We know that you eagerly await your application decision once you press that submit button. Here you will find a timeline of the application process so that you know what to expect and know what to do next. For more in-depth information of what to do once your decision has been released, check out our pre-arrival checklist.

  • Submit your application – Ensure all the correct documents are uploaded, otherwise your application won’t progress to the next stage.
  • Applications pending review – You should hear the outcome of your application within two weeks.
  • Receive your offer.
  • Accept your offer – You may be offered a conditional offer or a firm offer. A conditional offer means you must meet specified requirements to be fully accepted to the programme. This is usually achieving exam results or English language requirements.
  • Pay your deposit – the deadline of this will be stated on your offer letter. This amount will be deducted from your fees.
  • Pay your fees.
  • Apply for your visa – Check if you are from a visa required country (http://www.inis.gov.ie/en/INIS/Pages/visa-required-countries).
  • Secure Health Insurance.
  • Book accommodation.
  • June – August – Plan for your arrival.
  • Late August – September – Arrival and attend orientation.
  • September – Register and start of classes


  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2022

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (8.4MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)

  • International Student Opportunities at NUI Galway

    International Student Opportunities at NUI Galway PDF (1.36MB)

  • Mexican Student Guide

    Mexican Student Guide PDF (1.20MB)

  • Indian Student Guide

    Indian Student Guide PDF (2.81MB)

  • Indonesian Student Guide

    Indonesian Student Guide PDF (1.58MB)

  • Chinese Student Guide

    Chinese Student Guide PDF (1.35MB)

  • North American Guide

    North American Guide PDF (1.49MB)

  • Malaysian Student Guide

    Malaysian Student Guide PDF (1.31MB)

  • Hong Kong Student Guide

    Hong Kong Student Guide PDF (1.12MB)

  • Saudi Arabian Students

    Saudi Arabian Students PDF (1.14MB)

  • UAE Student Guide

    UAE Student Guide PDF (1.04MB)

  • Nigerian Ghanaian Guide

    Nigerian Ghanaian Guide PDF (1.16MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)