Level up your English!
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.
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
while studying at IH Galway and after you finish studying with us
about Ireland and Irish culture in depth.
your Curriculum Vitae/resumé
more marketable on the job market
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.