Academic Entry Requirements

 Please see Your Country for country specific entry requirements


 English Language Requirements

All applicants, whose first language is not English, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language. 



(No less than 5.5 in any component)
6.5 88 61


(No less than 6.5 in any component)

6.5 88 61


(No less than 5.5 in any component)

6.5 88 61

Language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of your programme at the University.

The NUI Galway TOEFL institution code is 8861.

NUI Galway IELTs Course

A preparation course for the English language test (International English Language Testing System) is available on the NUI Galway campus for entry in September 2016.

Programme Aim

The overall aim of the course is to assist students in achieving a 6.5 score on the IELTS Academic exam. Admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses is based on such a result on the IELTS Academic test.

This outcome is specifically tailored towards candidates who want to study or train in an English-speaking university or institutions of higher and further education, including The National University of Ireland Galway, and require a 6.5 IELTS score to do so. 

Dates, Hours & Fees



Tuition Hours


9-week course

11 June – 13 August 2016

25 hours per week


4-week course 

16 July – 13 August 2016

25 hours per week


For further information and to book your place check the IELTs programme website


Pathway and Pre-sessional English Programmes

Please click on this link for information about our Pathway and Pre-sessional English programmes.

NUI Galway English Language Centre

The National University of Ireland, Galway also offers a range of English courses during the summer months in both General and Business English. Find out more at Summer English Courses.