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Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a rang of key areas of expertise.
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Funded Courses for Jobseekers
If you are a jobseeker and are interested in further study for free, then check out the Springboard funded courses on offer in NUI Galway. 100% free fees are offered on a number of courses for eligible jobseekers.
What courses are available?
NUI Galway is offering over 100 places on the following Springboard+ courses starting in August/September 2015:
*This course is full.
These courses are part-time, enabling you to keep social protection supports. The full list of Springboard courses available nationally is at www.springboardcourses.ie.
What is Springboard?
Springboard is a national initiative which offers free, part-time courses at certificate, degree and postgraduate level, leading to qualifications in areas where there are employment opportunities in Ireland.
Springboard is open to jobseekers who have a previous history of employment and believe that a focused, high-quality qualification is the key to getting back to work.
All programmes lead to qualifications in enterprise sectors which are growing and need skilled personnel, including ICT, technology, manufacturing and financial services. Qualifications are also available in cross-enterprise skills such as innovation, entrepreneurship and skills to trade internationally.
Am I eligible?
To take any of these courses you must satisfy the relevant programme entry criteria and be Springboard eligible. The entry criteria for each of the courses are described on the course information page at the links above.
To be eligible for Springboard you must be unemployed with a previous history of employment and in receipt of payment from the Department of Social Protection. For full details check out the Springboard eligibility criteria.
How do I apply?
How do I find out more?
Come and talk us at the Springboard+ Showcase in the Merrick Hotel Galway on Friday 14th August 2015 from 1pm to 7pm. Academic staff, course co-ordinators, Springboard graduates and employers providing placements will be there to discuss the options with you and answer your questions.
You can also check out the relevant course pages for further information or contact:
Phone: 091 492144
How do I contact Springboard?
Springboard information can be found at www.springboardcourses.ie
Advice and guidance is also available on the Springboard+ freephone helpline on 1800 303 523. The line is open Monday-Friday between the hours of 9.30am-4.30pm.