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About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
Research & Innovation
Research & Innovation
NUI Galway’s vibrant research community take on some of the most pressing challenges of our times.
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At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Prospective Adult Learners
Have part-time courses run as planned in September?
Online applications are now open for all our part-time courses for the 2021/22 Academic Year. The mode of study (blended learning, online learning etc.) will differ for each course. Please review the course webpage before making an application and contact the course administrator if you have any queries.
What format will teaching take place in the 2021/22 academic year?
The mode of study (blended learning, online learning etc.) differs for each course. Some of our part-time courses have moved to a fully online teaching mode while some courses will remain in a blended learning mode providing flexibility to learners in terms of where and how they wish to study. Some of our blended learning courses will have a number of on-site days during the academic year, however please review the course webpage before making an application and contact the course administrator if you have any queries regarding the online and on-site attendance requirements.
Are applications still being accepted?
Online applications are now open for 2021/22. 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. For on-site attendance requirements on our blended learning courses please check out the course webpage or contact the course administrator as the course 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 all our staff are currently 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 will be hosting our Virtual Information Evening on Wednesday 23rd June, 2021 from 7-8:30pm. The event will include a Live Panel Discussion, Online presentations for each subject area and a Live Q&A session, register/visit the event webpage 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 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