Adult and Continuing Education course fees
Find out how much the programme of your choice will cost.
An EU student is defined as an E.U. national (i.e. holding an EU passport/or birth certificate) who has been ordinarily resident* in an EU member state for at least three of the five years immediately preceding their entry to the third level course.
* ordinarily resident excludes residency for educational purposes.
The Revenue Commissioners offer tax relief on tuition fees for some adult and continuing education courses, if you have had to pay the full tuition fees. If you find tax relief, you won't pay the full fee.
Cost of living (excluding tuition fees)
NUI Galway may refund fees under certain circumstances:
Make your appeal in writing, outlining your case, and forward medical documentation to the Colette Gill, Fees Office Manager, The Fees Office, Aras Uí Chathail, NUI Galway.
Your appeal will be send to the Director of Financial Accounting, who may reduce your fee by up to 50%, based on the medical evidence submitted.
The appeal process takes between four to six weeks. If you are required to register in September, we would advise you to pay 50% of the total fee due and deal with your appeal as a separate issue.
Financial hardship grounds:
If you want to make an application for instalment payments, transfer of fees from or a reduction in your fees, you should write to the Student Loans & Fees Committee which examines financial hardship of registered students.
Provide evidence of your appeal (original bank statements, original utility bills, original rent receipts etc.) and a list of your income and expenditure as well as a letter outlining your appeal.
To register for the academic year 2011/12, you must make a minimum payment of 50% of your total fees, along with your written application and your proposed payment plan. Please address your correspondence to Colette Gill, Fees Office Manager, Fees Office, Aras Uí Chathail, NUI Galway.
The Student Loans & Fees Committee meet three times per academic year - in mid to late October mid February and April.
Grant/scholarship holders may be entitled to a refund of the:
- initial fee instalment paid to NUI Galway,
- deposit for your course or
- non-tuition fees.
The refund will not be made until all registration requirements have been completed and/or the full fee received by the University from the authority awarding the grant or scholarship.
However, if you paid a deposit for a course at NUI Galway but did not register, you are not entitled to a refund.
The Fees Office holds a bank account at:
Bank of Ireland,
43 Eyre Square,
You can also pay your fees online using a Debit/Credit card.
o register online, you will need:
- Your student number (User ID)
- Your password
- An Electronic version of photo of yourself which you can upload (for new entrants only)
If you are a returning student, a temporary password will be sent to your NUI Galway email account.
If you are a new entrant, you can find a temporary activation password in the Registration Handbook for First Year Students, 2010-2011.
Fee payment should be made to the following bank account. Please quote your eight digit student ID number on all transactions.
Bank of Ireland
43 Eyre Square
Account No. 28454143
Account Name: National University of Ireland, Galway
IBAN: IE43 BOFI 9038 1628 4541 43
Sort Code: 90-38-16
Swift Code: BofIIE2D
Fee payments can also be made using the Fees Office bank giro which is issued to all students prior to registration.
Failure to use our bank giro will result in your payment not being credited to your student account.
Leaving NUI Galway
If you are leaving your course and want to cancel your registration at NUI Galway, you need to contact our Admissions Office and complete the 'cancellation of registration form'
Non-payment of fees
If all payments, including fees and penalties, have not been made by 31st January 2012, your registration and examination entry will be cancelled.