‌‌‌‌‌University of Galway is committed to supporting staff undertaking educational programmes to enhance their professional and personal development. This commitment is in accordance with the strategic aims of the University to maximise the potential of staff, to support the recruitment and retention of staff and ensure a positive commitment to equal opportunities.

Supports include:

  1. FEP (Further Education Policy) 
    • A funding programme to which staff can apply for support when undertaking a part-time programme of study
    • A certain number of courses will have fees waived for staff. Applicants should apply to their course of choice first, before applying for FEP support – to ensure a space is held on your chosen course. Once FEP funding has been approved, the staff member can then confirm their place on their course
    • Applying for a course and applying for FEP funding are two separate processes. Approval for FEP support does not guarantee a place on a course
    • Certain programmes have a limit on numbers so may operate on a first come/first served basis
    • Please note that the course must be a minimum Level 6 as per the following National Framework of Qualifications

Please be advised that FEP does not cover course registration fees or student levies. 

‌Study Leave Guidelines

‌ See here for the policy which is available to view or download.

FEP Scheme and Application forms

The FEP scheme 2024/25 for New and Continuing FEP Applications will offically open on Thursday 04th of April and closes on Friday 17th of May, for the academic year 2024 - 2025.

The FEP Policy QA130 is available to view or download in English here or as Gaeilge here.