Academic Year 2020/2021

New Students

Welcome to NUI Galway! Registration will open for 1st Year Undergrad students on August 19th 2020 and for 1st Year Postgrad students on August 14th 2020. Before you begin your academic year, you will need to be fully registered with the University, please watch this short video on how to register. The registration page can be found at: See below for course specific information and how to upload your photo for your Student Identity Card.

Upload a Photo for your Student Identity Card

Online Registration will open as per the dates indicated above and is where you wi‌ll be able to register for your course online. In advance of this, please login to our Student Portal and upload a photo which will be used for your Student ID card. Before you upload a photo, please check the guidelines for photo size etc. Student ID cards cannot be issued unless photos uploaded strictly adhere to these guidelines. All photos must be uploaded before 28th August 2020.

 How to Login to the Student Portal

  • Your Username (Student ID number) is your 8 digit CRM or OAS application number
  • Your temporary password is galwayddmm* 

*Your temporary Activation Password galwayDDMM (the word galway followed by the date and month from your Date of Birth e.g. If your date of birth is the 9th of November your temporary activation password is galway0911).

You will see 3 tabs at the top.

  •  Select the "Profile" tab
  •  Select the "Upload Photo" button.

If you cannot upload a photo or you have uploaded it incorrectly, please email your photo as an attachment to Include your student ID number in the email or your photo cannot be applied to the system.

Continuing Students

Welcome back to the next year of your course! Online Registration opening dates below (registering for course & modules):

Semester 1 2020/2021


Thurs 13 All returning/progressing Undergraduate students (*except College of Arts) @ 10am
Fri 14 Postgraduate Taught students - 1st Year ONLY
Fri 14 Postgraduate Research Students - 1st Year ONLY
Mon 17 *College of Arts Returning/progressing Undergraduate students
  @ 10.00am - 3rd and Final Year ONLY
  @ 2.00pm - 2nd Years
Wed 19
New 1st Year Undergraduate Students @ 10am


Mon 01 
Autumn sitting students - online registration for course & modules opens
Mon 10 ALL Postgrad Progressors following Autumn Boards


 Mon 23  ALL Postgrad Progressors following Winter Boards. Must be completed by October 26.

Register online and select modules where appropriate before September 14th 2020. Student ID Cards previously issued to current students will remain your ID card for the duration of your course at NUI Galway. Contact the Student Registry Helpdesk regarding replacement ID cards and contact your course administrator if you have any further queries.

Past Students of NUI Galway

If you are a past student of this University, please note that it is NUI Galway policy to retain your full student history under your first (or old) NUI Galway ID number. You will therefore be required to register using your existing NUI Galway student number (please do not register using your OAS/CRM application number). There are, unfortunately, implications for your student account if you register under the wrong number.

Repeat Students

Welcome back to your course. Registration will open for students who completed repeat exams on the 1st of September 2020. Register online and select modules where appropriate. Student ID Cards previously issued to current students will remain your ID card for the duration of your course at NUI Galway. Contact the Student Registry Helpdesk regarding replacement ID cards and contact your course administrator if you have any further queries.

Course Specific Information

 Course Information 2020/212020 Start Dates Further Information   
Masters in Adult Learning & Development September
Masters in Adult Teaching & Learning September
Masters in Early Childhood Studies August/September
Masters in Leadership Development    September
BA in Training & Education (YR 1) September
Diploma in Change Management    October
Diploma in Learning and Development September
Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning October
BA in Community, Youth & Family Studies (YR 1) September
BA in Early Childhood Studies (YR 1) August/September
BA in Social Care TBC
BSc Science & Technology Studies August
Diploma in Operations Engineering    August
Specialist Diploma in Automation & Control    September
Specialist Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning September
Specialist Diploma Lean and Quality Systems September
Specialist Diploma Medical Device Science September
Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management September
Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation September
MSc in Technology Management September
Masters in Software Engineering & Database Technologies (MScSED) 24th August
Diploma in Software Engineering 24th August
Specialist Cert Health Promotion - Oral Health Mid-September
Professional Diploma in Education (YR 1) September
Diploma in Management September
Diploma in Marketing September
Bachelor of Commerce (Online) September
Higher Diploma in Business Studies (Online) September
Certificate in Archaeology of Ancient Ireland 8th September
Diploma in Archaeology (Online) 7th September
Diploma in Archaeology (Classroom-based) 8th September
Diploma in Community Development Practice       TBC
Diploma in Earth & Ocean Sciences 7th September
Diploma in Employee Assistance and Social Support October
Diploma in French (Galway) 7th September
Diploma in German 9th September
Diploma in Irish Studies (Online) September
Diploma in Italian (Online - Beginners) 7th September
Diploma in Italian (Classroom-based) 7th September
Higher Diploma in Politics & Society September
Diploma in Psychology of Counselling 10th September
Diploma in Science and Technology Studies 31st August
Diploma in Spanish 7th September
Diploma in Youth and Community Development Practice TBC
Certificate Youth Work Practice TBC