Coming to University to study for a third level qualification and experience University life can be a special experience for mature students.  There are many benefits to returning to education including improving your employment prospects and developing your intellectual interests.  The National University of Ireland, Galway welcomes students who wish to return to formal education for personal or professional reasons and provides a broad range of full-time and part-time courses and services to allow you to accomplish your goals.

The following pages will give you advice on applying as a mature student, degrees that you can apply for, entry criteria, assessment procedures and essential information on finances and supports. 


  • Mature Students Guide 2020

    Mature Students Guide 2020 PDF (16MB)

  • Access Diploma Programmes Guide 2020

    Access Diploma Programmes Guide 2020 PDF (16MB)

  • QQI

    QQI PDF (16 MB)