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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Researchers at NUI Galway are taking part in a green hydrogen research project in the Mediterranean, which will help chart a path for the renewable energy enabler to be used in Ireland. Learn more: nuigalway photo
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World expert in dementia care, Professor Roger Watson, has taken up the role as Adjunct Professor of Nursing at the School of Nursing at NUI Galway. Read more: nuigalway photo
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💡 We think this is really important research from @nuigalway & @tcddublin, and would encourage all our parents to consider letting their teenagers take part.

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NB // Applications close on February 11, 2021.
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Derek Leinster like so many other survivors has had to tell his story and advocate for fellow survivors for too many years. Thanks to @thejournal_ie for this piece and research by @JamieCanvan @NiallMeehan John Thompson @nuigalway
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The Government recently announced the publication of its national remote work strategy report. The report references the remote working surveys carried out by the @Whitaker_Inst and the @WesternDevCo last year. Read more from the press: nuigalway photo
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