University of Galway

University of Galway

University of Galway

University of Galway has been named Irish University of the Year 2022 in this year’s edition of The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

University of Galway, also formerly known as National University of Ireland, Galway a.k.a. NUI Galway, is one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious universities, with a distinguished record in teaching and research. For over 175 years, University of Galway has been welcoming students and researchers from all over the world.
 
Ideally located in the city of Galway, the university offers a broad range of internationally recognised programmes in a welcoming academic community. We are located at the edge of Europe at the heart of a distinct and vibrant region, renowned for its unique culture, creative industries, medical technologies, marine ecology and economy, and our innovation. 


At University of Galway, we encourage our students to develop original thinking, push boundaries and participate in finding solutions for global challenges. Our research benefits humanity, society and the economy. 


University of Galway is recognised in the top 2% Universities in the QS World University Rankings. We are one of Ireland’s top universities for graduate employability, 94% of our most-recently surveyed postgraduate students are in employment or further education within six months of graduating and University of Galway has been named Irish University of the Year 2022 in this year’s edition of The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
 
Galway is one of five global hubs for biomedicine, with 8 of the top 10 global med-tech firms based in Galway. The city is also an ICT hotspot, with Ireland being home to 8 of the top 10 global ICT companies.  At University of Galway, we want to build on your passion for learning and encourage and support your desire to develop as a person, to explore new interests and to remain curious. Here is where you will be given the support, knowledge, skills and self- confidence to achieve your goals and reach your full potential.
 
"NUI Galway is an amazing place to study and we would love you to join us here. The University offers great teaching from dedicated and world leading academics, in a friendly, diverse and well equipped environment. NUI Galway is part of the beautiful and vibrant city of Galway where there is something for everyone. As a University we are proud to be known worldwide and look forward to welcoming you as part of the NUI Galway family."

- Professor Becky Whay, Vice President International at University of Galway (formerly known as NUI Galway).

University of Galway has been named Irish University of the Year 2022 in this year’s edition of The Sunday Times Good University Guide.

University of Galway, also formerly known as National University of Ireland, Galway a.k.a. NUI Galway, is one of Ireland’s oldest and most prestigious universities, with a distinguished record in teaching and research. For over 175 years, University of Galway has been welcoming students and researchers from all over the world.
 
Ideally located in the city of Galway, the university offers a broad range of internationally recognised programmes in a welcoming academic community. We are located at the edge of Europe at the heart of a distinct and vibrant region, renowned for its unique culture, creative industries, medical technologies, marine ecology and economy, and our innovation. 


At University of Galway, we encourage our students to develop original thinking, push boundaries and participate in finding solutions for global challenges. Our research benefits humanity, society and the economy. 


University of Galway is recognised in the top 2% Universities in the QS World University Rankings. We are one of Ireland’s top universities for graduate employability, 94% of our most-recently surveyed postgraduate students are in employment or further education within six months of graduating and University of Galway has been named Irish University of the Year 2022 in this year’s edition of The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
 
Galway is one of five global hubs for biomedicine, with 8 of the top 10 global med-tech firms based in Galway. The city is also an ICT hotspot, with Ireland being home to 8 of the top 10 global ICT companies.  At University of Galway, we want to build on your passion for learning and encourage and support your desire to develop as a person, to explore new interests and to remain curious. Here is where you will be given the support, knowledge, skills and self- confidence to achieve your goals and reach your full potential.
 
"NUI Galway is an amazing place to study and we would love you to join us here. The University offers great teaching from dedicated and world leading academics, in a friendly, diverse and well equipped environment. NUI Galway is part of the beautiful and vibrant city of Galway where there is something for everyone. As a University we are proud to be known worldwide and look forward to welcoming you as part of the NUI Galway family."

- Professor Becky Whay, Vice President International at University of Galway (formerly known as NUI Galway).

Key Information
icon Intake 2022/23
Undergraduate Degree
  • September

Postgraduate Programmes
  • January (Only for International Accounting & Analytics Pathway B)
  • September (All Programmes)

icon Year Established : 1845
icon International Students : 3500
icon Student Population : 18500
icon Rankings
QS Ranking : top 2% universities in the world according to QS World University Rankings
icon Intake 2022/23
Undergraduate Degree
  • September
Postgraduate Programmes
  • January (Only for International Accounting & Analytics Pathway B)
  • September (All Programmes)
Strengths & Highlights
Why you should consider University of Galway
Why you should consider
University of Galway

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  • University of Galway has been inspiring minds since 1845 as a research-led university. Ours is one of the oldest and largest universities in Ireland. We are at the heart of a distinct and vibrant region, renowned for its unique culture, creative industries, medical technologies, marine ecology and economy, and our innovation.
  • Galway is a global hub for the medical technology industry. Eight of the world’s top ten med-tech companies are based here, and the medical devices designed and made in Galway are saving lives all over the world. Irish Med-Tech Centre of Excellence CÚRAM is located at University of Galway.
  • University of Galway is a leading international centre for the creative arts, with strong specialisms in Drama, Film, Creative Writing, Digital Media, Publishing and more. We offer unique and innovative courses at undergraduate, MA and PhD level, including practice-based PhDs – and we place strong emphasis on blending academic skills with practical experience.
  • The university, consists of four primary academic colleges; College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies, College of Business, Public Policy and Law (including partner college Shannon College of Hotel Management), College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences and College of Science and Engineering
  • We offer over 70 undergraduate programmes and 170 postgraduate programmes to over 18,500 students.

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  • University of Galway has been named Irish University of the Year 2022 by The Sunday Times Good University Guide.
  • It has been named as the world's 258th best university, accordingly to the 2021 QS World University Rankings.
  • University of Galway rankings are third in Ireland, 195 in Faculty/Student Ratio, 165 in International Faculty Ratio, 238 in International Student Ratio, and overall Ireland is the 38th-most represented location in the world.

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  • 98% employment rate for recent bachelors graduates and 96% employment rate for recent postgraduates.
  • University of Galway has many strong industry links and each course hosts guest lecturers from local companies. Some courses offer an industry placement, while other courses enable students to take on the role of consultants and work directly with an assigned real live company to address a specific problem and develop a research-based solution.

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  • The New York Times has dubbed Galway ‘Ireland's Most Charming City’! The newspaper's travel section is seen by 1.8 million people daily and one of the most storied brands in world media, it influences the decisions of countless potential tourists, particularly from North America.
  • We are 44th for UN Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) for Sustainable Cities and Communities, 26th for Life Below Water and 14th for Affordable and Clean Energy.

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