Orientation Schedule

Support services orientation for international students

Venue: Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn (Student Centre)

Thursday 10 January 2019 at 09:30

  • Student Health
  • Counselling services
  • Blackboard
  • Sports Clubs and Student Societies
  • Library
  • Computer Services
  • Banking
  • Student safety
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • GNIB Registration (Non-EU/EEA students)

An information session for non-EU postgraduate taught Masters students will take place in the Bailey Allen hall from 15:30 to 16:30 on the same day.

Academic advisory sessions for visiting /study abroad students

Academic orientation for visiting students will take place on Friday 11 January 2019 in the Bailey Allen hall starting at 08:30. ‌ Students receive their student IDs, registration packs, information on exams, timetables and other important academic information at this session so attendance is mandatory.

Find out more about term dates (note: Visiting Students  should refer to dates for "Students other than First Year and Clinical Medical Students.") Orientation for international students always takes place the Thursday before the first day of term. 


Visiting Students Academic Handbook semester 1, 2017-18

Visiting Students Academic Handbook semester 2, 2017-18

Pre-Arrival Guide 2018

Orientation Guide 2018-19

Events List January 2019

Galway Map

Campus Map

Immigration Fact sheet

Students will receive hard copies of these documents at orientation.

Fáilte (Welcome!) Mornings

Each day for the first week of term all newly arrived international students are invited to attend an informal gathering where they can meet with staff of the International Affairs Office, ask questions and get to know each other. Free tea/coffee and biscuits also! Meetings take place from 12 to 1 pm every day for the first week of term.

Discover Galway: Walking tours / Film nights / History & Archaeology talks 

If you'd like to learn more about Irish culture and Galway city in particular, please book a place one of our events below:





Find out more

7 Distillery Road
T 353 91 495 277
F 353 91 495 551
International Affairs Office
Visit the International Affairs Office Web site