Fees, Funding & Scholarship

What is the schedule of fee payments?

Once a student accepts a course place, an advance booking deposit (a portion of the course fees) is paid initially via the online applications portal. This is a non-refundable deposit, which becomes part of the overall fee once registered. The deposit is usually €500. The remaining fee may be paid in two instalments as listed in the programme details. 


What tuition fees will I have to pay?

The EU fee for each course is listed in the programme section of the website. Non-EU students may be obliged to pay higher fees than those payable by EU students. You should contact the Programme Coordinator directly for further information on this.

Tuition fees are payable for each year of the course. EU fees can be paid in full prior to registration or in two equal instalments, 50% prior to registration in September and 50% by the following January. Non-EU fees must be paid in full prior to registration.


If I change my mind about a programme, are fees refunded? 

Once registered, you are liable for full course fees regardless as to whether you complete/attend the course. The University accepts no obligation to refund any fees or part thereof. However, if you wish to appeal this decision, please contact the Fees Office directly in writing or by email to fees@nuigalway.ie.

It is essential that you appreciate clearly the various requirements of the programme for which you are registering and it is recommended that you contact the Programme Coordinator for guidance on programme suitability.


Is funding available for these programmes?

In certain cases, employers may sponsor tuition fees where the programme of study has direct relevance to the workplace, while other students may seek support from local community or development organisations.

Students in employment may be eligible for income tax relief on certain programmes at the standard rate of tax. This is in accordance with the Taxes Consolidation Act of 1997. For specific details on this scheme, contact your local tax office or visit the Revenue web site on www.revenue.ie.

Students who are unemployed and in receipt of Jobseekers Benefit/Allowance or One Parent Family Allowance may be eligible for a 50% scholarship towards their course fees. A separate application form is available here for this scheme. Prospective candidates should check the programme website on whether their programme of choice is part of this scheme.