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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
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Search Student Accommodation in Galway
Search for accommodation in areas close to the University.
There are a number of differnt accommodation options available to you:
There are 2 student residences on campus; Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village which opened in September 2018. These residences are University-owned.
Our new, state-of-the-art student residence, Goldcrest Village, is comprised of 429 en suite bedrooms across 76 non-smoking apartments. There are 3 apartment types.
Corrib Village is a gated complex, which is located on the NUI Galway campus, consists of 176 non-smoking apartments and accommodates 764 students
For information about Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village, click here: https://www.campusaccommodation.ie/ . If you would like to contact either Corrib Village or Goldcrest Village please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications for Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village will open on Tuesday, 23 February and will remain open for a period of 3 weeks. After this, rooms will be offered by a computer-generated random lottery (not on a first-come-firstserved basis). Note: Making an application as soon as applications open does not increase a student’s chance of being offered a room. Applications will not close until Tuesday, 16 March – students will have 3 weeks to apply. Key Dates: Tuesday, 23 February 2021: Applications open Tuesday, 16 March 2021: Applications close Thursday, 18 March 2021: First round of offers Monday, 22 March 2021: Second round of offers Subsequent offers, if any, will be made before end of March A ‘How to Make an Application’ video is available to view here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5huMt5JoyE
Please click on the links below to find the most up to date status of bookings in Student Residences.
Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village
To keep up to date with news and events in on-campus student residence why not follow us on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/NUIGalwayAccom
There are also 9 privately-owned student residences located off campus but within easy reach of the University.
Off-Campus - Parents and students should note that all off campus residences are privately owned and managed.
- Gort na Coiribe
- The Student Village at Menlo Park Apartments
- Donegan Court
- Atlantis Apartments
- The Westwood
Private Sector Accommodation
Please check out our NUI Galway StudentPad website here to find accommodation in Houses/Apartments and Sharing with the Owner. All private sector accommodation is advertised by us for you on this site. You can set up an alert on this system stating what your housing requirements are and when your choice of accommodation is advertised you will receive a text message to your phone. You can also place a message on our message board facility.
If you are looking for accommodation in private houses, please be aware that there may be bogus landlords around.
We recommend that you do not pay a deposit for accommodation in the private sector prior to viewing it, meeting with the landlord and receiving the key to the property.
If it doesn’t feel right, or if it seems too good to be true, trust your instinct!
Temporary and Short Term Accommodation Sources
We advise students, particularly international students, to book temporary or short term accommodation for when they arrive in Ireland. This is because it gives you a chance to view various types of accommodation in person in the private sector prior to booking it. Below are various types options.
Bed and Breakfasts
Bed and breakfasts are also a useful accommodation type for the short term. You can find a list of bed and breakfasts in galway city here.
Other sources of Accommodation
- Let it
- Galway Advertiser
- Galway Independent
- Homestay; Homestays in Galway, Galway City, Ireland offer host family accommodation, ideal for all types of travel including students, interns, etc.
Hosting Power has been providing rooms for international students in Ireland since 2014. Students can book their rooms online before they arrive in Ireland. All our rooms have been inspected by a member of our team and we have met with each of our hosts individually. All bills and WiFi are included in the rent. For further information please see: www.hostingpower.ie
We recommend that you do not pay a deposit for accommodation advertised on these websites prior to viewing it, meeting with the landlord and receiving the key to the property.
Useful Tips for Sharing
- At all time please adhere to the HSE guidelines on Covid-19 to ensure that you, your housemates and the wider poulation stay safe, well and happy.
- Be Clear from the Start, agree rotas for cleaning and agree guest policy.
- Ask before borrowing your housemate’s stuff
- Address issues while they are small
- Shared spaces are shared by all. Be respectful of this and don’t leave your stuff hanging around.
- Be friendly without expecting to be BFFs
- Be open to change, trying new things and meeting new people
- Treat your roommate in the way he/she would want to be treated = RESPECT!
- Download the OurHome app which helps you and your house mates manage tasks and events. Create shared grocery lists. Stay organized with less effort. The app is available for download for iOS, Android and Webapp.