NUI Galway


Established in 1845, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) is one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious universities. Each year, we welcome undergraduate, postgraduate and visiting students from around the world on to programmes across a wide range of disciplines, including the Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Law, Science, Engineering, Medicine and Health Sciences.

NUI Galway has a strong reputation as a teaching and research university in a number of key disciplines, including:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business and Law
  • Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Human Rights
  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Marine Science

Here, you will learn from academics who work at the forefront of their fields and be challenged and inspired to achieve your full potential. As Ireland’s top university for graduate employability over 96% of NUIG graduates are employed or in further study within 6 months of graduating. 

NUI Galway has over 17,000 students including, 18% of whom are international students and are proud of their reputation as a student-centred University. The University has an excellent reputation for providing an exciting and varied student experience through our student clubs and societies. Our ALIVE volunteering programme is one of many opportunities students have to develop life skills outside the classroom.

The unique student experience at NUI Galway owes much to our location in the beautiful west of Ireland. Galway City (pop. almost 80,000) is a ‘college town’ in every sense, with students accounting for approximately 20% of the population of the city during term. This youthful energy is reflected in the many internationally renowned festivals, music, cultural and sporting events that are hosted in the city each year.

Young, vibrant and cosmopolitan, Galway and its surrounding hinterland – Connemara and the Aran Islands – is a major draw for international students who want to experience the real Ireland of rugged countryside, castles, lakes and rivers and savour the unique atmosphere of the city’s restaurants, cafes and traditional Irish music pubs.

Contact NUI Galway
for More Information:

NUI Galway
College Road
General Enquiries Tel: + 353 91 524411

Student Contact Centre
Tel: +353 91 495999

Postgraduate Admissions Office
Tel: +353 91 524411

International Affairs Office
Tel: +353 91 495277