English Courses - General Terms and Conditions

Key Facts

English Only & Attendance Policies 

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(SAMPLE – these are subject to change – other timetables will be given on arrival)

AM (Morning Timetable)PM (Afternoon Timetable)
20 lessons / 15 hours09.00 - 10.30 Class   
10.30 - 11.00 Break

11.00 - 12.30 Class

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch
13.30 -15.00 Class

15.00 -15.15 Break

15.15 -16.45 Class

30 lessons / 22.5 hours (5 afternoons)09.00 - 10.30 Class

10.30 - 11.00 Break

11.00 - 12.30 Class

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 15.00 Class
34 lessons / 22.5 hours + 3 hours independent work

09.00 - 10.30 Class

10.30 - 11.00 Break

11.00 - 12.30 Class

12.30 - 13.30 Lunch

13.30 - 15.00 Class

4 lessons independent directed e-learning

Insurance & Health



It is easy to travel to Galway from all airports in Ireland - Dublin, Shannon, Knock & Cork airports. You can either take a bus or the train. We can book your preferred transfer option for you once you send us your flight arrival times.

You can travel by bus directly from Dublin Airport to Galway city centre. Buses are quick, cheap and are the best option, in our view. We can book it for you. Two bus companies that you can use are www.gobus.iewww.citylink.iewww.eireagle.ie. If you choose to travel by train from Dublin to Galway you will need to transfer to the Heuston Train Station first.

Buses from Shannon, Cork and Knock airports are with www.citylink.ie or with www.buseireann.ie

We can also organise a Private Taxi Transfer from Dublin, Cork or Shannon airports directly to your accommodation in Galway.

Meet & Greet Service is an additional service we provide for students on arrival at the airport. A GCI / GBS representative meets you at Arrivals in the airport (with a sign with your name) and brings you to the bus to Galway. The representative does not travel with you. On arrival at Galway Coach Station you are met by another school representative and brought to your accommodation. Included in the price of the Meet & Greet is the Bus Ticket to Galway and the Taxi Transfer to your accommodation. You can choose to have this service on Arrival only, or on Arrival and Departure.

A Meet & Greet Service is obligitory for ALL under-18 year olds (this is required by Irish Law).

If we organise your transfer for you, we need your flight details and mobile number in case of any delay or change.

Visa Students

Visa Process in Galway

To land in Ireland as a non-EU citizen, you will need the following to present to Immigration:

You can, in certain circumstances, use a bank statement from your home coun- try but it must be an original document from the bank with the €4,200 amount shown. You can also use alternative insurance to the GCI product but it must be regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland and it must have your Irish address on it

Once you arrive in Galway you will need to:

PPS Number

A PPS number is a Personal Public Social Number and is required if you wish to work in Galway.

It is also required if you are undertaking a Department of Education (QQI) degree or certificate. To apply for a PPS number you must go to the Social Welfare Office in Victoria Place, Galway.

You will need your passport, proof of address (i.e. bank letter) and a letter from the school. Students who require a visa to stay in Ireland cannot get a PPS number if they are staying here for less than 25 weeks. You should have an offer of a job before applying for a PPS number.

General Conditions 

a) Cause damage of any kind to the Institute / School, its good name either real or imagined, members of staff, host families, residences, other students or any other agent of GCI / GBS or their good name, either real or imagined.

b) If the student behaves in such manner that leads to a disturbance or nuisance.

c) If the student is suspected of or charged with any misdemeanor or crime against the laws of the land. Any costs incurred in any such events will be the responsibility of the student or his/her parents or guardians.