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Studying in EuropeLLP / Erasmus Programme 2008/2009

B.A. International - opportunities for non-language students to study abroad

Tuesday, 12th February, 2008

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Studying in EuropeErasmus Programme

  • Students must be citizens of one of the EU Member states (+ Norway, Iceland, Turkey, Liechtenstein)

  • Non-Irish citizens will not normally be nominated to study in their birth country.

  • Students in 1st year of their study programme are not eligible to participate.

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Studying in EuropeErasmus Programme

  • Period of study must not be less than 3 months or more than one academic year.

  • Students are not required to pay tuition fees to the Host University – however, they are required to pay normal fees to their own home university.

  • You remain registered as an NUI Galway student while studying abroad.

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Studying in EuropeErasmus Programme

  • In the College of Arts, students go abroad after having successfully completed second year, and they transfer from the 3-year BA programme to the 4-year BA International Programme.

  • You must pass sufficient courses while abroad to give you a minimum of 40 ECTS credits.

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Studying in EuropeErasmus Programme

  • In this way, your work abroad is recognised as an integral part of your BA International Degree.

  • After spending their year abroad, students return to complete their fourth and final year in NUI Galway.

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The Advantages of Participation in the Erasmus Programme

  • Academic development

  • Personal development

  • Cultural and social aspects:

    • get to know another country & its culture

    • perhaps learn some of the language

    • make new friends

    • expand your horizons …

  • A positive addition to your CV

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  • General costs of living (Accommodation, Food, Heat and Light)

  • Travel Costs

  • Non-Tuition Fee to NUI Galway

  • Erasmus Mobility Grant

  • Disability/Special Needs Grant (if applicable)

  • Local Authority Grant (if applicable)

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  • The College of Arts and its Disciplines are linked with a number of partner Universities in Europe that offer courses through English.

  • Most partner universities offer courses through English in specific subject areas only.

  • There is a limited number of places at each university.

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The Application Process

  • Carry out some research on the destinations available by consulting the different universities’ websites, or by contacting your department and/or the International Affairs Office.

  • Complete the Application Form by 25th February.

  • The College of Arts and the International Affairs Office make an offer of places by mid-March.

  • If you accept the offer you will be officially nominated to the relevant Host University as an Erasmus student for 2008/2009.

  • You will need to follow the application procedure for the host university. NUIG International Office will advise.