National University of Ireland, Galway

NUI Galway ranks among the top 1% of Universities in the world. Our prestigious history spans almost two centuries. Our spectacular location boasts the unique landscape and culture of the west of Ireland. Our global network connects us to partners around the world. Our researchers are shaping the future. Our students are shaping their own. 




That was the year Queen’s College Galway was founded. Following construction of the iconic Quadrangle building, the University opened its doors four years later to the first cohort of just 68 students.


NUI Galway offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and a wide range of part-time diplomas and degrees, as well as flexible learning, professional qualifications and online learning options. NUI Galway has five Colleges, 16 Schools and over 60 academic disciplines.


NUI Galway aims to be firmly embedded among the top rank of research universities. The University makes a meaningful contribution internationally, nationally, and to the region, following a prioritise a set of research themes. Five thematic research priorities at NUI Galway have been identified and these are listed below: 

  • Biomedical Science & Engineering
  • Humanities in context
  • Applied Social Science and Public Policy
  • Environment Marine and Energy Informatics 
  • Physical and Computational Sciences


We aim to provide students of NUI Galway with a quality career guidance and information service focused on facilitating and empowering you to manage your own career development and make effective career transitions. 


Student services

University is a big step with many rewards, but also challenges. Counselling can be helpful for all kinds of difficulties, both academic and personal. You could be dealing with something serious that you've struggled with for many years, or it could be something small which has happened recently. Maybe you don't even know exactly what the problem is, but are finding it difficult to cope.


Housing services

The NUI Galway Accommodation Office are here to help you in your search for a place to live. The staff can help you find appropriate accommodation in Student Residences, flats, apartments or houses. They can also help if problems arise with property owners.

Library services

The main Library building of NUI Galway is named after James Hardiman, born in 1782, noted antiquarian and author of the standard history of Galway and other works and first Librarian of the College (1849-1855). 

The Library contains 540,000 printed books, with the total stock being nearer to 700,000 volumes.

ICT services

The Information Solutions and Services Department provides a comprehensive range of IT services for students and staff at NUI Galway.  The department continues to review and change its structure and processes to reflect the needs of the University.

Medical services

  • GP service - Acute illness treatment
  • Family Planning 
  • Emergency Contraception
  • Physiotherapy Services
  • Psychiatric Referral service                                         
  • Hospital & Consultant referral service

Student Life

Campus life

Our campus has been transformed over the past decade through our €400 million capital programme. With over 90 buildings on 105 hectares of land, the University is right in the heart of Galway city.

Sports facilities

  • Make use of the state of the art facilities in NUIG’s Kingfisher Gym and Swimming pool. 
  • Sports Complex
  • Outdoor sports facility just north of the campus, catering to all athletics and field sports. 
  • Outdoor Facilities Dangan

Student clubs

We also have societies to promote physical activity and positive lifestyle choices such as Airsoft, Baking, Bike Gang, Cheerleading, Dauntless, Dog, Lotus, Organic Gardening, Rover, Skate, Sláinte, Sober, Students for Health Equality, Style, Zen. 


All of the professional accountancy bodies in Ireland have different routes to qualification but they all require you to complete a course of study with examinations and a period of relevant supervised work experience. In total, there are nine recognised professional accountancy bodies in Ireland with the four largest being: Chartered Accountants Ireland (CAI), Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) and The Institute of Certified Public Accountants in Ireland (ICPAI).  Our courses are accredited with the professional accountancy bodies and students who specialise in accounting can benefit from significant exemptions.  

Galway, Connaught, Ireland

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