Saudi Arabia

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 Tawjihiyah (General Secondary Education Certificate)  75% GPA N/A N/A
Undergraduate Programmes  College of Technology Diploma Higher Technology Diploma Junior Health College Diploma  2.75 CGPA 3.2/4 or 4.0/5 CGPA 3.6/4 or 4.4/5 CGPA
Associate Degree  2.75 CGPA 3.2/4 or 4.0/5 CGPA 3.6/4 or 4.4/5 CGPA
Entry from Bachelors degree – entry after year 1 of Saudi degree 60% plus 30 credit hours  70% plus 30 credit hours  80% plus 30 credit hours 
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor Degree (4 yr)    3.2/4 or 4.0/5 CGPA 3.6/4 or 5.5/5 CGPA


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King Abdullah Scholarship Programme (KASP)

NUI Galway is delighted to be an approved host university under the King Abdullah Scholarships Program (KASP). Established in 2005, the programme is supports Saudi students studying abroad, particularly in fields aligned to Saudi Arabia's national priorities, including healthcare and infrastructure development.


With a wide range of degree programmes in the Biomedical Sciences, Engineering and ICT, NUI Galway offers significant opportunities for Saudi students studying abroad. Ireland is known as a welcoming country and Galway in particular offers a safe and friendly environment for students from all cultural backgrounds.


NUI Galway is a vibrant multicultural university, with a significant number of Muslim students. There are two prayer rooms for Muslim students provided on campus and there is also a temporary mosque located 10
minutes from the University. There are also various restaurants and specialist foodstores nearby, where students can buy halal food.