Entry Requirements


Please check individual programme pages to see whether the entry requirments are a 2:2 or 2:1.



Minimum Grade Required/Degree 2:2 Equivalent

Very Good/2:1 Equivalent

Excellent/1st Equivalent

Foundation Programme WAEC (WASSCE)  Grades 1 - 6 in 4 or more subjects - including Maths and English  N/A  N/A
Undergraduate Programmes Polytechnic National Diploma  Second Class Lower/50%/C/2.0 GPA Second Class Upper/60%/B/3.0 GPA First Class/70%/A/4.0 GPA
Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor Degree Second Class Lower/50%/C/2.0 GPA Second Class Upper/60%/B/3.1 GPA First Class/70%/A/4.1 GPA

Theophilus Akudjedu - PhD in Psychiatry

Theophilus Akudjedu

"I am currently registered on the PhD Psychiatry programme with current focus on brain segmentation techniques for volumetric analysis of subcortical structures in psychiatric and neurological disorders. I am also honoured to be in receipt of the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science Postgraduate Scholarship for my study. The National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) is one of the leading universities in the world with top quality teaching which is research focused. The learning environment is conducive with availability of all that is necessary to bring the best in you. The faculty members are friendly and helpful and are always keeping you involved in practice. My first day at NUIG was really memorable: one of my supervisors – Dr Dara Cannon met me at the Quadrangle and walked me to the Clinical Imaging Laboratory at the University hospital Campus and introduced me to all my colleagues. That was really friendly – she came out for me. I love Galway. It’s a beautiful, colourful city that offers a free relaxed atmosphere. Irish Culture? The people are super-friendly in nature and that offers a balance to my academic life as a postgraduate student."

— Theophilus Akudjedu, PhD in Psychiatry, from Ghana. Theo is also a College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Science scholar.