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National University of Ireland, Galway - National University of Ireland at Galway

Address: University Rd, Galway, Ireland

Description National University of Ireland, Galway - National University of Ireland at Galway

  • Established: 1845
  • Location: Galway, Ireland
  • Students age: 17+
  • Number of students: 17318
  • Language of instruction: English
  • Type of training : mixed .

National University of Ireland is a leading university in Ireland, ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world. Located on the edge of Europe, the university has achieved worldwide recognition and popularity for many years. Over a 175-year history, he managed to become the center of education for Galway, Ireland and Europe. In 2002, 2009 and 2018, the university received the prestigious title of "University of the Year" from the Sunday Times University Guide. The educational institution occupies a leading place in the employment of graduates - 98% of students find work less than six months after graduation. 78% of academic programs include internships with companies. The secret of graduates' success lies in high-quality programs built on practice and concentration of knowledge relevant to the labor market. In addition to study programs, the university offers:

  • Active student life - participation in events, volunteering and interest clubs
  • Great location - fast way to downtown Galway
  • 30 sports sections
  • International environment - university students represent more than 110 countries of the world.

University faculties:

  • Humanitarian sciences
  • Anthropology
  • Economy
  • Technical science
  • Jurisprudence
  • Medicine
  • Social Sciences.

National University of Ireland is a member of the international association Coimbra Group, which includes 40 top higher education institutions in Europe. The university actively cooperates with regional and foreign organizations.


  • ARWU global-2020 = 301-400 place in the world
  • QS = 243rd place in the world
  • THE = 201-250.

Famous graduates

  • James Hardiman - author, librarian
  • George Johnston Stony - scientist, proposed the name "electron" for an elementary particle
  • John Waddell is a researcher who studies prehistoric Ireland.

Programs, courses and tuition/boarding fees, prices in National University of Ireland, Galway - National University of Ireland at Galway

Program name


  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 4-5 years
  • Age: 17+.

Popular programs:

  • Art
  • English language
  • History
  • Psychology
  • Biomedical engineering
  • Biotechnology
  • Civil engineering
  • Commerce
  • Electronic engineering
  • Programming
  • Genetics
  • Right.

Master's degree

  • Language of instruction: English
  • Duration: 1-2 years
  • Age : 21+.

Popular destinations:

  • Engineering
  • Energy systems
  • Civil engineering
  • Biomedical Engineering.

Accommodation, housing and food

The university has 8 student residences, one of which is located on the campus (the rest are not far from it). Facilities:

  • Rooms for 2-4 people
  • Shared kitchens
  • Recreation areas
  • Internet access
  • Laundries.

Accommodation and other expenses per month:

  • Rent = about 600 euros
  • Electricity = 80 euros
  • TV and Internet = 20 euros
  • Phone = 20 euros
  • Meals = 240 euros
  • Study materials = 40 euros
  • Laundry = 50 euros
  • Transport = 40 euros.

Events National University of Ireland, Galway - National University of Ireland at Galway

There are more than 150 student communities on campus, including academic interest clubs:

  • Archeology
  • Astronomy
  • Botany
  • Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physics
  • Right
  • Modern languages
  • Geography
  • Engineering.

Creative associations:

  • Chorus
  • Circus art
  • Orchestra
  • The photo
  • Dancing
  • Literature
  • Debate.

The university creates all conditions for active sports activities: more than 6 thousand students take part in weekly sports events. In order for students to enjoy different sports, the university has built a huge sports complex and organized numerous sports sections:

  • Kayaking
  • Rowing
  • Sailing
  • Windsurfing
  • Diving
  • Badminton
  • Archery
  • Horseback riding
  • Triathlon
  • Athletics
  • Rugby
  • Hockey
  • Cricket.

Equipment National University of Ireland, Galway - National University of Ireland at Galway

The University is located on the banks of the Corrib River and has a picturesque campus located close to downtown Galway with all its entertainment and shopping infrastructure. Galway is a renowned cultural and educational center in which the National University of Ireland plays a primary role. Galway is at the heart of the transportation infrastructure - surrounded by three international airports and a train station. The city is known as an industrial center, especially in the field of biomedicine. National University of Ireland is located on the west coast of Ireland, next to one of the main natural attractions - Connemara and the Atlantic Ocean.

The National University of Ireland has a well-developed student and research infrastructure. It includes the following research centers:

  • National College of Biomedicine
  • IT center
  • Data analytics center
  • Ryan Institute - Center for Engineering, Marine and Environmental Research
  • Innovation center
  • Institute for Humanitarian Studies
  • Institute of Medicine and Regeneration
  • Medical Center for Students
  • 8 student residences
  • Book store
  • A restaurant.

Sports infrastructure:

  • Sports complex (600 sq.m.)
  • Swimming pool (25 m, 6 lanes)
  • Basketball arena
  • Cardiosal
  • Fitness center
  • Gym
  • Climbing wall
  • Fields for team sports
  • Tennis courts.

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- we recommend to apply 6-9 months before the start of the course (some camps and schools offer discounts for early booking or for lengthy study programs)
- there are some very popular and high demand children's camps, where the applications need to be submitted 1 year in advance (in particular Switzerland , Great Britain , USA , Canada , Austria)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the training program,
- some schools have a specific time frame (September-November - please specify an individual school)
- some schools require tests in several stages (UKISET, internal tests of the school: English, mathematics, logics, subjects, interview, some require a personal visit)
- we recommend to apply one year before the start of the program,
- for Foundation and Pathway programs, IELTS and TOEFL certificates are usually required, respectively

- recommended submission one year before the start of the program,
- the deadline normally closes in January, for TOP HEIs and, as a rule, in March in other universities
- for a bachelor, a Foundation or Pathway preparatory program a completed A-level, IB, High School + IELTS / TOEFL are required
- for Masters you need a graduated higher education, in some cases you need a pre-Masters program
- MBA requires completed higher education, work experience preferably at least 2-3 years, etc.
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