NUI Galway is a popular choice for Indian students pursuing postgraduate degree programmes in Ireland. There is a vibrant community of research students from India currently pursuing PhD and Postdoctorate programmes in the Life Sciences, based in our research institutes as well as those pursuing Taught Masters degree programmes in Business, IT and Pharmacology.

Education in Ireland Fairs - February 2013

NUI Galway is delighted to confirm its participation in a number of education fairs taking place in India in February/March 2013. NUI Galway's representatives look forward to meeting with prospective students at the following events:




Saturday 23rd Feb. 11.00-17.00

Park Hotel, Connaught Place, New Delhi

Education Fair

Sunday 24th Feb. 11.00-1700

Le Meridian Hotel, Pune

Education Fair

Saturday 2nd March 11.00-1700

Park Hotel, Chennai

Education Fair

Sunday 3rd March 11.00-1700

Oberoi Hotel, MG Road, Bangalore

Education Fair

For further information, please email Aisling Lennon, International Marketing Executive, NUI Galway

Sandeep Pande, PhD Student, India

 sandeep ‌I chose to study at NUI Galway because I found a good choice of interdisciplinary research topics and a perfect match between my research interests and my supervisor. There are also good funding opportunities and the option to collaborate with other universities and research centres in Ireland and Europe.


Since I’ve been here I have benefitted from flexible access to research  labs, in particular the state-of-the-art High Performance Computing (Supercomputer) facilities. My PhD programme also includes other courses aimed at developing my research skills.


Galway is a medium sized, comfortable town to live in with all the facilities of a big city. The Irish people are friendly, helping and easy going and Ireland is an English speaking country, so there have been no language problems for me during work or in day-to-day living.


— Sandeep


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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 - India

Entry requirements for postgraduate programmes vary, however a First Class Honours Bachelor degree, usually of 4 years duration from a recognised Indian university is normally acceptable. Certain programmes may have additional entry requirements, including for example, a degree with a particular concentration. In addition, students from Inida must also meet the University’s English language requirements.
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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.

NUI Galway / Government of Ireland Scholarships, 2013

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National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland’s premier university in the fields of Biomedical Science/Innovation and Software Engineering and Informatics is delighted to announce the launch of three Government of Ireland International Scholarships for Indian students pursuing postgraduate studies from September 2013.


The scholarships are to be awarded to high-calibre students from India undertaking particular taught-Master’s programmes in the fields of either Biomedical Science and Innovation or Software Engineering and Informatics.

It is the University’s aim that these Scholarships will complement our strengths in these particular fields, with special regard also to our ethos of knowledge transfer, industrial collaboration and our emphasis on graduate welfare and employability.

About National University of Ireland, Galway

  • Established: 1845
  • Location: Galway, Ireland
  • Student Body: 17,000 students (including 2,500 International Students from over 100 countries)
  • Disciplines: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Law, Engineering, IT, Medicine, Nursing and Science


Did You Know?

  • NUI Galway is Ireland’s top university for graduate employability, with 96% of graduates placed within 6 months of their graduation


  • NUI Galway is a leading centre of campus innovation, boasting the most spin-out companies of all Irish universities over the last three years, as well as generating the most licences and the most patents


  • NUI Galway provides the highest standards of student experience: as well as having received the most National Teaching Excellence Awards of all HEIs, NUI Galway has the best record for student retention in the Irish university system


NUI Galway and India

NUI Galway currently hosts a vibrant community of Indian students, mainly studying at Postgraduate level in areas such as Engineering and Biomedical Sciences. NUI Galway has participated in a high level of both faculty and student exchange with over 20 Indian partner institutions. NUI Galway-India research relations have most recently been further strengthened by the signing of agreements between the Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials (NFB) at NUI Galway and four Indian institutions:


  • The Materials Research Centre at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur
  • Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
  • Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum


Academic Strengths and Industry Links

As mentioned above, NUI Galway has established a world class reputation in Biomedical Science/Innovation and Software Engineering/Informatics. These two subject areas are also reflected in the Galway region more generally. For example:



  • Eight of the world’s 10 largest medical device companies are located in Ireland, with Europe’s premier cluster of device companies based in the Galway region. In fact, 80% of global stent production is carried out by companies based in the Galway region. Examples of significant medical device companies with sustained operations in Galway include 4tech Cardio, Anecto, Apica, Boston Scientific, Cappella Medical, Creganna, Crospon, Embricon, Lake Region Medical, Medtronic, neoSurgical, Neuravi, Novate Medical, Pointec Medical, SyncroPhi Systems, Veryan Endovascular, Veryan Medical, and Vivasure


  • Galway is also home to several major international ICT and software firms, such as AvayaCisco Systems Electronic Arts (a.k.a., EA Sports), Hewlett Packard, SAP, Siebel Systems, Storm Technology


Scholarship Value

The Government of Ireland International Scholarships scheme is operated and co-funded by the Irish Government and the higher education institutions (HEIs) and includes a full tuition fee waiver and a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses for one year.



Applications for the three scholarships are welcomed from Indian students* who have been offered a place on one of the following taught Master’s programmes at NUI Galway, commencing September 2013:



*Applicants must be categorised as non-EU for tuition fee purposes.


These programmes offer scholars the opportunity to combine campus-based study with applied and industry-led experiential learning and mentoring, arising from Galway’s key position as a leading industrial centre in Medical Device Manufacturing, Bioinnovation, Software Engineering, and Informatics. These programmes incorporate a variety of applied learning dimensions in industry sites and/or in world-class research laboratories.


Selection Criteria

Scholarship applicants are assessed based on academic merit. In addition, applicants will submit a personal statement covering the following points:


  • The applicant’s interest in studying in Ireland
  • How the applicant foresees their relationship with Ireland developing in the future
  • How the applicant will promote links with Ireland, both during their scholarship tenure and as alumni


How to Apply

StageActionClosing Date
1 Application for Admission to NUI Galway Applicant applies for admission to one or more eligible programmes (listed above) via 30 April 2013
2 Scholarship Application Applicant submits a Personal Statement to the International Affairs Office, NUI Galway. 30 April 2013
3 Scholarship Award Notification Successful scholarship applicants are notified by NUI Galway by 7 June 2013. 7 June 2013


Further Information

For further detail, please contact:

International Affairs Office

National University of Ireland, Galway

t: + 353 91 495277



International Affairs Office

Senior Management 

Brian Hughes

Dr Brian Hughes

Dean of International Affairs

‌ Anna Cunningham

Anna Cunningham

Director of International Affairs

Student Recruitment and Admissions

 Brian Hussey

Brian Hussey

International Education Officer

 Aisling Lennon

Aisling Lennon

International Marketing Executive

 Johanna Walsh

Johanna Walsh

International Marketing Executive




 Mary Lyons

Mary Lyons

International Affairs Officer

 Gisele Farrell

Gisèle Farrell

Administrative Assistant

Study Abroad (Non-EU Visiting Students) 

 Louise Coyle

Louise Coyle

Administrative Assistant



Student Support 

 Louise Kelly

Louise Kelly

International Students Officer



Federal Aid (US Students) 

 Florinda Green

Florinda Green

Federal Aid Administrator




International Affairs Office

7 Distillery Road

NUI Galway



t: +353 (0)91 49 5277


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The International Affaris Office contact for India and other Asian countries is Brian Hussey. Brian is delighted to assist you with any queiries you may have about studying at NUI Galway.

Brian Hussey

International Affairs Office

NUI Galway

7 Distillery Road



t: + 353 91 495358