International Scholarships 2023/2024

University of Galway is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world. To this end, we offer a range of merit-based scholarships to students from a number of non-EU countries, in line with our strategic international priorities. For international students commencing study at University of Galway they are a number of different scholarships on offer. 

Global Achievement Scholarship (Undergraduate) 

University of Galway is delighted to offer a Global Achievement Scholarship to eligible applicants, providing a €2,000 reduction in tuition fees for their first year of undergraduate study. There is no need to apply separately for this scholarship, as all eligible candidates will be automatically considered based on their academic results and personal statement.

To qualify for this scholarship, successful candidates must be:

  • assessed as international for fees purposes
  • self-funded (ie not be receiving funding from any other external sources such as government or employer sponsorship)

and have:

  • met the conditions outlined in your full-time undergraduate course offer letter
  • have secured a place for full-time study at the University of Galway on an eligible programme starting in September 2023.

Please note that eligible programmes for this scholarship are limited to bachelor's degrees offered by the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, the College of Business, Public Policy and Law, and Shannon College.

If you are selected to receive this scholarship, a letter confirming your award will be sent to you.

Business Postgraduate Merit Scholarships 

  • J.E. Cairnes School of Business and Economics at University of Galway is offering Merit Scholarships across their suite of Business Taught Master's programmes.  
  • For international applicants, one merit scholarship is available per programme, awarded up to 50% of the tuition fees, for the majority of courses.  
  • To be eligible for consideration, candidates must have achieved a H1 (or international equivalent) in their primary degree. There is no application form to be completed as part of this process. 
  • Eligible students who had accepted their offer and paid their deposit before 1st May 2023 will be automatically considered by the review team.
  • Scholarships will be awarded on a highly competitive basis. 
  • All successful applicants will be notified directly via email. Those successful will be asked to complete a short form to confirm receipt of the scholarship. Successful applicants will be notified the week commencing: 22nd May 2023.

Other External Funding Sources for International Students

Irish Fulbright Commission

Government of Ireland – International Education Scholarships 2023

The George J. Mitchell Scholarships

European Union

2024 Japanese Government Monbukagakusho (Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology/MEXT) Research Student & Undergraduate Student Scholarships

The Wellcome Trust

Irish Research Council

The Health Research Board

Open Society Foundations

Irish Aid Fellowship Training Programme

Irish Diaspora Education Alliance

This is one of the instruments used by Irish Aid to support capacity development in Ireland's programme countries in Africa and Asia.  The FTP involves the award of fellowships to suitably qualified candidates from the target countries to undertake studies usually at postgraduate level in fields such as development studies, rural development, health care and education and other disciplines which are likely to support and enhance the capacity of recipients to contribute to the development effort in their own countries. Irish Aid’s partner countries are Ethiopia, Uganda, Tanzania, Zambia, Mozambique, Lesotho, Palestine, Timor Leste and Vietnam and Malawi.

For further information on applications and approved courses please contact office

China Scholarship Council (CSC)

The General Sir John Monash Awards(Australia)

Research Careers Ireland

Education in Ireland is an Irish government agency responsible for promoting Irish education overseas. The Education in Ireland website lists various funding opportunities for international students studying in Ireland.


  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2023

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2023 PDF (8.4MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2023

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2023 PDF (20.6MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2023

    Quick Guide to Courses 2023 PDF (1.20MB)

  • Indian Student Guide

    Indian Student Guide PDF (2.81MB)

  • Turkish Student Guide

    Turkish Student Guide PDF (16MB)

  • Indonesian Student Guide

    Indonesian Student Guide PDF (1.58MB)

  • Malaysian Student Guide

    Malaysian Student Guide PDF (1.31MB)

  • North American Student Guide

    North American Student Guide PDF (1.49MB)

  • Hong Kong Student Guide

    Hong Kong Student Guide PDF (1.12MB)

  • South African Student Guide

    South African Student Guide PDF (1.14MB)

  • Central Asia Student Guide

    Central Asia Student Guide PDF (1.14MB)

  • Nigerian and Ghanaian Guide

    Nigerian and Ghanaian Guide PDF (1.16MB)

  • A-Level Quick Guide to Courses

    A-Level Quick Guide to Courses PDF (1.04MB)

  • International Student Opportunities at University of Galway

    International Student Opportunities at University of Galway PDF (1.36MB)

  • Pre-Arrival Guide 2022

    Pre-Arrival Guide 2022 PDF (16 MB)