New entrants to undergraduate programmes who have registered for a first year course and who for reasons of serious certified illness are unable to attend the course in that academic year may be granted Approved Leave in Special Circumstances by the Admissions Officer of the University. Such students should apply directly through the OAS (Online Application System) here.

Once the application has been submitted please post the medical documentation for consideration to Mary Liddy, Deputy Admissions Officer, Undergraduate Admission, NUI Galway.

Students will be notified if their application has been successful and the Fees Office, Registration Team and relevant College Office will also be notified. Such students will be invited by the university to re-register in the following academic year and will not be required to re-apply through CAO.

A first year student who seeks Approved Leave in semester two for reasons of illness or for any other reason should apply directly to the relevant College Office


  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2022

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2022 PDF (8.4MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2022

    Quick Guide to Courses 2022 PDF (697 KB)

  • A Level Quick Guide 2022

    A Level Quick Guide 2022 PDF (352 KB)