The Quadrangle first opened its doors to 68 students on 30th October 1849 and the University, then known as Queen's College was born. The University was one of three Queen's Colleges, the others located in Cork and Belfast. The Quadrangle building, built in local limestone in a Tudor Gothic architectural style, is modelled on Christ Church at the University of Oxford.
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 is world-renowned as an expert research-led University. We emphasise inter-disciplinary research programmes, and collaborations with industry partners in areas of strategic importance, both regionally and nationally.
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.
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.
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.
The Library proactively supports and enhances the learning, teaching, and research activities of the University. The Library acts as a catalyst for your success as NUI Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.
The Student Health Service provides on-campus medical and psychiatric care to registered students of the university in a professional, courteous, and confidential manner.
?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.
Sport is central to life at NUI Galway and our excellent facilities offer you a chance to balance your academic study with a wide range of sporting activities.
The Students' Union represents students' views and interests in the University and beyond.
Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.