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Will I be able to sit my Exams on Campus? 

Study space on campus will be available to students during exams. These spaces will be for students sitting scheduled online exams only and you will be required to show proof that you have a scheduled exam at that time.

If you wish to avail of this service, please use this form - -  to indicate the time slots that you need, so that our team can reserve a space on campus for you. Closing date for exam space reservations: Friday 7 May.

Exam information: For up-to-date information on exam timetables, regulations and policies, visit:

Are there any Study Spaces Open on Campus? 

Yes, we now have multiple study space options available on campus.

  • Main Library (including Library PC's): Will be open from now until Thursday 03 June as follows: 

Monday - Friday: 08:30 - 22:00
Saturday: 08:30 -17.30
Sunday: 10:00 - 17:30

  • Reading Room: The Reading Room (Hardiman Building) is open as a supervised study space for up to 25 students, with social distancing and virus control measures in place.
  • Hardiman Building Seminar Rooms: From Tuesday, 27 April 2021 you can book a study space in the Hardiman Building Seminar Rooms THB-G010 and THB-G011. These rooms are located across from the main entrance to the Library.
  • Bailey Allen Hall: We have now reopened study space for 50 students in the Bailey Allen Hall. Open from 9am-5pm Monday-Friday 

All spaces must be booked in advance using the Library booking system

  • Please note that the Library Seat & Equipment Booking system has changed from period-based bookings to open bookings. This provides students with greater flexibility as exams approach


NEW - How do I find out about activities/events taking place for students? 

Students can view upcoming activities/events on the NUI Galway student calendar and by following #NUIGWhatsOn. 

What is currently open on campus? 

See an up-to-date list of on-campus services like cafés, shops and sports on the Campus Services section for students and staff. 

When does the financial aid fund close? 

This depends on the fund to which you are applying. Please see detailed information about the Financial Aid Fund, including closing dates at

How do I get forms stamped/validated by the University at this time?

The Student Registry Helpdesk can stamp and complete a range of forms electronically, including:

  • Medical card application forms
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Benefit
  • Back to Education Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Pension-related
  • Family Income Supplement

Find out more: Student Registry website.