Atlantic - Brazil Programme

English for Academic Purposes

A Pre-University English Language Programme for International Students

Atlantic Language School, Galway provides pre-university intensive English language programmes for international students who wish to study at National University of Ireland, Galway.


English language courses are offered at various levels over 4, 12 and 25 weeks to enable students reached the required level of English to study at NUI Galway. For more information, download the Atlantic Language Brazil Brochure or contact:


Kotaro Tanaka
Registrar, Admissions Department
Atlantic Language Galway
Fairgreen House, Fairgreen Road
Galway, Ireland
T: +353-(0)91-513 563


Ciência sem fronteiras / Science Without Borders‌Science without Borders

The Science Without Borders programme aims to revolutionise Brazil’s R&D system by exposing Brazilian students and researchers to an environment of high competitiveness and entrepreneurship.Potential applicants can read more information about Science Without Borders here (in Portuguese).


The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway), one of Ireland’s most prestigious universities, is proud to welcome applications from students from Brazil under the auspices of its government’s Science Without Borders / Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.


NUI Galway is world-renowned as an expert research-led University. It is currently ranked third in Ireland in the latest Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings, and stands as the highest-ranked Irish university outside the capital city of Dublin. You can read an article from Brazilian newspaper CORREIO BRAZILIENSE about research at NUI Galway.

Browse our PhD Projects

We have nearly 500 project opportunities for PhD students in the Science Without Borders scheme. Click on any of the following categories to see a full list of projects in each area.


Applicants can also download an Excel List of Science Without Borders Projects or search the Euraxess Ireland online database for a list of current research projects open to international students and researchers.

How to Apply

In order to apply for a PhD at NUI Galway, you will first need to discuss a research proposal with your potential supervisor at NUI Galway.






Project Selection

Applicant searches the list of current PhD projects available at NUI Galway, either on the NUI Galway website or on the Euraxess Ireland website. [If searching on Euraxess, please remember to select “National University of Ireland, Galway” in the “Choose a College” menu]


Email Enquiry

Applicant emails the named supervisor of their chosen project(s) to discuss a research proposal, enclosing the following:

  • Personal Statement (maximum 600 words outlining research interests)
  • Resumé (Curriculum Vitae)
  • Transcripts describing results attained in University education to date



Applicant Review

Applicant’s details are reviewed by the potential PhD supervisor at NUI Galway. The supervisor may ask the applicant to write a short proposal or research document, to discuss the research by phone, or to undergo some similar review process.



If the supervisor agrees to accept the applicant as a PhD student, then the supervisor will guide the applicant in making a formal application to the university. (This will include a requirement to submit evidence of English-language competency)


Letter of Offer

NUI Galway issues a Letter of Offer to the applicant as per the requirements of the Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.


Funding Application

Applicant proceeds to apply for funding from the Ciência Sem Fronteiras programme.


PhD Commencement

Student commences PhD studies at NUI Galway.