Examination Dates and Timetable

As advised by Prof Ciarán Ó hÓgartaigh, NUI Galway President on 23rd March, all face-to-face end of year exams have been cancelled at NUI Galway in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak and will be replaced though alternative assessments.

Please see here for some advice on Preparing for Online Exams

Important Dates

  • The Semester 1 examination session runs from January 11th to January 22nd 2021.
  • The Semester 1 Timetable release date is December 3rd @ 12pm.
  • Other Semester Dates for 2020-21 can be found here.

 Online Exams

  1. Where a module will be assessed by a timed assessment, the online exam is scheduled to take place at the date and time listed in your personal exam timetable. Please take note of this duration. 
  2. Exam start times for online exams are 09:30, 13:00 and 16:30 (Mon. – Fri.)
  3. Exam duration will remain 120 minutes with up to 30 additional minutes to facilitate uploading the assessment.
  4. Where the Disability Support Service has recommended exam accommodations for you, please liaise with the appropriate staff in the relevant discipline to request that any required exam accommodations are put in place for timed assessments designed to replace the Autumn exams.
  5. Any changes to the date/time for online exams or mode of assessment following release of the revised timetable release, will be communicated to students via Blackboard by the relevant module co-ordinator.
    The revised personal online exam timetable will remain static and students are advised to login to Blackboard for details of the alternative mode(s) of assessment for their modules.
  6. Further queries about the mode of assessment should be directed to the relevant module co-ordinator via Blackboard, Module Leader details are also available here for your information.


All NUI Galway students will be asked to self-certify that they are complying with the rules in online assessments by signing a disclaimer statement at the start of each online exam. NUI Galway reserves the right to follow-up with a student by interview if there was any concern in relation to the integrity of the exam process.

Whilst the Examinations Office has endeavoured to reschedule all examinations with the information provided by the Colleges and Schools at this time, these alternative arrangements may be subject to change, should such changes be necessary, you are advised to consult your Blackboard account for the latest information.

Students are expected to be available for exams for the entire duration of the exam session.

Some useful infomation regarding exams: Examination Information Slides (Leagan Gaeilge)

  1. Also check the Amendments webpage regularly as examination dates/times may change up to the day of your exam.
    It is your responsibility to know when your exams are on. Amendments to the timetable will only be available online; your Personal Timetable will not be updated.
  2. View a short Examination Advice video (below).

If your timetable is incorrect or you do not have a timetable, please consult the Frequently Asked Questions online before visiting the Student Registry Helpdesk in Áras Uí­ Chathail (Ground Floor).

For other examination dates, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Examination Advice video



Where modules are examined by means of a formal examination paper administered by the University’s Examinations Office and time-tabled centrally, the exam is a standard two hours duration.


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