EU Students Application Process

Irish & EEA Students

All full-time EU applicants under the age of 23 must apply using their leaving certificate results through the Central Applications Office (CAO) system. 

The entry requirements for the Bachelor of Business degree programme requires applicants to hold a minimum of 5 passes in the Leaving Certificate O6 /H7 or a High School equivalent. For more information visit the CAO website.

GBS welcomes Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Holders and applicants who hold a full FETAC Level 5 award (8 modules). Please apply in the normal way through the CAO system, course code GB001.

Part-time EU students must apply directly to the Galway Business School at

We advise any students who may have any questions on the course or entry requirements to contact us.

You can contact is by email or phone 091 529000 and we can arrange to meet you to answer any questions you may have and assist you through the application process. 

Part-time Students

Applicants who wish to apply for the part-time programmes must contact the Galway Business School directly at

You will be asked to provide the following documents at the application stage:

  • Complete Application Form
  • Relevant education transcripts
  • Detailed CV – presenting a working history
  • Proof of age – Copy of Identification (Passport/Drivers Licence/Birth Certificate)

Mature Students (23+)

Galway Business School welcomes applicants from mature students (23+). Mature students can apply using their leaving certificate results through the CAO system.

However, mature students can also be considered on the basis of their previous education, work experience and demonstration of their ability undertake the programme. Mature applicants must have qualifications and experience deemed equivalent by the College’s QQI approved Recognition of Other Learning (ROL) and Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL) policies.

Mature students who wish to apply based on these requirements must contact the GBS directly at

You will be asked to provide the following documents at the application stage:

  • Detailed CV – presenting a working history
  • References
  • Details of any training completed
  • Certificates for qualifications, training courses etc.
  • Professional licenses/registrations or membership of professional organisations
  • Acknowledged accomplishments

As part of the application process learners will be asked to attend an informal interview with GBS Academic Staff.