Why choose NUI Galway?
NUI Galway has a great deal to offer you. If you join our learning community you will be joining a great University with a distinguished reputation for teaching excellence that spans more than 160 years. You will enjoy a student experience that you will never forget at NUI Galway. Not only will we provide you with an excellent education, we also help you develop personal and social skills that will benefit you throughout your life.
NUI Galway offers you a learning community that will inspire and challenge you:
- Lecturers working at the forefront of their subject area
- The latest ideas and discoveries in the lecture theatre
- Friendly and open professors and lecturers
- A wide range of courseswith something for everyone
Exciting new and unique courses
NUI Galway offers innovative new programmes that we continually develop. We respond to your needs and the demands of the job market.
New courses this year include:
- Energy Systems Engineering
- BA in Environment and Society/Youth and Family Studies
- BA CONNECT with Latin American Studies (starts September 2010)
We also offer a range of unique programmes only available at NUI Galway:
- BA CONNECT, an innovative range of Arts programmes with opportunities to specialise
- Sports and Exercise Engineering
- Marine Science
A world of opportunities
A degree from NUI Galway opens doors to a world of opportunities for you:
- Our graduates are highly sought after by employers all over the world
- 98.5% of our graduates, whose destination is known, have found employment, are travelling or have gone on to further study within six months of graduating
- Our Career Development Centre offers advice on career planning, CV writing, interviews and organising work placements both in Ireland and abroad.
The NUI Galway Student Experience
Enjoy a student experience that you will never forget here at NUI Galway.
We have over 40 active sports clubs and 83 societies at NUI Galway. Through clubs and societies you can meet new people, build friendships and improve your talents. Whatever your interests, NUI Galway is sure to have a club or society for you!
NUI Galway also runs ALIVE, our student volunteering programme. We have over 1,200 registered student volunteers with opportunities to work on community projects in Ireland or abroad. You will receive a certificate in recognition of your volunteering work which will also look great on your CV.
Play your part
Sport is central to life at NUI Galway. NUI Galway’s outstanding sports facilities include a state-of-the-art Sports Centre with:
- a national basketball arena and sports hall
- a 25 metre swimming pool with movable floor
- an elite 130 piece gym
- a high-tech climbing wall.
Outdoor facilities include natural grass playing pitches, flood lit synthetic grass pitches and an athletics track. There is always dedicated support for elite sports here at NUI Galway.
We are keen to recognise outstanding achievement and offer scholarships to exceptional students:
- Entrance Scholarships for students who achieve over 560 points in their Leaving Certificate
- Scholarships for medical students who perform exceptionally well in the Leaving Certificate
- Sports Scholarships across a range of sports
- Gaeltacht Scholarships, Roinn Oideachas Scholarships, The James Massey Keegan Scholarships (for students from Mayo) and other Irish Scholarship
Investing in your learning environment
We are constantly developing our campus to enhance your learning environment. We are currently in the middle of a €400 million capital investment programme:
- This includes a stunning new €40 million Engineering Building, opening in 2011
- Our impressive new Sports Centre, a Student Cultural Centre and an extension to our library
- Further plans include new buildings in the Medical Sciences area and a research facility for Arts students.