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NUI Galway

Connacht, Ireland
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Rank: #4
public University
145 Courses Available

About National University of Ireland

NUI Galway was established on 30 October 1849 with only 68 students. The building is built in the Tudor Gothic architectural style and has a beautiful structure. When the university was started it only have three faculties which are arts, medicine, and law but now the University has courses more than 200. The first female who joined the university was Alice Perry in 1902. There are many historical buildings on the campus in which James Mitchell Museum was established in 1952.

National University of Ireland: Campus

The main campus of the University has over 90 buildings and 105 hectares situated on the bank of the river Corrib.The campus has a cafeteria area for students which is always within the budget of students, a huge and grand library which have every type of academic book and daily newspaper, a beautiful and grand Park where student can spend their time and enjoy their free time. The campus has various future and beautiful buildings in which some of the buildings are Biosciences Research Building, Engineering Building, Hardiman Research Building, Lambe Institute for Translational Research and HRB Clinical Research Facility.

National University of Ireland: Ranking

Mention below are some of the rankings for University of Ireland :

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National University of Ireland:Acceptance rate

The acceptance rate for the National University of Ireland is 86% which means if 100 students are applying for the university only 86 will get selected that is a good range of acceptance in this university. National and local students can apply to this university for their High School And Higher Secondary degree but international students must have passed the English proficiency test and Secure 6.5-7 in the IELTS test.

National University of Ireland: Students

The total number of students that apply for the university of Ireland every year for UG and PG courses is over 22,000+. As the acceptance rate of the university is 86 % the total number of students in the university is 18065. In which 3900 number of students are International from all over the world. It is a famous university and comes under the top list category of the universities in the world. Students are always eager to study at this university.

National University of Ireland:Faculty

The University of Ireland has faculty members over 1000+ inwhich 400+ are academic faculty and 600+ are administration faculty. There are various courses in the university which have highly educated and full of enthusiastic faculty members. There are some famous departments of the university which are School of Business, School of computing, cloud competency Centre, Psychology Department, Centre for education and lifelong learning.

National University of Ireland:Achievements and Rewards

NUI Galway is one of the topmost universities all over the world and the students of the university or full of knowledge and skills and are always ready to learn new things in different ways. The University has won multiple awards in which some famous awards that this university get are NUI Grant Scheme for Early Career Academics,NUI Travelling Doctoral Studentship Prize in Spinal Cord Injury Regeneration, NUI Scholarship and Prize in Education, joint award, Pierce Malone Scholarship in Engineering, Publication Prize in Irish History, joint award, French Government Medal and NUI Prize for Proficiency in French. 

National University of Ireland: Scholarships

The University of Ireland offers multiple scholarships for students to help them financially. It is a famous university and every student wants to study in the various courses offered by this university. Students can get various scholarships with their Intelligence and eligibility.

 Some of the scholarships and awards which university offers are:

  • The George J. Mitchell Scholarships- This scholarship is awarded annually by the US Ireland alliance funding to the graduate students studying in Ireland and is between the ages of 18- 30.
  • The Paras Education foundation (TPEF)- This Foundation provide loans to the students who are studying in business and wants to study abroad.
  • IshIr Aid Fellowship Training Programme- This scholarship is for the students studying in the areas such as agriculture, health, education, Human Rights, computer science, business, and Engineering.
  • The Health Research Board- These are the summer scholarship provided for undergraduate students studying in health-related programs.
  • Hardiman Scholarship- Students starting the Ph.D. can get a stipend of €18,500+ fee waiver.

National University of Ireland: Highlights

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Admission Procedure for University of Ireland 

The University of Ireland has over 2,00 study programs available and there is no shortage of options for the people who want to study in Ireland. International students can also apply for the undergraduate and postgraduate programs at the University of Ireland by providing the admission details and by fulfilling all the requirements and eligibility required by the University.

There are the following admission steps for national international students to study at the University of Ireland. The information for the  application process is given below:

  • Go to the official website of NUI Galway.
  • Search for your desired course and go to that section.
  • Click on the apply online button.
  • Submit all the details required by the University page.
  • Upload all the documents required for the application.
  • Submit your photo, Thumbprint, and signature.
  • Submit the application form and wait for a reply from the university.


The admission process and eligibility criteria for National and international students it's different for undergraduate and postgraduate programs. National Students only need to submit their higher secondary degree with good marks for the graduation course at their 3 to 4-year graduation degree for applying in the post-graduation course. International students must have to pass some specific exams such as as TOEFL, IELTS, PTE.

