Check out our FAQ about Undergraduate studies at NUI Galway

Each year, NUI Galway welcomes secondary school (high school)
graduates on to our full time undergraduate degree programmes
from countries across Europe, North America, the Middle East and

Graduation Day at NUI Galway

Graduation Day at NUI Galway

We offer an extensive choice of subjects (majors) across our five
Colleges and we are continually developing our offering with new

As an undergraduate student at NUI Galway, you will have the opportunity to study subjects that are of real interest to you from your first year of study and benefit from the truly unique student experience that only Galway can offer. For a complete list of undergraduate degree programmes at NUI Galway, please refer to http://www.nuigalway.ie/courses/undergraduate-courses/

How to Apply

The application procedure for international students wishing to pursue undergraduate degree programmes at NUI Galway is determined by the applicant’s country of residence and the particular undergraduate degree programme.

International undergraduate students, NUI Galway

International undergraduate students, NUI Galway

Non-EU Undergraduate Applications

Applicants from outside the European Union (including the USA, Canada, the Middle East, China and South East Asia) who wish to apply for entry to a full undergraduate degree programme, should submit their application directly to the International Affairs Office at NUI Galway, using the Non-European Union (EU) Application Form, which is available to download at http://www.nuigalway.ie/international or by e-mail request to international@nuigalway.ie

Completed applications must be accompanied by original or certified true copies of secondary level school (high school) transcripts and/ or certificates (or forecast results if available). Certified copies of documents may be obtained by bringing the original document and a photocopy of the document to your University/College, Local Police Station, Solicitor, Courthouse, or Commissioner of Oaths, and having the photocopy certified and officially stamped as a true copy of the original. Photocopies that are not certified will not suffice. Please note that these documents will not be returned.

The closing date for receipt of completed non-EU applications (for undergraduate programmes other than Medicine) is 30th June of the intended year of entry.


Please note that Undergraduate degree programmes offered through the
College of Medicine, Nursing, & Health Sciences are subject to different
entry requirements, application procedures and closing dates to those
listed here.

For more information, please contact the Admissions Office at admissions@nuigalway.ie

EU Undergraduate Applications

Applicants applying from within the European Union (EU), who have completed/are completing their second level education in an EU country, must submit their application via the Central Applications Office (CAO). For more information, on entry requirements and application procedures for EU students, please refer to the CAO website at http://www.cao.ie.

Graduation Ceremony, NUI Galway

Graduation Ceremony, NUI Galway

Entry Requirements

International applications are assessed on a case by case basis. As a general guide, the minimum academic requirement for an international undergraduate applicant is that you have attained (or are due to attain)
the secondary school (high school) qualification in your home country
that would be deemed equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate/GCE A Level examination.

Some programmes may have additional entry requirements including previous study of a particular subject. NUI Galway has many years experience assessing Full Degree Undergraduate applications from countries including the USA, Canada, India, China and Malaysia, as well as from countries throughout Europe.

For a list of minimum entry requirements for your home country, please refer to the University’s website at http://www.nuigalway.ie/international or email the International Affairs Office at international@nuigalway.ie.


One response to “Undergraduate

  1. Achintya Chawla

    Hey! My name is Achintya Chawla . I belong to India and am studying in 12th class . I will be appearing for 12th CBSE boards in 2012 and i wish to apply for NUI . My subjects are physics chemistry biology with english and pyschology . Can you please help me by telling what are the qualifications required for undergraduate course in Medicine and how to apply for NUI . Thank you

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