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National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)

  • Ranked 280 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • Ranked 284 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • Ranked 263 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • Ranked 331 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • Ranked 271 QS World University Rankings 2015
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About National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway)

With over 17,000 students and more than 2,200 staff, NUI Galway has a distinguished reputation for teaching and research excellence in the fields of arts, social science, and celtic studies; business, public policy and law; engineering and informatics; medicine, nursing and health sciences; and science. The student life is also noted for its highly active and vibrant spirit, with over 50 sports clubs, over 110 active societies and many links with volunteering organisations. Among the types of societies available are:

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

Top class courses
NUI Galway offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees and diplomas of international standard, which provide students with opportunities for personal and academic development, as well as giving them the knowledge and skills they need to pursue successful careers. They also provide a wide range of opportunities through their world-class research programmes in the fields and areas of biomedical engineering science, environmental and marine science, information technology, particularly semantic web technology, human rights and Irish studies. NUI Galway also offers both research-based and taught postgraduate programmes.

Best opportunities
The University's approach to innovative programme development means that courses are developed to reflect the ever-changing needs of the job market and the economy. NUI Galway is also open to international students, and has over 2,000 international students representing more than 90 countries including China, India, Malaysia, the USA and the European Union.

Campus information

Since the University opened the doors of the Quadrangle in 1845, the campus has always been developing to accommodate ever-increasing numbers of students. From the majestic Arts Millennium Building to the Marine Science Institute, and the Cairnes Graduate School of Business and Public Policy, Galway's large campus and buildings reflect the many disciplines and students that are catered for. The campus offers high class facilities for teaching and research and a wealth of amenities for a rich and fulfilling student life. Students can take part in many sports and recreational activities in the Student Centre, or de-stress in the brand-new Sports centre.

Galway's train station is just off Eyre Square. The city's very well serviced by rail and only 2.5 hours away from Dublin. Student can travel to Galway using frequent services offered by public bus service,  or use on of the private bus services such as CityLink or GoBus. Direct (non-stop buses) take 2.5 hours. From the city centre, student can take a taxi to the university, or take the No.4 Bus in the direction of Newcastle from Eyre Square, near the train station, which is the normal drop-off point for buses.


NUI Galway provides nine Student Residences for accommodation:

  • Corrib Village
  • Dunaras Village
  • Menlo Park Apartment Complex
  • Cuirte Na Coiribe
  • Gort Na Coiribe
  • Centrepoint
  • Donegan Court
  • Atlantis Student Apartments
  • Amrha House


Courses available 10

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


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