Eligibility Criteria for Undergraduate Courses:

  • The students who are the resident can apply for the university they have higher secondary examination degree with good marks.
  • International students must have passed the English proficiency test and Secured good marks on the test.
  • International students must have passed some specific exams such as IELTS, PTE.
  • International students are required to pass their visa test for applying to the university.

Eligibility Criteria for Postgraduate Courses:

  • Students must have a higher secondary certificate with 75% marks.
  • The student should not have any criminal record.
  • The students must have for 3 to 4 years graduation degree or a degree equivalent to graduation.
  • International students must pass the interest Efficiency Test.
  • For the international student, it is a must to secure at least 6.5 in the IELTS test.

Admission requirements for University of Ireland 

Mention below are some of the admission requirements for University of Ireland

Documents Required for UG Programs 

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Cambridge Proficiency English exam


Academic transcripts


Letter of recommendations


Statement of purpose






Financial evidence



Documents Required for PG Programs 

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CPE exam


Academic transcripts


Resumes and CVs


Recommendation letters


Statement of purpose letters


Financial statements


Sponsorship details


ELP scores


Work experience/publications details


Bachelors in National University of Ireland

Students who want to take admission in the undergraduate programs in the National University of Ireland Galway have a lot of options in which they can choose their desired course and learn a lot of things. Some famous courses offered by the University of Ireland are science, law, and business, mathematics, engineering, language, and performing arts. The fee for undergraduate programs at the University of Ireland is between  €2500-€3000/month.

Masters in the National University of Ireland

There are a lot of post-graduation courses for students of national and international and famous courses of the university for the postgraduateion are masters of accounting, MSc in Advanced Healthcare Practice and Research, MSc in advanced practice midwifery, MA in advanced language skills, Applied Mathematics, MSc in applied behavior analysis, MSc in business analytics. Fee criteria for post graduation courses in the university is between €20000-€30000.

MBA at the National University of Ireland

University offers an MBA program for which applicants must have a 3 year of relevant degree for post-graduation completed students and for the none graduates they must have a five-year degree. MBA degree in this university costs around €13787 to €15487. Students can pay the fees in two installments.

Requirements & Eligibility
Business and Management
Computer Science and IT
Fine Arts
Hospitality and Tourism
Social Science
Important Deadlines
Area of StudyPGUG
Business and Management30.Jun30.June
Computer Science and IT30.June30.June
Fine Arts30.June-
Hospitality and Tourism30.June30.June
Social Science30.June30.June
Life at NUI Galway

Life at the National University of Ireland

  • The University of Ireland has a beautiful environment and the campus of this university is the heart of students.
  • There are over 110 students in society that offer students new opportunities to know their interests, enhance their skills and capacity and student can have fun with these activities.
  • The University has excellent sports facilities which offer students the chance to increase their physical strength and enhance the quality of their sports.
  • There is an art office which organizes arts programs for the students and has every year the celebration of creativity and talent.
  • Student can enjoy healthy and tasty food in the campus cafeteria which is also open for visitors.

On-Campus Accommodation

  • There are two campus residences which are Corrib village and Goldcrest village. 
  • Goldcrest village has 429 rooms with 76 non-smoking apartments where students can stay without any tension.
  • Corrib Village has 176 nonsmoking apartments and has a capacity of 764 students. 
  • On-campus, the accommodation has the facility of parking, laundry, kitchen, and is well furnished. 
  • These Apartments has full security and have CCTV cameras outside the apartments.

Off-Campus accommodations

  • There are also 8 private student residents which are off-campus within the easy reach of the University.

  • There are two types of rooms which are a single room and double room students can share their rooms with someone else also for the budget-friendly accommodation.

  • The hostel has a food facility also and students do not need to spend their money outside for food.

  • Accommodations are fully secured and have every essential requirement for the security of students.

  • Students can go outside at night time and I need to get back to the hostel by 10:00 p.m.

