Funding

Important Note: Tuition fees are subject to change year-on year. The fee quoted for your programme is the current year fee. NUI Galway is not bound by any error or omission from the following information.

Financial support - grants, entrance scholarships, postgraduate scholarships, financial supports

Please note it is important that all fee accounts are paid when due.  Reminders will normally be issued but it is the obligation of each student to ensure timely payment of fees.  All registered students have live access to their fee accounts at all times.

 

Scholarships Undergraduate Programmes

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Please see our Admissions Office website for up to date details on scholarships for 2014/15.

 

Financial Aid Fund

Administered by Student Services

For full details please see Student Services.

 

Tax Relief on Tuition Fees

Administered by Revenue

For full details please see Revenue

 

 

 

Postgraduate funding opportunities

Taught masters scholarship scheme for first-class students 

 

PG scholarships Oct 2013

The Taught Masters Scholarship scheme is available again for students commencing studies in September 2015.

Please click here for criteria and application information.

T (091) 495 999 | E: postgradadmissions@nuigalway.ie

Pictured, left (October 2013) with Registrar and Deputy President Nollaig Mac Congáil (centre), some of the (over 70) students who received this scholarship in 2013.


Course-specific scholarships


Some courses have specific scholarships associated (follow links for more details):


Universities Ireland North/South Postgraduate Scholarships 2015


Call now open for these scholarships, worth €15,000 each. Closing date Friday 29 May, 2015. Full information here
.


Other funding sources 


The Government’s
Graduate Skills Conversionprogramme offers reduced-fees for particular ICT programmes.

Similarly some of our courses are within the Springboard scheme for job-seekers (free educational places), which allows students to study part-time and thus retain their social protection supports.

Information on the NUI Awards and Scholarships 2015 is online here.

Uversity offers masters' scholarship opportunities for Arts graduates, pursuing creative programmes. Closing date: 28 February 2015. Full information here.


International scholarships


Please visit the International Office website for full details on NUI Galway's postgraduate scholarships for international students.


More resources

Funding opportunities video

Funding presentation

Presentation made at February 2014 Postgraduate Open Day, on funding and applications.

 

Postgraduate Research Funding

Internal Funding
Funding opportunities available from NUI Galway


External Funding

Funding opportunities available through external sources:

Universities Ireland - 2015 PhD History Bursary
Universities Ireland is offering one bursary to a student taking a PhD on a topic relating to the 1912-1923 period in Ireland, the deacde of the First World War and the division of the island into the states of Ireland (Irish Free State) and Northern Ireland.  This bursary is worth €20,000 and is open only to students wishing to undertake a PhD at an Irish or British university.  Further information is available on the Universities Ireland website
Closing date: 5pm, Friday, 29th May 2015

Universities Ireland - 2015 North/South Postgraduate Scholarships
Universities Ireland is offering four scholarships, each worth €15,000, to students who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master's Degree or are entering the first year of a PhD programme at a university in the island of Ireland that is not the same jurisdiction as the university where they have previously studied.  The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and expereince life in the other Irish jurisdiction. Strict eligibility rules apply. Further information is available on the Universities Ireland website
Closing date: 5pm, Friday, 29th May 2015

Irish Research Council (IRC)
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (2015 Call now closed)
Employment Based Postgraduate Programme (2015 Call now closed)
Enterprise Partnership Scheme - next call expected to open March 2015
For further information on the IRC Postgraduate Schemes please click here


This information is intended as a guide only. Other funding may also be available through research grants to supervisors.  Please check with your potential supervisor for these possibilities.
Information on financial support for further and higher education can also be viewed on the Higher Education Authority website studentfinance.ie

Financial support - grants, entrance scholarships, postgraduate scholarships, financial supports

Please note it is important that all fee accounts are paid when due.  Reminders will normally be issued but it is the obligation of each student to ensure timely payment of fees.  All registered students have live access to their fee accounts at all times.

 

Scholarships Undergraduate Programmes

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Please see our Admissions Office website for up to date details on scholarships for 2014/15.

 

Financial Aid Fund

Administered by Student Services

For full details please see Student Services.

 

Tax Relief on Tuition Fees

Administered by Revenue

For full details please see Revenue

 

 

 

Postgraduate funding opportunities

Taught masters scholarship scheme for first-class students 

 

PG scholarships Oct 2013

The Taught Masters Scholarship scheme is available again for students commencing studies in September 2015.

Please click here for criteria and application information.

T (091) 495 999 | E: postgradadmissions@nuigalway.ie

Pictured, left (October 2013) with Registrar and Deputy President Nollaig Mac Congáil (centre), some of the (over 70) students who received this scholarship in 2013.


Course-specific scholarships


Some courses have specific scholarships associated (follow links for more details):


Universities Ireland North/South Postgraduate Scholarships 2015


Call now open for these scholarships, worth €15,000 each. Closing date Friday 29 May, 2015. Full information here
.


Other funding sources 


The Government’s
Graduate Skills Conversionprogramme offers reduced-fees for particular ICT programmes.

Similarly some of our courses are within the Springboard scheme for job-seekers (free educational places), which allows students to study part-time and thus retain their social protection supports.

Information on the NUI Awards and Scholarships 2015 is online here.

Uversity offers masters' scholarship opportunities for Arts graduates, pursuing creative programmes. Closing date: 28 February 2015. Full information here.


International scholarships


Please visit the International Office website for full details on NUI Galway's postgraduate scholarships for international students.


More resources

Funding opportunities video

Funding presentation

Presentation made at February 2014 Postgraduate Open Day, on funding and applications.

 

Postgraduate Research Funding

Internal Funding
Funding opportunities available from NUI Galway


External Funding

Funding opportunities available through external sources:

Universities Ireland - 2015 PhD History Bursary
Universities Ireland is offering one bursary to a student taking a PhD on a topic relating to the 1912-1923 period in Ireland, the deacde of the First World War and the division of the island into the states of Ireland (Irish Free State) and Northern Ireland.  This bursary is worth €20,000 and is open only to students wishing to undertake a PhD at an Irish or British university.  Further information is available on the Universities Ireland website
Closing date: 5pm, Friday, 29th May 2015

Universities Ireland - 2015 North/South Postgraduate Scholarships
Universities Ireland is offering four scholarships, each worth €15,000, to students who have been accepted to undertake a recognised Master's Degree or are entering the first year of a PhD programme at a university in the island of Ireland that is not the same jurisdiction as the university where they have previously studied.  The aim of this scheme is to encourage outstanding students from the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland to cross the border to undertake postgraduate study and expereince life in the other Irish jurisdiction. Strict eligibility rules apply. Further information is available on the Universities Ireland website
Closing date: 5pm, Friday, 29th May 2015

Irish Research Council (IRC)
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme (2015 Call now closed)
Employment Based Postgraduate Programme (2015 Call now closed)
Enterprise Partnership Scheme - next call expected to open March 2015
For further information on the IRC Postgraduate Schemes please click here


This information is intended as a guide only. Other funding may also be available through research grants to supervisors.  Please check with your potential supervisor for these possibilities.
Information on financial support for further and higher education can also be viewed on the Higher Education Authority website studentfinance.ie