Frequently Asked Questions about Fees

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Thank you for your continued patience during the disruption caused by the recent cyberattack. The University’s online fee payment gateway is not yet accessible to students.  Our colleagues in ISS are working on restoring access to this system and as soon as it becomes available, we will notify you.

This means that:

• Once you receive notification that access is restored to the University’s online fee payment system, you can pay your fees.

• The first instalment deadline of 30th November 2021 will not be implemented for 2021/22 academic year.

• No late payment penalty will be applied if fees are paid in full by 28th February 2022.


Please note that the fee liability dates outlined in the Leave of Absence policy and Withdrawal policy remain the same.

New Entrant International students (international students in their first year) may pay there fees in full prior to Registration* or 50% of fees may be paid before Registration* and the balance paid in full before 28th February 2022. See here for more.  


What is the tuition fee?

I am a prospective student from the United Kingdom. How much will my fees be in September 2021?

What is the student contribution charge and do I have to pay it?

What is the student levy and do I have to pay it?

How do I register / When can I register?

How do I pay my fees?

How do I apply for a grant?

How can I transfer to another full-time undergraduate programme within NUI Galway?

What happens if I get an upgrade in my Leaving Certificate exams of 2021?

How do I get a refund of fees?

I have a medical card. Do I still have to pay fees?

What happens if I do not pay on time?

What is the fee for my course?

How much does it cost to repeat the year in 2021/22?

How much does it cost to repeat an exam in August 2021?

Contact fees

The Fees Office is located on the ground floor of Áras Uí Chathail.

The Fees Office reception desk is open to appointment only. Please book an appointment here

To contact us please email fees@nuigalway.ie and include your CAO / NUI Galway student ID number.

Telephone: +353 91 492386.