Welcome to NUI Galway

The International Office at NUI Galway looks forward to welcoming you to the new academic year.

NUI Galway is looking forward to welcoming all our new students and those of you who are returning to our university for another year of advancement and enrichment. We are working hard to ensure the experience is everything you hoped it would be.

Please regularly visit the NUI Galway Alerts page for the latest news and update.

Be sure to join our Facebook Group for International Students to connect with your peers.

Contact Us

Contact Us

Contact the NUI Galway International Office and our team would be delighted to provide you with support

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Galway - A Cultural Powerhouse

Galway is a place like no other. Galway is a cultural hub. The city and county are renowned for our rich cultural heritage, our unique Gaeltacht traditions, our colourful festivals, and the generations of writers, actors, musicians and producers that have called Galway home.

Set on the Wild Atlantic Way, on the broad sweep of Galway Bay, Galway is as distinctive as it is beautiful. We are renowned as a place where arts and culture are celebrated, reinterpreted and shared with the world.   
- European Capital of Culture 2020.
- Most International City in Ireland.
- No 1 'Most Charming' City in Ireland - New York Times
- 'Friendliest City in the World' - US Magazine Travel
- Galway International Arts Festival

Learn More


  • Orientation Presentation for Erasmus Students

    Orientation Presentation for Erasmus Students PDF (2.4MD)

  • International Office Orientation Booklet

    International Office Orientation Booklet PDF (6.2 MB)