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What are the start dates for Semester 1?

Semester 1 Start Dates

Start dates for the next academic year are as follows:  

  • Start date for NEW First Year undergraduate students: Monday, 27 September 2021. 
  • Teaching begins for all other students: Monday, 6 September 2021  
  • Teaching ends: Friday, 26th November, 2021
  • Study Week: Monday, 29th November to Saturday, 3rd December, 2021
  • Semester 1 Examinations:  begin Monday, 6th December, 2021
  • Semester 1 Examinations:  end Friday, 17th December, 2021
  • Christmas Holidays:  Saturday, 18th December 2021 - Sunday, 12 January, 2022      

More detail here.

When does Student Orientation start?  

Where can I find my timetables for 2021-22?

Provisional Teaching Schedules by School for 2021-22

Information on Teaching Schedules can be found at the following links:


College of Business, Public Policy & Law


School of Business & Economics

Undergraduate timetables are available here:

Postgraduate timetables are available here:

School of Law

Shannon College of Hotel Management

Timetables have been emailed to students and also posted on the Shannon College App.

College of Arts, Social Sciences & Celtic Studies:


School of History & Philosophy

History Joint Honours

BA History (Single Honours)

Philosophy Joint Honours

School of English & Creative Arts

First Year EnglishSecond Year EnglishFinal Year English



Huston Film School UG

School of Languages, Literature & Cultures






First year:

Second Year:

Final Year:


BA Global Languages.

School of Education Timetables have already been circulated to students.

School of Political Science & Sociology

2021-22 Handbooks and Teaching Schedules for BA Joint Hons students are available at:

First Year:

Second Year

Third/Final Year

Programme Directors of Denominated Programmes will upload handbooks and schedules before Sept 1 (BA Child Youth Family; BSc Social Science; BA Government)

School of Psychology

School of Geography, Archaeology & Irish Studies



Irish Studies:

1st year

2nd year

Final year


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College of Science & Engineering


The timetable for main Science Undergraduate programmes (GY301) is here:

School of Chemistry

Course Information:


Course Booklets:

School of Mathematics, Statistics & Applied Mathematics
School of Natural Sciences


 Year 3

 Year 4





Genetics & Genomics 

Timetables have been uploaded to the BlackBoard site for students. 

 Environmental Science 

Timetables have been uploaded to the BlackBoard site for students. 

School of Physics

School of Computer Science
School of Engineering Timetables and Syllabus - NUI Galway

College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences


School of Medicine

 UG Provisional Timetable - NUI Galway 

School of Nursing & Midwifery

School of Health Sciences

Academic Dates - International Students 


Academic Year 2021/22, First Semester

Orientation for International Students

Thursday 2nd and Friday 3rd September, 2021

Teaching begins

Monday, 6th September, 2021

 Teaching ends

 Friday, 26th November, 2021

Study Week

Monday, 29th November to Saturday, 3rd December, 2021

Semester 1 Examinations begin

Monday, 6th December, 2021

Semester 1 Examinations end

Friday, 17th December, 2021

Christmas Holidays

Saturday, 18th December 2021 - Sunday, 12 January, 2022                            



What is the protocol for Student Absences from on-campus?

All staff and students must follow NUI Galway and Public Health Guidelines related to reducing the spread of Covid-19 at all times. All staff and students are required to note that a breach of University guidance, protocols, policies & procedures related to reducing the spread of Covid-19 will be considered and managed under the relevant Code of Conduct or other applicable University policy where required.

Protocol for Student Absences 2021 2022

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.