Postgraduate Merit Scholarship

Postgraduate Merit Scholarships, comprising a partial fee waiver of €2,000 are available. These scholarships are aimed at taught postgraduate programmes in all areas of the NUI Galway curriculum, commencing September 2019.

 How To Apply



Scheme Opens


Apply for Admission to NUI Galway for September 2019

Applicant applies for admission to one or more eligible programmes.  You must be in receipt of an offer and have confirmed your acceptance via payment of the acceptance deposit in order to be considered for one of our Postgraduate Merit Scholarship.

No e-mail application is required - all students that have accepted their offer will automatically be considered for one of the awards and awards will be made to selected students based on merit.



January 2019


Scholarship Application Process

Round 1 -   Students that have accepted up until 31st March 2019.

The closing date to have confirmed your acceptance of your offer via payment of an acceptance deposit is 31st March 2019.  We will consider all those that have accepted their offers and will review based on MERIT.  No further action is required, if you have accepted your place you will automatically be considered and awards will be made to selected students based on merit.

Round 2 - Students that have accepted from 31st of March to 30th April 2019.

We will make a further round of awards to the group of acceptors from 31st March to 30th April 2019 and awards will be made to selected students based on merit.

Round 3 - A further and the final round of awards will be issued for students that have accepted from 30th April to 1st June 2019.





31st of March 2019






Scholarship Award Notification

Successful candidates will be selected on merit and will be notified via e-mail and will be required to confirm their acceptance via return e-mail.

PLEASE NOTE: We will review scholarship recipients to ensure that you have applied for your Study VISA (if applicable) and are making arrangements to come to NUI Galway.  We reserve the right to re-allocate your award if you will not be taking up your place at NUI Galway.

Should you have any queries please contact International Marketing & Recruitment  



 Terms and Conditions

  • Applicants must be categorised as non-EU for tuition fee purposes;
  • Applicants must hold an offer from NUI Galway;
  • Successful candidates will be selected on academic merit;
  • These scholarships are not eligible to be combined with any other tuition scholarship.


  • Undergraduate Prospectus 2020

    Undergraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (18.4 MB)

  • Postgraduate Prospectus 2020

    Postgraduate Prospectus 2020 PDF (20.6 MB)

  • Pre-Arrival Information

    Pre-Arrival Information PDF (16 MB)