Section A – Ethnic & Legal Status Requirements 

Applicants from one of the below groups residing in the Republic of Ireland are eligible to apply. Proof of ethnic/legal status will be required: 

A. Persons who are or who have been in the International Protection process, and who have permission to reside in the State and to study; 

B. Immigrants in an irregular situation who are engaging with the Minister of Justice to regularise their status (including undocumented); 

C. Irish Travellers. 

Section B - Academic Requirements  

Applicants must have come through one of three pathways to university: 

A. Scored above 300 points in the Irish Leaving Certificate; 


B. Attained at least 5 Distinctions in a FETAC PLC; 


C. Successfully completed an Access Programmes Office Foundation Course. 


Have applied for and, by end September 2021, meet all requirements to receive an offer of a place on a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree course in any one of the listed Colleges at NUI Galway in the current year, including meeting all points and entry and matriculation requirements.