Academic Year 2019/2020

New Students

Welcome to NUI Galway!  Registration will open for 1st Year Undergrad students on August 21st, 2019 and for 1st Year Postgrad students on August 16th, 2019.    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. All photos must be uploaded before 29th August, 2019.

 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 2019/2020


Thurs 15 All returning/progressing Undergraduate students (*except College of Arts)
Fri 16 Postgraduate Taught students - 1st Year & Returning/Progressing
Fri 16 Postgraduate Research Students - 1st Year ONLY
Mon 19 *College of Arts Returning/progressing Undergraduate students
  @9.00 am   3rd and Final Year ONLY
  @2.00 pm   2nd Years
Wed 21 New 1st Year Undergraduate Students


Mon 02    Autumn sitting students - online registration for course & modules opens
Mon 16 ALL Undergrad & Postgrad Taught students - COURSE Registration Deadline
Mon 23 ALL Undergrad & Postgrad Taught students - MODULE Registration Deadline

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 Information Desk 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 2nd of September, 2019. 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 Information Desk regarding replacement ID cards and contact your course administrator if you have any further queries.

Course Specific Information

 Course  Information  2019-202019  Start Dates Further Information   
Masters Adult Learning and Development September
Master Learning and Teaching September
Masters Early Childhood Studies 7th September
Masters Leadership Development    September
BA Training and Education (Cert/Yr1) 12th September
Diploma in Change Management    17th October
Diploma in Learning and Development 6th September
Diploma in Technology Enhanced Learning 18th October
BA Community Youth & Family Studies (CertYr1) 14th September
BA in Early Childhood Studies (Cert/Yr1) September
BA Social Care TBC
BSc Science and Technology Studies 31st August
Diploma in Operations Engineering    31st August
Specialist Diploma in Automation & Control    14th September
Specialist Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning 21st September
Specialist Diploma Lean and Quality Systems 21st September
Specialist Diploma Medical Device Science 14th September
Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management 7th September
Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation 7th September
MSc in Technology Management 7th September
Master in Software Engineering & Database Technologies (MScSED) 26th August
Diploma in Software Engineering 26th August
Specialist Cert Health Promotion - Oral Health Mid-September
Specialist Cert Health Promotion - Youth Health Mid-September
Professional Diploma in Education (Yr 1)          2nd September
Diploma in Management 9th September
Bachelor of Commerce (Online) 9th September
Higher Diploma in Business Studies (Online) 9th September
Diploma in Archaeology (Online) 9th September
Diploma in Community Practice Development       TBC
Diploma in Employee Assistance and Social Support 1st October
Diploma in English and Drama 9th September
Diploma in French (Ennis and Galway) September
Diploma in German 12th September
Diploma in Gemmology    11th September
Diploma in Irish Studies (Online) 9th September
Diploma in Italian (Online - Beginners) 9th September
Diploma in Italian (Online - Intermediate) 9th September
Diploma in Political Science & Sociology 9th September
Diploma in Psychology of Counselling 10th September
Diploma in Science and Technology Studies 31st August
Diploma in Spanish 12th September
Diploma in Youth and Community Development Practice TBC
Certificate Youth Work Practice TBC