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The University of Galway - formerly known as National University of Ireland, Galway is a public research university located in the city of Galway, Ireland. A tertiary education and research institution, the university was awarded the full five QS stars for excellence in 2012 and was ranked among the top 1 percent of universities in the 2018 QS World University Rankings.
The university was founded in 1845 as Queen’s College Galway. Following construction of the iconic Quadrangle building, the University opened its doors four years later to the first cohort of just 68 students. Since then, it 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, university is ranked 259 in the world and have been increasing their global reach and reputation over the past decade. University of Galway is also a member of the Coimbra Group, a network of 40 long-established European universities.
University of Galway has established partnerships with some of the key cultural organizations in the region to boost teaching and research in the arts. Galway is renowned as a place where arts and culture are celebrated, reinterpreted, and shared with the world and was designated European Capital of Culture 2020. The University will be a key player in what will be a celebration of Galway's unique spirit of creativity and our shared European culture.
University of Galway offers 68 undergraduate and 191 graduate programs. Here are some of the popular ones.
13,500 – 25,000 EUR
14,500 – 25,000 EUR
Finding student accommodation is the most important thing you will need to plan for while at university and you need to consider the location, living space and your budget. With housing in high demand in Galway city, it is important that University of Galway students and their parents/guardians are informed of the options available to them.
University of Galway offers on-campus accommodation options starting from 1,500 EUR per month, however, it is limited and in high demand.
Accommodation comes in different forms. Studio apartments are uncommon in Galway. Most rental properties are houses with 3-5 bedrooms, and larger houses generally offer cheaper rooms. So, many students choose to house-share. There is also the option of digs/community accommodation, where a student pays a homeowner for accommodation offered on a full-time or five-day basis. Living arrangements are agreed upon with the homeowner. Renting an apartment in the city center costs around 2,000 to 3,000 EUR.