About Us

The Quadrangle, NUI Galway

The Quadrangle (1845), NUI Galway

Established in 1845, National University of Ireland, Galway (NUI Galway) has over 160 years’ experience of teaching and research across a wide range of academic disciplines. Each year, we welcome students from over 90 countries around the world on to our undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes.

Explore our Campus – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evXSKumqAo0


Throughout its long and distinguished history, the University has developed
a number of internationally renowned centres of excellence, in areas
including Irish Studies, Child and Family Research, Film and Digital Media,
Human Rights, Biomedical Engineering, Semantic Web Technology,
Environmental and Marine Science.

Rowing on the River Corrib, NUI Galway

Rowing on the River Corrib, NUI Galway

As a result, today NUI Galway attracts leading academics from around
the world, whose expertise helps ensure that our teaching and research
programmes continue to respond to the ever changing needs of students,
employers and the wider society.

There are currently over 23,000 students enrolled across the five Colleges of the University, over
20% of whom are international students:

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

NUI Galway is internationally recognised for its excellence, and we are counted among the Top 2% of universities worldwide. In the past five years, NUI Galway has been the only university in Ireland to rise consistently in the most competitive World University Rankings. Both the QS and Times Higher Education Rankings have placed the University in a higher position year-on-year.


Clinical Science Institute, NUI Galway

Clinical Science Institute, NUI Galway

Our commitment to excellence embraces both the academic and personal
development of each student. We are proud of our reputation as a student-centred University, with staff who are friendly and approachable and ready to make time for our students.

The University also has an excellent reputation for the provision of care and support services to international students and for offering a student experience like no other through our student clubs, societies and volunteering programmes.


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