Winter Conferring 2021:

Dates: Thursday 25th November - Tuesday 30th November 2021 - now postponed
Times: TBC
Location : TBC
Schedule by Day :‌ 

Eligible students: Postgraduate Research and Taught, Undergraduate students who were eligible to be conferred as of official exams results release date for their course. 

We ask that you complete this form, to ensure that we have your details and will send you more information in due course.

As you may be aware we have been subjected to a cyber-attack, which has seriously impacted all of our teaching, administrative and professional services.  Because of the significant disruption to all of our internal operations and particularly those academic services related to the processing of examination results and the running of graduation ceremonies, we have had no option but to postpone the Winter Conferring which as you know, was scheduled to take place in November.   We very much regret the impact that this cyber-attack has had on this important occasion in your life journey and are mindful of our responsibility in helping you celebrate your achievement at NUI Galway. We are planning to reschedule the ceremony at the next possible opportunity which will be in the first two weeks of April 2022.

Useful Information

Eligibility Criteria

Fees & Exams

All students must satisfy the academic requirements of their programme as per Marks and Standards and they must pay all outstanding programme fees by the stated deadline.  There is no charge for attending conferring.


COURSE FEES DEADLINE for Winter Conferring:  Tuesday 31st August 2021
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DEADLINE: Wednesday 13th October 2021All steps of the thesis submission process must be completed by this date. Please see process for submitting thesis on Examinations page for information.  


Phelan Conan Ltd are currently offering free nationwide home delivery on all graduation gown hires for NUI Galway. This will enable you to celebrate your achievement by holding your own graduation, while taking pictures in your gown and enjoying the day at home with your family and friends. Click on the link to see a short video - Graduate at home with gowns from Phelan Conan.

For any students who have booked and would still like to receive the gown please contact with new required date and we will send in advance of that date.

For any student who has yet to book but who would like to hire a gown for photographs or Family celebration you can still make the booking on,  when you are making the booking enter the date gown required within the ‘special requirement field’ and we will send in advance of that date.

If you hired a gown already for this year you will receive free hire of gown again next year once on site graduation takes place.

Students who request a refund for booking already made will be refunded and can arrange this refund by contacting

Please visit and select ‘graduate gown hire’ to book your gown (€45 which includes nationwide home delivery). The gown will then be delivered to your address, or can be collected in store if preferred. 


 To celebrate your virtual Graduation, The Lane Studio Galway, will be open to Photograph the Graduates & their families before, during & after the ceremonies at their City centre studio to record their achievement.  To book an appointment please ring 091 567938 or email 

Name on Degree Parchment

The name on your parchment is the name you supplied the university with when applying for your course.  Please ensure your name is correct for the issue of parchments (this includes accents, apostrophes, etc) - check your Registration Statement and / or Transcript of Results to confirm.

Posting of Degree Parchment

All parchments for graduates conferred In Absentia are posted to Home Addresses within 2 weeks of each respective ceremony.  Please ensure your home address is up to date.  This can be updated by clicking on the link below for the Student Registry Helpdesk:

Deferrals (PhD only)

Deferral of Conferring: MD and PhD graduands only may request to defer their graduation once to the next session only.  Email with your request to defer no later than 2 weeks before your conferring date.