Entry Requirements


Please check individual programme pages to see whether the entry requirments are a 2:2 or 2:1.



Minimum Grade Required/Degree 2:2 Equivalent

Very Good/2:1 Equivalent

Excellent/1st Equivalent

Foundation Programme Bachillerato 7.5/75% CGPA  N/A  N/A
Undergraduate Programmes Salida Lateral or Carrera Corta leading to a Diploma or Título Técnico (after 2-3 years study) 7.5/75% CGPA 8.0/80% CGPA 8.5/85% CGPA
Postgraduate Programmes  Licenciatura 7.5/75% CGPA 8.0/80% CGPA 8.5/85% CGPA

Yaheli Hernandez - PhD in Project Portfolio Management Systems

Yaheli Hernandez

"My name is Yaheli Hernandez, I am from Guasave, Sinaloa in Mexico and currently I am pursuing a PhD at NUIG. I am still on my first year, and this is by far one of the most rewarding experiences I ever have in my life.

I don’t have a scholarship or any external support, I work two jobs to be able to pay for my fees and my living expenses but from time to time there are funding opportunities for part the university available to us.  I have chosen NUIG because it is one of the best universities in the world, and because I love living in Ireland. Irish culture is one of the coolest, admiring and colourful cultures in the world.

Being part of NUIG has opened the doors in many ways. I have got a network of very important contacts which work together has been very fruitful. It is not only what you know but who you know and at NUIG I have got both, the knowledge and expertise of my mentor (supervisor) and also the network I need to succeed in this journey. The university has many opportunities for people with potential and the drive to succeed. I will definitively recommend NUIG as a Top option plus Galway is a great place to call home while you are here, I have never been in a more welcoming and vibrant place in Europe than Galway. Ireland is I couldn’t have picked a better place to up-skill my education and I am very proud of being a NUIG postgraduate student."

— Yaheli Hernandez, PhD in Project Portfolio Management Systems, from Guasave, Sinaloa


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