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 STTB SMA (Award) and Ujian Nasional (Exam) (Senior High School Diploma and National Exam)    N/A  N/A
NCUK Entry Requirements     

Have completed SMU II (Upper Secondary Year 11) with average grade of 7.2.

UK GCSE, IGSCE or O-Levels 

or completion of SMU II (upper secondary year 12)


Undergraduate Programmes

Diploma II (D2)  (or higher) with good grades to be considered for direct entry.

Please also refer to our A Level Entry Requirements 2019 

Postgraduate Programmes  Bachelor Degree / Diploma IV (D4) 2.5/4 or 60% GPA 3/4 GPA 3.5/4 GPA

Nurul Kodriati - Health Promotion

Nurul Kodriati

"I am a PhD student in the Discipline of Health promotion with support from Indonesia Endowment Fund for Education (LPDP), Ministry of Financial Indonesia. I always have an interest in human behaviours and being in Galway, enable me to not only observe but also experience a different culture, a different habit with different impact to our health.

I never doubt that I will have a great time in Galway and Ireland since I stepped my feet for the first time in April 2015. A walkable and vibrant city surrounded with green open spaces and farms. I see Galway as a city with unlimited potentials to develop in the future. I am honoured to witnessing this development. "

— Nurul Kodriati, Health Promotion, from Indonesia

Febrimarsa - PhD in Biochemistry


"I come from Jakarta. I had no idea what NUIG was, so I was a bit skeptical about this university. A little bit of research on internet, I figure it out that NUIG is a quick rising universities in many rankings especially on biomedical sciences and related subjects. I can see their ambition to become a well-developed research university in Ireland. I also found that many advance medical technology companies are based in Galway and collaborate with NUIG. When I arrive in Galway, I found actually NUIG is also among the top universities in Ireland on Computer, Social Studies, and Literature. I am surprised.
Coming from Indonesia, I found a small community of Indonesians here in Galway. But that's enough to maintain your "kangen" feeling. Furthermore, the malaysian and asian communities here are very strong but open to us as well to join their gathering events.

As a muslim I was a bit concern on the halal food and prayer rooms. My first week on galway, I found the people from Islamic Society at NUIG are very helpful for me to show me where the halal shop and where I can offer my prayer. Overall, Galway is a big tourist destination and also full of international students, therefore we can also learn and understand the multicultural environment as another dimension of our learning experiences. As for the Irish people either the academics and the people around the university, they are very talk active and friendly, I feel like I was in "Yogya" when I have chats to many of them. Overall from 1-10, I will say that NUIG score 8 as a place to study for Indonesians."

— Febri Marsa, PhD in Biochemistry, from Jakarta, Indonesia


  • Indian Student Guide

    Indian Student Guide PDF (16MB)

  • Brazilian Student Guide

    Brazilian Student Guide PDF (16MB)

  • Indonesian Student Guide

    Indonesian Student Guide PDF (16MB)

  • Chinese Student Guide

    Chinese Student Guide PDF (16MB)

  • North American Guide

    North American Guide PDF (16MB)

  • Malaysian Student Guide

    Malaysian Student Guide PDF (16MB)

  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2020

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (18.4 MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2020

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (20.6 MB)

  • Pre-Arrival Information

    Pre-Arrival Information PDF (16 MB)