Latest QS World University Rankings see NUI Galway ranked 258th in the world 

NUI Galway has been named as the world's 258th best university, accordingly to the 2021 QS World University Rankings. NUI Galway rankings are third in Ireland, 195 in Faculty/Student Ratio, 165 in International Faculty Ratio, 238 in  International Student Ratio, and overall Ireland is the 38th-most represented location in the world.

Meanwhile, our University is counted among the Top 350 in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings for 2020/21. In 2020, the new Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings placed NUI Galway 10th in the world for addressing the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goal for research on life below water and support for aquatic ecosystems and ranked 68th in the world for addressing the UN’s 17 Sustainable Development Goals overall.


Key Facts


We now rank 258 in the world in the QS World University Rankings


We now rank 165 for internationalisation in the QS World University Ra


NUI Galway is now home to over 3,300 International Students


There are over 19,000 students enrolled at NUI Galway


Students from over 120 countries worldwide