The Accommodation (Housing) system at Irish universities may be quite different to your home country.
Students coming to study at NUI Galway have two main options available to choose from – you can stay in an official NUI Galway Student Residence or rent a room (single or shared) in a private house or apartment.
The first option, staying at a Student Residence, is the most popular option for undergraduate students, especially those coming to Galway for the first time.
The NUI Galway student residences are mostly located off campus. While you might find this a little unusual, if you’re used to a residential college system in your home country, it’s worth bearing in mind that Galway is a relatively small, compact city, which means most of the residences are located within a 10-20 walk from the campus.
Residences vary by size, with smaller residences such as Donegan Court (54 students)…
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