University Name

National University of Ireland Galway


The National University of Ireland Galway was first established in 1845 and initially opened to teach just 68 students. Today, it’s home to over 17,000 students taught across four colleges:

College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies
College of Business, Public Policy and Law
College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
College of Science and Engineering
Notably, the university has special statutory responsibility for the Irish language to be a working language of the university and the university has two student societies dedicated to the Irish language: An Cumann Gaelach and An Cumann Drámaíochta. The university is also an active participant in Seachtain na Gaeilge, an annual celebration of the Irish language.

Over 12 per cent of students at the university are classified as international and the university regularly features in the QS World University Rankings.


The National University of Ireland offers UG and PG courses and programs under its 16 schools offering courses in nearly 60 disciplines. The university also offers doctoral and research options. With a graduation rate of 96%, the university is among the most popular institutions for higher education in Ireland.


  • Minimum GPA equivalent of 3.0 and 2.8 is required for admission in UG and PG programs respectively.
  • Undergraduate admission also requires a ‘Third language’ proficiency.
  • Application to most of the courses needs at least 2 Letters of recommendation.
  • GRE is not mandatory for Master’s admission unless specifically mentioned.
  • Due to the coronavirus, the university has opened an option of the fees submission in instalments.

National University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland

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Student Life

Galway is an exciting place to be a student. It is big enough to have everything – shopping facilities, theatres, restaurants, music venues, and sports facilities – while small enough to feel intimate and welcoming. Set between Connemara and the Burren, on the broad sweep of Galway Bay, our location is as distinctive as it is beautiful. Galway casually combines the energy of a young and diverse population, with the authenticity of a place steeped in history and tradition.

We are renowned as a place where arts and theatre are celebrated. The city is a cultural hub, attracting thousands to its many festivals throughout the year including Cúirt International Festival of Literature; Galway Comedy Festival; Galway Film Fleadh; Galway Arts Festival; Galway Races; and the Oyster Festival. That’s why Galway is bidding to become European Capital of Culture 2020. Galway is Ireland’s third largest city, and it’s easy to get around. Once you get to know our city, we’re sure you’ll grow to love it.

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@muirishouston reporting on important research by our @johnwmcevoy & colleagues in @harvardhmx @JohnsHopkins @CiccaroneCenter on how millions of people with high blood pressure should be treated.
17 hours ago
Confused about the Student Levy Referendum?

Come to our Info session at 7pm TODAY!

Zoom Link and lots more info here:

#NUIGWhatsOn #LevyReferendum
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@NUIGalwayMed have developed a unique portfolio of five postgrad courses in Preventive Medicine & Cardiovascular Health with @NIPCIRELAND & @CroiHeartStroke. Blended & online learning options available. Apply now at:
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Phase 3 of our National Remote Working survey with
@nuigalway & @WesternDevCo just launched. We hope to gain further insight into people’s experience of remote working one year on from lockdown & your preferences post pandemic. Have your say at
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3 days ago
Professor Paul Murphy and Liam Fitzgerald of @CURAMdevices, the SFI Centre for Research in Medical Devices at NUI Galway, have co-authored an excellent piece of analysis on @RTEBrainstorm

The role sugars and carbohydrates play in viruses and vaccines
4 days ago
Massive well done to many of our Medicine students who have volunteered their last 6 weekends to help out at vaccination clinics for over 70's in Merlin Park.

Almost 2,000 older and more vulnerable patients will be fully vaccinated soon, due in no small part to their efforts 👏
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