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National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)

Galway, Ireland
  • 280 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 284 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 263 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 331 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 271 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 243 THE World University Rankings 2018
  • 251 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
Campus setting Urban
Living cost RM 52,216 per year
Student population Large (More than 10,000)
International students 18%
Institution type Public

About National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)

At NUI Galway, it is recognised for its excellent reputation in providing quality teaching and research experience to its 17,000 students while supported by 2,200 staff. It has built itself a name in the fields of arts, social science, Celtic studies, business, public policy and law, engineering and informatics, medicine, nursing and health sciences, and science.

Students at NUI Galway are also encouraged to stay active and maintain a vibrant spirit by joining in either of the 50 available sports clubs, 110 active societies and other links to volunteering organisations. Several of these societies also include

  • Artistic & Performing Societies
  • Academic Societies
  • Debating and Political Societies
  • Social Action/Religious Societies
  • Social and Gaming Societies

There is a wide range of course programmes that cover undergraduate, postgraduate, and diploma qualifications that meet international standards, and thus, students are more equipped with options to build in their personal and academic development. Furthermore, students will also obtain the required set of skills and knowledge to succeed and contribute to the working industry of their choice. Other than that, for those who are interested, they can embark on conducting world-class research programmes in the growing fields such as biomedical engineering science, environmental and marine sciences, information technology, human rights, and even Irish studies. Students will also be pleased to know that NUI Galway offers students with research-based and postgraduate programmes.

Campus information

NUI Galway is in the middle of a €400 million construction programme - the largest expansion of facilities in any university in Ireland. Since 2010, the 'Campus of the Future' project has delivered iconic new research facilities such as:

  • Biosciences Research Building
  • Engineering Building
  • Hardiman Research Building
  • Lambe Institute for Translational Research and HRB Clinical Research Facility

We continue to expand our research and teaching facilities, with two new buildings in particular about to have a huge impact on the University's teaching capabilities:

  • Human Biology Building
  • Centre for Drama, Theatre and Performance


There are a number of differnt accommodation options available to you:

Student Residences

There are 2 student residences on campus; Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village which opened in September 2018. These residences are University-owned. 

Private Sector Accommodation

All private sector accommodation is advertised by us for you on this site.  You can set up an alert on this system stating what your housing requirements are and when your choice of accommodation is advertised you will receive a text message to your phone.  You can also place a message on our message board facility.

Temporary and Short Term Accommodation Sources

This is the advise for students, particularly international students, to book temporary or short term accommodation for when they arrive in Ireland. This is because it gives you a chance to view various types of accommodation in person in the private sector prior to booking it.  


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 3 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 2 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Mass Communication & Media 1


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