NUI Galway Open Days

NUI Galway Open Day

Open Days are the perfect opportunity for you and your family to experience life at NUI Galway, and are suitable for transition year and fifth year students, Leaving Certificate and mature students.

NUI Galway 2016 Open Days will be held on the following dates:

Saturday, 16th April 2016 (10am to 3pm)

Friday, 7th October 2016 (9am to 3pm)
Saturday, 8th October 2016 (10am to 3pm)

Come and talk to our students and staff, explore the campus, check out the facilities and decide for yourself whether NUI Galway is the right University for you.

Consult the Open Day Programme and plan your visit to the campus in advance. We recommend you start your visit at the exhibition hall, where you can talk to our lecturers and students and find out more about the courses you are interested in. Our services for students, including the Accommodation, Careers and Fees Offices and Student Services are also represented here.

Campus Tours will also be on offer leaving from the Bailey Allen Hall at 12.00pm, 1.00pm and 2.00pm (booking not required).  Visit our dedicated CAO site which will give you an insight into college life and studying at NUI Galway.


NUI Galway hosts a series of Information Evenings all around the country.

The Information Evenings are an excellent opportunity for all prospective students, mature students, parents and Guidance Counsellors to find out more about studying at NUI Galway.

For more information please click here.


If you'd like to visit our campus we can organise a walking tour for you with one of our Student Ambassadors. The tour will last approximately one hour and you will get the opportunity to see all of the main facilities on campus, including

  • The Sports Centre

  • The Library

  • The Student Centre plus much more

    Parents and friends are more than welcome.

    Book a tour

    If you would like to book a campus tour please email us at to book.

Postgraduate Open Day

Student ambassadors PG Open Day

TAKE OUR SURVEY (3 February 2016 event)

Did you attend the Postgraduate Open Day on 3 Feb 2016? We welcome your feedback on the event. Please take our online survey here. You could win €25 gift voucher for participating.


Our next Postgraduate Open day will take place on 
8 November 2016. 

Queries to:
Niamh Connolly | T: 353 (91) 49 4398 | E:

WHY DO A POSTGRAD COURSE? Visit this site for more information.

Download presentation given at our last Postgraduate Open Day, February 2016 event:

Video presentation given at 19 November 2015 event:
  • Watch below, by SUSI, Grants Authority

Get the career edge with a postgraduate qualification from NUI Galway. Watch our #GetTheEdge video here.

Other postgraduate events

Busy hall PGOD

NUI Galway (Marketing & Communications Office and International Office) attend national and international postgraduate studies exhibitions, to showcase our postgraduate opportunities. University Disciplines/Centres often host (specific postgraduate) Open Evenings or Open Days (which will be listed here also). Contact for information. 

We will be exhibiting at the following in 2015–16 (list below regularly updates with new events):

September 2015

Your Career in Arts
(including Further Study options)
Orbsen Building
Wednesday 23 September | 6pm to 8pm

October 2015

GMIT Careers (& Postgradute) Fair
Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology
Monday 5 October | 12 noon to 3pm
Our Postgraduate Recruitment Officer will give a presentation at this event at 1pm:
   The ? and € of Postgraduate Studies at NUI Galway
   Why you should do a postgrad course, how to apply,
   and funding advice.

NUI Galway Graduate Jobs Fair (incl. Postgrad. Study stand)
Bailey Allen Hall
Tuesday 6 October | 12.30pm to 4pm 

LIT Careers & Further Options Fair 
Limerick Institute of Technology
Tuesday 13 October 14  | 11am to 3pm

Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Careers and Postgraduate Studies Fair
Monday 19 October | 12 noon to 3pm

November 2015

University of Ulster Postgraduate Engineering Fair
Jordanstown Campus
Thursday 5 November | 10am to 1.30pm

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day
Bailey Allen Hall
Wednesday 11 November | 12 noon to 4pm
Visit this website for more details

Athlone IT Careers & Recruitment Fair
Athlone Institute of Technology
Thursday 12 November | 10am to 2pm

UCD Science Open Evening
UCD Belfield UCD O'Brien Centre for Science
Monday 23 November | 5pm to 7.30pm 

January 2016

UCC Postgraduate Studies Exhibition
Aula Maxima, University College Cork
Tuesday 12 January | 11am to 3pm

February 2016

GMIT (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology)
We will have a Postgraduate Stand in Union Square on:
Monday 1 February | From 12 noon to 1pm

Our Postgraduate Recruitment Officer will then give a presentation:
“Postgraduate practicalities” (including information on why take a postgrad course, applications, funding, & employability)
Monday 1 February | 1pm, Room 1041 (first floor, New Building)

NUI Galway Postgraduate Open Day
Bailey Allen Hall
Wednesday 3 February | 12 noon to 4pm

University of Limerick Postgraduate Study Fair
Main Campus Building 
Wednesday 3 February | 12 noon to 3pm

Castlebar GMIT Postgraduate Fair
Tuesday 9 February
Tuesday 9 February | 11am to 2pm 

RDS, Dublin
Wednesday 10 February  | 12 noon to 4.30pm

CIT Postgraduate Study Fair
Cork Institute of Technology
Tuesday 23 February | 11am to 2pm

Book your place

Contact us

Drop by any time 
T +353 (0)91 524411

NUI Galway
University Road
Galway, Ireland

You can also find a contact

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