A Level Applications


Applications for full-time Undergraduate Degree courses from students taking GCE exams in the UK or Northern Ireland should be made to the  CAO. Please ensure that you read the CAO Handbook. The CAO has provided a helpful video guide explaining the application process for GCE applicants here.  

A Level recognised subjects

Guidelines to entry requirements for EU applicants 


Q. Is there a minimum age requirement? 

A. Students must normally have attained the age of seventeen years by 15 January following entry: e.g. for entry in 2015, date of birth must be on or before 15 January 1999. Where a student below that age seeks to enter the University, special application must be made to the President of the University. 

 Q. Is the Irish language required for entry to NUI Galway Degree Programmes?  

A. Generally speaking, Irish is a standard subject requirement for matriculation for applicants with the Irish Leaving Certificate. However certain applicants may be eligible for an exemption from this requirement, (e.g. those born outside the Republic of Ireland). Detailed information is available on the NUI website.

Q. Where can I find information on how to apply for an exemption? 

A. This information is available by contacting NUI, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 (Tel: 01 4392424) or NUI website