Sport is central to life at NUI Galway and our excellent facilities offer you a chance to balance your academic study with a wide range of sporting activities.
NUI Galway's new 6,500 sq ft sports complex on the University campus is ideally located for all students as a meeting point for sports activity.
The complex includes:
The University's outdoor sports facilities can be found in Dangan, on the north of the campus. They include:
There are over 50 sports clubs within the University, offering students the chance to keep fit and healthy, while enjoying a great social outlet.
Club Bookings: To book any sports facilities please fill out this form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org
External Bookings (Sports Facilities): If you are a non NUI Galway group and would like to book sports facilities please contact(to be updated)
Field Sports Club
Off Campus Clubs
Martial Arts Clubs
Water Sports Clubs
We offer Elite Sports Scholarships to athletes of outstanding calibre who register as students of NUI Galway. Our programmes focus on developing the athlete so that they can achieve sporting success, as well as academic and personal development during and after their time in university.
The scheme includes sports such as basketball, badminton, ladies' and men's soccer, ladies' and men's rugby, ladies' and men's golf, martial arts, swimming and surfing. ;
As well as the scholarship, you will receive specialist sports supports including physiotherapy, treatment of injury, fitness training, coaching and travel to national and international competitions.
The scholarship is available for the duration of a course of study and all applicants must satisfy the academic requirements for entry to NUI Galway.
NUI Galway introduced “Performance Points” Sports Scholarship in 2014
This new Sports Scholarship rewards athletes who are performing at the highest levels of their sport while also achieving academically “performance points” that can be added to their CAO points for entry to NUI Galway.
You can apply for an NUI Galway Sports Scholarship online http://www.sports.nuigalway.ie/scholarships_info.html
The closing date for receipt of applications for the Performance Points Scholarship has been extended to the 31st July.
The closing date for receipt of applications for Elite Sports Scholarship is the 31st July. No applications will be accepted after this date.
If you would like to learn more about Sports Scholarships you can contact Kathy Hynes on P: 091 493475 or E: kathy.hynesnuigalway.ie
Sports in Galway
NUI Galway is one of the largest sporting third level institutions in Ireland and we welcome the fact that sport forms an integral part of the social and educational lives of the campus community. This echoes the strong sporting culture that has always existed in Galway and which is such an integral part of both city and county life.
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