Repeat Examinations

If you have either failed, or did not present for one or more module assessments/examinations, you will have an opportunity to re-take these assessments/examinations at the second sitting (generally held in the first two weeks of August).  If you do not passed a module assessment after the first and second sittings, you will be deemed to have failed that particular module.

The University reserves the right to make alterations to the mode of assessment employed in these repeat examinations/assessments. Please note a repeat fee of €295 applies when taking repeat assessments/examinations. This fee is non-refundable.

In August 2015, the University’s Academic Standing Committee introduced capping for repeat assessments/examinations. Capping means that when you repeat assessments/examinations, the maximum mark you can be awarded is the pass mark for the module (i.e. 40%). The move will bring NUIG into alignment with other universities across Ireland and the UK. Note that Capping does not apply in the first year of a programme.

For detailed information on how capping applies to your specific programme, visit:



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