Student Residences

Corrib Village and Goldcrest Village are now fully booked for the academic year 2020/2021.

If you have reserved a room…
Please note that the payment deadline is now Monday, 14 September at 5:00pm.

Important dates

  • Monday, 7 September: Leaving Certificate results issued
  • Friday, 11 September: CAO offers issued at 2:00pm
  • Monday, 14 September (tentative): 5:00pm deadline (for those with a booking) to confirm and pay for accommodation or cancel accommodation.
  • Tuesday, 15 September (tentative): Bedrooms offered to the waiting list – Round 1
  • Wednesday, 16 September (tentative): Bedrooms offered to the waiting list – Round 2
  • Thursday, 17 September (tentative): Bedrooms offered to the waiting list – Round 3
  • Saturday, 19 September (tentative): Pre-arrival information sent to students
  • Sunday, 20 September (tentative): Check in for student residences*

    *Check in dates are subject to change

Please note:
NUI Galway has agreed to provide a rebate to students who will be residing in university accommodation equivalent to the 3-4% increase in the rental cost applied for the Academic Year 2020/21. Following the start of the next academic year, NUI Galway will liaise with our students in Goldcrest Village and Corrib Village to organise this refund.

If you applied for accommodation but did not receive a room offer…
You’ll remain on a waiting list. Following CAO offers (which will take place in September this year), it is usual for us to receive cancellations and at that point, we’ll offer any available accommodation to waitlisted applicants from a computer generated random selection by email.

If you did not make an application…
You can now join a waiting list for either Corrib Village or Goldcrest Village.

Apply to join the Corrib Village waiting list >

Apply to join the Goldcrest Village waiting list >

For information on alternative accommodation options…
Please contact the NUI Galway Accommodation Office

Click here to view our Frequently Asked Questions.

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 >