Academic Entry Requirements

Please see Your Country for country specific entry requirements

English Language Requirements

All applicants, whose first language is not English, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language.   

Subject

IELTS  

TOEFL

Pearson PTE

Arts/Business/Law

(No less than 5.5 in any component)
6.5 overall 88 61

Science/Engineering

(No less than 5.5 in any component)

*Please note that the English Language Requirement for MSc Computer Science - Data Analytics 1 year full-time, 1CSD1, and the MSc Computer Science - Artificial Intelligence 1 year full-time, 1MAI1, is as follows:
Entry to these programmes requires a minimum overall score of 6.5 IELTS, with  no less than 6.5 in the writing ability band and no less than 6.0 in the other bands.

*For the MSc Biomedical Science 1MV1, MSc Biotechnology 1MT1, and the Higher Diploma (Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs and Quality) 1MTD1, the IELTS entry requirements are as follows: Entry to these programmes require a minimum overall score of 6.5 IELTS, with no less than 6.0 in any one band.

6.5 overall 88 61

Medicine

(No less than 6.5 in any component)

[This requirement applies to incoming first year students only]

 6.5 overall  88  61

BSc in Speech and Language Therapy

(No less than 6.5 in any component)

 7 overall  95  67

Language test must be taken no more than two years prior to commencement of your programme at the University.

The NUI Galway TOEFL institution code is 8861.

 English Language Courses at the National University of Ireland Galway

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NUI Galway’s English Language Centre is a full time school committed to providing high quality English Language courses including General English, IELTS preparation and our 25 week pathway course to undergraduate and postgraduate study, PIAS.  

Courses Offered:

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Foundation Programmes

National University of Ireland, Galway works with a number of providers who offer foundation programmes for students who do not currently meet the University’s English language requirements.

The following courses are open to students who receive a conditional offer of admission to a select number of undergraduate and taught postgraduate degree programmes at NUI Galway, subject to meeting the University’s usual English language requirements.

Atlantic Language

Atlantic Language is an English Language School, providing a range of educational services in purpose designed centres in Galway and Dublin for almost 20 years. In recent years, Atlantic Language has expanded to offer a number of University Foundation Programmes to assist international students who wish to study at Irish universities.

Programme Name:

University Foundation Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

14 October to 06 June (32 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€8,950

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

University Foundation Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

13 January to 06 June (21 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€5,250

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

Pre-Masters Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

14 October to 06 June (32 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€8,950

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 

Programme Name:

Pre-Masters Programme

Provider:

Atlantic Language

Course Dates:

13 January to 06 June (21 weeks)

Tuition Fee:

€5,250

Further Details:

Contact Atlantic Language for more details

 Galway Cultural Institute

Programme Name: University Foundation

Lessons per week: 30 x 45min

Price per course: €7,250
 

The Foundation Programme is 26 weeks in duration, including two study weeks and two modules of eight weeks.

Programme Name: University Premasters Programme

Lessons per week: 25 x 45min
 
Price per course: €7,750
 
The Pre-Masters Programme is 34 weeks in duration including two Level-8 modules of 13 weeks and four study weeks.
 
Contact Galway Cultural Institute for further Information.

 

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

Based in Dublin, the Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC) delivers specialised NCUK –accredited foundation courses preparing international students for entrance into partner universities in Ireland and the UK. In particular, NUI Galway has accepted students who have completed the NCUK International Foundation Year (IFY) and NCUK Graduate Diploma (formerly the Pre-Masters programme – PMP) at DIFC.

 

Programme Name:

NCUK International Foundation Year Programme

Provider:

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

Start Dates:

September and January each year

Further Details:

Contact DIFC for more details

 

Programme Name:

NCUK Graduate Diploma

Provider:

Dublin International Foundation College (DIFC)

Start Dates:

October and January each year

Further Details:

Contact DIFC for more details

Castel Education

Castel Education provides foundation programmes for students wishing to study Medicine and Medicine related programmes at NUI Galway.

For further details, please visit Castel Education website or contact Dr Joe McGarryDirector of Academic Affairs

Downloads

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2019

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2019 PDF (16 MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2019

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2019 PDF (12.6 MB)

  • Pre-Arrival Information

    Pre-Arrival Information PDF (16 MB)