How and when to pay fees
Find out how and when to pay your fees.
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Students with Irish bank accounts
Fee payments must be made using the official NUI Galway Fees Office bank giro. To request an official bank giro simply email the Fees Office at firstname.lastname@example.org quoting your student ID number.
If you don't use our official NUI Galway Fees Office bank giro your payment may remain unidentified and may not be matched to your student record. Late fines are applied to unpaid student records.
If you use Banking 365 or Banking Online these payments WILL NOT match directly to your student record - you must use our official NUI Galway bank giro.
Please note that any payment into our Fees Bank account should be accompanied by a PAC or NUI Galway Student ID number. Failure to use this ID number will result in the payment not being matched to your student record.
International fee payments can be made 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. https://nuigalway.studentfees.ie/en/studentregistration.aspx
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
If you use the international wire transfer method it may take up to 9 working days to have this amount credited to your student record and there is a bank charge which is borne by the student.
3. Students resident in Ireland can request a personalised Bank Giro from the Fees office by emailing 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.
EU Students are advised to pay their fees while registering online at www.nuigalway.ie/registration.
However, if you wish to "pay later", 50% of the fees must be paid by 31/10/2012 and remaining 50% must be paid by 31/01/2013. The student levy of €224 must be paid in full by 30/09/2012. The student levy of €224 will not be covered by recipients of a SUSI grant or County Council / VEC grant.
Late payment penalities will be applied to student records after this date.
International / NON EU fees are payable in full prior to registration for year 1. In subsequent years these fees can be paid in two equal instalments - 50% on registration and 50% by 31st January 2013. Students availing of US Federal Aid can pay their fees in two equal instalments.
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT PAY ON TIME?
A late payment penalty of €200 applies in cases where fees payable by the student are paid after 30/10/2012. A second late payment penalty of €200 is applied after 31/01/2013 if fees still remain unpaid.
LATE REGISTRATION PENALTY:
A late registration penalty of €200 is applied to all students who should have registered by the end of September 2012. This penalty must be paid before registration can be proceeded with.
The late payment penalty and late registration penalty are cumulative.
SANCTIONS FOR LATE PAYMENTS:
Where student fees and / or student levy payments are not made (and where proof of SUSI [Student Universal Support Ireland]; local authority; VEC; and / or other funder is not provided within the timelines outlined, the following sanctions will be applied:
(a) 30/10/2012 - late payment fine of €200
(b) 31/01/2013 - additional late payment fine of €200
(c) Exam results withheld
(d) Progress to the subsequent year's study witheld
(e) Gradulation withheld
(f) Legal action for recovery of long outstanding fees
I AM UNHAPPY WITH MY COURSE CHOICE WHAT SHOULD I DO?
I am unhappy with my undergraduate course at NUI Galway what are the fee implications if I re-apply to the CAO for another college place in September 2013?
If you cancel officially with our Student Contact Centre before 30/09/12 there is no fee impact.
If you cancel officially with our Student Contact Centre before 31/01/13 you will be liable for 50% tuition fees plus 100% charges (i.e. student levy of €224* + student contribution charge of €2,250**) if you return to 3rd level studies in September 2013.
If you cancel officially with our Student Contact Centre after 01/02/13 you will be liable for 100% tuition fees plus 100% charges if you return to 3rd levell studies in September 2013.
* & **current charges - these will increase in September 2013.
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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