University of Galway

The prestigious history of University of Galway spans almost two centuries. Our spectacular location boasts the unique landscape and culture of the west of Ireland. Our global network connects us to partners around the world. Our researchers are shaping the future. Our students are shaping their own.

Short Courses

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

University of Galway has grown massively in size and reputation over the past 175 years, with a student population today of over 18,000. According to QS World University Rankings, we are ranked 259 in the world and have been increasing our global reach and reputation over the past decade.

Education

Choosing a University is one of the most important decisions you will ever make. University of Galway is one of Ireland's top universities for graduate employability. 96% of our undergraduates and 94% of postgraduate students are in employment or further study within 6 months of graduating.

Research

The purpose of our research and innovation is to advance the public good. Our people are creative in their thinking and collaborative in their approach. Our place is a distinct and vibrant region deeply connected internationally and open to the world.

Career

We aim to provide students of University of 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 Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2023
270 -12
2022
258 -20
2021
238
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2023
301 50
2022
351 -50
2021
301
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2022
501 -100
2021
401 200
2020
601
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2023
551 -3
2022
548 51
2021
599
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Student services

You may meet some challenges during university life. Counselling can be an important resource for you.

Housing services

While there is a high demand for housing in Galway, various options are available for students throughout Galway City and its environs. You can explore on-campus accommodation through Campus Living and off-campus properties through Studentpad (your trusted site for finding private accommodation).

Although there is no guarantee that you will get your first preference, you will find all the info you need here, and on Studentpad, to find a place that suits your needs. There are many great facilities, services and transport links to be found in these areas – learn more here. 

Library services

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 University of Galway’s hub for scholarly information discovery, sharing, and publication.

ICT services

ISS will support the University to achieve its goals by providing leadership in the development and provision of a fit for purpose IT service to staff and students underpinned by an aligned, motivated, innovative and empowered team.‌

Medical services

The Student Health Unit provides on-campus medical care to full-time registered students in a confidential, professional and courteous manner. We continue to operate in line with Public Health advice and guidance to reduce the risk of any potential COVID-19 virus transmission among our students and staff.

Student Life

Campus life

University of Galway has earned a reputation for having a safe,  vibrant and exciting campus.  We are in the final stages of a €400 million capital investment programme - this investment has transformed the campus into a world-class learning environment for our students.

Sports facilities

University of Galway recognises the relationship between academic performance, health and wellbeing and in support of this the Sport and Recreation Unit has a mission to promote participation in sport and physical activities by all students and staff and to support higher standards of performance in sport and physical activity for elite sports individuals and teams within University of Galway.

Student clubs

University of Galway recognises the incredible importance of student collaboration and of looking out for one another. University should be a time when you realise how many likeminded people there are out there – and that you are never alone in the way you feel, whether that be a fear of the future, or of a love of art, music, sports, or anything in between. From Volunteering, Societies and Clubs to collaborative learning and peer support, University of Galway aims to ensure that students always feel part of a welcoming community that promotes collaboration, mutual respect and support.

Accreditation

University of Galway is delighted to announce that J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics has been globally accredited by AACSB International - the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.  

Galway, Connaught, Ireland

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