Welcome to the Access Centre Mature Student page. Here you will find advice on applying to NUI Galway as a mature student, degrees that you can apply for, entry criteria, assessment procedures and essential information on finances and supports. 

Mature Students Virtual Information Evening, Wednesday, 13th January - 7pm to 9pm 

How: Register you interest here Once you register details will be emailed to you in January to access the on-line platform.

This special information evening is designed for Mature Students and Adult Learners who maybe considering studies at NUI Galway in 2021.  There will be an emphasis on applying to a full-time degree aimed at those who never thought it was possible and could not for a diverse range of reasons attend third level in earlier years. It is an annual event to reach out to community that university is accessible to all and to promote lifelong learning. All adult learners are welcome no matter what your age is as the university offers so much more than just full-time degrees. Adult Learning will be there to advise of part-time and flexible learning options also. 

The Mature Students Officer will give a welcome presentation at 7pm explaining the CAO application procedure and sharing some past students experiences with you. Other presentations on part-time and flexible studies will be given also from 8pm.



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