Entry Requirements


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Please check individual programme pages to see whether the entry requirements 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

Tubagus Aryandi Gunawan, PhD in Mechanical Engineering. September 2020

Tubagus Aryandi Gunawan, PhD in Mechanical Engineering. September 2020

Reasons to leave an old home for a new home 

I decided to further my education at NUI Galway in 2017. At that time, the main reason was simply that I was awarded a full scholarship for pursuing a  Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. Other than that, I thought it would be very useful for me to sharpen my English skills during my study in Ireland. After Brexit, Ireland was recognised as the only English-speaking country in the EU. Additionally, my study at NUI Galway was funded by an EU project. This created even more valuable experiences for me as multiple partners from five countries in the EU were involved in the project.  Since I graduated from a German university for my masters degree, it is always very convenient to use the same currency as the Euro (€). 

 After a few years, I found many similarities between my home country, Indonesia, and Ireland. These countries are the archipelago and geographically very closed to the ocean. This brings even more enthusiasm to my research in the renewable energy field.  I quickly realised that what I learned in Ireland can be adopted by Indonesia in the future.  

The reason why I am always happy to study and live in Ireland is due to the warm-hearted Irish people. They make everyone feel so welcome and at home. I would have been regretful had I not left Indonesia for Ireland in 2017. I would love to see more international students from Indonesia come to Ireland and experience what I have.  

Tubagus Aryandi Gunawan, PhD research student in mechanical engineering at NUI Galway 



IDP Indonesia

Ray Samosir

Destinational Manager

Studi ke luar negeri - Konsultan Pendidikan Internasional | IDP Indonesia

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