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Postgraduate_FAQFrequently Asked Questions for Postgraduate Students
I am a prospective postgraduate student from Northern Ireland. How much will my fees be in September 2020?
Postgraduate students from Northern Ireland*, registering at NUI Galway in 2020 will maintain the same rate of fees as EU students for the duration of their course.
*Students who have been ordinarily resident in Northern Ireland for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to their third-level course and who meet the criteria of the scheme. Eligibility is determined at date of entry to the course.
All full time postgraduate programmes contain two elements (1) tuition; and (2) student levy.
The student levy (€224 in 2019/20) is payable by all students and is not covered by SUSI or any other funding body. It must be paid in full on or before 31/10/19. If you are applying for Student Assistance Fund it must be paid in full on or before 30/09/19.
The levy is allocated to the following activities: sports clubs, societies, Students Union, student health unit, Flirt FM, Áras na Mac Léinn and the Student Project Fund.
It is strongly recommend that you pay this levy on registration in late August / early September 2019.
The tuition fee is the payment made for a course of instruction at NUI Galway. However, if you have applied to SUSI for a grant and are deemed eligible you may receive an F4 or F5 award. If you are awarded an F4 grant - Postgraduate Fee Contribution - SUSI will pay €2,000 towards your tuition. If you are awarded an F5 grant - Postgraduate Tuition Fees Only - SUSI will pay up to €6,270 towards your tuition. So, for example, if your course fee is €6,400 (made up of €6,176 tuition and €224 student levy) SUSI will pay €6,176 on your behalf. If your course fee is €9,000 (made up of €8,776 tuition and €224 student levy) SUSI will pay €6,270 on your behalf and you will be liable for the remainder of €2,730.
SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.
Fees are payable on registration. However, if you choose the "pay later" option while registering online please familiarise yourself with the payment date deadlines:
The student levy of €224 is payable in full by 31/10/19.
The tuition element (if not covered by funding, i.e. SUSI, NUIG Scholarship, Company Funding) is payable in full by 31/10/19 or can be paid in two equal instalments 50% by 31/10/19 and 50% by 31/01/20.
If you are eligible for a SUSI grant this may be worth €2,000 (F4 award) or up to a maximum of €6,270 (F5 award). If you are awarded an F4 SUSI grant you will be liable for the balance as per the instalment dates.
A late payment penalty of €200 will be applied to all unpaid student records after 31/10/19.
A second late payment penalty of €200 will be applied to all unpaid student records after 31/01/20.
Exam results will be held if student records have an outstanding fee balance.
Progression to the next year of study will be not be permitted.
Conferring will not take place.
Access to transcripts will be blocked.
Write up fees in 2019/20 are €2,000. However, if you submit by the following dates you will be entitled to a partial refund of this fee.
Submit by 31/10/19: We retain €250 and refund €1,750 if €2,000 has been paid. Submit by 29/11/19: We retain €500 and refund €1,500 if €2,000 has been paid. Submit by 20/12/19: We retain €750 and refund €1,250 if €2,000 has been paid. Submit by 31/01/20: We retain €1,000 and refund €1,000 if €2,000 has been paid.
After 01/02/20 full writing up fees are due.
For SUSI grant holders only:
If SUSI agree to fund you for a repeat year, you will nevertheless be liable for the student levy (€224). If tuition fees are granted, this applies only where a student is returning to the same college and the same programme.
For the student levy - (€224 in 2019/20):
This is payable for each year you are registered.
For non grant holders?
The repeat fee is €1,824. This is payable in full on registration or in two equal instalments. 50% on registration and 50% by 31/01/20.
If you paid by credit / debit card we will refund the card directly - this takes 3 to 5 working days to be credited back to the card.
If you paid by bank giro we will issue a refund cheque to you - this takes up to 10 working days.
Please see our fee refund policy document QA306.
Please include your student ID number, your name, your postal address and the academic years that you require your receipts for. We will endeavour to have these posted to you within 3 working days. Alternatively if you wish them to be scanned back to your email please indicate this.
If yes, and you have a different CAO or PAC number please see the attached Important Notice for Past Students returning to NUI Galway via CAO or PAC re: your old ID number.