Orientation Information and Programme

The International Office at NUI Galway looks forward to welcoming you to the new academic year.

Orientation will take place on the following dates:

Student card distribution 9 am - 12 pm Thursday September 1st (Room AC203 Concourse (Arts/Science building)
Academic Orientation (Online) 2 - 4 pm Thursday September 1st (students will be emailed a meeting link in advance)
Support Services Orientation 9.30 am - 1 pm Friday September 2nd (Bailey Allen Hall)

Academic Orientation consists of an overview of the following: 

  • classes on offer
  • prerequisites
  • timetables
  • venues
  • examination arrangements

Please find presentations below for your infromation.

Discipline of English

Department of History

Discipline of Philosophy

Philosophy in Irish Schools

Beginners Irish

Discipline of Drama & Theatre Studies

School of Languages, Literature and Culture

School of Political Science and Sociology

School of Psychology

School of Law

College of Business

College of Science and Engineering


Support Services Orientation consists of an overview of the following:

  • library services
  • computer services
  • sports clubs and student societies
  • student health
  • counselling services
  • banking
  • student safety
  • volunteering
  • GNIB Registration (for Non-EU/EEA students)

Classes start on Monday 5th of September for most modules. First year modules will not commence until Monday 26th September. A full list of semester dates is available by viewing the Academic Calender


  • Study Abroad Brochure

    Study Abroad Brochure PDF (16 MB)

  • Philosophical Thinking with Children Brochure

    Philosophical Thinking with Children Brochure PDF (16 MB)

  • Exploring Irish Theatre

    Exploring Irish Theatre PDF (16 MB)