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Study & Work Programme

Would you like to come to Galway to study at IH for 6 months and work at the same time? This programme, which is unique to Ireland, allows you to study English at IH Galway and work at the same time! You can study and work in Galway for 6 months and take an examination such as IELTS or Cambridge First of Advanced at the end of your course, then work in Galway for 2 more months.






Renewal students:





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Here is a summary of the Study & Work Programme:
take 6 months of lessons - 15 hours per week. + work up to 20 hours per week for this period
take an exam at the end of your course: Cambridge, IELTS
have 2 months off lessons + work up to 40 hours per week for this period

Extra opportunities for you to practise English

Tutor guided e-learning platform

We offer you tutor-guided extra practice to help you focus on specific areas such as vocabulary, grammar, writing, reading, writing, listening and pronunciation. What’s more, you can start your language journey with IH Galway now from your home! Once you book a course with us, we give you access to our e-learning platform, and this access continues after you finish your course with IH Galway.

Study & Work

With a Study/Work Programme at IH Galway, you can…


your level of English


a prestigious qualification in English

Earn money

while studying at IH Galway and after you finish studying with us


about Ireland and Irish culture in depth.


your Curriculum Vitae/resumé

Make yourself

more marketable on the job market

If you study with us online, you will have the opportunity to come to our special online social events, such as Irish dancing, conversation and book clubs, workshops on topics like building your LinkedIn profile and virtual tours of the National Art Gallery. All these events are free!

Social Events

On a face to face course with us in Galway, you will have the opportunity to visit places of cultural and historical interest in Galway, and at the weekend, we offer visits to the most beautiful parts of Galway, such as the world-famous Cliffs of Moher and the Aran Islands. Activities such as Irish dancing are also arranged. Some of these events are free.

What our students have to say

FAQs Study & Work

This depends on which country you live in. If you’re from Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile or Peru, for example, you don’t need to get a visa in advance. If you’re from Saudi Arabia, Russia, South Korea or the United Arab Emirates, for example, you can apply for a visa at the Irish Embassy in your capital city.

You book and pay for a course – see course fees above. Then we send you the documents to travel to Ireland.

You will need to bring €3,000 to show the immigration officials in Galway that you have enough money to maintain yourself in Ireland without working. However, when you find work once you’re in Galway, you won’t need to use this money.

This depends on your level of English and your qualifications. If you have a low level, you will work in a hotel, restaurant or café as a cleaner or in the kitchen. When your level of English is higher, you can work as a waiter/waitress or in a shop, for example.

You prepare a good CV/resumé – we will help you with this.

You practise your interview skills – we will help you with this.

At International House Galway, we will help you achieve your language objectives if you are willing to workhard to achieve them. Contact Us

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