Welcome to the University of Galway's Universities of Sanctuary Programme

The Universities of Sanctuary Programme at the University of Galway aims to increase public awareness on international protection, migration and nomadism, in an effort to address the low levels of participation of underrepresented groups in third-level education. International protection applicants, refugees, vulnerable immigrant groups and Irish Travellers are too frequently excluded from participation in education due to inequitable societal barriers, and we feel that through our actions as a designated University of Sanctuary we can make Galway's community a much more inclusive and equitable space for all.


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