1. International Affairs Office, NUI Galway
The International Affairs Office website is a one-stop-shop for information pertaining to prospective and current international students at NUI Galway. Information on how to apply, entry requirements, study visas, fees etc., are all included as well information on Orientation and Student Services.
2. Irish Council for International Students (ICOS)
The Irish Council for International Students is an independent organisation advocating for the rights of international students in Ireland. The ICOS website offers information and advice on many aspects of studying in Ireland, including courses, language requirements, information for students with disabilities and housing.
3. Students Union, NUI Galway
The Students Union is a representative body for all students at NUI Galway. As well as campaigning on student issues, the SU also organises many social activities and provides a wide range of support services
Education in Ireland is an official Irish government agency tasked with promoting educational opportunities for international students in Ireland. The Education in Ireland website provides a wealth of information on all aspects of studying in Ireland, including college profiles, scholarships, featured programmes and general information about studying and living in Ireland.
6. The Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (Non-EU Students)
The INIS is the government agency responsible administrating immigration, citizenship and visas. The INIS website provides information for visa required citizens on obtaining a visa to study in Ireland as well as registering with the Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) after you arrive.
Hardly needs an introduction, but Facebook is a useful tool for researching college opportunities and connecting with other international students online. NUI Galway has a general Facebook page aimed at students, staff and alumni and a Study Abroad Facebook page specifically for international students.
Like Facebook, Twitter is probably known to most students, but maybe you didn’t know that you can follow the International Affairs Office, NUI Galway at @StudyInGalway for latest news, features and advice.
The Galway Advertiser is a free weekly newspaper and a great source of information on what’s going on in town each week. The website offers a free online version of the paper to download, as well as listings for local music venues, cinemas etc., and is a popular source of rented accommodation in Galway.
10. Google Maps
Very useful for navigating your way around Galway, especially for those with smartphones. Check out the International Affairs Office’s customised map of Galway, showing the location of the various Student Residences, main shopping areas and places of interest in relation to the NUI Galway campus.