FAQs for Postgraduates

How do I register?

Please see our Registration website for full details. 

 

How do I pay my fees?

Fees can be paid securely online

Fees can also be paid using our unique bank giro. To request a bank giro please log into your student portal using your student ID number and pin and click on (1) pay fees and then (2) giro request "go".  A bank giro will be forwarded to your home address within five working days

International students please see our link to fee payment here


 

How do I apply for a grant?

Contact Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI)

 

 

How do I get my fees refunded?

The University accepts no obligation to refund fees once a student has registered. However, if you de-register from your course officially by completing the official course withdrawal form before 30/09/13 you may be entitled to a refund. Please email Fees for further information. 

If you paid by credit card / laser card this refund will take up to 4 working days.  If you paid by bank giro this refund will take up to 10 working days. 

 

When can I register?

Registration is open from 22nd August, 2013.  Check our Registration website for full details.

 

When can I pay my fees?

Fees can be paid in two equal instalments: the first instalment of 50% is due immediately. Fees outstanding at the 31st October 2013 will incur an additional financial penalty of €200.

 

What is the full fee?

Postgraduate programme fees are made up of two components:

(1)     tuition – varies for each course. See consult our list of Postgraduate Programmes.  

(2)     student levy – payable by all students is €224.  This is not covered by a grant.   

 

How much do I pay if I am entitled to a grant?

If you received an F4 SUSI grant it is worth €2,000 so you would be liable for the balance of your fees.

If you received an F5 SUSI grant it is worth a maximum of €6,270 so if your course fee is higher than this you would be liable for the balance.  If your tuition is lower than this the Fees Office will invoice accordingly. 

SUSI will not pay the student levy of €224 for any F4 or F5 grant recipient.

 

Does a medical card entitle me to any reduction in fees?

No. However you may be entitled to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) funding.

 

What is the tuition fee?

The tuition fee is the payment made for course instruction at NUI Galway.  This is payable unless you are eligible for free tuition fees or are on a grant.

 

What is the student levy?

The levy is €224.  All students must pay this as the grant will not cover this levy.

The levy is allocated to the following activities:

·           Sports Clubs

·           Societies

·           Students Union

·           Student Health Unit

·           Flirt FM

·           Áras na Mac Léinn

·           Student Project Fund

 

What happens if I have paid by bank giro?

Keep your receipt in a safe place as you may be required to present it to Fees Office staff during the academic year.

 

What happens if I have paid by Laser/credit card?

This payment will be automatically transferred to your student record - a receipt is not necessary.  You should check your own financial history by accessing your student portal and the payment should be visible. 

 

What happens if I do not pay on time?

Fees are due immediately.

You will be charged a late payment penalty of €200 if  you have not paid half of your fee by 31st October 2013. 

You will be charged another €200 if you have not paid the remainder of the fee by 31st January 2014. 

You will not be given your exam results.

You will not be allowed to progress to the next year of study.

You will not be conferred.

Access to transcripts etc. will be blocked.

 

Do I need to prove that I have the grant?

Yes. Unless you prove that you are entitled to a grant then you are liable for the full fee payment. You must bring your letter of grant award to the Fees Office by 31st October 2013.

 

Questions on Autumn exam fee of €195 - answered here?

You can pay online here

 

Why was a repeat exam fee applied to me?
If you are attending the Repeat Examinations, or are repeating any form of assessment / assignment / coursework, you are liable to pay the repeat examination fee of €195.

 

How can I pay the Repeat exam Fee?
To pay the Repeat Exam fee of €195 securely on line, please click here

Alternatively if you wish to pay by bank giro (in any Republic of Ireland bank), please e-mail your giro request to Fees Office.

Please include your Name and Student ID number on the e-mail. The Fees Office will then post you out a bank giro to facilitate payment.

 

Why was I charged the repeat exam fee when I have a deferral?
If your results included a Deferral for a module, then the repeat exam fee would not be applied. Please consult with your College Office to determine if your deferral application was approved.

 

Why was I charged the repeat exam fee when my result changed from a Fail to a Pass?
If your results were updated e.g. following a successful appeal, and you no longer have to repeat any form of assessment/assignment/coursework, then the repeat exam fee will be removed from your record.

 

What if I can’t afford to pay the repeat exam fee?
You can attend the repeat exams, however, you will not be allowed to register for next year if the repeat fee is not paid. Please note that your exam results will not be available if there are any outstanding fees.

Students who are due to repeat and who are in financial hardship should contact our Students Services Office and apply online for financial assistance.

 

Find out about our fees for postgraduate students.

 

Questions on Autumn exam fee of €195 - answered here?

You can pay online here

 

Why was a repeat exam fee applied to me?
If you are attending the Repeat Examinations, or are repeating any form of assessment / assignment / coursework, you are liable to pay the repeat examination fee of €195.

