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Financial Matters

We'll let you know what your costs will be for university, including course fees, funding options, and the cost of living in Galway.

Money guidance

Going to college is an exciting time whether you are staying at home or moving away but it can be tough financially if you don’t have a regular income and you are on a tight budget.  With so many new costs and financial products to consider it can be hard to manage your cash. - See more at: http://www.consumerhelp.ie/going-to-college#sthash.UeDbo0zy.dpuf
Going to college is an exciting time whether you are staying at home or moving away but it can be tough financially if you don’t have a regular income and you are on a tight budget.  With so many new costs and financial products to consider it can be hard to manage your cash. - See more at: http://www.consumerhelp.ie/going-to-college#sthash.UeDbo0zy.dpuf
Going to college is an exciting time whether you are staying at home or moving away but it can be tough financially if you don’t have a regular income and you are on a tight budget.  With so many new costs and financial products to consider it can be hard to manage your cash. - See more at: http://www.consumerhelp.ie/going-to-college#sthash.UeDbo0zy.dpuf

Going to College is an exciting time but it can be tough financiallly. With so many new costs it can be hard to manage your cash.  Check out Consumer help's 5 tips on going to college. To help you manage your money draw up your personal budget at: http://www.consumerhelp.ie/budgeting-calculators

The Accommodation & Welfare Office, 1st Floor, Aras Ui Chathail can advise you on budgeting, managing your money and sources of income available to students, e.g., SUSIand Social Welfare entitlementssuch as Back to Education.

 whether you are staying at home or moving away but it can be tough financially if you don’t have a regular income and you are on a tight budget.  With so many new costs and financial products to consider it can be hard to manage your cash - See more at: http://www.consumerhelp.ie/going-to-college#sthash.UeDbo0zy.dpuf

Fees

There are fees for each course, and each fee is dependent on the course or programme, what kind of student you are and what your situation is. For example, there is an EU fee and a non EU fee. There are also tax breaks so much of your fee can be covered.

Funding

There are many ways to fund your studies, from grants, to scholorships, to prizes, to fellowships, to financial support.  Find out what each funding option is and how you can apply.

Cost of Living

The cost of living in Galway is comparable to the cost associated with living in Limerick or Cork, but is significantly lower than the cost of living in Dublin.

This table will give you a good indication of your monthly costs in Galway.

ExpenseCost
Accommodation (rented excl. bills) 340 euro

Electricity and Oil

80 euro

TV and Internet

20 euro

Phone

50 euro

Food, including a weekly shop and food in college

260 euro
Books/academic requisites 60 euro

Photocopying and Printing

25 euro
Clothes, laundry 60 euro
Recreation 180 euro
Travel    45 euro
Medical    20 euro
Monthly Total 1,140 euro
Nine month academic year 10,260 euro

 

Accommodation

Want to live in Student Residences? Find out about student housing. Or find housing in the private sector on NUIG Student Pad.

Course fees

Find out how much your course will cost

Understanding fees

What do all those course fees mean? Find out exactly how much you'll pay for your courses.

Campus life

There's lots to do at NUI Galway.Find out how you can get involved.