‌On 27 October, Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD announced over €30 million of free and subsidised higher education places under the Jobs Stimulus initiative to help get people back to work, upskill workers and build economic confidence while continuing to manage the impact of Covid-19. Modular courses are short and focused and will be offered in a flexible manner, allowing people to gain important skills without taking a considerable period away from the labour market. The postgraduate courses are both part-time and full-time to facilitate upskilling or retraining in specific subject areas.

The courses are FREE for those who are: Unemployed, in receipt of the Pandemic Unemployment Payment, Returning to Education.

The courses will be 90% subsidised for those who are: Employed, Formerly Self-employed, Recent Graduates.

All applicants must pay a €30 non-refundable application fee regardless of employment status.

Eligilibility

In addition to course specific academic criteria, eligibility for funding is similar to Springboard+ course as follows:

You should be a resident in an EU/EEA/UK/Swiss state for a minimum three of the last five years and you should belong to one of the following groups:

The unemployed or receiving PUP (100% of the fees to be covered) must have been in receipt of a recognised DEASP payment for 9 of the previous 12 months. 

Returners: (100% of the fees to be covered) are those who are not in receipt of a payment from the Department of Employment Affairs and Social Protection but who have been out of the work environment for a number of years due to childcare or other caring obligations. They have a previous history of employment but may require upskilling, reskilling or cross-skilling to transition back to the workforce. Please find the declaration form here.

People in employment, or formerly self-employed, recent graduate: (90% of the fees to be covered) an applicant will be required to provide a copy of their most recent ‘Employment Detail Summary’ or other relevant revenue documentation.

Full terms and conditions regarding eligibility and step-by-step instructions on applying can be found in our guide to July Stimulus 12_1_21.

Funded Modules

The following NUI Galway modules have a limited number of subsidised places for funded applicants and will start in Semester 2 of the 2020/21 academic year. Courses will be delivered on a part-time basis via online learning. For further details such as application links and correspondent contacts, please click on the relevant course below:

ME5108 Data Analysis for Process & Product Development (no longer accepting applications)

MG614 People Management for Technology Organisations (No longer accepting applications) 

MG670 Technology Innovation & Entrepreneurship (No longer accepting applications) 

BST154 Lean Organisation & Technology (No longer accepting applications) 

BST151 Energy Management (No longer accepting applications) 

BS1149 Regulatory Compliance (No longer accepting applications) 

MG8104 Business Strategy (No longer accepting applications) 

MG8101 Management Skills (No longer accepting applications) 

PH5107 Monitoring for Health Hazards at Work

PS6158 Sexual Consent Promotion: Skills and Practice

SC6117 Performance & Revenue Management (No longer accepting applications) 

SC6105 Hotel Asset Management (No longer accepting applications) 

SC6108 Strategy & Innovation for Business (No longer accepting applications) 

SC6107 Project Management (No longer accepting applications) 

SC6110 Management of Organisational Change (No longer accepting applications) 

NU634 Dementia Care: Transforming Practice (No longer accepting applications) 

NU622 Clinical Supervision: Supporting Continuing Professional Development (No longer accepting applications) 

NU502 Advanced Research Methods (No longer accepting applications) 

NU6104 Management of Venous Leg Ulceration (No longer accepting applications) 

The following NUI Galway postgraduate course has a limited number of subsidised places for funded applicants and will start in Semester 2 of the 2020/21 academic year. It will be delivered on a part-time basis via online learning.

Masters in Business Hospitality - Shannon (No longer accepting applications)

For all additional CPD modules that are currently available, but not covered by this funding initiative, click here.

Full terms and conditions regarding eligibility and step-by-step instructions on applying can be found in our guide to July Stimulus 12_1_21.

Downloads

  • NUI Galway Undergraduate Prospectus 2021

    NUI Galway Undergraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (13.5 MB)

  • Quick Guide to Courses 2021

    Quick Guide to Courses 2021 PDF (2.4 MB)

  • A Level Quick Guide 2021

    A Level Quick Guide 2021 pdf (1.6 MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2021 PDF (11.3MB)

  • Adult Learning Prospectus

    Adult Learning Prospectus PDF (3.4 MB)

  • Junior Prospectus 2019

    Junior Prospectus 2019 PDF (20.8 MB)

  • QQI / FETAC Pathways Guide

    QQI / FETAC Pathways Guide PDF (45MB)