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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
- Business & Industry
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
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.
Return to Learning Programme
Return To Learning Programme for Degree Students
Welcome to NUI Galway
Congratulations on your acceptance to NUI Galway as a Mature Student for the academic year 2019/2020 We welcome all of you to NUI Galway. This unique programme has been designed to help make the transition back into full-time education easier for you. During these few days, you will meet each other, current mature students, lecturers and support services. Applied Writing, Study Skills, Theory, Critical Thinking, Essay Writing are but a few very helpful lectures that will be given to give you confidence as you begin your studies before term officially starts. We understand that it may be overwhelming beginning your new life with us, but we hope to assist you as best we can so you know your way around the campus and what services you may need. These few days are highly recommended even if you feel you may have covered similiar material through other studies. Every day is a school day and we learn something new every day.
With a Warm Welcome,
Mature Students Officer
To participate in the following programmes you must have your CAO number and confirm attendance on-line.
To Sign up for the Return to Learning Programme please complete this on-line form at: RTL Sign Up
Click RTL Aug Timetable 19 for the RTL Timetable 2019
Monday August 19 to Thursday August 22. (Thursday is optional but designed specifically for Engineering/IT and Science students).
Venue: IT125 Orbsen Building
Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm inclusive
Important Notice regarding Parking on Campus
Parking Guidelines must be adhered to at all times as clamping is in operation. Parking Instructions for temporary parking is available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/buildings/parking.html Please ensure you have downloaded and placed the Temporary Student Parking Permit 2019 on your car and parked in a designated Temporary Parking spot- Corrib Village and Dangan.
On-Line Registration Opens 21 August at http://www.nuigalway.ie/registration/reghelp_home.html/newstudentundergrad/
If you require a letter of registration for the Grants Authority, Social Welfare or other; you should register as soon as possible. If you have done so before the Return to Learning Programme commences you can organise to have your letters stamped, verified etc. at this time with the Student Information Desk (SID).
Student Support Services and Academic Dates 2019
Accommodation Office, Childcare Information, Disability Support Services, Counselling Services, Health Care Services and many more useful contacts are available at http://www.nuigalway.ie/student_services/
If you have a query on Fees please see www.nuigalway.ie/fees for detailed FAQ's and contact details.
Click here for the Academic Calendar of Events for the forthcoming Academic Year
Main Campus Orientation and Freshers Week Information - Begins Monday 2 September to Friday 6 September. Teaching begins 9 September.
All information for new students is available here: