Why Choose NUI Galway?


We have decided to share with you some of the reasons why you should choose to study at NUI Galway.


NUI Galway is located on the edge of Galway city and is only a 10 minute walk to the city centre. Galway is known for being a student city with 20% of the population being students. It is also known for its a great night life. Galway is a cultural centre with lots of activities, festivals and events held throughout the year. You are always ensured a good time.


NUI Galway has a very friendly, vibrant and exciting campus. It has state of the art academic and sporting facilities and is currently undergoing a €400 million expansion programme with a number of new buildings currently being constructed.

NUI Galway:

NUI Galway is ranked among the top 2% of universities in the world. The university has links with over 120 other universities throughout the world. 96% of graduates are either in further education or employed within 6 months of graduating. NUI Galway has the highest completion rate of students in any university in Ireland. There are lots of extra activities offered by NUI Galway. With 100+ societies and 50+ clubs for students to join there is bound to be something of interest to everyone.


NUI Galway has over 57 undergraduate courses available for students to study ranging from business, arts, science, engineering and medicine. Here is a look at the undergraduate courses offered by J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics.


NUI Galway has many student residences located in close proximity to the campus which is perfect for those of you moving away from home. Corrib Village is NUI Galway’s on-campus student accommodation. Other student accommodations include Dunaras VillageGort na Coiribe and Cuirt na Coiribe. Check out the full list of residences here.


There are numerous buses and trains that travel to and from Galway. Students services, operating Thursday’s, Friday’s and Sunday’s, are available from a vast majority of the public transport companies. Student travel cards can be bought from from NUI Galway’s Students Union. The travel cards are valid on major operators such as Bus Eireann, Dublin Bus, Irish Rail, Matthews Coaches and Wexford Bus to name a few. This allows students to buy discounted student tickets.

Posted by Leanne Dunne


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