Congratulations on your results!

First year students should familiarise themselves with our useful Student Guide Book 2015 - this guidebook provides information on all aspects of student life at NUI Galway.

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Student Guide    Lámhleabhar na Mac Léinn

Yes, you will receive an orientation booklet with the schedule of events for your first week.  Please read carefully all of the literature sent to you by the University


If you have any questions prior to your arrival you can contact our designated first year student hotline on 091 493999.  The hotline will be available from 12 August until the 30 September - Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm, and on Saturday 15 and 22 August, 10am to 1pm.

Alternatively you have the opportunity to Ask Us a question via email.

You will be emailed the name, email address and contact phone number for your student mentor before you start college.  Your mentor is a 2nd or 3rd year student who will be able to tell you about starting University, your studies and what to expect - they are fully trained to answer your queries and if they are unable they will refer you to the appropriate person.


Your Campus Account provides access to all computing services for students ( other than email). 


If you filled in the Disability section on your CAO Form, the University Disability Support Service will contact you.

If you didn’t you should contact the Disability Support Service. A variety of supports are made available to students with disabilities. Find our more on the disability website.


 You will be given the opportunity to part-take in a Campus Tour during your first week.  Also please see campus map for assistance.


Information on fees, grants and scholarships are available on the fees website.  Another source of information on student finance is available at the following address:


You will get information in your College Handbook.  The handbook will either be sent to you in the post or given to you during orientation. There is a bookshop on campus and the Student Union operate a Second-hand Bookstore


Student parking is available on campus for all registered students who have a valid parking permit.  Please also note that there are specific parking zones for students.

Find out more information on parking and parking permits here.

Information for students who require a temporary disability permit.

Please note that clamping is in operation throughtout the campus

There are two banks servicing the campus. Bank of Ireland is on campus (in the Arts/ Science building) and AIB is located at the top of the Distillery Road entrance to the campus. Branches of other banks are located in the city centre

Ask a Question

Parents Information Sessions

We invite all parents, guardians and family members to attend  the talks on
Sunday, 30th August which are repeated at 3pm, 5pm, and 7pm for your convenience.


The Emotional Journey of Students and Parents  in The Space, Aras na MacLeinn

Money - What to expect and how to make it stretch in The Cube, Aras na MacLeinn

Learning Wellbeing and University Supports in The View, Aras na MacLeinn