Galway Cultural Institute and Galway Business School have developed a joint University Foundation Programme to prepare international students for academic study at an English-speaking university or college. The course is aligned with the language performance levels of ALTE and the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Extra afternoon classes are available for IELTS or TOEIC preparation. Students who complete the programme successfully will automatically satisfy the language requirements for third-level programmes at Galway Business School. Galway Cultural Institute helps students completing the Foundation Programme to apply to other third-level institutions.