Travel Pass Scheme & Cycle to Work Scheme

The forms for Travel Pass Scheme and Cycle to Work Scheme are available on HR's website.
Please contact HR with any queries relating to these schemes.

Income Protection Plan, Vol. Personal Accident Scheme, Group Life Plan

Any queries and amendments to these deductions must be emailed to the pensions office. Contact
Further information is available on the Pensions Website

Health Insurance:

VHI Healthcare:

The NUI Galway group scheme with VHI commences in April and ends the following March each year.

Deductions can be made through the payroll office to pay for your VHI only. You must notify VHI if you wish to arrange salary deductions. Email for the group scheme number before contacting VHI.

Any amendments or request to stop deductions must be informed by the employee to VHI directly.

VHI contact phone number: 056 444 44 44

St. Anthony's Credit Union:

Any amendments or request for a deduction to be commenced must be informed by the employee to the Credit Union directly:

See further details on their website: or check out their dedicated NUI Galway website regarding loans.

Charities / Foundations

Please complete Charity Contribution Authorisation Form and email it to if you wish to contribute or make amendments for deductions to the following: 

  1. Charitable Fund / An Ciste Carthanachta
    • An Ciste Carthanachta, which was established in 1984, is run by a University-wide representative committee. It distributes monies to local charities each year, normally just prior to Christmas. University staff have made generous contributions to An Ciste over the years and approximately €10,000 is raised annually. 
  2.  Galway Hospice Foundation
    • You can request payroll to commence a deduction from your salary for the Galway Hospice Weekly draw
    • Please see further information on the Galway Hospice website
  3. Galway University Foundation
    • Galway University Foundation has been engaged in generating financial support for the University of Galway's programmes and activities from a range of private individuals and institutions.
    • Please find information about this foundation on the following website: