NUI Galway Established: 1845

National University of Ireland, Galway

University Road, Galway, Ireland

The National University of Ireland Galway is located in Ireland's most westerly city of Galway. A tertiary-level teaching and research institution, it is ranked among the top 1% of universities in the world.

  • 18,000+
    Total Students
  • 18%
    International Students
  • EUR 14,291
    Total Cost of Living(average per year*)
  • EUR 4,764
    Living On-campus(average per year*)
  • 26.6
    Students Per Staff


The university was given special responsibility to use the Irish language as the working language of the college.

The university has five colleges including the college of arts, social sciences and celtic studies, college of business, public policy and law, college of engineering and informatics, college of medicine, nursing and health sciences and the college of science.

There is a vibrant research ecosystem at our university. This dynamic community attracts researchers, academics, entrepreneurs and students of the highest calibre.

By any measure – citations, research income, student recruitment, capital investment – our growth has been remarkable. These successes are reflected in our consistent rise over ten years in the most competitive World University Rankings -Times Higher Education rankings.

NUI Galway is firmly committed to investing in the social, economic and intellectual development of the entire region. Our medical academies and research centres stretch across the Western seaboard of Ireland, and we have recently incorporated Shannon College and St Angela’s College, Sligo into the University.

The University has prioritised five cross-disciplinary research themes, building on international success to date. These are:

  • Applied Social Sciences and Public Policy
  • Biomedical Science and Engineering
  • Environment, Marine and Energy
  • Humanities in Context, including Digital Humanities
  • Informatics, Data Analytics, Physical and Computational Sciences

The university has more than 110 active societies and more than 50 sports clubs.

The NUI Galway campus is situated in the heart of Galway, and is a vital part of the cultural, social and intellectual life of the city and region. Located on Ireland’s Atlantic coast and beside the Connemara Gaeltacht, Galway is rooted in a rich traditional culture, while also home to a vibrant and diverse community from around the globe. Galway city is the most international place in Ireland with one in five people born outside of Ireland.

General Information

  • Bachelors degree
  • 84% Students
  • EUR 7,000 Domestic tuition fee (average per year*)
  • EUR 14,500 International student tuition fee (average per year*)
  • Masters degree
  • 16% Students
  • EUR 14,460 International student tuition fee (average per year*)

Programs / Degrees at National University of Ireland, Galway


  • Arts
  • BA (Arts with Data Science)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Child, Youth and Family: Policy and Practice)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Children's Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Digital Arts and Technology)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Drama, Theatre, and Performance Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (English and Media Studies)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Film & Digital Media)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Global Languages)
  • Bachelor of Arts (History)
  • Bachelor of Arts (International)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics and Education)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Music)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Psychology)
  • Bachelor of Arts (Public and Social Policy)
  • Bachelor of Arts with Children's Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts with Creative Writing
  • Bachelor of Arts with Film Studies
  • Bachelor of Arts with Human Rights
  • Bachelor of Arts with Journalism
  • Bachelor of Arts with Performing Arts Studies
  • Bachelor of Science (Podiatric Medicine)
  • BComm in International Hotel Management
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biomedical Science
  • Biopharmaceutical Chemistry
  • Biotechnology
  • BSc (Applied Social Sciences)
  • Business Information Systems
  • Business Studies (International Hotel Management)
  • Civil Engineering
  • Civil Law (BCL)
  • Commerce
  • Commerce (Global Experience)
  • Commerce with Accounting
  • Commerce with French
  • Commerce with Gaeilge
  • Commerce with German
  • Commerce with Spanish
  • Computer Science and Information Technology
  • Corporate Law (B Corp Law)
  • Cumarsáid agus Gaeilge
  • Earth and Ocean Sciences
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering
  • Energy Systems Engineering
  • Engineering (Undenominated)
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Environmental Science
  • Financial Mathematics and Economics
  • Gaeilge agus Léann an Aistriúcháin
  • Law in Arts
  • Law in Commerce
  • Marine Science
  • Mathematical Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Medicine (Surgery & Obstetrics)
  • Midwifery Science
  • Nursing Science (General)
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physics, Astrophysics, Biomedical, Theoretical
  • Project and Construction Management
  • Psychiatric Nursing Science
  • Science (Bachelor)
  • Speech and Language Therapy


  • Accounting (Master of)
  • Advanced Healthcare Practice and Research (MSc)
  • Advanced Language Skills (MA)
  • Agricultural, Climate Change & Transitions (MSc)
  • Applied Behaviour Analysis (MSc)
  • Applied Mathematics (HDipAppSc)
  • Applied Microbiology (PDip)
  • Archaeology (HDip, full-time or part-time)
  • Ardscileanna Gaeilge do Mhúinteoirí (Teastas Iarchéime)
  • Art and Ecology (MA, MFA)
  • Arts Policy and Practice (MA/PDip) [full-time, part-time]
  • Astronomical Instrumentation and Technology (Structured MSc)
  • Ateangaireacht Chomhdhála (MA/Diop) / (Conference Interpreting)
  • Biodiversity & Land-Use Planning (MSc) via blended learning
  • Biomedical Engineering (ME)
  • Biomedical Engineering (MSc)
  • Biomedical Genomics (MSc)
  • Biomedical Science (MSc)
  • Biomedical Science—continuous/flexible (MSc)
  • Biotechnology (MSc, full-time or part-time)
  • Business Analytics (MSc)
  • Business and Hospitality (MSc)
  • Business Studies (HDip)
  • Cellular Manufacturing and Therapy (MSc)
  • Cheminformatics and Toxicology (MSc)
  • Childhood Speech, Language & Communication Needs (MSc)
  • Children's Palliative Care/Complex Care (MHSc/PDip full-time)
  • Chronic Illness Management (Master of)—full-time/part-time
  • Civil Engineering (ME)
  • Classics (MA)
  • Cleachtas Gairmiúil sna Meáin (MA/Diop)
  • Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (MSc)
  • Clinical Education (Master of, PDip/Cert)
  • Clinical Neuroscience (MSc)
  • Clinical Primary Care (PDip/Cert)
  • Clinical Psychology (Doctor of Psychological Science)
  • Clinical Research (MSc, full-time and part-time)
  • Coastal & Marine Environments: Physical Processes, Policy & Practice (MSc) (full-time)
  • Computational Genomics (MSc)
  • Computer Science—Data Analytics (MSc, full-time [FT] or part-time [PT], Dip)
  • Conference Interpreting (MA/PDip)
  • Culture and Colonialism (MA)
  • Cumarsáid (MA/Dioplóma Iarchéime) (lánaimseartha agus páirtaimseartha)
  • Digital Cultures (MA)
  • Digital Marketing (MSc)
  • Digital Media (MA/PDip)
  • Drama and Theatre Studies (MA/PGDip) [full-time, part-time]
  • Economic Science (HDip)
  • Education (Professional Master of, [Post-Primary])
  • Education (Master of)
  • Education (Professional Master) through Irish: Oideachas (Máistir Gairmiúil san [MGO])
  • Electrical & Electronic Engineering (ME)
  • Electronic & Computer Engineering (ME)
  • Endovascular Surgery (Master in Medical Science)(PDip)
  • Energy Systems Engineering (ME)
  • English (MA) [full-time/part-time]
  • Enterprise Systems (MApplSc, full-time [FT] or part-time [PT])
  • Environment, Society, and Development (MA)
  • Environmental Leadership (MSc)
  • Exercise Physiology and its Application in Therapy (MSc)
  • Family Support Studies(MA/PDip)
  • Film and Theatre (MA) [full-time]
  • Film Production and Direction (MA/PDip)
  • Film Studies: Theory and Practice (MA/PDip, full-time or part-time)
  • Fine Art (Post Baccalaureate [HDip])
  • Fine Art in Studio Art (Master of)
  • French (MA)
  • German Literature/Language (MA)
  • Ghaeilge Fheidhmeach (Ard-Dioplóma)
  • Global Environmental Economics (MSc)
  • Global Women's Studies: Gender, Globalisation and Rights (MA, full-time, part-time)
  • Health Economics (MSc)
  • Health Promotion (MA/PDip & full-time or part-time)
  • Health Promotion (MA/PDip & full-time or part-time)
  • Health Psychology (MSc)
  • History (MA/PGDip)[full-time/part-time]
  • Human Resource Management (MSc)
  • Information Systems Management (MSc)
  • Innovation Management (PDip)
  • International & Comparative Business Law (LLM)
  • International Accounting and Analytics (MSc)
  • International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy (LLM), full-time or part-time
  • International Contemporary Literatures and Media (MA)
  • International Criminal Law (LLM, full-time or part-time)
  • International Finance (MEconSc)
  • International Human Rights (LLM, full-time or part-time)
  • International Management (MSc)
  • International Marketing and Exporting (MSc)[full-time]
  • Irish Studies—Literature & History (MA, full-time or part-time)
  • Irish Studies—Literature & Music (MA)(full-time and part-time)
  • Irish Theatre History & Archives (MA/PDip)
  • Journalism (MA)
  • Landscape Archaeology (MA)
  • Leánn Teanga (MA/Dioplóma Iarchéime)
  • Literature and Publishing (MA)
  • LLB (Bachelor of Laws, full-time or part-time)
  • LLM (General)
  • Léann an Aistriúcháin (Teastas Iarchéime)
  • Marketing Management (MSc, full-time or part-time)
  • Marketing Practice (MSc)

Professional, Part-time and Evening Courses

  • Adult Learning & Development (Masters)
  • Adult Learning and Teaching (Masters)
  • Advanced Trainer Skills (Certificate)
  • Archaeology (Diploma) Galway
  • Archaeology (Diploma) Sligo
  • Archaeology of Ireland Online (Diploma)
  • Automation and Control (Specialist Diploma)
  • Business (Foundation)
  • Business/Commerce Degree (B.Comm)
  • Community Development Practice (Diploma/Certificate)
  • Community, Youth & Family Studies (Degree)
  • Cultúr Dúchais (Dioplóma)
  • Diploma in Foundation Studies: Access Courses for Higher Education – School Leavers
  • Diploma in Foundation Studies: Access Course for Higher Education – Mature Students
  • Early Childhood Studies & Practice (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Early Childhood Studies & Practice (Masters)
  • Employee Assistance & Social Support (Diploma/Certificate)
  • Environmental Sustainability (Specialist Diploma)
  • Form and Function of the Human Body (Specialist Diploma)
  • French (Diploma)
  • Gaeilge (Diop - Leibhéal B2 & C1)
  • Gaeilge Fheidhmeach (Céim)
  • Gemmology (Diploma)
  • Geology (Diploma)
  • German (Diploma)
  • Health Promotion (Oral Health - Certificate)
  • Health Promotion (Youth Health - Certificate)
  • Health Promotion-Cardiovascular Health (PCert)
  • Health Promotion-Workplace Wellness (PCert)
  • History (Diploma)
  • Humanities / Social Sciences (Degree)
  • Innovation Management (PDip)
  • Irish (Dip - Level A2 & B2)
  • Irish Studies Online (Diploma)
  • Italian (Diploma)
  • Italian Online (Diploma) {Beginners}
  • Italian Online (Diploma) {Intermediate}
  • Leadership Development (Masters)
  • Lean and Quality Systems (Specialist Diploma)
  • Management (Diploma)
  • Marketing (Diploma)
  • Medical & Healthcare Simulation (PDip, Masters) | PDipSc Healthcare Simulation and Patient Safety
  • Medical Device Science (Specialist Diploma)
  • Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs and Quality (Cert)
  • Political Science & Sociology (Diploma)
  • Practice Based Play Therapy (P Cert/Dip)
  • Professional Diploma in Education (Further Education)
  • Psychology of Counselling (Diploma)
  • RPL Portfolio Development (Certificate)
  • Science & Technology Studies (BSc/Dip Modular)
  • Science, Technology, & Engineering (Foundation)
  • Screenwriting (Certificate)
  • Short Courses (non-accredited)
  • Social Care (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Software Engineering & Database Technologies (MSc)
  • Software Engineering (Diploma)
  • Spanish (Diploma)
  • Teaching English as a Foreign Language - TEFL (PCert)
  • Technology Commercialisation (PDip)
  • Technology Management (MSc)
  • Training & Education (Degree/Diploma/Certificate)
  • Training & Education (Foundation Diplomas)
  • Youth Community Development Practice (Diploma) Outreach
  • Youth Leadership and Community Action (Foundation Certificate)
  • Youth Work Practice (Certificate)

Online Courses

  • Archaeology of Ireland Online (Diploma)
  • Business/Commerce (Degree/Dip)
  • Irish Studies Online (Diploma)
  • Italian online (Diploma) {Beginners}
  • Italian Online (Diploma) {Intermediate}
  • MA/Dioplóma Iarchéime (Cleachtas Gairmiúil sna Meáin)
  • Medical Technology Regulatory Affairs & Quality (Certificate)
  • Software Engineering (Diploma)
  • Software Engineering & Database Technologies (MSc)

Selection criteria

Language test
  • IELTS (Bachelors) 6.5
  • IELTS (Masters) 6.5
  • TOEFL (Bachelors) 88
  • TOEFL (Masters) 88

Academic Life

  • 57 : 43
    Female male ratio
  • Semesters
    Academic calendar

Student Life

  • 1001-5000
  • Urban
    Campus setting
  • Public
    Control type
  • Non-Profit
  • Religious affiliation

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