Study at National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG)

  • NUIG is among the largest University in the state with over 18,000 students of which nearly 3,000 students are from abroad
  • NUIG has an enviable record of over 96% graduates being employed within six month of graduation or even, immediately thereafter.
  • As per the QS ranking, NUIG is in the Top 1% of universities in the world and is acclaimed as for excellence in research and innovation
  • Founded in 1845 (over a 160 years old)
  • A top choice for international students, NUIG is especially known for its Biomedical Science and Engineering, Web science, Human Rights, Marine Science, Energy and Environmental Science and many more
  • National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) is based out of Galway, between Connemara and the Buren, Galway has been acclaimed as the ‘most charming city’ by the egalitarian New York Times.
  • NUIG has several programs to its credit like the Blackstone LaunchPad, a multidisciplinary experiential learning programme that supports a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, by providing tools for student entrepreneurs to turn ideas into viable businesses. This is the first global launch for the Blackstone programme outside of the US.
  • NUIG has seeded several start-up’s which are runaway successes like Westway Health Ltd, Channel Mechanics Ltd, Dia Nia Technologies Ltd, Aquilla Bioscience Ltd, NetFort Technologies Ltd and several others.

Why Study in Ireland

  • 2 Years Stay Back: 1 Year Masters / MBA and 2 years Post-study Work Visa. Bachelors degree provides at least 1 year stay back
  • Education Quality: Ireland’s education ranks in the Top 10 in the World
  • Safe & Friendly: One of the safest and the friendliest country in the world
  • 100% English-speaking Country: Ireland is an English speaking country. Remember – Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom (UK) and Southern part of Ireland is known as the Republic of Ireland
  • Companies in Ireland: You name some of the topmost companies and most of them will have their European headquarters (HQs) in Ireland. Ireland has the best of the tech world: Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, SAP, Twitter, Infosys, TCS, and mostly all.Ireland is the largest exporter of software in the world and rates amongst the top five producers of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals globally. The ever-increasing demands of this high technology economy have ensured that the higher education technological sector offers the highest and most advanced standards and opportunities available today. 75+ Biopharmaceutical companies are in Ireland. Ireland is the 7th largest exporter of medicinal and pharmaceutical products in the world in 2014
  • Tax Structure: The taxation in Ireland for companies is 12.5%. Thus, you will have access to some of the topmost companies’ EU HQs in a smaller country. Again, there are top Institutions in Ireland and since its 100% English speaking, even the Companies prefer to be in Ireland
  • Permanent Residency: Ireland offers a great opportunity to settle down in the country if you have a job of over Euro 30000 annually!

So all in all, ONE year Masters + 2 Years Work Permit + Opportunity to Settle Down with access to work in 28 European countries!

For more detailed reasons and information about advantages of studying in Ireland, check out our Why Study in Ireland page

Entry Requirements to Study at NUIG, Ireland

General entry requirements (exact requirements may vary from course to course)

Postgraduate Courses

At least 65 % in Bachelors minimum of a second class honours  (we recommend 60 %) or CGPA of 7  or higher (on a scale of 10). IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each module (or an equivalent TOEFL of 88 or a PTE score of 61)

Undergraduate Courses (after 12th)

75 % or higher for most courses (IBDP: predicted or higher). IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each module (or equivalent )

The NUI Galway MBA

Bachelors degree with at least 3 years of professional work experience after graduation (which does not include summer placements, part-time or temporary work experience). GMAT score of 600 or higher (the average GMAT at National University of Ireland Galway is 640). IELTS: 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each module or TOEFL IBT: 100 (with min. score of 24 in writing, and min. 20 in reading, listening and speaking). All eligible applicants will be interviewed

National University of Ireland Galway Scholarships

National University of Ireland Galway offers a range of scholarships for Indian students. Scholarships are upto 100% of the tuition fee. We encourage students to apply for National University of Ireland Galway scholarship as early as possible. For more information, you can always contact us, and we will help you right through the National University of Ireland Galway scholarship application process at no cost

Several of National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) scholarships for Indian students are listed below:

Undergraduate Merit Scholarships:  Full-time Undergraduate students that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway, excluding applicants for undergraduate medicine. The Scholarship Program offers 10 scholarships for excellent international students amounting to EU 2000, per student.

Postgraduate Merit Scholarships:  Full-time postgraduate students that have received an offer to study at NUI Galway. The Scholarship Program offers 20 scholarships for excellent international students amounting to EU 2000, per student.

Max Arthur Macauliffe Special Merit Scholarship (100%): These scholarships are aimed at academic programmes in all areas of the NUI Galway curriculum. Applications for the scholarship are welcomed from Indian students seeking to enter one of the selected taught Master’s programmes at NUI Galway. Please note that a special personal statement is required for an applicant aspiring to this award.

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships: The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships are open to students from outside the EU/EEA and provide an individual stipend of €10,000 and full fee waiver to 60 beneficiaries for one full year study on a Bachelor, Master or PhD programme.

Erasmus Mundus Scheme:An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. EMJMDs award EU-funded scholarships to the best student candidates applying under annual selection rounds.Study must take place in at least two of the programme countries. Part of the studies can also take place where there is a partner-country institution involved.

An EMJMD is a study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS. This means that it lasts from a minimum of 12 months, to a maximum of 24 months and is open for Master’s students.

National University of Ireland, Galway (NUIG) Application Deadline

While there is no official deadline for applications, courses at National University of Ireland Galway  fill up very fast. Typically, applicants may wish to apply by October in the previous year to when they hope to begin their course at TUD. eg. If you are planning on a September 2020 start, you should apply by September 2019 preferably.

Masters level courses at National University of Ireland Galway especially those related to Biomedical engineering, Computer Science, Energy and such get full very fast.

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Study in Ireland

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