Mature students thinking of applying to a degree 2021 are invited to attend events below:

Virtual Mature Students Public Information Evening - Here is Where I Make It Happen

When: Wednesday, January 13th 2021

Time: 7pm to 9pm

Register you interest here Once you register details will be emailed to you in January to access the on-line platform.

This special information evening is designed for Mature Students and Adult Learners who maybe considering studies at NUI Galway in 2021.  There will be an emphasis on applying to a full-time degree aimed at those who never thought it was possible and could not for a diverse range of reasons attend third level in earlier years. It is an annual event to reach out to community that university is accessible to all and to promote lifelong learning. All adult learners are welcome no matter what your age is as the university offers so much more than just full-time degrees. Adult Learning will be there to advise of part-time and flexible learning options also. 

The Mature Students Officer will give a welcome presentation at 7pm explaining the CAO application procedure and sharing some past students experiences with you. Other presentations on part-time and flexible studies will be given also from 8pm.

Representatives from all our College Degree Programmes and Support Services will be there to answer questions in our chat about career opportunities and learning outcomes of their individual programmes and supports the university offers.

Many people attending the evening in the past have been directed into Access Diploma Courses to give them the Foundation Skills in academic subjects at a pre-university level 6 and supported onwards to degrees in all disciplines at NUI Galway. These courses build confidence in self, ability and supports each individual to reach their full potential.

There is a place for everyone at NUI Galway whether it is through an Access course, a full-time degree or through our Centre for Adult Learning and Professional Development Programmes.

Find out more:



  • Mature Students Guide 21

    Mature Students Guide 21 PDF (16MB)

  • QQI

    QQI PDF (16 MB)