National University of Ireland, Galway: Statistics

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#536 of 14,131 In the World
#206 of 2,785 In Europe
#4 of 32 In Ireland
#1 of 2 In Galway
#40 of 1,000 For International Law
Top50% For 147 other topics
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Acceptance rate
Highest Degree

Acceptance rate & Admissions

Acceptance Rate86%
Admissions RequirementsIrish Leaving Certificate with matriculation requirements, or equivalent. Minimum age of entry is 16
Academic CalendarSeptember to June (Terms: September - December; January-March; April-June; Semesters: (all except Medicine and first year) September-December; January-June)

We've calculated the 86% acceptance rate for National University of Ireland, Galway based on the ratio of admissions to applications and other circumstantial enrollment data. Treat this information as a rough guide and not as a definitive measure of your chances of admission. Different programs may have significantly varying admissions rates.

Research profile

National University of Ireland, Galway is a world-class research university with 21,783 scientific papers published and 706,218 citations received. The research profile covers a range of fields, including Medicine, Biology, Liberal Arts & Social Sciences, Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Environmental Science, Physics, Psychology, and Business.


National University of Ireland, Galway majors

by publication & citation count

6,377 / 253,104
4,224 / 182,345
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
3,767 / 111,786
2,894 / 105,643
2,723 / 89,127
Computer Science
2,701 / 81,700
Environmental Science
2,244 / 112,211
2,169 / 59,910
1,744 / 60,491
1,354 / 69,604
Materials Science
1,098 / 27,423
955 / 70,706
Health Science
859 / 23,943
766 / 15,253
Political Science
697 / 7,150
Art & Design
655 / 6,249
Oncology and Cancer research
629 / 21,241
620 / 13,331
Artificial Intelligence (AI)
590 / 13,830
572 / 43,484
518 / 18,183
Healthcare Management (MHA)
470 / 16,796
463 / 16,126
438 / 17,799
429 / 9,203
Public Health
404 / 22,621
Family medicine
404 / 6,698
Astrophysics and Astronomy
402 / 16,088
396 / 40,081
388 / 19,668
Optical Engineering
372 / 5,862
356 / 26,374
350 / 26,448
Management Information Systems
349 / 9,199
Physical Therapy
336 / 15,461
Communications and Public Relations
328 / 7,583
Geography and Cartography
320 / 5,754
Environmental Management
315 / 11,628
314 / 4,448
Molecular Biology
310 / 10,296

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 133 1137
1992 139 1313
1993 123 1275
1994 167 1427
1995 165 1731
1996 176 1976
1997 261 2276
1998 221 2458
1999 225 3042
2000 230 3460
2001 227 3909
2002 308 4487
2003 316 5229
2004 445 6496
2005 504 8112
2006 545 9871
2007 693 12554
2008 812 15179
2009 1001 19088
2010 1076 23686
2011 1149 28673
2012 1219 35510
2013 1290 44042
2014 1292 52832
2015 1359 58476
2016 1525 61649
2017 1649 67269
2018 1694 66499
2019 1766 78372
2020 2187 93313
2021 2271 109378
Academic rankings


Local studetns Undergraduate,5,822 per annum for home and EU students; non-EU students, 12,750 per annum (EUR)

The National University of Ireland, Galway has financial aid programs.

Programs and Degrees

The table below displays academic fields with programs and courses that lead to Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate degrees offered by National University of Ireland, Galway.

Note that the table provides a general overview and might not cover all the specific majors available at the university. Always visit the university's website for the most up-to-date information on the programs offered.

Programs Bachelor Master Doctoral
Art & Design Yes Yes Yes
Biology Yes Yes Yes
Business Yes Yes Yes
Chemistry Yes Yes Yes
Computer Science Yes Yes Yes
Economics Yes Yes Yes
Engineering Yes Yes Yes
Environmental Science Yes Yes Yes
Liberal Arts & Social Sciences Yes Yes Yes
Mathematics Yes Yes Yes
Medicine Yes Yes Yes
Physics Yes Yes Yes
Psychology Yes Yes Yes
Doctoral Degree Biomedical Engineering, Business and Commerce, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Film, Fine Arts, Human Rights, Industrial Engineering, Information Technology, Law, Mechanical Engineering, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacy, Physiology, Podiatry, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Psychology, Radiology, Speech Therapy and Audiology

National University of Ireland, Galway alumni

  1. Nicola Coughlan

    Nicola Coughlan
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1987-.. (age 36)

    Nicola Mary Coughlan is an Irish actress. She is known for her roles as Clare Devlin in the Channel 4 sitcom Derry Girls (2018–2022) and Penelope Featherington in the Netflix period drama Bridgerton (2020–present).

  2. Enda Kenny

    Enda Kenny
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1951-.. (age 72)
    international forum participantpoliticianschool teacher

    Enda Kenny is an Irish former Fine Gael politician who served as Taoiseach from 2011 to 2017, Leader of Fine Gael from 2002 to 2017, Minister for Defence from May to July 2014 and 2016 to 2017, Leader of the Opposition from 2002 to 2011, Minister for Tourism and Trade from 1994 to 1997 and Minister of State at the Department of Labour and Department of Education with responsibility for Youth Affairs from 1986 to 1987. He served as Teachta Dála (TD) for Mayo West from 1975 to 1997 and for Mayo from 1997 to 2020.

  3. Pat Gibson

    Pat Gibson
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1961-.. (age 62)

    Patrick Gibson is an Irish quizzer. On 24 April 2004 he became the fourth contestant to win the £1m jackpot on the quiz show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?. He is a multiple world champion in quizzing and one of the world's most successful quiz players. He is best known for winning several quiz shows and being a panellist on Eggheads. He was born, raised and educated in Ireland but currently lives in the United Kingdom and competes as part of the England quiz team. As of 5 December 2018, Gibson is currently the No. 1 ranked quizzer in the world.

