Entry Requirements


Please check individual programme pages to see whether the entry requirements are a 2:2 or 2:1.

Entry Level  Qualification Irish Leaving Cert points: 300 to 375 Irish Leaving Cert points: 376 to 425 Irish Leaving Cert points: 426 to 499 Irish Leaving Cert points: 500 to 549 Irish Leaving Cert points: 550 to 600
Foundation Level Refer to providers          
Undergraduate     Applicants with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma or A-Levels will be considered for direct admission           
If you have studied the American curriculum, entry requirements are listed Your Country USA page.          
Applicants with the HSSC with an overall average of 75% and a Bachelor (Pass) degree with a minimum of 60% will be considered for entry onto undergraduate degree programmes.          
Intermediate/Higher Education Secondary School Examinations (Year 12) with good grades plus a recognised Foundation programme.          
Entry Level  Qualification Minimum Grade Required/Degree 2:2 Equivalent Very Good/2:1 Equivalent Excellent/1st Equivalent    
Postgraduate   Applicants with a Bachelor (Honours) degree of four or five years' duration can be considered for entry to a Masters programme. 60%/2.7 CGPA on 4 point scale 70% /3.2 CGPA on a 4 point scale 85% /3.7 CGPA on a 4 point scale    
Applicants with a two year Bachelors (Pass) and two year Masters can be considered for entry to a Masters programme. 60%/2.8/CB 70%/3.5/4/BA 75%/3.5/4.0/AA    
Applicants with a Bachelor (Honours) degree of at least three years' duration with a First Class pass, plus a good Masters degree can be considered for entry to a Masters programme.          
Masters degree 49.5% / 2.0 / CC 59.5 - 64.4% / 3.0 / BB 64.5% / 3.5 / BA    

Asma Khatoon - PhD Electrical & Electronics Engineering

Asma Khatoon

"Hi, I am Asma, a PhD student in the department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering, University of Galway. I came here last year and was amazed at the great combination of quality education, friendly faculty, varied student life and fun! From the first days I was surrounded by welcoming, caring and helpful people. It’s so easy to mix and make friends here. University of Galway is a great place to study, with its high academic standards and supportive student environment. It is one of the top ranked university in the world.
I enjoyed my learning experience greatly. I am lucky to have a wonderful PhD Supervisor, who always helped me. He has been supportive since the day I came here. I am very thankful to him. He is a great man.

Irish people are friendly, helping and easy going. Galway city is a beautiful place to live, with the authenticity to Irish life and culture surrounded by the most beautiful countryside.  I would recommend any prospective student especially from Pakistan to choose University of Galway as their study destination.
And as a student ambassador, I will be tremendously eager to help potential international students here in Ireland."

— Asma Khatoon, PhD Electrical & Electronics Engineering, from Pakistan

Muhammad Shariq Hassan - PhD in Civil Engineering

You should visit Muhammad's blog to read his testimonial!


Saqib Salahuddin - PhD in Electrical & electronic Engineering

What course have you signed up for?
I am going 4 years structural PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering. My work is related to Medical Devices. 
Reasons for choosing the course and University of Galway?
University of Galway is a reputed institute of Ireland. The group led by Dr. Martin O'Halloran is well known in the medical devices and dielectric properties. It is a privilege for me to work in University of Galway under the supervision of Dr. Martin. 
What was your first day at University like?
My first day at the university was totally unpredictable. The campus location is amazing. I loved the river side and view. The campus was bigger than I imagined and everyone at the campus was so friendly and welcoming. 
Highlight of your study in Ireland and University of Galway
Staff is super friendly and polite.
The facilities are excellent.
University of Galway is full of different activities.
It has excellent career development programs for students.
Irish culture in 3 words
Friendly, full of life, easy going
Galway in 3 words
Peaceful, Beautiful, Clean 

— Saqib Salahuddin, PhD in Electrical & electronic Engineering, from Lahore, Pakistan

Saqib Salahuddin - PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering

Saqib Salahuddin

"Hi I am Saqib Salahuddin and I am doing 4 years structural PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
University of Galway is a reputed institute of Ireland and the group led by Dr. Martin O'Halloran is well known for their work in medical devices and dielectric properties. I am lucky and extremely privileged to be part of Lambe Medical Device Research group in University of Galway under the supervision of Dr. Martin.

I came to Galway in 2014 and my first day at the university was totally unpredictable. The campus location is amazing, especially the river side view. It’s a very friendly atmosphere at University of Galway. You will always be surrounded by friendly and welcoming people.
University of Galway has high academic standards, excellent facilities, variety of extra extracurricular activities and exceptional career development programs for the students. The academic staff is very friendly and supportive. I would highly recommend University of Galway for international students and especially for prospective Pakistani students and would like to offer my help in any regard.

I would describe the Irish culture and people as friendly, full of life and extremely easy going. Galway city is one of the best places in the world to live. It’s extremely beautiful, peaceful and has all the colors of Irish culture." 

— Saqib Salahuddin, PhD in Electrical & Electronic Engineering, from Lahore, Pakistan

Ghulam Sarwar - PhD in Computer Science

Ghulam Sarwar

"Before coming to Ireland the only thing I knew about it was some landscapes I saw in a Hollywood movie ‘leap year’, a glimpse of Irish dance and music I saw in Titanic and it’s an English speaking country with loads of opportunities in IT because I read in an article that Ireland is a silicon valley of Europe. Being a traveller, an IT enthusiastic and music lover, all these reasons fits right in my area and I decided to choose Ireland for my postgraduate studies. I was lucky enough to get a scholarship from Irish Research Council for my PhD in computer science. It was in collaboration with a company, so it was even better for me to get both flavours i.e. academia and industry at the same time.

Whether it was the generosity of the international office toward my silly questions, or the welcoming nature of my supervisor and the landlady of my new house, my first days in Ireland went smoothly. The university is equipped with all the facilities that a student needs. For Muslim students there are options available for halal food in campus, which is quite impressive. Prayer rooms are also available where you can practice your faith. The best part I love about NUIG is, that it has numerous societies and sports clubs. It gives you a wonderful opportunity to meet people from all over the world who share the same interest as yours and experience different cultures and make new friends. Galway city itself is a wonderful place to live in. The scenery around the town and the West part of Ireland is truly phenomenal.

I would definitely recommend and encourage international students to consider NUIG for their studies.
Ireland in 3 words: It's good Craic :)
Galway in 3 words: Diverse, young and musical"

— Ghulam Sarwar, PhD in Computer Science, from Lahore, Pakistan

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Haroon Zafar from Pakistan

Haroon from Pakistan speaks of his research as a PhD student in the School of Physics at University of Galway

Shehzad Khan from Pakistan

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