We are one of Ireland's oldest, largest, and most prestigious universities.

Since 1845, University of Galway’s commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching has been developing leaders and driving success across generations.

Delve into a learning experience that not only empowers you to reach your fullest potential, but also aligns with our dedication to ensuring a sustainable world for a greener and better tomorrow.

At University of Galway, discover a transformative journey tailored for you and for tomorrow.

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Ranked Ireland's #1 university for sustainable development in the Times Higher Education World Rankings (THE), we're not just about excellence in teaching; we're about shaping a better world.

Our commitment to sustainability is globally recognised, placing us 38th worldwide and in the Top 10 in Europe (THE). As a Government of Ireland SDG Champion and a leader in sustainability, we offer a learning environment that cares for you and the planet.

With 80% of our courses including work placements or study abroad opportunities, we ensure your education is as dynamic as it is impactful. Choose University of Galway, where every choice you make contributes to a better future for you, and a sustainable tomorrow.

Embrace an education that nurtures your growth and fosters a sustainable future. Explore our biodiverse campus and be part of a university that's dedicated to your success, our students' welfare and global well-being.

Key Facts


in top 50 Universities globally, for Sustainability in the QS Rankings


We are ranked in the top 100 in the QS European Rankings


We are ranked 258th in the QS World University Rankings


A new on-campus student residence, Dunlin Village, opened in September 2023 offering 674 additional student beds, bringing the total number of beds available on campus to over 1,800 (a 50% increase on 2022 beds). If you are planning to study in Galway in September 2024, please consult our Accommodation Advisory Service webpage and check out our new On-Campus Accommodation webpage to prepare for next September.


Access Centre

The Access Centre aims to create a supportive learning environment where students who have experienced socio-economic disadvantage, students with disabilities and mature students are enabled to access and succeed in third-level education. The Access Centre helps individuals realise their educational potential by providing a wide range of educational approaches and specialist services. The Access Centre provides supports for students participating on access programmes, students with disabilities and mature students. Find Out More

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