Courses available

Visiting Erasmus students should choose courses from those listed in our Visiting Student Academic Information Booklets (Handbooks), staying within the subject area defined by their universities' Erasmus agreements with University of Galway.

For example, if you are studying Business you may only take Business modules. If you are studying Science & Engineering you may only take Science & Engineering modules.

Students are not permitted to take modules outside their area of study for which they have been nominated by their home university.

There are two such booklets each year, the first one showing Full Year and Semester 1 courses, and the other listing Semester 2 courses. 

Visiting Student Academic Handbook Semester 1 24/25

V‌isiting Student Academic Handbook Semester 2 24/25

You should note that Learning Agreements cannot be approved definitively until the most up-to-date listings are published for a particular year/semester.  Signatures on Learning Agreements before this denote approval in principle only, and the University cannot be held responsible for any discrepancy between previously-signed Learning Agreements and the actual availability of courses when students arrive here in September (or in January, as the case may be). 

Please note, that while a seminar course may be provisionally approved on your learning agreement, this is not a guarantee that you will be admitted to this course: in some cases, there may be a limit on the number of students that can register for a particular seminar course, and you may have to consult with the relevant Disciplines early in the semester.  You will find out more at the Academic Orientation session at the beginning of the semester.

Certain subject areas may have prerequisites, and that Erasmus students who wish to be admitted into courses in Science, Engineering and Medicine will have to send transcripts with their applications: Such applications will be passed to the relevant College (faculty) for approval.  

You will not be able to take any courses other than the ones listed in the above-mentioned Handbook(s), and you should not attempt to make any special arrangements with lecturers in this regard, because you will be unable to register for courses not in the Handbook(s), sit exams in them, or gain any formal recognition for them.