Canada

Ireland enjoys a deep historical and cultural relationship with Canada. As a result, Ireland has long been a popular destination for Canadian students, many of whom have chosen Galway for their undergraduate and postgraduate studies. We also welcome a large number of visiting students each year from colleges and universities in Canada.

Ireland and Canada

Margaret Atwood

June 2011 - Canadian writer Margaret Atwood was conferred with a Degree of Doctor of Literature (honoris causa). at NUI Galway in 2011. The Canadian author has published more than forty books of fiction, poetry, and critical essays.

Canadian Ambassador

August 2010 - His Excellency Patrick G. Binns, Canadian Ambassador to Ireland, has presented six scholarships to Canadian students attending an Irish language course in Acadamh na hOllscolaíochta Gaeilge, NUI Galway, An Cheathrú Rua in the Connemara Gaeltacht.
 


 

Julia Warnes, Graduate Student, Canada

 Julia Warnes

Hi, my name is Julia Warnes and I’m currently doing an MA in Medieval Studies at NUI Galway. I’m originally from Canada but decided to make the move to Ireland from a drive to experience Irish culture and explore my heritage.

‌The decision was one that I will never regret. Since my arrival, the university has truly demonstrated all the wonderful things it has to offer. Probably the number one word I would use to describe the place is welcoming. The people are extremely friendly and although I have only been in this country for a few months, it is already starting to feel like home.

Galway is a great city to meet new people and make lifelong friends. One of the most encouraging aspects about the university is that the faculty has been so supportive and they really take an interest in the students.

My program is ideal because of its interdisciplinary nature, allowing students to interact with other departments and explore other fields of knowledge. NUI Galway is a great place to study, with its high academic standards and supportive student environment.

 

- Julia

 

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Study Abroad at NUI Galway

Our popular Study Abroad Programme offers students enrolled at a recognised overseas university or college the opportunity to spend a semester or a year at NUI Galway.

 

As a Visiting student, you can tailor your selection of classes from across our wide range of disciplines, to meet your individual academic requirements. While attending NUI Galway as a visiting student, you can earn credits towards your degree back home.

Find out more about Study Abroad at NUI Galway

 

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NUI Galway welcomes applications from international students who wish to undertake their full undergraduate degree at NUI Galway.  We offer a combination of flexible ‘open’ degree programmes, as well as specialised courses for students who know exactly what they wish to study at university.

 

Many of our programmes are unique in Ireland, such as those in Human Rights, Creative Writing, Theatre and Performance and Marine Science and we also offer certain programmes in Law and Medicine which are often not available at undergraduate level in other countries.

 

Learn more about Undergraduate Study at NUI Galway

 

Entry Requirements - Canada

Entry requirements vary by programme, but as a general guide, Canadian students should present high grades in the following:

 

ProvinceMin. QualificationIndicative Grades
Alberta General High School Diploma 65% average (Grade 12)
British Columbia Senior Secondary Graduation Diploma B average (Grade 12)
 Ontario Ontario Secondary School Diploma 75 % average (12 U/M courses)

 

If your province is not listed above, please email international@nuigalway.ie for more information.

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International (Non-EU) Scholarships

National University of Ireland, Galway is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world.

To this end, the University offers a range of merit based scholarships to eligible students from a number of priority countries, including Canada, China, India and the United States.

 

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Postgraduate Study

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.

Learn more about Postgraduate Study at NUI Galway

 

Postgraduate Entry Requirements (North America)

Entry requirements for postgraduate taught and research programmes vary. Applicants should consult the Postgraduate Prospectus to find out the entry requirements for each programme.

Applicants are assessed based on their college record. Irish universities do not generally use standardised tests such as the GMAT, LSAT etc., for admission to graduate programmes. Other factors such as the applicant's personal statement and references are also taken into account.

United States

As a general guide, US applicants holding a 4 year Bachelor degree with a relevant major with a GPA of 3.0-3.3 (B+) or greater will be considered for postgraduate programmes at NUI Galway. Applicants are also assessed based on their Personal Statement and/or Letters of Reference while certain programmes may also require a writing sample or portfolio of work.

Canada

As a general guide, Canadian applicants holding a 4 year Bachelor degree with a relevant major with a GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 or a 7.0 on a 9.0 GPA scale (B+ average) will be considered for postgraduate programmes at NUI Galway.

As GPA grading scales can vary from institution to institution in Canada, please contact the International Affairs Office by emailing international@nuigalway.ie for more information. Applicants are also assessed based on their Personal Statement and/or Letters of Reference while certain programmes may also require a writing sample or portfolio of work.

For more information, please contact:

Brian Hussey
International Affairs Office
National University of Ireland, Galway
t: + 353 (0)91 495358
e: brian.hussey@nuigalway.ie

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International (Non-EU) Scholarships

National University of Ireland, Galway is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world.

To this end, the University offers a range of merit based scholarships to eligible students from a number of priority countries, including Canada, China, India and the United States.

 

Contact Us

The International Affairs Office contact for the USA and Canada is Brian Hussey. Brian is delighted to assist you with any queries you may have about studying at NUI Galway.

General Enquiries

Brian Hussey
International Affairs Office
NUI Galway
7 Distillery Road
Galway
Ireland
t: + 353 91 495358
e: brian.hussey@nuigalway.ie

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