Malaysian Students at NUI Galway

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Students from Malaysia have for many years been one of the largest groups of international students at NUI Galway, particularly within the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences.


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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- Malaysia


Entry requirements vary by programme, but as a general guide the applicants from Malaysia should present the following to be considered for entry to undergraduate degree programmes at NUI Galway.

  • A Levels
  • STPM (Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia - Malaysia Higher School Certificate)
  • Matriculation Certificate (Matrikulasi)


Applications for Medicine

Please contact the Irish University Medical School Consortium (IUMC) for entry requirements for Medicine.



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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 - Malaysia


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


As a general guide, applicants from Malaysia holding a Bachelor degree with a relevant major with a 2:1 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 and certain programmes may also require a writing sample or portfolio of work.

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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Contact Us

Applicants for Medicine should contact:

Ms. Barbara Er (Malaysia)
Director – Student Services
Synthesis Education Consulting
Suite 5.18, Level 5, North Block, The AmpWalk
218 Jalan Ampang
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
T 603-21632302

Application Enquiries (non-Medicine):

Brian Hussey
International Affairs Office, NUI Galway
t: + 353 91 495 358
f: + 353 91 495 551