English for University

What is English for University ?

Galway Cultural Institute’s & Galway Business School’s English for University course is aimed at international high school students who are looking to improve their academic English skills before entering university. 

The course introduces learners to academic English and develops the necessary skills required at university level. The programme promotes communication in English, essential study skills & challenges learners to think critically.

  • Minimum Course Length

    3 weeks

  • Lessons a Week

    30 lessons
    45 minutes per lesson

  • Minimum English Level

    B1 - Intermediate

  • Cost

    €295 / week

  • Start Dates

    08.06.2020, 13.07.2020, 10.08.2020

  • Maximum Class Size


  • Minimum Age


  • Lessons a Week

    Mon - Fri 9.00 - 12.30 / 15.00
    (in summer, classes begin at 8:30)

Programme objectives

  • To prepare students to transition successfully to higher education and to introduce students to the necessary academic skills required at third level
  • To engage in academic research, learn to use a virtual learning environment and on-line library resources, complete e-activities, deliver presentations, participate in individual and team- work and carry out independent study.
  • To develop students’ confidence in using listening & written English at university level in lectures & seminars, as well as reading and writing
  • To expand vocabulary and communicate in an academic environment that highlights the importance of expressing opinions and critical thinking
  • To enrich students understanding of cross-cultural awareness.

Why should I study an English for University course?

This programme combines the expertise of our language school, Galway Cultural Institute and our undergraduate business school, Galway Business School. We are in a unique position to deliver this introduction to the university experience. 

You will benefit from our expertise to develop academic English language skills needed to progress to higher education.

You will also enrich your learning and benefit from having full access to the resources on campus which include:

- technology enhanced classrooms

- a campus with spectacular views of the ocean

- a virtual learning environment

- an on-line library

- a range of additional services including accommodation, social programme, airport transfers etc.