Application Process

Students applying for full undergraduate degree programmes from outside of the European Union (EU), and who are liable for full non-EU tuition fees, should apply online via Apply to University of Galway. Our application portal will re-open for Applications from 1st October 2023. Should you have any queries or require any additional information at this time please e-mail

Students applying for undergraduate medicine should apply directly to the School of Medicine, please note that applications for medicine will not be processed by the International Affairs Office. 

Documentation Requirements (documents you should have available to upload to your application).

  • Please upload originals or certified copies of school transcripts/examination certificates (or forecast results/predicted scores if available). Where an applicant has not yet completed Secondary School (High School), the most recent transcript should be submitted. Transcripts and graduation/examination certificates should be translated into English where necessary. 
  • For US Applicants a standardised test score is usually required. For your SAT scorecard, if you have selected University of Galway, College Board will provide us with your SAT scorecard. For ACT, we hope to receive your scorecard electronically but in the meantime please upload your scorecard to your application when available or alternatively select the University of Galway code and we will receive a copy via post. The University of Galway's SAT code is 5878. The University of Galway ACT code is 5351. Whilst we do recommend that US applicants submit a standardised test score, we will consider the GPA as per the academic transcript along with the usual documentation (personal statement and references), where an SAT is not available.
  • A copy of your Passport
  • A Personal Statement is mandatory for your application. We recommend it is (typed) of no more than 800 words outlining your academic interests, sporting and/or cultural interests and your reasons for wanting to study at University of Galway. You may also include aspects of your academic career that are not necessarily reflected in your application.
  • Two Letters of Recommendation ideally from a teacher and/or guidance counsellor or someone who knows you personally. Alternatively, you can provide their contact information when you are applying online (include their e-mail address) and the same will be requested in confidence.
  • Please upload IELTS or TOEFL certificate, in the case of applicants whose first language is not English. Please refer to for further information on our English Language Proficiency requirements.
  • Some of our Undergraduate Courses may have specific subject requirements such as a higher level of mathematics or that you have studied a foreign language/second language, please check out the 2023 Entry Quick Guide to Subject Requirements below for your course.  [Please note that the Irish Language requirements refer to Irish students only]. The 2024 A-Level Quick Guide to Subject Requirements is also featured below.
  • If you have a query about these requirements please contact the team via e-mail at
  • 2024 Entry - Quick Guide to Subject Requirements
  • 2024 A-Level Quick Guide to Subject Requirements

When to Apply

For the September 2024 intake, applications open from 1st October 2023. Decisions on applications are made on a rolling basis, throughout the year, so please ensure to apply as early as possible. Applicants can usually expect a decision within 4-6 weeks of submitting an application.

Closing Date

Applications are now open for September 2024. Applications will close between 15th and 30th July 2024. Students who are coming from visa-required countries please be mindful that the Study Visa application process may take 6 to 12 weeks. Students applying for full undergraduate degree programmes from outside of the European Union (EU), should apply online via Apply to University of Galway. 

Application Fee

An application fee of €35 will apply when submitting a Non-EU Undergraduate application to University of Galway (you may apply for up to two programmes).

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