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Springboard+ offers a choice of 321 government-funded, part-time and intensive conversion courses in higher education from certificate, to degree, to postgraduate level. See www.springboardcourses.ie for full details.

The following NUI Galway courses have a limited number of government-funded places for Springboard+ applicants in the 2021/22 academic year. Courses are part-time and will be delivered via online and blended learning.

NFQ Level 8:
  • Certificate in Hospitality Guest Experience (Closed)      
  • Certificate in Finance for Non-Finance Managers (Closed)   
  • Certificate in Applied Digital Skills
  • Diploma in Change Management (Closed)  
  • Diploma in Software Engineering (Closed)
  • Specialist Diploma in Medical Device Science (Closed)     
  • Specialist Diploma in Corporate Environmental Planning (Closed)
NFQ Level 9:
  • Postgraduate Certificate in Cybersecurity for Business (Closed)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management (Closed)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation (Closed)
  • MSc in Ag Innovation (Closed)
ICT Skills Conversion Course (full-time):
  • Higher Diploma in Applied Science - Software Design and Development (Closed)

HCI Pillar 1 Courses

HCI Pillar 1 offers over 79 graduate conversion, full-time courses at level 8 Higher Diploma or level 9 Postgraduate Diploma. Courses offered are in areas of skills shortage and emerging technologies. The following NUI Galway full-time courses have been approved under the HCI Pillar 1 in the 2021/22 academic year. 

  • Higher Diploma in Data Analytics and Visualisation, Level 8  (Closed)
  • Higher Diploma in Financial Analysis, Level 8  (Closed)
  • Higher Diploma in Business Information Systems, Level 8  (Closed)
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Transformation, Level 9  (Closed)

NB: The closing dates for application vary for each course from mid-August to mid-September so please refer to the individual course pages for further application and eligibility criteria details.


Please refer to the Springboard + website for eligibility criteria and required documentation.


All applications for these courses are made via the Springboard+ website.

July Stimulus Initiative

NUI Galway also has a selection of modules that have a limited number of subsidised places for funded applicants and will run only in Semester 1 starting in September. These modules will be delivered on a part-time basis via online learning in a range of different subjects. For further information on these modules can be found here.

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