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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 range of key areas of expertise.
Research & Innovation
Research & Innovation
NUI Galway’s vibrant research community take on some of the most pressing challenges of our times.
- Business & Industry
- 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
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
Alternative payment plans may be put in place for students to pay course fees on a flexible basis. If you require this facility, you are advised to contact the course administrator to find out more about this payment option.
For further fees information, please refer to the Centre's Fees Policy.
Applicants are entitled to a full refund of a deposit or application fee if you make the request within 14 days of paying the application fee or deposit. 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 administrator for information on withdrawing from your course or appealing fees paid.
Course fees generally cover tuition costs and all course materials. However, for certain courses, you may be required to purchase additional textbooks.
Funding your studies
You can seek financial support for your studies through a number of channels:
Your employer may sponsor you if the course of study has direct relevance to your workplace. You may also 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
Financial Aid Fund
The Student Assistance Fund is intended to tackle disadvantage by providing financial support to students who require financial support to enable them to fully benefit from their third level studies. It is available for part-time students, however you have to be registered before you can apply. Find out more...
Adult Learning Tuition Scholarship
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 course. Scholarships will constitute a 30% contribution towards course fees for first time entrants.
Do I qualify for the scheme?
This scholarship is open to applicants who are normally resident in Ireland and meet the nationality and EU residency rules (i.e. ordinarily resident in an EU/EEA/UK/Swiss state for at least three of the five years preceding their entry to the course). An application can be submitted for one course per year; scholarship applications for multiple courses will not be approved. You must be registered as unemployed and/or in-receipt of one of the following payments:
- Job-seekers Benefit
- Job-seekers Allowance
- Carer's 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 2022_23 Fees Scholarship Form. This form can be emailed or posted to the course administrator along with the required supporting documentation from the Department of Social Protection for review. The form contains a list of courses (where the scholarship is applicable) and a list of the relevant course administrators.
Under this scheme a tuition discount of 90% is offered to students who are in employment and a 100% discount (fully-funded place), for unemployed students. This scheme applies only to specific courses in areas of high skills needs within the Irish economy. We offer a range of part-time Springboard courses each year and the website will be updated with this information again in June 2022 - www.nuigalway.ie/adultlearning/springboard
1916 Scholarship Fund
This bursary scheme is offered on a regional basis and is aimed at students from under-represented socio-economic groups and communities; entrants with disabilities; first time mature entrants; members of the Irish Traveller community; students entering on the basis of a further education award; and part-time flexible learners. Find out more...
Next Level Skillnet funding
The following courses have been approved by Next Level Skillnet for a fees subsidy of up to 40% for students whose company is a member of the Next Level Skillnet Network.
- Science and Technology Studies (Diploma)
- Science & Technology Studies (BSc)
- Lean & Quality Systems (Diploma)
- Automation & Control (Diploma)
- Medical Device Science (Diploma)
Please note, that there are only a limited number of subsidies available and applicants must meet the required criteria as set out by Next Level Skillnet. Funding is made on a first come, first served basis. To avoid disappointment early application is advisable.
The Uversity Scholarship provides multi-annual financial support for first time bachelor’s degree entrants. Scholarships are not limited to particular subject areas and will enable recipients to complete a bachelor’s degree in one of the participating institutions in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland. Applications will open from February 1st 2022 and will remain open until March 25th 2022. Find out more information on the Uversity Website.