English Language Requirements

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

 

SubjectIELTSTOEFLPearson PTE

Arts/Business

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

Medicine

(No less than 6.5 in any component)

6.5 88 61

Science/Engineering

(No less than 5.5 in any component)

6.0 80 56

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 English Language Centre

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

 

Pre-Sessional (Pathway) Programmes

National University of Ireland, Galway works with a number of providers who offer pre-sessional English language courses for students who do not currently meet the University’s English language requirements.

The following courses are open to students who receive a conditional offer of admission to a select number of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degree programmes at NUI Galway, subject to meeting the University’s usual English language requirements.

Atlantic Language

Atlantic Language is an English Language School, providing a range of educational services in purpose designed centres in Galway and Dublin for almost 20 years. In recent years, Atlantic Language has expanded to offer a number of University Foundation Programmes to assist international students who wish to study at Irish universities.

 

Programme Name:

IELTS Intensive 10-week course

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

10 June to 16 August  (10 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€2,780

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

IELTS Intensive 6-week course

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

08 July to 16 August  (10 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€1,835

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

University Foundation Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

14 October to 06 June (32 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€8,950

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

University Foundation Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

13 January to 06 June (21 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€5,250

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

Pre-Masters Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

14 October to 06 June (32 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€8,950

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

Pre-Masters Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

13 January to 06 June (21 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€5,250

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

Based in Dublin, the Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) delivers specialised NCUK –accredited foundation courses preparing international students for entrance into partner universities in Ireland and the UK. In particular, NUI Galway has accepted students who have completed the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) and NCUK Graduate Diploma (formerly the Pre-Masters programme – PMP) at DIFC.

 

Programme Name:

NCUK International Foundation Year Programme

Provider:

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

Start Dates:

September and January each year

Further Details:

Contact DIFC for more details

 

Programme Name:

NCUK Graduate Diploma

Provider:

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

Start Dates:

October and January each year

Further Details:

Contact DIFC for more details