International students welcome events

Due to the large numbers involved and the restrictions still in place for indoor gatherings, orientation will take place virtually with some in-person outdoor events. We will be holding regular Q&A events throughout the coming weeks so please do not worry if you can't attend on a particular date or time as there will be another opportunity for you to ask questions. You can ask any question, no matter how random and we will do our best to answer. And if we don't know the answer we will point you in the right direction!

In person events

Campus tours - sign up for a guided tour of campus here.  Use your student account to book a tour. Login with your student ID and password click large button “Campus Tour” select the date and time that suits you! 

To help you remember what you've seen on your campus tour, check out the NUI Galway Find It page for a visual reminder of some of most important buildings. You can also download the NUI Galway app to your mobile.  

Walking tour of Galway city - join our European Capital of Culture volunteers, Wavemakers, for an informative and fun walk around Galway city. Click here to book. Email for any questions. 

Welcome Back programme - the Welcome Back Programme runs for the month of September and has a range of events to suit everyone, designed to make sure you are well and truly welcomed back to campus. #WelcomeBack #FailteArais

 Academic Orientation

Undergraduate Orientation

1st year students should review their orientation schedules for Orientation week for September 23rd - 25th.

Study Abroad/International Exchange/Erasmus Students

Academic Advisory Sessions

Please click on the links below to access presentations

Beginners Irish

School of Political Science and Sociology

School of Psychology

School of English and Creative Arts: English

School of History and Philosophy: History

School of History and Philosophy: Philosophy

School of Languages, Literature and Culture

School of Law

School of Business

College of Science and Engineering

Philosophy and Irish Schools


Erasmus Students Q&A Session

Thursday 2 September from 14.30 – 15.45 (Irish Standard Time)

This session will be hosted by members of our Erasmus Team, Mary Lyons & Rosemary Kennedy ( and will cover topics such support, useful information sources, when and how to register your courses, Erasmus paperwork, and practical matters relating to everyday life as a student at NUI Galway.

The event link will be e-mailed to the student email addresses (the addresses) of all our incoming Erasmus students two days in advance of the event.

Visiting Student Academic Orientation

Friday 3rd September at 12 pm (Ireland Time)

Hosted by Dr. Cyril Reddington, Study Abroad Co-ordinator

The event link will be e-mailed to the student email addresses (the addresses) of all our incoming study abroad students two days in advance of the eve

Postgraduate Orientation

Postgraduate Taught Students

All postgraduate taught students will receive communications from their programme directors regarding the academic orientation events for their specific programme.

Postgraduate Research Students

Research students are invited to join virtual orientation events run by Graduate Studies 

Welcome/Q&A events

Postgraduate Taught Students

Meet and greet plus info on all student supports on Thursday 2 September at 2:30 GMT - click here for link

Immigration procedures for international students - live Q&A

Career Development Centre Live Q&A

  • 'Navigating Graduate Recruitment in Ireland' - information session for international PGT and research students who can avail of the Third Level Graduate Programme stay back option on completion of their studies
  • Date to be announced
  • Link here

NUI Galway YourSpace Events

YourSpace is your student portal for you to be able to join activities, measure your progress, apply for awards and much more! Click here to Learn More

Select below for more information on orientation events based on your programme of study:

Contact Us

Contact Us

Contact the NUI Galway International Office and our team would be delighted to provide you with support

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  • Orientation Presentation for Erasmus Students

    Orientation Presentation for Erasmus Students PDF (2.4MD)

  • International Office Orientation Booklet

    International Office Orientation Booklet PDF (6.2 MB)