Catalogue

Ghent University

Country: Belgium
Duration: Semester 2
Places Available: 2 
Open to: BSc Genetics and Genomics
Funding: Erasmus Stipend.
Further Information: Dr. Derek Morris
Homepage
International Student Information
Course Catalogue

University of Oviedo

Country: Spain
Duration: Semester 1
Places Available: 2
Open to: BSc Marine Science
Funding: Erasmus Stipend.
Further Information: Prof. Mark Johnson
Homepage
International Student Information
Course Catalogue

 

Erasmus Exchanges

What is Erasmus?

“Erasmus” is a specific scheme for student exchange to host universities within Europe with whom we have agreements. This is separate from the College Exchanges to international partners outside the EU.  Sometimes the term “Erasmus” is mistakenly used to refer to any type mobility to study in another country (eg US or Hong Kong) even though this is not under the Erasmus scheme. 

 

Further information about Erasmus is available from the International Office Erasmus Outgoing Students pages.

 

Erasmus Taught Semesters

The College of Science and Engineering has Erasmus exchange agreements with a number of EU Universities, allowing students to spend 1-2 semesters hosted at the partner. 

Applications for Erasmus Taught Semesters in EU use the same selection process as College Exchanges outside EU. 

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Erasmus for Undergraduate Programmes

Certain programmes have Erasmus agreements enabling their students to study at additional partners. These are restricted and are notified directly to students within the relevant programmes.

Erasmus Internships

Certain programmes such as Biotechnology and Engineering have Erasmus agreements enabling internships. These are restricted and are notified directly to students within the relevant programmes.