Academic Entry Requirements

 Please see Your Country for country specific entry requirements

  English Language Requirements

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

Subject

IELTS  

TOEFL

Pearson PTE

Arts/Business/Law

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

Science/Engineering

(No less than 5.5 in any component)

6.5 overall 88 61

Medicine

(No less than 6.5 in any component)

 6.5 overall  88  61

Language test must be taken 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 Programmes

 Do you want to learn English as a foreign language in Galway city? The National University of Ireland Galway offers a range of courses in General and Academic English.

Why learn English at NUI Galway? 

  • The National University of Ireland Galway is ranked in the Top 2% of world universities.
  • Our courses give students the opportunity to improve their English skills in the prestigious environment of one of Ireland's premier Universities
  • The atmosphere at NUI Galway is welcoming and open and our commitment to excellence in teaching attracts high-calibre students from all over the world. Read testimonials >>>
  • Galway is one of Ireland's most popular and beautiful cities. An important aspect of our programmes is an introduction to the rich cultural life of Galway and the West of Ireland. View our location >>>
  • Our centre offers an exciting and varied social programme,allowing students to apply what they have learned in the classroom to real life. View social excursions >>>
  • Our students have access to a wide range of on-campus facilities such as the University library, restaurants, cafés, a sports centre and banking services.

English Language Courses available at NUI Galway

Course

Start/Finish Dates

Minimum Entry Requirement

Tuition Hours/ Timetable per week

Course Fee

 PIAS 

20-week course   

 Starting in March

27/3/2017 – 11/8/2017

 

Minimum overall of 5.5;

A score of 5.0 is permitted in one component band only and where all other bands must be a minimum of band 5.5 or higher

25 hours.
09.00-11.00, 11.30-13.00 
&14.00-15.30 Monday-Friday

 €6,000   

10-week  course        

 

Starting in June

6/6/2017 – 11/8/2017

 

Minimum overall of 6.0; 

A score of 5.0 is permitted in one component band only. All other bands must be ≥ 5.5

25 hours.
09.00-11.00, 11.30-13.00 &
14.00-15.30 Monday-Friday

€3,000

6-week course

Starting in July

3/7/2017 – 11/8/2017

 

Minimum overall of 6.0; 

A score of  ≥ 5.5 in all component bands.

25 hours.
09.00-11.00, 11.30-13.00 &
14.00-15.30 Monday-Friday

€1,800

For further information and to book your place check the IELTs programme website

 Booking Information

  Click HERE to book this programme.

 For further information, get in touch by filling out our contact form.

NUI Galway English Language Centre

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

ELC Lab 1 530x200

Pathway and Pre-sessional English Programmes

Please click on this link for information about our Pathway and Pre-sessional English programmes.