Entry Requirements


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 Senior High School Certificate 70% CGPA  N/A  N/A
Undergraduate Programmes Bachelor Degree 60% CGPA 70% CGPA 80% CGPA
Cambridge Overseas Higher School Certificate As per course A Level requirements As per course A Level requirements As per course A Level requirements
Postgraduate Programmes  Masters from Mzuzu University and University of Malawi 60-69% CGPA with credit 70-74% CGPA 75-100% CGPA

Matthews Alan Semba - PhD in Philosophy

Matthews Alan Semba

"After studying in Italy for my Masters, I started looking for an English speaking country for my PhD studies and when I came across the website for NUI Galway, I instantly got hooked. I chose Galway because it is, in my opinion, the best city in Ireland, and is very conducive for learning both the Irish culture as well as whatever course one picks to study.

My first day at NUI Galway was amazing. I was particularly struck by the cordial welcome I got from fellow students and staff. I immediately felt at home. Galway is just amazing."

— Matthews Alan Semba, PhD in Philosophy, from Malawi. He chose to study Epistemology for his PhD.


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  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2021

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (9.63MB)

  • 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

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  • Indonesian Student Guide

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  • Chinese Student Guide

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  • North American Guide

    North American Guide PDF (1.49MB)

  • Malaysian Student Guide

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  • Hong Kong Student Guide

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  • Saudi Arabian Students

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  • UAE Student Guide

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  • Nigerian Ghanaian Guide

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