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Each year more than 4,000 choose NUI Galway as their University of choice. Find out what life at NUI Galway is all about here.
About NUI Galway
About NUI Galway
Since 1845, NUI Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a rang of key areas of expertise.
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at NUI Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at NUI Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
- Alumni, Friends & Supporters
At NUI Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Fees Funding & Scholarships
Fees, Funding & Scholarship
You will find the course fee (EU and non-EU) listed on the individual course webpages. Tuition fees are payable for each year and are usually paid in a number of stages:
Stage 1: deposit on course acceptance (this is a non-refundable deposit which forms part of the course fee)
Stage 2: 50% of remaining fee paid prior to registration in September*
Stage 3: 50% of remaining fee paid by the end of January
*Non-EU students must pay 100% of the fee prior to registration.
Funding your studies
You can seek financial support for your studies through number of channels:
Fees scholarship scheme
If you are unemployed and actively seeking work you can apply for a generous 30% reduction in your course fees. You will need to be in receipt of a specified payment from the Department of Social Protection. Further details on courses forming part of this scheme are available from the course coordinator.
Your employer may sponsor you if the course of study has direct relevance to your workplace.
You may receive sponsorship from local community or development organisations.
Income tax relief
Tax relief is available at the standard rate for all courses that are 2 years or more in duration. For specific details on this scheme, contact your local tax office or visit www.revenue.ie
Springboard approved courses
There are a number of courses available at NUI Galway each year which are sponsored by the HEA Springboard initiative and provide free fees for eligible students.
If you are eligible for Springboard funding you need to apply directly to www.springboardcourses.ie
Approved courses in 2015/16 - please see the list below:
- Diploma in E-business Analysis (Postgraduate)
- Diploma in High Performance Computing (System Design and Administration)
- Specialist Diploma in Automation & Control
- Specialist Diploma in Lean & Quality Systems
- Specialist Diploma in Medical Device Science
- Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management
- Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation
- Higher Diploma in Applied Science (Software Design and Development (Industry Stream) (ICT Skills Conversion)
Fees Scholarship Scheme
This scheme is designed for students who are jobseekers or on reduced working hours, and wish to update their skills and knowledge by participating in a part-time, flexible programme. Scholarships will constitute a 30% contribution towards course fees for first time entrants.
Do I qualify for the scheme?
You must be registered as unemployed and/or in-receipt of one of the following payments:
- Job-seekers Benefit
- Job-seekers Allowance
- One-parent family allowance
- Disability allowance
- Community Employment Scheme
- or signing for social insurance contribution credits
You must provide a statement from your local Department of Social Protection Office confirming receipt of the above payments. You are also advised to establish with your social protection advisor whether receipt of this scholarship would impact upon your entitlements under the Supplementary Welfare Allowances Scheme (i.e. rent or mortgage supplement or medical card etc).
Applications must be made on an annual basis and your eligibility for the scheme will be reviewed annually.
How can I apply?
You will need to download the 2016_2017 Scholarship Form. This form can be emailed or posted to the course coordinator along with the required supporting documentation from the Department of Social Protection for review.
Once you register for a course you are liable for the full fee regardless as to whether you complete/attend the course. It is important that you understand the nature of the course, its content and its various requirements before registering, as the University accepts no obligation to refund any fees or part thereof.
If you wish to appeal this decision, please contact your course coordinator for information on withdrawing from your course or appealing fees paid.