Student Residences

Interested in booking campus accommodation for the academic year 2020/2021?

Applications open on Monday, 17 February (at which time booking links will be available on our home page). Applications will remain open until Monday, 9 March.

After this, rooms will be offered by a computer-generated random lottery (not on a first-come-first-served basis).

Please note: Making an application as soon as applications open does not increase your chance of being offered a room. Applications will not close until Monday, 9 March - you have until then to apply!

For more information, please refer to our frequently asked questions here. Make sure to check out our useful 'how to make an application' video below too!

Key Dates:

  • Monday, 17 February 2020:  Applications open
  • Monday, 9 March 2020:  Applications close
  • Tuesday, 10 March 2020:  First round of offers
  • Thursday, 12 March 2020:  Second round of offers
  • Subsequent offers, if any, will be made before end of March


NUI Galway’s student residences are comprised of two villages, 764-bed Corrib Village and our new, 429-bed residence, Goldcrest Village (situated beside Corrib Village). Located on the University campus, they provide a home away from home for over 1,000 students from September to May.

Campus Living residences are available to NUI Galway students only. Rooms are occupied under a licence to reside for the duration of the full academic year. From time to time, rooms may be booked on a semester-only basis. Short-term lettings are not possible.

Corrib Village

This is a 764-bed apartment complex comprised of 3- and 4-bedroom apartments. Find out more >

Goldcrest Village

This is a 429-bed apartment complex comprised of 4- 5- and 6-bedroom apartments. Find out more >

Why Live on Campus?

On Your Doorstep
Living on campus means everything you need is on your doorstep. On-site facilities at our student residences include a shop/café, launderette, common room, and more! Plus, early starts are no more with lectures taking place only a few minutes’ walk or a 2-minute shuttle bus away.

Safe and Secure
We consider the safety and well-being of our residents to be of utmost importance. To ensure that all students are safe and secure, our residences have 24-hour security and reception staff to deal with any queries that students may have. Are you a parent/guardian? Find out more >

Community Feel
For most of us, going to university is a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Make the most of it by immersing yourself in campus life and living with other people that are in the same situation as you. It’s a great way to meet new people and make friends for life!

Avoid the Hassle
If this is your first time living away from home (or even if it isn’t), avoid the hassle by staying on campus! Forget about bills, bin charges and even changing light bulbs! At our student residences, we put students first and strive to make their experience as hassle-free as possible.

The Place To Be
There’s always something happening at our student residences. With Events Guides drawn up every semester by our Residential Assistants, it’s a hive of activity! To get an insight into what it’s like, follow us on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter!

Where Are Our Residences Located?

Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village are located on the NUI Galway campus. View a map >

About Us

Our student residences are part of the Campus Living NUI Galway group. Find out more >