Application Process

Students applying for full undergraduate degree programmes from outside of the European Union (EU), and who are liable for full non-EU tuition fees, should apply directly to the International Affairs Office at NUI Galway. 

Students applying for undergraduate medicine should apply directly to the School of Medicine, please note that applications for medicine will not be processed by the International Affairs Office. 

Your Application 

Your application must include:

  • The completed Non-EU Undergraduate Application Form
  • Original or certified copies of school transcripts/examination certificates (or forecast results if available). Where an applicant has not yet completed Secondary School (High School), the most recent transcript should be submitted. Transcripts and graduation/examination certificates should be translated into english where neccessary. 
  • SAT and/or ACT scorecard (US Applicants). The NUI Galway SAT code is 5878. The NUI Galway ACT code is 5351.
  • A copy of your Passport
  • A Personal Statement (typed) of no more than 800 words outlining your academic interests, sporting and/or cultural interests and your reasons for wanting to study at NUI Galway. You may also include aspects of your academic career that are not necessarily reflected in your application.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation (in a sealed envelope), ideally from a teacher and/guidance counsellor or someone who knows you personally.
  • IELTS or TOEFL certificate, in the case of applicants whose first language is not English.

How to Submit your Application

Please submit your complete application by mail to:

Undergraduate Admissions
International Affairs Office
National University of Ireland, Galway
7 Distillery Road

When to Apply

Applications for entry September can be submitted from 1 November of the previous year. Decisions on applications are made on a rolling basis throughout the year, so you should apply as early as possible. Applicants can expect a decision usually within 4-6 weeks of submitting a complete application.

Closing Date

Our deadline for receipt of NON EU Undergraduate Applications is Friday 28th June 2019.   

Application Fee

There is no application fee for Non-EU Undergraduate Applications.


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