National University of Ireland, Galway
- Undergraduate Students
- Galway’s Student’s Union is the student body’s representative union and operates independently from the university itself.
- Aside from representing the student in policy matter it also provides a number of welfare, education, and social services.
- The National University of Ireland (NUI), Galway traces its roots to 1845 when Queen’s College Galway was founded. The college opened for teaching in 1849.
- One year later Queen’s College Galway was incorporated into the Queen’s University of Ireland along with Queen’s University Belfast and University College Cork.
- The Irish Universities Act of 1907 made the college a constituent of the National University of Ireland and its name was changed to University College Galway.
- The university underwent considerable development in both the 1970s and 1990s in terms of new builds and student size.
- Reforms of the National University of Ireland in 1997 led to another Universities Act and another name change, this time to the National University of Ireland, Galway.
- NUI Galway now has a student body of over 17,000 and is undergoing a €400 million capital investment programme to create a ‘Campus of the Future’.
Support for International Students
- International students at NUI Galway benefit from a fully integrated support service provided by the International Office.
- Students are supported with a pre-arrival guide that includes advice for organising travel and fulfilling visa and immigration requirements.
- On arrival international students benefit from an Orientation Programme designed to ease integration into Irish university life.
NUI Galway,, University Rd,, Galway,, Ireland.