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 September 10th for 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 to gain access to University services such as Student ID Card, Library, Blackboard, Access to rooms etc.
NOTE:  Access to the any of the above student services are unavailable until after you register, 

How do I register ?

Click here to view 2021/2022 Registration Guide ( Leagan Gaeilge)  and here to view 21/22 CAO/GY Codes.
Live link for your student portal will be available below when online registration opens for your programme on September 10th. 


What is my login?

  • You will log into your Student Portal and register when it opens on September 10th.
  • Your logon is a combination of a Username and Password.  Your User Name is your CAO number.  Password details will be noted in your welcome email‌, and also indicated in the Online Registration Guide - both of which will be available in September. 

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)
NOTE:  You can log into your student portal and view your curriculum / modules selection at any time during the academic year 
**You may not know what subjects you wish to add until after Orientation Week.  This is fine as the system is designed so that you can add/delete modules until the 8th October.**

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)