FAQs for International and Visiting US studentsIn compliance with University policy and immigration control, international students must pay their fees before they are permitted to complete formal registration for their NUI Galway course. US visiting students who have arranged to pay their NUI Galway fees via their home College must furnish such payment details to the NUI Galway fees office in advance of registration. International & Visiting US Students who have successfully applied for a course/programme at NUI Galway will have been allocated a ’pre registration’ 8 digit student ID which should be quoted on all fee transactions and correspondence.
Please see www.nuigalway.ie/registration for relevant registration details.
International & Visiting US students must have concluded their fee payment arrangement in advance of registration.
There are three methods as follows:
1. Payment via recognised agent ’EduStep’ (PaytoStudy)
Non-European Union (EU) students are strongly advised to pay their tuition fee through the PaytoStudy website.
The PaytoStudy receipt is accepted as proof of payment of tuition fees by the Irish National Immigration Service (INIS) for study visa applications and at the point of entry to Ireland.
With PaytoStudy there is no international bank transfer fee and the entire transaction takes just 48 hours from start to finish. PaytoStudy is also recommended by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service for the purposes of study visa applications.
2. International Wire Transfer
Alternatively, you may also pay by international wire transfer, using the following bank account details:
Bank of Ireland
43 Eyre Square
Account Name: National University of Ireland, Galway
Account Number: 28454143
IBAN: IE43 BOFI 9038 1628 4541 43
Sort Code: 90-38-16
Swift Code: BofIIE2D
The processing time and the fee for sending international wire transfers may vary from bank to bank. Please allow for up to 10 working days for processing. Please ensure you quote your name and Student ID number when paying by international bank transfer.
3. Students resident in Ireland can request a personalised Bank Giro from the Fees office byemailing email@example.com. You can then take the giro to the nearest bank and pay ’over the counter’. Your details on the personalised Bank Giro will facilitate the credit of your payment to your fee account when returned by the bank to the University.
Please note that on payment of fees, students should quote their student identity number so that payments can be matched to the students' record.
Please visit our International Fees section for information on tuition fees.
All fees listed are per annum fees.
Undergraduate International Fees
- Arts/Business/Law €12,750
- Science/Engineering €13,750
- Medicine €31,000
Postgraduate International Fees
- Arts/Business/Law €13,250
- Science/Engineering €13,750
- Medicine €13,750
The University accepts no obligation to refund fees once a student has registered.
However International students who have paid some or part of their fees to the University but are subsequently unsuccessful in their visa application will be refunded the amount they have paid, less an admisistrative fee of €190 within 60 days of formal withdrawal. They must provide documentary evidence of visa refusal. The University requires confirmation from the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Servicen(Visa Section) that the visa has been refused.
Students who wish to withdraw must do so offically by contacting the Student Contact centre.
The designation of a student as EU/EEA or Non EU determines the fee levels to which they will be liable.
A student will be designated EU status if they meet one of the following criteria:
1. They are a National1 of an EU/EEA member state and are ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA member state for three of the five years immediately preceding their entry to the third level course.
2. They are a National of an EU/EEA member state and have received all of their post-primary education within an EU/EEA member state and have resided in an EU/EEA member state for three of the five years immediately preceding their entry to the third level course.
3. They have been in Full-time employment in an EU/EEA member state for three of the five years immediately preceding their entry to the third level course. This applies to candidates over the age of 232.
4. They have been ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA member state for three of the five years prior to university entry and their parents have been in full time employment in an EU/EEA member state for three of the five years preceding their entry to the third level course . This applies fo candidates under the age of 232.
All candidates are required to produce original documentation to evidence nationality when they register at NUI,Galway for the first time.
The EU/Non EU fee status determined on entry to a course will be applied for the duration of the course.
1 A person is deemed to be a `national' of an EU/EEA member state where they have: Passport or National ID Card from an EU/EEA member state or an Official Letter confirming Refugee Status in Ireland
2 Before 1 st January in the year prior to commencement of programme.
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The Fees Office is located on the ground floor of Áras Uí Chathail (beside Áras na Mac Léinn/Bailey Allen Hall)
We are open from 10 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Fees Office staff can also be contacted via:
T 353 91 492386
F 353 91 495553