How Do I Apply?

Book Pre-Sessional Programmes here.  

Book 25-Week Pre-Masters English Language Pathway here  

For enquiries, please contact Dr Maeve Egan at:

Frequently Asked Questions

The English Language Centre FAQ


Please note that payment is made for individual courses by credit or debit card by clicking here. 

Payment for the 25-Week Pre-Masters English Language Pathway is made on the University’s application system here.

Refund Policy

  • Notification of course cancellations must be made by email
  • Fees paid are refunded in full up to 8 weeks prior to course commencement.
  • 50% of fee amount is refunded up to 4 weeks prior to course commencement.
  • No refund is paid for cancellations made less than 4 weeks before course commencement.

Travel & Health Insurance

  • It is the responsibility of the student to take out private travel and health insurance. Students are expected to insure themselves against theft, loss that may arise. English Language Centre does not accept responsibility for any of the above. 
  • EU students can obtain an EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) for basic cover. For more information click here. 
  • Non-EU students must produce evidence of medical health cover. The English Language Centre can organise health insurance vis-à-vis University of Galway’s insurance providers. For more information, click here.

Visa Information

Non-EU/EEA students may require a study visa. It is the responsibility of NonEU/EEA student to adhere to guidelines outlined by the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (INIS), a function of the Department of Justice and Equality, in relation to obtaining a study visa.

Please also note it is important to begin visa application process on confirmation of booking and payment of fees as applications can take up to 6 weeks to process.

Conditions for full-time language programme for Non EU/EEA Students:
  •  A full time Language Course consists of a minimum of 25 weeks tuition and a minimum of 15 hours tuition per week. The minimum number of hours of teaching is therefore 375. 
  • All tuition must be delivered during the hours 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and involve tuition on at least 3 of those days. 
  • The minimum level of attendance on the course is 85%.
  • The student must take a recognized examination at the end of the course (students who do not comply with this requirement will not be permitted to obtain further immigration permission) On arrival to Ireland, all Non-EU/EEA students must register with Garda National Immigration Bureau (GNIB) if staying longer than 90 days For more information in relation to study visas, click here.

Terms and Conditions

Click below for a full list of terms and conditions.