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

See the financial supports that are available to you.


What are they?

Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) is the single awarding authority for all grant applications since 2012/13.  All new 2013/14 entrants should apply to SUSI - applications are now open (May 2013).    

SUSI is an "online application system" and is accessed at SUSI  


What Grants are in for Collection?

Full updated list here




Scholarships Undergraduate Programmes

Undergraduate Entrance Scholarships

Please see our Admissions Office website for up to date details on scholarships for 2013/14.

(1)   Excellence Scholarships:  There is no requirement on your part to apply for these.  The Scholarship is awarded automatically once a student has registered at NUI Galway. The Scholarship is awarded automatically to qualifying registered students.

(2)   James Massey Keegan Scholarship:  For competition among Mayo students.  There is no requirement on your part to apply for this.  The Scholarship is awarded automatically to qualifying registered students.   

(3)    Roinn Oideachais Scholarships.  Applications can be made directly to the Department of Education & Skills.   

(4)   Sports Scholarships - Applications can be made directly to the Sports Office, NUIG Galway.   

(5)   Helen M. Moran Scholarships


Scholarships Postgraduate Programmes

 NUI Galway awards a limited number of College scholarships to help postgraduate students who are proceeding full-time to a postgraduate degree (by research) at NUI Galway.

Contact the relevant College Office for details on fellowships in your area.  Academic departments may also be able to offer other sources of funding for their courses.

Finanical Support

Student Aid Fund: 2013/14

Students with financial difficulties are advised to contact our Student Services Office for advice on how to apply for financial support.  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. 


Tax Relief on Tuition: 2013/14

For detail of tax relief on tuition see Revenue (Irish Tax & Customs).

Postgraduate Scholarships

Taught masters scholarship scheme for first-class students 


PG scholarships Oct 2013

NUI Galway's Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme for full-time Taught Masters (for students commencing their studies at NUI Galway in September 2014) will be launched shortly.  

  • Scholarship value: €1,500 per student
  • For students who have been accepted on to full-time Taught Masters programmes in 2014/15
  • Who have a First Class Honours undergraduate degree‌
  • Read the full criteria of the scheme here

Find out more: T (091) 492 999 | E:

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 2014

Details of the 2014 scheme will be posted here when available. Download  North South Scholarships Flyer‌ here, which gives full details of last year's essential entry criteria and application information.

International scholarships

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

Postgraduate Research Funding

Internal Funding
Funding opportunities available from NUI Galway

External Funding

Funding opportunities available through external sources:

Irish Research Council:
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarships: next call expected to launch November 2013

Enterprise Partnership Scheme: next call expected to launch October 2013

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