NUI Galway welcomes students from Russia who wish to undertake undergraduate or prostgraduate degree programmes.


Students who have completed their Secondary School education in Russia are normally required to complete a recognised foundation year programme before gaining admission to an undergraduate degree programme. (see below)


Students holding a Bachelor degree or Specialist Diploma from a recognised Russian university are eligible for entry to postgraduate programmes at NUI Galway.

Entry to a Ph.D. usually requires a Masters. Exceptional applicants presenting a Bachelor degree from with excellent grades (5), may be considered for PhD programmes.

In addition, students must meet the University's English Language Requirements.


The NUI Galway contact for Russia is

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

Foundation Programmes

Applicants from non-English speaking countries are normally required to complete a foundation programme before gaining admission to an undergraduate degree.

NUI Galway does not offer an on-campus foundation programme, however we work with the following providers in Ireland:

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

DIFC is situated in Dublin and offers an NCUK accredited  international foundation year programmes in Science, Business and Engineering. For more information, please contact:

Padraig Rynn
Head of Student Services
Room D119, Griffith Campus, South Circular Rd, Dublin 8, Ireland
t: +353 (0) 1 4738120

Atlantic Language School, Galway

Atlantic Language School is situated in Galway and offers an undergraduate foundation year programme in Business and a general Pre-Masters preparation programme for postgraduate students.

For more information, please contact:

Kotaro Tanaka
Atlantic Language Galway
Fairgreen House, Fairgreen Road, Galway, Ireland
t: +353-(0)91-566 053