With an intake of 16% international students, National University of Ireland Galway ranks among the top 1% of universities in the world. In recent years, NUI Galway’s has been increasing global reach and its reputation is improving impressively. In 2020, QS ranked NUI #259 but its ranking in 2021 has changed to #238, recording a jump of 21 positions. In the past 10 years, it has established nearly 384 global associations.
Currently, National University of Ireland Galway is home to over 18,000 students which are pursuing its 100+ UG and PG programs. The popular courses are Clinical Medicine, Molecular Biology, and Engineering. To attract students to opt for on-campus accommodations, the university offers more than 110 active societies and more than 50 sports clubs.
Admissions to NUI Galway are moderately competitive as the university has an acceptance rate of 86%. Students just need to fulfill the academic requirements and work on their recommendations and personal statements. Of all the documents, an eligible student’s strong personal statement can increase their chances of admission.
- #238 in the world as per QS World University 2021.
- #301-350 in the world as per the Times Higher Education 2021.
- #599 in the world as per the US News & World Report Rankings 2021.
- NUI Galway’s Masters in Business Analytics ranks #51 in the world as per QS Subject-rankings.
|Location||University Road, Galway, Ireland|
|No. of campus||1|
|Areas of study||60|
|Application fee||Euro 35|
|Academic calendar||Semester based|
|Test required||IELTS,TOEFL, GRE|
|Alumni||90,000(from 107 countries)|
|Student faculty ratio||7:1|
|Total number of students||18,000|
|Helpline||353 (0)91 524411|
The National University of Ireland Galway has five colleges, namely
- 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
- College Of Science
Through these colleges, NUI offers over 100 undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.
National University of Ireland Galway has only one campus which is not just a home to over 50+ teaching buildings but also a hub to over 70 non-administrative places. NUI manages around 150 student activities throughout its campus, ranging from sports events to academic debates, theatre to artistic museums.
Currently, NUI is in the process of constructing the largest ‘Campus of the Future’ project, wherein it will develop new research facilities such as Biosciences Research Building and Engineering Building.
There are two residences on campus for students: Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village. The number of residence capacity for each hall is:
- Corrib Village- 764-bed residence
- Goldcrest Village- 429-bes residence
The on-campus accommodation facilities at National University of Ireland includes
- 24-hour reception
- Free Wi-Fi
- Free shuttle bus service to/from city centre*
- Tennis court
- Self-service launderette
The National University of Ireland Galway admission process is similar for prospective undergraduate and graduate students. From the admission portal to application fees, the process is essentially the same.
- For UG courses, the application deadline is June 1, 2021.
- Application Portal: Apply to NUI Galway
- Application Fee: 35 EUR
- Academic Transcripts
- Degree/School leaving certificate
- SAT1/ ACT scores (for US students)
- 2 academic references
- 800 word personal statement
- ID proof & passport copy
|Program||Qualification||Minimum Grade requirement||1st equivalent|
|Foundation Programs||Standard XII||58% GPA||N/A|
|Undergraduate Programs||Standard XII/Class XII||65% GPA||85% GPA|
|Postgraduate Programs||Bachelor Degree||55% GPA (52% from Delhi/Mumbai/Pune Universities)||75% GPA (70% from Delhi/Mumbai/Pune Universities|
|Course Name||Annual Tuition Fees (in EUR)|
|UG Business & Management Courses||16,750|
|MSc. Business Analytics||18,000|
|Masters in Clinical Neuroscience||17,200|
|Masters in Cheminformatics and Toxicology||16,700|
|Masters in Politics and Sociology||16,300|
|Masters in Interventional Cardiovascular Medicine||19,100|
|Masters in Business Administration||15,550|
|Expense||Monthly Cost in (EUR)|
NUI Galway is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world. To this end, the university offers a range of merit-based scholarships to students from a number of non-EU countries. Some these scholarships are:
|Name of Scholarship||Benefits (in EUR)||Scheme Dates|
|Undergraduate Merit Scholarship||2,000||March, 2021|
|Postgraduate Merit Scholarship (All non-EU offer holders)||2,000||March, 2021|
|Max Arthur Macauliffe Special Merit Scholarship||4,000||March 2021|
- Benefits offered to the NUI alumni include library access, academic transcripts, affinity card, job assistance, and reunion.
- NUI has more than 90,000 alumni spread across the globe.
- Some of the notable alumni are Lady Gaga, Angelina Jolie, and Woody Allen.
National University of Ireland Galway is Ireland's top university for graduate employability with 96% of our graduates employed or in further study within six months of graduating.
National University of Ireland Galway graduates receive an impressive salary from the leading companies across the world. Some of the highest paying degrees at NUI Galway are:
|Degree||Average Salary in Euro|
|Masters in Finance||65,000|
NUI Galway is the largest and oldest university in the west of Ireland.The Students' Union represents students' views and interests in the University and beyond. NUI Galway is committed to providing students with avenues to grow and develop as a student through their ideas, academic work and with community.
Ques. Is there a different application procedure for international students?
Ans. Non-EU students can make an online application via the online application system. Applications can also be made via an NUI Galway representative in your home country.
Ques. How do I apply to a postgraduate program?
Ans. NUI Galway postgraduate applications (for 2021–22 academic year) are made online. Research applicants are recommended, in the first instance prior to making an online application, to consult with the academic Department, or the Research Centre at NUI Galway in which you intend to do your research. At this stage, you should have prepared an outline proposal for the Department or Centre to consider and support.
Ques. Are late applications accepted?
Ans. Applications will continue to be accepted and reviewed if there are still program places available.
Ques. How can I check my application status?
Ans. Log into your application using your account credentials (username & password), Go to 'My Account' section ,Your status should be displayed.
Ques. Can I transfer from one program to another?
Ans. If you are offered a place on a program and accept it, and subsequently are offered a place on another program, you may transfer your acceptance from one to the other. Your deposit is also transferable from one NUI Galway postgraduate program to another, with the exception of the Professional Masters in Education.
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Ireland stood out to be the best option for me. I got to know about the college from an online portal. There were many criteria on which I decided to take admission here. Unlike in other countries, the course was cost-effective. I particularly loved the hospitality and the way locals accept and behave with foreign nationals. Therefore, I filled up the application fee of €35, because it stood out to be the option for me.
I paid a tuition fee of €16,650 p.a as an international student. Also, the fee structure included €224 p.a. as a part of student levy and €3,000 p.a. of student contribution. Apart from that, I had an opportunity to receive a fee waiver of €5,000 on my tuition fee.
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