Application Information

Who can apply

  • Incoming first year students (CAO applicants): applications have closed and accommodation is fully booked. There will be an opportunity to join a waiting list in July.
  • New-entrant international students: applications are now open. See below for relevant dates and timelines.
  • Campus residences are only available to University of Galway students

How to apply

Before applying, take a look at the descriptions and rates for each of the residences and decide whether you would like to apply for Corrib Village, Goldcrest Village or Dunlin Village. You can only apply for accommodation at ONE of the three residences.

All applications must be made online. There is an application for each of the three residences; one for Corrib Village, one for Goldcrest Village and one for Dunlin Village.

You will need to select your preferred bedroom type when applying so please consider this in advance.

There is no fee to make an application. A booking deposit will be required to secure a reservation if you are offered a room in the accommodation lottery, once applications close.

Before you apply, read through our FAQ section carefully. For useful application information and tips, follow us on socials @StayUniofGalway.


Applications for accommodation at Corrib Village, Goldcrest Village and Dunlin Village for the academic year 2024/25 are now closed and all rooms have been reserved. There will be an opportunity to join a waiting list in July.

Key dates

  • July 2024: Waiting lists re-open
  • August 2024: Post-CAO room offers (exact date TBC)


All new-entrant international students with a course offer from University of Galway are eligible to apply for on-campus accommodation. If you are an international student, please read this section carefully as there are different routes to apply for on-campus accommodation depending on your circumstances. Please do not apply as a CAO First Year New Entrant student as your application will be deemed invalid.

Please note we cannot accommodate accompanying family members at this time.

When to apply for accommodation

New-entrant postgraduate students:
Applications will open 16 May 2024. Eligible students will be contacted directly in advance with application instructions. Contact to check your eligibility.

Rooms will be offered to eligible applicants on a lottery basis.

New-entrant undergraduate students from beyond the European Union:
Applications are currently open. Eligible students will be contacted directly with application instructions. Contact to check your eligibility.

Visiting Students: Erasmus, Study Abroad & Student Exchange:
The University reserves a small number of rooms on campus for Erasmus, Study Abroad and Exchange students. These can be booked on a single semester basis.

Applications will open 21 May 2024. All eligible students will be contacted in advance with application instructions.

Further Information

For information regarding off-campus accommodation options for international students, please contact the University of Galway Accommodation Advisory Service. Email:

Please also visit our Frequently Asked Questions page for further information.


A limited number of places are available for campus accommodation due to impact of disability. These places can only be recommended for students whose attendance would be adversely affected, due to the impact of their disability, if they lived off campus.

Priority consideration is given to students who need to live in accessible accommodation e.g. a wheelchair user, or where a student with a visual impairment would find it very difficult to travel to university. Please contact for more information.


Applications have now closed. Please see here for more information.

Frequently asked questions

For answers to Frequently Asked Questions, please see here.