Canada

Ireland enjoys a deep historical and cultural relationship with Canada. As a result, Ireland has long been a popular destination for Canadian students, many of whom have chosen Galway for their undergraduate and postgraduate studies. We also welcome a large number of visiting students each year from colleges and universities in Canada.

Ireland and Canada

Margaret Atwood

June 2011 - Canadian writer Margaret Atwood was conferred with a Degree of Doctor of Literature (honoris causa). at NUI Galway in 2011. The Canadian author has published more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays.

Canadian Ambassador

August 2010 - His Excellency Patrick G. Binns, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, has presented six scholarships to Canadian students attending an Irish language course in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUI Galway, An Cheathrú Rua in the Connemara Gaeltacht.
 


 

Julia Warnes, Graduate Student, Canada

 Julia Warnes

Hi, my name is Julia Warnes and I’m currently doing an MA in Medieval Studies at NUI Galway. I’m originally from Canada but decided to make the move to Ireland from a drive to experience Irish culture and explore my heritage.

‌The decision was one that I will never regret. Since my arrival, the university has truly demonstrated all the wonderful things it has to offer. Probably the number one word I would use to describe the place is welcoming. The people are extremely friendly and although I have only been in this country for a few months, it is already starting to feel like home.

Galway is a great city to meet new people and make lifelong friends. One of the most encouraging aspects about the university is that the faculty has been so supportive and they really take an interest in the students.

My program is ideal because of its interdisciplinary nature, allowing students to interact with other departments and explore other fields of knowledge. NUI Galway is a great place to study, with its high academic standards and supportive student environment.

 

- Julia

Ireland and Canada

Margaret Atwood

June 2011 - Canadian writer Margaret Atwood was conferred with a Degree of Doctor of Literature (honoris causa). at NUI Galway in 2011. The Canadian author has published more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays.

Canadian Ambassador

August 2010 - His Excellency Patrick G. Binns, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, has presented six scholarships to Canadian students attending an Irish language course in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUI Galway, An Cheathrú Rua in the Connemara Gaeltacht.
 


 

Julia Warnes, Graduate Student, Canada

 Julia Warnes

Hi, my name is Julia Warnes and I’m currently doing an MA in Medieval Studies at NUI Galway. I’m originally from Canada but decided to make the move to Ireland from a drive to experience Irish culture and explore my heritage.

‌The decision was one that I will never regret. Since my arrival, the university has truly demonstrated all the wonderful things it has to offer. Probably the number one word I would use to describe the place is welcoming. The people are extremely friendly and although I have only been in this country for a few months, it is already starting to feel like home.

Galway is a great city to meet new people and make lifelong friends. One of the most encouraging aspects about the university is that the faculty has been so supportive and they really take an interest in the students.

My program is ideal because of its interdisciplinary nature, allowing students to interact with other departments and explore other fields of knowledge. NUI Galway is a great place to study, with its high academic standards and supportive student environment.

 

- Julia