Have part-time courses run as planned in September?

All our part-time courses started in September/October 2020 as planned and are running to the normal schedule. Applications for 2021/22 will open in March 2021. Our courses are offered in fully online and blended-learning mode providing flexibility to learners in terms of where and how they wish to study

What format will teaching take place in the 2020/21 academic year?

With the ongoing challenges posed by the COVID-19 coronavirus, we have decided to move classroom-based courses and blended learning seminars to a fully online teaching mode for Semester 1 of the academic year 2020/21. The Semester 2 teaching schedule will be reviewed shortly in line with government restrictions and social distancing guidelines. This decision has been made to ensure the safety of students & staff and our desire to continue to provide upskilling and professional development opportunities for all. If you have any queries regarding the format of online delivery mode, please contact your course administrator for further details.

Are applications still being accepted?

Applications are now closed for 2020/21 but will reopen again in March 2021. There is no disruption to the application process as a result of COVID-19.

Are scholarship schemes still available?

Yes scholarship schemes are all still available. There is no disruption to scholarship schemes as a result of COVID-19. Find out more here.

What if I am unable to secure the necessary documentation needed to support my application, due to COVID-19?

We aim to be as flexible as possible and understand that these are difficult and unprecedented circumstances. Contact the course administrator (email address on course webpage) to discuss the difficulty you are having with your supporting documentation and we will explore alternative documentation options with you.

I cannot reach my referees; will you accept my application without a reference?

We aim to be as flexible as possible and understand that these are difficult and unprecedented circumstances. Contact the course administrator (email address is listed on the course webpage), to discuss the difficulty you are having with your reference/s and we will explore alternatives with you.

When will I get a decision on my current applications?

There is no disruption to the application review process as a result of COVID-19. Applications can take two-three weeks to review.

Are RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) applications being accepted at this time?

There is no disruption to the processing of RPL applications during Covid-19. Non-standard applications for advanced and direct entry into our diploma and degree courses, as well as module exemptions are currently being processed. Please contact the course administrator for information regarding RPL options.

Can non-EU applicants apply for part-time courses?

Non-EU applicants who are not resident in Ireland may apply for our part-time, fully online courses. In a regular, non-COVID year our part-time, blended learning courses require class attendance on average 1–2 days per month, and may not be suitable for applicants living outside Ireland.

Please note to qualify for a study visa, non-EU applicants must enrol on a fulltime course of study leading to a recognised qualification involving a minimum of 15 hours organised daytime tuition each week. Further details are found on the GNIB website.

Can I easily reach someone in NUI Galway to find out more information about my part-time course (timetable, etc.)?

Yes, you can find an email contact for our part-time courses on each course webpage, select the FIND OUT MORE tab for contact details. As our staff are working remotely, it is best to send an email first and request a phone call if preferred.

What supports are available to part-time learners?

If you are considering a part-time course at NUI Galway and want to find out at a glance the range of supports available, take a look at our new Students Launchpad for further information.

Will you be hosting your annual Information Evening in June 2021?

Yes, we plan to host a Virtual Open Evening in June 2021. You can still view our 2020 Virtual Open Evening material including the live panel discussion, online presentations and see the questions asked at: at: www.nuigalway.ie/adult-open-evening

Where can I find more information about part-time courses at NUI Galway?

Visit our Adult Learning website here. Download our 2020 Prospectus here. Follow our Adult Learning blog here. We are also on the following Social Media sites if you wish to follow us: Facebook / Twitter / Linked In / YouTube