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NEW - What is the protocol for Student Absences from on-campus? 

Protocol for Student Absences 2021 2022

Where can I get a COVID-19 vaccine?

If you haven't yet received your free COVID-19 vaccine, now is your chance! Visit a walk-in centre, register online or book an appointment with a pharmacy, including ours on campus.

It is expected that most people over 18 in Ireland will have been vaccinated by September 2021. The COVID-19 vaccine offers protection from COVID-19. The HSE, the World Health Organization and the Department of Health strongly recommend that everyone receives the vaccine as soon as it is offered.

Are there any Study Spaces Open on Campus? 

See Library Opening Hours here

All spaces must be booked in advance using the Library booking system

How do I find out about activities/events taking place for students? 

Students can view upcoming activities/events on the NUI Galway student calendar and by following #NUIGWhatsOn. 

What is currently open on campus? 

See an up-to-date list of on-campus services like cafés, shops and sports on the Campus Services section for students and staff. 

When does the financial aid fund open? 

Hopefully, in mid-September 2021, please see detailed information about the Financial Aid Fund at

How do I get forms stamped/validated by the University at this time?

The Student Registry Helpdesk can stamp and complete a range of forms electronically, including:

  • Medical card application forms
  • Jobseeker’s Allowance
  • Jobseeker’s Benefit
  • Back to Education Allowance
  • Disability Allowance
  • Carer’s Allowance
  • Child Benefit
  • Pension-related
  • Family Income Supplement

Find out more: Student Registry website.