  4. Michael J. Ryan

    Michael J. Ryan
    Born in
    Ireland Flag Ireland
    1965-.. (age 58)
    Enrolled in the National University of Ireland, Galway
    Graduated with Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
    epidemiologistphysiciantrauma surgeon

    Michael Joseph Ryan is an Irish epidemiologist and former trauma surgeon, specialising in infectious disease and public health. He is executive director of the World Health Organization's Health Emergencies Programme, leading the team responsible for the international containment and treatment of COVID-19. Ryan has held leadership positions and has worked on various outbreak response teams in the field to eradicate the spread of diseases including bacillary dysentery, cholera, Crimean–Congo hemorrhagic fever, Ebola, Marburg virus disease, measles, meningitis, relapsing fever, Rift Valley fever, SARS, and Shigellosis.

All 85 notable alumni

National University of Ireland, Galway faculties and divisions

Centre : Astronomy Astronomy and Space Science
Centre : Chromosome Biology Biology
Centre : Clinical Health Services Research and Development Health Sciences
Centre : Computational Algebra Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science
Centre : Crystallography Crystallography
Centre : High End Computing Computer Science
Centre : Integrated Development of Agricultural and Rural Institutions Agriculture, Development Studies
Centre : Nanoscale Biophotonics Nanotechnology, Physics
Centre : Occupational Health and Safety Engineering and Ergonomics Occupational Health, Safety Engineering
College : Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Archaeology, Arts and Humanities, Celtic Languages and Studies, Classical Languages, Cultural Studies, Education, English, Film, French, Geography, German, History, Irish, Italian, Journalism, Literature, Media Studies, Philosophy, Political Sciences, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Women's Studies
College : Business, Public Policy and Law Accountancy, Business Administration, Business Computing, Economics, Finance, Human Rights, Law, Management, Management Systems, Marketing
College : Engineering and Informatics Biomedical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Electronic Engineering, Engineering, Hydraulic Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering
College : Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Anaesthesiology, Anatomy, Computer Science, Medicine, Midwifery, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Occupational Therapy, Paediatrics, Pathology, Pharmacology, Physiology, Podiatry, Psychiatry and Mental Health, Public Health, Radiology, Rehabilitation and Therapy, Speech Therapy and Audiology, Surgery, Virology
College : Science Applied Mathematics, Biochemistry, Biology, Botany, Chemistry, Computer Science, Earth Sciences, Information Technology, Marine Science and Oceanography, Mathematical Physics, Mathematics, Mathematics and Computer Science, Microbiology, Natural Sciences, Physics, Statistics, Zoology
Institute : Lifecourse Child Care and Development, Family Studies, Gerontology, Law
Institute : Prostate Cancer Oncology
Institute : Ryan Energy Engineering, Environmental Studies, Marine Science and Oceanography
Laboratory : Salmonella Reference Epidemiology, Public Health
Research Division : Alimentary Glycoscience Food Science
Research Division : Applied Optics Computer Graphics, Optics
Research Division : Applied Photonics Laser Engineering, Optical Technology, Optics
Research Division : Atmospheric Science Meteorology
Research Division : Bioethical Research and Analysis Ethics
Research Division : Bioinformatics Biological and Life Sciences, Computer Science
Research Division : Biomedical Engineering Science Biomedical Engineering
Research Division : Child and Family Family Studies, Social Policy, Social Problems, Social Studies, Social Welfare, Sociology
Research Division : Climate and Air Pollution Studies Environmental Studies, Meteorology
Research Division : Clinical Research Facility Galway Biological and Life Sciences, Statistics
Research Division : Combustion Chemistry Chemistry
Research Division : Complex Systems Biological and Life Sciences, Computer Science, Economics, Physics, Statistics
Research Division : Computer Integrated Manufacturing Industrial Engineering
Research Division : Development Education Development Studies, Education
Research Division : Economics of Social Policy Economics, Social Policy
Research Division : Energy Energy Engineering, Environmental Studies
Research Division : Environmental and Natural Resource Economics Economics, Environmental Studies, Natural Resources
Research Division : Health Promotion Health Sciences
Research Division : Humanities and Social Studies Arts and Humanities, Social Studies
Research Division : Innovation and Structural Change Business and Commerce, Management, Management Systems
Research Division : Irish Centre for Human Rights Human Rights
Research Division : Irish Centre for Rural Transformation and Sustainability Rural Studies
Research Division : Irish Centre for Social Gerontology Gerontology, Social and Community Services
Research Division : Irish Studies Celtic Languages and Studies, Irish
Research Division : Laser Applications Laser Engineering
Research Division : Marine Law and Ocean Policy Coastal Studies, Marine Science and Oceanography, Maritime Law
Research Division : Micromechanics Mechanics
Research Division : Occupational and Life Stress Occupational Therapy, Psychology, Social Psychology
Research Division : Palaeoenvironmentology Environmental Studies, Paleontology
Research Division : Power Electonics Power Engineering
Research Division : Regenerative Medicine Rehabilitation and Therapy
Research Division : Social Sciences Social Sciences
Research Division : Women's Studies Women's Studies
School : Film and Digital Media Film, Media Studies
Unit : Network of Excellence for Functional Biomaterials Biological and Life Sciences, Materials Engineering

General information

Alternative names NUI Galway
Founded 1845
Accreditation Quality and Qualifications Ireland - QQI (Dearbhú Cáilíochta agus Cáilíochtaí Éireann)
Motto Deo Favente
With the favour of God

Location and contacts

Address University Road
Galway, Connaught, H91 TK33
City population 80,000

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