NUI Galway is a globally focused research-led university, internationally renowned for the quality and impact of our teaching, research and innovation.  We strive for excellence and impact, underpinned by integrity and professionalism. As part of NUI Galway’s commitment to rewarding achievement and supporting ambition, a new scholarship programme, NUI Galway Excellence Scholarship, will be offered to 2021/2022 students. The new scholarship scheme has been developed to support high achievers in growing their critical thinking, leadership, employability and professional skills. NUI Galway has a long history of excellence and achievement and this new scholarship programme will support and enable the next generation of change makers. 

About the Scholarship:
Awardees of the scholarship will receive €1,500 in recognition of their academic success and will be invited to join a high achiever development programme supported by the scholarship to grow their leadership capacity and to develop the skills they need to excel in their field of study. 

Scholarship Awarding: 
The NUI Galway Excellence Scholarships will be awarded to high achieving entrants to the full-time primary degree courses offered by NUI Galway, commencing in 2021/2022. A maximum of 10 scholarships will be awarded per college to the top achieving entrants:

  • 10 x College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies Excellence Scholarships
  • 10 x College of Engineering and Science Excellence Scholarships
  • 10 x College of Business, Law and Public Policy Excellence Scholarships
  • 10 x College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences Excellence Scholarships

Full details of the scholarship scheme and eligibility will be available on this page in advance of the 2021/2022 entry. Students do not need to apply for a scholarship place; places will be awarded automatically.


  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2021

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (14.6 MB)

  • A Level Quick Guide 2021

    A Level Quick Guide 2021 PDF (2 MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2021

    Quick Guide to Courses 2021 PDF (2.4 MB)

  • Junior Prospectus 2019

    Junior Prospectus 2019 PDF (20.8 MB)

  • Adult Education Brochure

    Adult Education Brochure PDF (4MB)