What is Registration?

Registration is the collection and maintenance of student data. All information is stored centrally on the Student Record System. All students at NUI Galway must register ONLINE to become students of the University each year, this is obligatory.

When do I register?

Online Registration opens on August 19 @ 10.00 am for 21/22 New Entrants. You cannot register before this date.
You will receive an email from Registration inviting you to register online. You must register as soon as possible, once Online Registration opens, to gain access to University services such as Student ID Card, Library, Blackboard, Access to rooms etc. 

What is my login?

  • Firstly, you must log onto your Student Portal and register when it opens from August 19th. 
  • Your logon is a combination of a Username and Password.  Your User Name is your CRM Recruit application number.  Password details will be noted in your welcome email‌.  Details will also be indicated in the Online Registration Guide.

How do I Register?

Click here to view the Postgraduate Registration Guide - this will outline the steps requried to Register, add your curriculum and upload your photo/obtain your ID card.

Log into your student portal  when online registration opens on August 19th @ 10.00 am. 

How do I select my modules / subjects?

  • Click to view Schematic for Building Curriculum - Building Blocks
  • For any queries selecting your modules please refer to your course handbook and/or Department website.
  • (* if no subjects appear on your record after registration is complete, email registration@nuigalway.ie ASAP)
  • *Structured/Research Phd’s: Please ensure your area of research is on your student portal. 
    Your area of Research will have 0 ects beside it, this is used for tracking your area of research and your discipline.
  • If your course allows you to choose different subjects / modules, you should direct any queries directly to the Discipline.  Each department has guidelines regarding subject choices and options.  Click here for details of College Offices‌.

 NOTE:  You can log into your student portal here and view your curriculum / modules selection at any time. 

Non-EU Student Information 

FOR 21/22 INCOMING NON-EU STUDENTS:   Click here for Registration Information

I am a past student of this University, do I get a new ID number?

No.  Please note that it is NUI Galway policy to retain your full student history under your first (or old) NUI Galway ID number. You will therefore be required to register using your existing NUI Galway student number (please do not register using your application number). There are, unfortunately, implications for your student account if you register under the wrong number; you can read these here .  

I have a Fees query, who do I contact?

Please see link to Fees Office for any queries - Student fees - NUI Galway

Registration Terminology

Click here t‌o view useful terms


  • 1st Year Undergrad Registration Guide

    1st Year Undergrad Registration Guide PDF (676 KB)

  • 1st Year Postgrad Registration Guide

    1st Year Postgrad Registration Guide PDF (626KB)

  • First Year Registration Guide - Irish

    First Year Registration Guide - Irish PDF (670 KB)

  • Non EU Postgraduate Reg Flyer

    Non EU Postgraduate Reg Flyer pdf (1071kb)

  • Non EU Undergrad Reg Flyer

    Non EU Undergrad Reg Flyer pdf (807KB)

  • Registration Terminology

    Registration Terminology pdf (10)

  • Postgrad Registration Terminology

    Postgrad Registration Terminology pdf (4 MB)