General Information:

"Founded in 1845, we've been inspiring students for 175 years. NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching."

Find out more on the university's website here!

Admission: for History Students, in 2021 it unfortunately not possible anymore to apply for IRIO students!

Exchange places available: 1 place for a semester

Language requirement: No language requirement

Accomodation: There are several options:

  • Student Residences: There are 2 student residences on campus; Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village which opened in September 2018. These residences are University-owned. For information about Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village, check out the link at:  If you would like to contact either Corrib Village or Goldcrest please email

    There are also 8 privately-owned student residences located off campus but within easy reach of the University: DúnárasCúirt na CoiribeGort na CoiribeThe Student Village at Menlo Park ApartmentsCentrepoint ApartmentsDonegan CourtAtlantis ApartmentsSwuiteThe WestwoodGalway Central

  • Private Sector Accomodation: Please check out the NUI Galway StudentPad website here to find accommodation in Houses/Apartments and Sharing with the Owner. 

  • Temporary and Shortterm Accomodation: The university advises 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.  Examples for that would be Bed&Breakfasts or Hostels.

All the information on accomodation can be found here.


National University of Ireland, Galway: Place 301-350th

Find out more about the university's ranking here.

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