Entry Requirements

Entry Level  Qualification Irish Leaving Cert points: 300 to 400 Irish Leaving Cert points: 400 to 500 Irish Leaving Cert points: 500 to 600
Foundation Level        
  Sijil Tingii Persekolahan Malaysia (Malaysia Higher School Certificate) (STPM)

CGPA 2.0 CGPA 2.4 CGPA 2.8
  Unified Examination Certificate (UEC - Senior Middle Level) Average B6 Average B4 Average A2
  Other qualifications:
Malaysia Ministry of Education (MOE) Matriculation Programme, South Australian Matriculation (SAM) administered by the SACE Board of South Australia, Victorian Certificate of Education, Canadian High School or Secondary School Diploma 
Applicants with any of these qualifications will be considered for direct admission to undergraduate programmes.
Entry Level  Qualification 2:2 Equivalent 2:1 Equivalent 1st Equivalent
Postgraduate Bachelor Degree (Honours) 2.5/4 3/4 3.5/4

Nitya Priya - Medicine

"Choosing to study medicine means choosing a university which provides the best, most wholesome student experience. The pre-clinical years consist of an immaculate syllabus which complements the training received in the clinical years. The close partnership with University College Hospital Galway in training medical students is the cornerstone in moulding competent future medical undergraduates who can not only excel as doctors but also in medical research. With an exciting campus life to the very international nature of students from various courses and the academically stimulating lectures and tutorials delivered by well-trained doctors and professors alike,  helps build life experiences, supports growth of character and prepares you for the real world application of your field of undergraduate study. "

NityaPriya Palanivail, Malaysia, 4th year Medical Student

You should also read her blogs about University of Galway!

Nadiah Noor Azman - Medicine

Nadiah Noor Azman

Why did you choose NUI Galway? "Medicine is always my passion since childhood. Being a doctor is actually one of the ways to contribute to the public. Honestly, NUI Galway is the only Irish university offered in twinning programme by my previous university in pre-clinical phase. However, I am always fond of pursuing my study in Ireland since Ireland is well-known with its medical course in my country. Hence, I chose NUIG over other universities for my twinning programme."

 What was your first day at University like? "My first day was really great. I enjoyed my bridging course conducted by NUIG. I was well-oriented and made clear on my visions while studying in NUIG."

How did you find NUI Galway and Ireland? "The emphasis on the theory is one important component that I love in NUIG. Having a strong foundation in pre-clinical phase is essential before starting the clinical years. Besides that, peaceful environment in Galway is one of the main traits that made Galway stands out from the others as the best place to study!"

 Irish culture in 3 words? "Unique, well-preserved, proudful." Galway in 3 words? "Peaceful, friendly, unpredictable."

 Nadiah Noor Azman, Medicine, from Selangor

Johor Bahru

IDP Education Limited - Johor Bahru
38-01, Jalan Austin Heights 3/2
Taman Mount Austin
81100 Johor Bahru
Tel:607-283 0880


Study Hub Student Advisory - Klang
66A, B & C, Persiaran Raja Muda Musa
41100 Klang, Selangor
Tel: +60127323537

Kota Kinabalu

Intake Education Kota Kinabalu
Unit No. S-1-24, First Floor, City Mall, Lorong City Mall
Jalan Lintas
88300 Kota Kinabalu
Tel: + 6014 552 2727
IDP Education Limited - Kota Kinabalu
Lot 2-1, 1st Floor
Lorong Lintas Plaza 1
Lintas Plaza, Jalan Lintas
88300 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tel: +6088242336
Study Hub – Kota Kinabula
Lot 24, Second Floor, Block C
Asia City 88000 Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
Tel: +6012-8021642

Kuala Lumpur

AECC Global  - Kuala Lumpur
Q Sentral, Common Ground,  
Level 39, Unit 39-02 East Wing, 2A,  
Jalan Stesen Sentral 2,  
Kuala Lumpur Sentral,  
50470 Kuala Lumpur 
Tel: +6017-913 5932 
IDP Education Limited - Kuala Lumpur  
6th Floor, (West Block), 
Wisma Golden Eagle Realty, 
142-C, Jalan Ampang, 
50450 Kuala Lumpur. 
MyStudy Education Consulting Sdn. Bhd 
3-1-3, Cantonment Exchange 
698, Jalan Ipoh 
51100 Kuala Lumpur 
Tel: +603-62590021 


IDP Education Limited - Kuching 
No 28, 1st Floor
Brighton Square, Jalan Song
93350 Kuching, Sarawak
Tel: +6082-577 645
Intake Education- Kuching
First Floor, Sublot 54, Galacity Commercial Centre
Jalan Tun Jugah
93350 Kuching
Tel: +06106647218
Visionary Education Consultancy 
Lot 9682, 2/F Sublot 14,  
Jalan Setia Jaya,  
Medan Setia Raja Commercial Centre  
93350 Kuching, Sarawak, Malaysia 
Tel: +6016 890 3349 


Inquota Education Services- Miri
D-2-15, Block D, Miri Times Square
98000 Miri
Tel: +60 3-5611 7997 


IDP Education Limited - Penang
441-1-1, Pulau Tikus Plaza
Jalan Burma
10350 Penang
Tel+604-225 0220

Petaling Jaya

AECC Global - Petaling Jaya
Co-Labs - Level 4, The Starling Mall
No, 6, Damansara Utama
47400 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
Tel: +60122206343

Subang Jaya

AECC Global
A-02-03, Level 2, Block A, Sunway Geo Avenue
Jalan Lagoon Selatan
Sunway South Quay
Bandar Sunway
Subang Jaya, Selangor 47500
Tel: +603-3099 5932
IDP Education Limited - Subang Jaya   
No 18, Jalan SS15/8, 
47500 Subang Jaya. 
Tel: +60392131488 
Inquota Education Services
No.16, 2nd Floor
Jalan SS 15/8,47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: +60 3-5611 7997   
Uni Enrol
Sunway Geo Avenue
Jalan Lagoon Selatan
Bandar Sunway
47500 Subang Jaya
Tel: +603 5613 7225 

Medical Applicants

NUI Galway has welcomed students from Malaysia for many years, particularly within the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, where we have a strong tradition of Malaysian students coming to completing their full medical degree over five years.

In addition, the University recently welcomed the first intake of Malaysian students on a twinned medical degree programme offered with the Allianze University College of Medical Sciences (AUCMS), Kapala Batas, in northern Malaysia.

Please contact the Irish University Medical School Consortium (IUMC) for entry requirements for Medicine.

Applicants for Medicine should contact:

Ms. Barbara Er (Malaysia) 
Director – Student Services 
Synthesis Education Consulting 
Suite 5.18, Level 5, North Block, The AmpWalk 
218 Jalan Ampang 
50450 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 
T 603-21632302