English Language Requirements


All applicants, whose first language is not English, or who have not been educated through the medium of English language during their two most recent years of study, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language.

NUI Galway English Language Requirements
 Arts/Business/Law/Medicine  6.5*  92
 Science/Engineering  6.0*  80

Language tests must be undertaken no more than two years prior to commencement of your programme at the University.

The NUI Galway TOEFL institution code is 8861.

* with not less than 5.5 in any section


Pathway/Foundation Programmes

Students who do not meet the University’s usual English language requirements, or who may benefit from a year of language and study skills training before commencing their university studies, may be required to undertake a pathway or foundation year programme programme prior to entering NUI Galway.


Please contact the International Affairs Office for more information.