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 Scholarships

Taught masters scholarship scheme for first-class students 


PG scholarships Oct 2013

Information on the 2015 Taught Masters Scholarship Scheme will be listed here, when it is available. 

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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

Applications are now open for the 2014 scheme. Please visit this site for full information and downloads.

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.  

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:

Irish Cancer Society - Research Scholarship Programme 2015
Closing Date for applications is: 3pm, Friday 30th January 2015
For further information please click here

Irish Research Council
Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship Scheme 2015
Employment Based Postgraduate Programme 2015
Closing Date for applications: 16:00 (GMT), 11th February 2015
For further information 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