Autumn Conferring:

Dates: Wednesday 25th - 30th August 2021
Times: 11am ;  2pm 
Location : Virtual
Schedule by Day :‌ ‌ ‌Autumn2021ConferringSchedule

Based on the public health advice at this time, we do not anticipate that we could congregate on campus in sufficient numbers to celebrate our Autumn Conferring ceremonies in ways that would be safe – and meaningful – for our graduates, their families and friends, and their lecturers. The University has taken the decision to broadcast virtual ceremonies and to host an in-person celebratory event in Galway in late 2021 or in 2022, if and when we are in a position to do so safely.  

We know that our graduands require proof of graduation in order to pursue employment or further education opportunities. For this reason, all graduands will be conferred virtually and will receive their degree parchment through the mail. This will be posted to their home addresses shortly after the date they were due to be conferred.   

Useful Information

Eligibility Criteria

Fees & Exams

All students must satisfy the academic requirements of their programme as per Marks and Standards and they must pay all outstanding programme fees by the stated deadline.  There is no charge for attending conferring.


COURSE FEES DEADLINE for Summer Conferring:  TBC
POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH DEADLINE: Friday 7th May 2021All steps of the thesis submission process must be completed by this date. Please see process for submitting thesis on Examinations page for information.  


Phelan Conan Ltd are currently offering free nationwide home delivery on all graduation gown hires for NUI Galway. This will enable you to celebrate your achievement by holding your own graduation, while taking pictures in your gown and enjoying the day at home with your family and friends. Click on the link to see a short video - Graduate at home with gowns from Phelan Conan.

For any students who have booked and would still like to receive the gown please contact with new required date and we will send in advance of that date.

For any student who has yet to book but who would like to hire a gown for photographs or Family celebration you can still make the booking on,  when you are making the booking enter the date gown required within the ‘special requirement field’ and we will send in advance of that date.

If you hired a gown already for this year you will receive free hire of gown again next year once on site graduation takes place.

Students who request a refund for booking already made will be refunded and can arrange this refund by contacting

Please visit and select ‘graduate gown hire’ to book your gown (€45 which includes nationwide home delivery). The gown will then be delivered to your address, or can be collected in store if preferred.



 To celebrate your virtual Graduation, The Lane Studio Galway, will be open to Photograph the Graduates & their families before, during & after the ceremonies at their City centre studio to record their achievement.  To book an appointment please ring 091 567938 or email


Name on Degree Parchment

Please ensure your name is correct for the issue of parchments (this includes accents, apostrophes, etc) - check your Registration Statement and / or Transcript of Results to confirm.

Posting of Degree Parchment

All parchments for graduates conferred In Absentia are posted to Home Addresses within 2 weeks of each respective ceremony.  Please ensure your home address is up to date.  This can be updated by clicking on the link below for the Student Registry Helpdesk:

Deferrals (PhD only)

Deferral of Conferring: MD and PhD graduands only may request to defer their graduation once to the next session only.  Email with your request to defer by TBC.