Academic orientation for all full degree international students is College specific and will take place from Monday 31st August. See here for further details. 

Academic orientation for visiting students only will take place on Friday 4th September, see below.

Support services orientation for all international students

Venue: Bailey Allen Hall, Áras na Mac Léinn (Student Centre)

Thursday 3 September 2015, 9.30 am

  • Student Health
  • Counselling services
  • Blackboard
  • Sports Clubs and Student Societies
  • Library
  • Computer Services
  • Banking
  • Student safety
  • Volunteering opportunities
  • GNIB Registration (Non-EU/EEA students)

Friday 4 September 2015, 8:30 am

Academic advisory sessions for visiting students. Students will receive information on exams, timetables and other important academic information at this session so we strongly recommend attendance.

Visiting Student Handbook Sem 1 2015_2016

Pre-Arrival Guide 2015/16

Orientation Guide 2015/16

FAQ List for Erasmus & Visiting Students

Orientation Events 2015

Galway Map

Campus Map

Immigration Fact sheet

Students will receive hard copies of these documents at orientation.

Fáilte (Welcome!) Mornings

Each day for the first week of term all newly arrived students are invited to attend an informal gathering where they can meet with staff of the International Affairs Office, ask questions and get to know each other. Free tea/coffee and biscuits also! Meetings take place from 12 to 1 pm in the View, upstairs in Aras na Mac Leínn.

Walking tour of Galway

The International Affairs Office arranges walking tours of Galway on the weekend after orientation. You can book a place on one of the tours on:


Library training and tour

The Library will provide Library Orientation for the students for the first weeks of term. Students can book a session that suits them at the link below. 



Find out more

7 Distillery Road
T 353 91 495 277
F 353 91 495 551
International Affairs Office
Visit the International Affairs Office Web site