Galway has a larger international community than any other city in Ireland, according to the most recent census (Ref: CSO).

NUI Galway is home to over 3,000 International Students, from 110 different countries, making us the most international university in Ireland. Our international focus is inspired by our location in Galway, a diverse city with a tradition of reaching out to the world. It encompasses the experiences of students and staff, and emphasises both our international reputation and responsibilities, displaying awareness of how the world sees Galway – but also being mindful of how Galway sees the world.

We have student exchange programmes with over 200 international universities around the world, and also have a global community of staff. 35% are from overseas, coming from 45 countries worldwide.

Three outstanding researchers at NUI Galway have been ranked among the “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds: 2014” by the multinational media body Thompson Reuters. That’s more than any other university in Ireland!