Welcome to the Virtual Pre-Arrival Event Week. Here you will find information on some things to know before you travel to Ireland. There will be a mix of pre-recorded videos and live sessions to engage with each day so do check in and get involved!

Tuesday 3rd of August

Video Welcome to our new International Students for 2021/2022
Johanna Walsh, International Marketing and Recruitment Manager 
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Live Session: 
Finding Accommodation and Avoiding Accommodation Fraud
Hear from current students about their experience in finding, and living in, on campus and private accommodation. We will also be joined by Threshold - The National Housing Charity, to tell you how not to get scammed when looking for somewhere to live. 
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Wednesday 4th of August

Video: Getting Set Up in Ireland - Louise Kelly, International Student Officer
Information on GNIB, registration, setting up a bank account and more
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Live Session: 

Thinking About the Weather in Ireland and Tips on What to Pack 
Current student experiences, plus information on weather and shopping in Galway

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Thursday 5th of August

Live Session: 

Getting A Part Time Job in Ireland Watch back here
Live Session: 

'Standing on the Shoulders of Giants' Citing the Sources of Academic Ideas'
An informative workshop led by the English Language Centre for all students to familiarise themselves with NUI Galway's citation standards. There will also be information about in-sessional supports through the English Language Centre
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Friday 6th of August

Video: A New Update to International Students from Professor Becky Whay - August 2021 Watch here
Live Session: 
Culture Through Comedy with Comedian Steve Bennet
Learn about Irish language, culture and customs with a few laughs along the way!

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  • 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)