The National University of Ireland


The National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway; Irish: OÉ Gaillimh) is located in the city of Galway in Ireland. A third-level teaching and research institution, the University has been awarded the full five QS stars for excellence, and is ranked among the top 1 percent of universities according to the 2018 QS World University Rankings.

The University was founded in 1845 as "Queen's College Galway", and was more recently known as "University College Galway" (UCG).

NUI Galway is a member of the Coimbra Group, a network of 40 long-established European universities.


  • College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
  • College of Business, Public Policy and Law
  • College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
  • College of Science and Engineering


  • Business & Economics 
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English and Creative Arts
  • Geography, Archaeology and Irish Studies
  • Health Sciences
  • History and Philosophy
  • Languages, Literatures and Cultures
  • Law
  • Mathematics, Statistics and Applied Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Natural Sciences
  • Nursing
  • Physics
  • Political Science and Sociology
  • Psychology
  • Hotel Management


Galway University Foundation (GUF) was established in 1998 with the intention of generating financial support from private individuals and institutions for NUI Galway. It nurtures relationships with donors for whom NUI Galway's approach to education appeals. The Foundation has many 'Priority Projects' in development.

University rankings

Global rankings

  • ARWU World                    301-400 (2016)
  • QS World                           243 (2017)
  • THE World                         201-250 (2017)

Student life

NUI Galway has about 150 active student societies, ranging from the academic (such as archaeology, astronomy, botany, chemistry, classics, engineering, French, geography, German, Italian, law, marine, maths, medicine, microbiology, philosophy, physics, Russian and Spanish) to artistic and performing (such as choral, circus, orchestra and photography). Religions are represented, as are other lifestyles (such as veganism and organic horticulture). In addition, many of Ireland's political parties have active societies at NUI Galway, including Fine Gael, Green, Labour, People Before Profit, Sinn Féin and the Social Democrats.


There are a number of different 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
  • Temporary and Short Term Accommodation Sources

They advise 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. 

  • Bed and Breakfasts

Bed and breakfasts are also a useful accommodation type for the short term.

  • Hostels: Kinlay House, Snoozles, The Savoy, Sleepzone, The Nest,

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