Application Information

Who can apply

  • Incoming first year students*: applications open in February 2024
    *CAO applicants including applicants from EU & UK
  • New-entrant international students: applications open in April 2024
  • 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. Application forms are available here when applications are open. 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.

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Accommodation for incoming first year students is available at Corrib Village, Goldcrest Village and Dunlin Village. Applications for accommodation for the academic year 2024/25 open on Tuesday, 20 February 2024 and will remain open until Monday, 11 March 2024.

In order to apply you will need:

  • CAO Application Number (not your Leaving Certificate exam number)
  • An email address that you check regularly and will have access to for the next 12 months

Decide which village and room type you’d like in advance – you will not be able to change this later.

You can make an application at any stage while applications are open. We do not operate on a first-come, first-served basis. So, applying as soon as applications open does not increase your chance of being offered accommodation.

Only ONE application is permitted per student. Multiple and/or duplicate applications will be deemed invalid and deleted.

How and when are accommodation offers made?

Rooms are offered by a computer-generated random lottery (not on a first-come-first-served basis). All offers are made by email. See below for key dates.

Accommodation offers will be based on room availability at that time. This may or may not include your preferred bedroom type.

Key dates

  • Tuesday, 20 February 2024: Applications open
  • Monday. 11 March 2024: Applications close
  • Tuesday, 19 March 2024: First round of offers for Corrib Village
  • Wednesday, 20 March 2024: First round of offers for Goldcrest Village
  • Thursday, 21 March 2024: First round of offers for Dunlin Village


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 an Incoming First Year 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 from the European Union (other than Ireland/UK):
Applications will open in April 2024.

New-entrant undergraduate and postgraduate students from beyond the European Union:
Applications will open in April 2024.

Visiting Students: Erasmus, Study Abroad & Student Exchange:
Application dates for 2024/25 to be confirmed.

Further Information

For further information regarding accommodation for international students, please contact the University of Galway International Office directly. Please email the relevant address below.

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.


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Frequently asked questions

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