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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
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- Research & Innovation
- Business & Industry
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Withdrawing from NUI Galway
Circumstances occasionally arise that can cause a student to consider leaving NUI Galway before having completed their course of study.
1 You must contact your College Office for advice on your options including Leave of Absence
2 Read the NUI Galway Withdrawal Policy
3 Check deadlines
4 Be aware of support services available to you
- Final deadline for receipt of applications to withdraw is 1st March in the Academic year in which you are registered.
- Fees Deadlines : Students remain liable for fees up until the date on which they formally submit a withdrawal form online.
Fees Dates for 2019-2020
Date by which Online Withdrawal Form is submitted Impact
- Up to and including Monday 30/09/2019 Leave with no fee impact
- Between 01/10/19 and 31/01/20 Forfeit 50% tuition, 50% student contribution charge and 100% student levy
- After 01/02/20 Forfeit 100% tuition, student contribution charge and student levy
- International students should contact the International office to check out possible visa implications of withdrawing from their course of study
- Postgraduate Research Students should contact Graduate Studies.
If you decide to withdraw
- Complete the online withdrawal form - Course Withdrawal Form
- Postgraduate Research Students complete Postgraduate Research Degree Withdrawal Form
- Complete the Course Withdrawal Survey
- Inform your funding agency / sponsor that you are withdrawing
- Return items on loan from the Library and pay any outstanding Library fines
- Return your Student ID card to the Student Registry Helpdesk by post or in person.
- Return your Parking permit to the Parking Office by post or in person.
What happens next?:
Once you have submitted the completed withdrawal form online,
- The de-registration procedure will begin immediately and relevant authorities within the University will be informed.
- Once the process has been initiated, it will not be possible for the student to re-register until the next Academic year following application through the normal route.eg CAO
- The date of withdrawal is the date on which the University receives the completed Course Withdrawal Form online
- Where a student is withdrawn from a programme, their academic record for that year is void. This means that credit cannot be attained for any modules undertaken in the year of study from which they have withdrawn, even if completed prior to formal withdrawal.