‌‌‌‌‌NUI Galway is committed to supporting staff undertaking educational programmes to enhance their professional and personal development. This commitment is in accordance with the strategic aims of the University to maximise the potential of staff, to support the recruitment and retention of staff and ensure a positive commitment to equal opportunities.

Supports include:

  1. FEP (Further Education Policy) 
    • A funding programme to which staff can apply for support when undertaking a part-time programme of study
    • A certain number of courses will have fees waived for staff. Applicants should apply to their course of choice first, before applying for FEP support – to ensure a space is held on your chosen course. Once FEP funding has been approved, the staff member can then confirm their place on their course. If a place has not been reserved and the course is full then FEP approval can be carried over to the following year (provided that it is the same course)
    • Applying for a course and applying for FEP funding are two separate processes. Approval for FEP support does not guarantee a place on a course
    • Certain programmes have a limit on numbers so may operate on a first come/first served basis
  2. Study Leave Guidelines.

Please be advised that FEP does not cover course registration fees or student levies. 

FEP Scheme and Application forms

Please be advised that the FEP scheme 2022/2023 is now open for the coming academic year. For staff that are continuing their research please complete and submit the renewal of funding application form. 

The deadline for 2022/2023 New and Continuing FEP Applications was Friday, 13th May 2022.

The FEP Policy QA130 is available to view or download here: QA130 FEP Scheme Policy / FEP Policy QA130 As Gaeilge

‌Study Leave Guidelines

‌ QA142 Study Leave Guidelines available to view or download.


  • Annual Leave Policy

    Annual Leave Policy DOC (62 KB)

  • Staff Anti-Bullying Policy

    Staff Anti-Bullying Policy PDF (756 KB)

  • Staff Handbook

    Staff Handbook PDF (14.2 MB)