UAE and Ireland
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Hamad Alawadhi, Undergraduate Engineering Student, UAE
I like how my programme balances both the theory and the practical and I’ve found the teaching staff to be friendly and helpful and always available for questions or to meet them in their office time.
The New Engineering Building is a fantastic facility especially for me.
Galway is a nice place to live in. The people here are very friendly and everything is nearby you which makes life simpler.
— Hamad Alawadhi
We welcome applications from international students who wish to undertake their full undergraduate degree at NUI Galway.
We offer over degree programmes across the five colleges of the university. These include flexible ‘open’ degree programmes, that enable you to study different subjects before focusing on your main subject, as well as more specialised programmes.
Choosing your Programme
Undergraduate degree programmes at Irish universities are generally quite specialised from the first year of study. At NUI Galway, we offer various programmes in subjects ranging from History and Psychology to Accounting, Energy Systems and Biotechnology for students who wish to immerse themselves in a particular subject area from the beginning of their university studies.
However, we also offer a number of ‘open’ degree programmes (often referred to as Omnibus or Undenominated programmes) that allow students to study a variety of subjects within an overall area of study, before specialising in their second year.
Examples of such ‘open’ degree programmes include the Bachelor of Arts (Omnibus Entry), the Bachelor of Commerce, the Bachelor of Science and the Bachelor of Engineering, which are ideally suited to students who know generally what area of study they wish focus us, but who may not yet know which subject(s) they wish to major in within that area of study.
Please refer to the Undergraduate Studies section of our website for further details.
Entry Requirements – United Arab Emirates
Entry to undergraduate programmes requires:
- completion of the General Secondary Education Certificate with a minimum overall grade of 85% (to include Mathematics)
- successful completion of a recognised International foundation year programme
- IELTS score of 6.0 (Science and Engineering) or 6.5 (Business)
NUI Galway is a research-led university where the learning experience is enhanced by a strong spirit of inquiry. We have built on our traditional areas of academic strength to offer innovative and internationally renowned taught and research based programmes across a broad portfolio of disciplines. We offer over a wide range of postgraduate programmes across our five colleges and various research institutes.
For further information about NUI Galway, please contact the International Affairs Office.
International Affairs Office
t: +353 (0)91 49 5277
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