NB: Springboard funding applications are now closed for NUI Galway courses.

Springboard+ offers a choice of 245 free, part-time and intensive conversion courses in higher education from certificate, to degree, to post-graduate level. See Search courses for full details. Applications can also be made for one year full-time and two year part-time ICT Skills Conversion courses.

The following NUI Galway courses have a limited number of free places for Springboard+ applicants:

 Eligibility

The following are eligible to apply for courses in 2018/19 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):

Returners (Formerly referred to as Homemakers): may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria. Course specific criteria may also apply.

People in employment: may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria. Please note that a 10% course fee contribution for Level 7, 8, and 9 courses is applicable for employed participants. This is payable directly to the provider.

The unemployed or formerly self-employed: all courses are open to these category of applicants, with the exception of the two-year part-time ICT conversion courses which are not open to those in receipt of a Jobseekers-related payment.

Courses open to people in employment are denoted by the “Open to those in employment” tag which can be found in Search Courses

Please note that documentation supporting the applicants status will be required as part of the application process. See Am I Eligible For a Springboard+ Course? Check Elegibility.

Applications

All applications for these programmes are made via the Springboard+ website.