Key attraction

Ireland is one of the most beautiful places across the world and has various beautiful key attractions where tourist wants to visit and enjoy their time. The students of the University of Ireland are much talented and full of skills but every human wants relaxation and free time. Key attractions near the University of Ireland are given below:

  • Walkthrough Eyre Square- Walkthrough Eyre square is a historic place that has the most important gathering in the daytime. People usually come here for the artwork and know about the importance of Irish history.
  • Tour the Wild Atlantic Way- Wild Atlantic Way is one of the top things located in Gala way and is the center of attraction. It is a 2600 km long route where visitors and University students come for the most spectacular and beautiful view.
  • Sample Fresh Food at Galway Market- It is a local market where students can purchase food, crafts, products, and many handmade gifts for themselves and their friends. It is a beautiful market especially at Nights students come here to buy fresh doughnuts veggies and hang out here for hours.
  • Find Calm at St. Nicholas' Church- St. Nicholas church is a holy place and was built in the 14th century. The church looks beautiful and the University students always come here for praying with a pure heart. There are Storms inside the church which are famous for the centuries.
  • Admire the Galway Cathedral- Galway Cathedral overlooking the River Corrib. It is the attraction of Knight and looks beautiful especially at Nights where the high light bulbs and beautiful structure attract the visitors. It was built in 1950 and was designed by JJ Robinson.
  • Take a Cruise on the Corrib Princess- Cruising at the River Corrib is one of the most exciting things for the people of the Galway. University students usually go to the riverside and enjoy their time. It is a 90-minute ride that gives an overview of the river and the places near the river.
  • See the Spanish Arch and Visit Galway City Museum- It is situated on the way back along the riverside from Woodqyay and is a famous Spanish Arch. This is the famous and iconic place where you can visit with your family and friends and University students come here usually. Galway City Museum is made of glass and has a beautiful structure surrounding city walls.

Careers at the National University of Ireland

The University of Ireland welcomes every eligible student whether is national or International. The career of every student after studying in this never city is all set and the various famous companies which offered employment to the University students are Apple, Dell Ireland, Google, Ryanair, Twitter, Microsoft, Facebook,  Boston Scientific, Accenture, Accenture, Aon, Bristol-Myers Squib. 

Jobs after studying at the National University of Ireland

The National University of Ireland is a big, grand, and famous university that has a good job recommendation for students in various fields. Students are free to apply for every type of job and get selection in some of the highest-paying jobs all over the world. Some of the highest paying jobs which students get after studying at the University of Ireland are App Developer. Data analysts, Software developers, IT Support Specialists, Programmers, Accountants, Business intelligence Analysts, Financial Advisors, Risk, and Compliance Professionals, Biomedical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Electrical engineers, Energy engineers, Healthcare, Doctors, Opticians, Radiologists, Chefs, Logistics and Supply Chain Managers, Supply Chain Analysts, and Transport Managers.

Placements at the National University of Ireland

NUI Galway is one of the topmost universities and the university which almost gets 96% of employment for graduate students and 97% employment for the postgraduate students every year. The rest of the students get off-campus placement in various famous and respected companies. The students of the university always receive an impressive and admirable salary from the top companies across the world. Some of the highest paying degrees at the university are Masters in Finance(65,000), Ph.D. Degre(59,000), Executive MBA(55,000), Bachelor Degree(53,000), Executive Masters(50,000).

National University of Ireland: Notable Alumni

NUI Galway celebrated its 175 anniversary in the year 1 and has various famous and talented Alumina who are capable in every way. According to the aluminized, they all are happy and satisfied that they are graduated and postgraduate from this university which is just not a University but a family which always not motivate students to grow and achieve success. 

Some names of the alumni who are graduated from this university are given:

  • Enda Kenny- Politician
  • Pat Gibson- Quizzer
  • Barry Cowen– Politician
  • Mick Lally- Film and television actor
  • Alice Perry- Poet
  • Thomas Power O'Connor- Journalist, Politician
  • Mike McCormack- Novelist
  • Sabina Higgins- Actor
  • Alan Dillon- Gaelic football player
  • Jim McDaid- Physician

Colleges related to the National University of Ireland Galway

  • School of Political Science & Sociology
  • School of Psychology
  • School of Education
  • School of Health Sciences
  • J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics
  • School of Law
  • School of Geography, Archaeology & Irish Studies
  • School of English and Creative Arts
  • School of History and Philosophy
  • College of Science and Engineering
  • College of Business, Public Policy, & Law
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ADDRESSNational University of Ireland Galway, University Road, Galway, Ireland
About the Author
Rachit Agrawal
Study Abroad Expert & Co-Founder @ AdmitKard
Rachit believes in the power of education and has studied from the top institutes of IIIT Allahabad, IIM Calcutta, and Francois Rabelias in France. He has worked as Software Developer with Microsoft and Adobe. Post his MBA, he worked with the world's # 1 consulting firm, The Boston Consulting Group across multiple geographies US, South-East Asia and Europe.