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Academic orientation for visiting students will take place on Friday 2 September in the Bailey Allen hall starting at 8:30 am. Students will receive information on exams, timetables and other important academic information at this session so attendance is mandatory.

Social activities for all new students during orientation can be accessed on Fun Fest 2016. Everyone welcome!!

Support services orientation for all international students

Venue: Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn (Student Centre)

Thursday 1 September 2016, 9.30 am

  • Student Health
  • Counselling services
  • Blackboard
  • Sports Clubs and Student Societies
  • Library
  • Computer Services
  • Banking
  • Student safety
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • GNIB Registration (Non-EU/EEA students)


 Visiting Student Handbook Sem 1 2016-2017

Pre-Arrival Guide 2016/17

Orientation Guide 2016/17

FAQ List for Erasmus & Visiting Students

Orientation Events List September 2016

Galway Map

Campus Map

Immigration Fact sheet

Students will receive hard copies of these documents at orientation.

Fáilte (Welcome!) Mornings

Each day for the first week of term all newly arrived students are invited to attend an informal gathering where they can meet with staff of the International Affairs Office, ask questions and get to know each other. Free tea/coffee and biscuits also! Meetings take place from 12 to 1 pm in the Space, upstairs in Aras na Mac Leínn.

Discover Galway: Walking tours / Film nights / History & Archaeology talks 

If you'd like to learn more about Irish culture and Galway city in particular, please book a place one of our events below:


Library training and tour

The Library will provide Library Orientation for the students for the first weeks of term. Students can book a session that suits them at this link.

Find out more

7 Distillery Road
T 353 91 495 277
F 353 91 495 551
International Affairs Office
Visit the International Affairs Office Web site