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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
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QA254 Occasional Students
Study As An Occasional Student
NUI Galway welcomes applications from Occasional Students who wish to study specific module(s) for a semester or for one or more academic years at this University.
As an Occasional Student you are not on a programme leading to a Degree, Diploma or any other award of this University.
If you are interested in studying as an Occasional Student, it is important you contact the relevant discipline(s) to ascertain which module(s) you are interested in registering for, please see below for contact details. You should also contact the Fees Office to ascertain what Fees are applicable to you before applying.
Application for admission as an Occasional Student must be made by hardcopy. Please read the information for Admission as an Occasional Student below carefully before completing the Application, and submit with supporting documentation to the appropriate College Office, as requested.
The following supporting documents are required to support your application and should be posted to the relevant College Office(e.g. College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies, College of Science etc.), NUI Galway in an envelope marked“Occasional Application”.
Application form available here: Occasional Application Form.
- Up-to-date original transcript (if you have been a student of a University other than NUI Galway)
- Certified copy of Birth Certificate (if you have been a student of a University other than NUI Galway)
- The names of two academic referees to whom enquiries as to your academic standing may be addressed, if necessary.
- A statement as to how you see your proposed courses of study in this University tying in with previous studies and with your future academic/vocational objectives.
A delay in sending in these documents means your application cannot be processed.
Please be advised that College Offices may have to consult with the relevant Academic Discipline(s) before they can advise as to whether or not your application has been successful. This may take a reasonable amount of time.
If you are interested in applying as an Occasional student to NUI Galway your initial point of contact should be the relevant College Office and the relevant Discipline. Please find email details for College Offices below:
School of Health Sciences: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Medicine: email@example.com
School of Nursing & Midwifery: firstname.lastname@example.org
College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies: email@example.com
The J.E. Cairnes School of Business & Economics: firstname.lastname@example.org
School of Law: email@example.com
Engineering and Informatics: firstname.lastname@example.org