 

How can I pay the Repeat exam Fee?
To pay the Repeat Exam fee of €195 securely on line, please go to www.nuigalway.ie/student-fees/

Alternatively if you wish to pay by bank giro (in any Republic of Ireland bank), please e-mail your giro request to fees@nuigalway.ie.

Please include your Name and Student ID number on the e-mail. The Fees Office will then post you out a bank giro to facilitate payment.

 

Why was I charged the repeat exam fee when I have a deferral?
If your results included a Deferral for a module, then the repeat exam fee would not apply. Please consult with your College Office to determine if your deferral application was approved.

 

Why was I charged the repeat exam fee when my result changed from a Fail to a Pass?
If your results were updated e.g. following a successful appeal, and you no longer have to repeat any form of assessment/assignment/coursework, then the repeat exam fee will be removed from your record.

 

What if I can’t afford to pay the repeat exam fee?
You can attend the repeat exams, however, you will not be allowed to register for next year if the repeat fee is not paid. Please note that your exam results will not be available if there are any outstanding fees.

Students who are due to repeat and who are in financial hardship should contact our Students Services Office and apply online for financial assistance.

 

 

 

How do I register?

Please see www.nuigalway.ie/registration for relevant registration details.

How do I pay my fees?

Fees can be paid securely online or at any bank in the Republic of Ireland using the Fees Office unique bank giro.   To request a bank giro please email fees@nuigalway.ie and quote your student ID number, or call to the Fees Office, Ground Floor of Aras Ui Chathail. 

The Fees Office is open from 10 a.m. until 12.30 p.m. and 2.00 p.m. until 4.00 p.m. Monday to Friday.

Fees can be paid in two equal instalments - 50% by 31/10/2013 and 50% by 31/01/2014.  Late payment penalties of €200 will be applied to all unpaid records after these dates. 

How do I apply for a grant? 

Contact www.studentfinance.ie


What is the full fee?

Postgraduate fees are made up of two parts:

(1)     tuition – this varies for each course. See our list of Postgraduate Programmes.  Tuition is payable by you or by SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) and if you are eligible for a SUSI grant they may award you an F4 grant which is a "Post Graduate Fee Contribution" of €2,000 towards your postgraduate programme or an F5 grant which is a "Post Graduate Tuition Fees Only" (subject to a maximum of €6,270).  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

(2)     student levy – €224 and this is payable by all students.    SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

What is the tuition fee?

The tuition fee is the payment made for course instruction at NUI Galway.  Please visit this website's section on fees to find course fees

What is the student levy?


The levy is €224.  SUSI will not cover the student levy of €224.

The levy is allocated to the following student activities:
*   Sports Clubs
*   Societies
*   Students Union
*   Student Health Unit
*   Flirt FM
*   Áras na Mac Léinn
*   Student Project Fund

What happens if I have paid by bank giro?

Keep your receipt in a safe place as you may be required to present it to Fees Office staff during the academic year.


What happens if I have paid by Visa Mastercard / Laser or credit card?

This payment will be automatically transferred to your student record - a receipt is not necessary.  You should check your own financial history by accessing your student portal and the payment should be visible.

What happens if I do not pay on time?

You will be charged a late payment penalty of €200 if you have not paid half of your fee by 31/10/2013.  Another €200 will be applied to your student record if you have not paid the remainder of the fee by 31/01/2014.  Exam results will be held, conferring will not proceed and access to transcripts will be blocked.

Do I need to provide evidence of my SUSI grant?

Yes, however you may not have this at Registration so please show it to Fees Office Staff as soon as it becomes available.

Do I need to pay if I am nearing the end of my research degree?

Where a postgraduate student, in their write-up year, submits the the final softbound version of their thesis to the Examinations Office before 22/12/13 they may request a partial refund of fees from the Fees Office of the writing up fee paid.

EU Write up fee: €2,000 payable in full prior to registration.

Refunds applicable:
Submit thesis by 31/10/13 - Refund €1,550, retain €450.
Submit thesis by 30/11/13 - Refund €1,320, retain €680.
Submit thesis by 19/12/13 - Refund €1,100, retain €900.


NON EU Write up fee: €4,560 payable in full prior to registration.
Refunds applicable:
Submit thesis by 31/10/13 - Refund €3,330, retain €1,230.
Submit thesis by 30/11/13 - Refund €2,780, retain €1,780.
Submit thesis by 19/12/13 - Refund €2,325, retain €2,235.

How Much?

Contact fees

The Fees Office is located on the ground floor of Áras Uí Chathail.  This is located beside Áras na Mac Léinn

Opening hours are as follows:
*   Monday 10:00-12:30 hrs & 14:00 - 16:00 hrs
*   Tuesday 10:00-12:30 hrs & 14:00 - 16:00 hrs
*   Wednesday 10:00-12:30 hrs & 14:00 - 16:00 hrs
*   Thursday  10:00-12:30 hrs & 14:00 - 16:00 hrs
*   Friday 10:00-12:30 hrs & 14:00 - 16:00 hrs

Email:  Fees;
Phone: 091-492386; 
Fax:  091-495553