Closing dates and Review Dates for Programmes at NUI Galway (for entry 2019)

The online application system opens early November 2018 to accept applications For Entry September 2019.  


For most programmes, NUI Galway does not set specific closing dates for receipt of applications, (with some exceptions* ). Course quotas will be reviewed at specified times during the application cycle. As many courses fill up quickly, you are advised to apply as early as possible. Candidates who do not have their final degree marks available may be made a conditional (provisional) offer. 

*Please refer to the individual course webpage for details of any set closing date pertaining to the course(s) you are applying for.

Review dates for taught programmes are as follows: 
1 December 2018         
1 January 2019
1 February 2019
1 April 2019
1 June 2019

Applications will continue to be reviewed in the summer months if there are still programme places available. If programmes become filled in early rounds (as early offers are accepted) new applications will not be accepted and these programmes will then be closed . You are therefore encouraged to apply early.


Research applications are generally accepted at any time. However the following exceptions should be noted: 

Applications for the Traditional PhD in the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Celtic Studies are considered for students commencing their research in September and January only. Online applications must therefore be received before mid-July and mid-November, respectively.

Structured PhD applications in the College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences are considered for students commencing their programmes in September and January. Further information on the Structured PhD in this College can be found at 

Structured PhDs for the other Colleges within the University may occassionally decide to apply a specific deadline. Details of this will be given on the individual programme pages: 

You should allow at least four weeks, from the date we receive your application, to when you can expect to receive notification of whether you have been offered a place on a research programme.