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NEW - How do I find out about activities/events taking place for students? 

Students can view upcoming activities/events on the NUI Galway student calendar and by following #NUIGWhatson. 

What is currently open on campus? 

See an up-to-date list of on-campus services like cafés, shops and sports on the Campus Services section for students and staff.

What if I don’t have a space to listen to lectures live? 

Students can book a socially-distanced study space in the Library Monday - Friday, 9am-8pm; Saturday 8.30am-5.30pm; and Sunday 10am-5.30pm. The Library has good wifi access but please bring your own laptop and headphones to watch lectures. Your seat must be booked in advance. For more info, see:

Bailey Allen Hall: Additional study space for 50 students is now bookable in the Bailey Allen Hall, 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday. This facility is noise tolerant, meaning that students can work collaboratively via MS Teams, Zoom or Blackboard Collaborate through their laptops. Invigilators have been appointed to look after the space and ensure social distancing. Students can reserve their two-hour slot in advance via the Library booking system.

When does the financial aid fund close? 

This depends on the fund to which you are applying. Please see detailed information about the Financial Aid Fund, including closing dates at

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How do I apply for the refund for on-campus student accommodation? 

Please e-mail and we will support you to progress.

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How do I get forms stamped / validated by the University at this time?

The Student Registry Helpdesk can stamp and complete a range of forms electronically, including:

  • Medical card application forms
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Benefit
  • Back to Education Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Pension-related
  • Family Income Supplement

To see how visit the Student Registry website.