Supporting Documents

Below are a list supporting documents that may be required to be submitted as part of the application process for your part-time course or Micro-credential. Please see each individual course listing for specific requirements. 

  • Proof of Identity: a copy of your Birth Certificate, Passport or Drivers Licence. 

  • Proof of Secondary Education: If you are aged under 21 on January 1st of the year of Admission to a part-time course, a copy of evidence of completion of your Secondary Education for University of Galway to check if you fulfil the matriculation requirements. 

  • Official qualifications and exam results (transcripts) achieved: This is required for all non-University of Galway applicants and for graduates who did not receive their undergraduate degrees from University of Galway. Applicants who have still to graduate must upload final transcripts on receipt.  

  • English language competency: if applicable, evidence of English language competency. All applicants, whose first language is not English, or who have not been educated through the medium of the English language during their two most recent years of study, must present one of the following qualifications in the English language: IELTS: 6.5 or TOEFL (IBT): 92. 

  • Personal statement: Some courses require a personal statement which is approximately 600 words for some courses (see course page for details), explaining why you wish to undertake the course(s) of your choice, outlining how it fits into your career objectives, or as indicated in the course details. Our Career Development Service have created a helpful booklet to help you write your Personal Statement. 

  • Some courses require specific work experienceas part of the entry requirements (e.g. Social Care, Early Childhood Studies and Community Development Practice). 

  • Other courses will require a pass in Maths at leaving certificate or equivalentto gain entry to the course (e.g. Science & Technology, Commerce). 

  • Students are required to submit a current Curriculum Vitae (along with other supporting documentation) for some specific courses (see course page).

  • Proof of Funding: evidence of funding from your employer/sponsor. 

IMPORTANT: Some part-time courses require additional documentation. Please refer to the individual course page for specific entry criteria.