International Office

International Office
7 Distillery Road
University of Galway


Reception Opening Times

Monday to Friday
9am to 5pm
Closed for lunch between 1pm and 2pm

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International Students – Need Help? 

For information on accommodation please visit the  Accommodation Advisory Service website or in person at the Student Enquiry Desk on the Concourse.


International Office
7 Distillery Road
University of Galway
t: +353 (0)91 49 5277


 Student Support

Louise Kelly -  International Student Officer


Available on 086 8576152 for out of hours emergencies - non academic related.

International Postgraduate Admissions

Gráínne McCormick -  Deputy Admissions Officer (Postgraduate)


Undergraduate and Postgraduate Student Recruitment

Office - Block E, University of Galway, Galway

Shazim Husayn - Director of Internationalisation

Judith Cooke - Head of Global Recruitment

Johanna Walsh - Deputy Head and Global Development Manager Europe, Middle East and Africa

Dr Trista Huang - Global Development Manager - East Asia and South East Asia

Sadhbh Picilaidis - International Marketing Executive 

Dermott Henry - International Marketing Executive

JJ McColgan - Global Development Executive - Europe and Central Asia

Anne Cahill - Undergraduate Admissions Coordinator



Office -  Block T, Room 204 (Upstairs). Located on Distillery Road.
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Kim O'Flynn-Kelly - Erasmus Executive

Jodi Blumenfeld – International Exchange Coordinator (Outgoing Erasmus)
Leona Connolly - Erasmus Inbound Coordinator (Incoming Erasmus)

Study Abroad (Non-EU Visiting and Exchange Students)

Office -  Block T, Room 203 (Upstairs). Located on Distillery Road.
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Student queries:
Dr Cyril Reddington - Study Abroad Coordinator

Partnership queries:
J.B. Terrins - International Mobility Manager

Federal Aid (US Students)

Tara Prendeville - Federal Aid Administrator


Office of Vice-President International

Professor Becky Whay - Vice-President International 

Fees Enquiries

Please email

Registration Enquiries

Please email

Click here for more information on International Office Policies and Procedures.

Addtional Support Services for International Students

We have many years’ experience welcoming international students to Galway and provide a wide range of support services to help you adjust to your new environment.

Student Support Services

International students can also avail of the full range of support services available to all University of Galway students.

Accommodation Office

The Accommodation Office assists students in finding housing and provides advice on general housing issues.

Disability Support Service

Students who have a disability/specific learning difficulty and who require particular supports should notify the Disability Support Service in advance of admission to the University.

Deans of Chaplaincy Service

The Deans of Chaplaincy Service provides active pastoral care and spiritual leadership for all students and can also assist in making contact with other religious denominations.

Student Counselling

The Student Counselling team of qualified and experienced counsellors, psychologists and psychotherapists, offers confidential individual counselling to all University of Galway students.

Student Health Unit

The Student Health Unit provides on-campus medical, psychiatric and physiotherapy care to registered University of Galway students in a professional and confidential manner.

Health Promotion Service

The Health Promotion Service aims to assist students to reach their full potential by providing non-judgemental and up-to-date information to help you make informed decisions. Programmes run by the service include The Mind, Body & Soul programme and the Exam De-stress Programme.

Career Development Centre

The Career Development Centre is available to help students manage their career development by providing information on different career options as well as practical support and workshops on all aspects of graduate careers including CV preparation and interview techniques

Students Union

The Students Union (SU) is the independent voice of students representing your interests and solving your problems on campus and beyond. The SU also provides assistance and guidance in the areas of finance, accommodation, academic problems, rights, jobs, personal safety, mental health and wellbeing. There are 16 elected officers of the Union including and Education Officer and Welfare Officer who can offer confidential support and information should you experience academic or personal problems.

Academic Support Services

The University also provides a wide range of academic support services to help international students with their studies.

James Hardiman Library

The James Hardiman Library is the main library on campus and provides study spaces and the key resources you need for your study. Students can access the books, journals and electronic resources by visiting the Library in person or through the Library’s website which provides you with 24/7 access, anytime and anywhere. Library Tours are provided as part of the orientation programme at the beginning of each semester.

Academic Writing Centre

The Academic Writing Centre offers free one-to-one sessions on academic writing tailored to the needs of individual students. In addition to help with grammar, punctuation and spelling, the centre provides assistance with essay structure and the overall writing process.


Blackboard is the online learning system used at University of Galway, which allows lecturers to post materials such as lecture notes, reading materials, weblinks, videos, quizzes, etc, online. Blackboard is available 24/7 from both on and off campus. There is also a Blackboard App (in iPhone and Android versions) which you can download.


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