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Country Ireland {Republic}
About the University With over 16,000 students and more than 2,200 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of arts, social science, and celtic studies; business, public policy and law; engineering and informatics; medicine, nursing and health sciences; and science.

The Faculty of Law is comprised of full-time professors and lecturers, together with part-time teaching staff who are academics specialising in particular subject-areas or practising solicitors and barristers. There are approximately 450 students studying law to degree level. Faculty links with Universities in Europe and in the United States afford interested students the opportunity to pursue part of their law studies abroad. Students of the Faculty also participate in moot trial competitions at both national and international level, and the student law society is active in organising guest lectures and debates.

Faculty members are engaged in research in a number of fields including human rights, legal theory, criminal law, commercial law and media law. The Irish Centre for Human Rights, while part of the Faculty, has its own prestigious new premises at Salmon Weir. Research projects, international conferences and guest lectures are organised under the auspices of the Centre.

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Student exchange information

Method of application at the RUG Online application form:
Application deadline RUG 01 March
Available places 12 semester places
Level of courses available for exchange students Bachelor
Main Language English
Language of instruction English
Language test results needed No
Language courses available Unknown
Extra requirements None
Link (law faculty) university View university website
Link International office View international office website
Housing arranged Institution
Student self
Visa needed No (unless you have a non-eu passport)
Vaccination needed No
Financial support / Grants More information on study and placement grants for law students can be found at the website

An Erasmus+ grant covers part of the travel and accommodation expenses involved in studying abroad. At the moment the Erasmus+ grant has been set at €170,-- to €270,-- per calendar month, depending on the country of your host university. This may change per academic year.

Your application for an exchange period at one of the Faculty’s partner universities also counts as your application for a grant. When you receive notification of a place for study abroad, you will also learn whether or not you have been awarded a Erasmus grant and receive more information on the Erasmus grant.

Student Reports

Galway Fall 2018-3.pdf (Size: 91 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Galway Fall 2018-4.pdf (Size: 114 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Galway Fall 2018-5.pdf (Size: 100 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Galway Fall 2019.pdf (Size: 102 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Galway Fall 2019-1.pdf (Size: 83 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Galway Fall 2019-2.pdf (Size: 87 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Galway Fall 2018.pdf (Size: 194 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Galway Fall 2018-2.pdf (Size: 102 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)
Galway Fall 2019-3.pdf (Size: 118 Kb | Create Time: 01 Mar 2021)


Course information can be found in the students report and on the website of the university.

Please be aware that the course list on the website of the university might not always be up to date, since the curriculum for next academic year might not be available yet. Furthermore keep in mind that you can only follow the courses open to exchange students. 

Level of courses available Bachelor
LLB students: is a minimum of 30 ECTS available Yes
Last update (04 Nov 2021)