FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What course fees will I have to pay?
Can I pay my Fees in Installments?
The University has introduced an option to pay fees and contributions in two equal installments. Please note that this option does not apply to International Students. View More Info
I am unsure of the fee that I need to pay can you help?
Please email email@example.com and quote your student ID number and fee situation and they will reply asap.
How much is the Student Levy?
How much is the Non Tuition Charge?
I have just completed my Leaving Certificate and received a CAO offer of Arts at NUI Galway. I am on a grant - how much do I have to pay?
Assuming you are eligible for ‘free fees’ and are on a SUSI grant you pay €224 through any bank using the NUI Galway bank giro. You must produce evidence of your grant at registration.
I spent one year in England at University. I received a CAO offer of Commerce at NUI Galway. How much do I have to pay?
Please see the Study Abroad fees
I spent one year in UCD/UCC/UL/TCD/Institute of Technology (All third level institutions) studying Arts but left in March 2011. I received a CAO offer of Commerce at NUI Galway. How much do I have to pay?
I spent 4 months in UCD/UCC/UL/TCD/Institute of Technology (All third level institutions) studying Arts but left in December 2011. I received a CAO offer of Commerce at NUI Galway. How much do I have to pay?
You are liable for 50% tuition plus student levy and non tuition charge. View more info
I am an Arts Degree holder but am returning to NUI Galway to study Science. How much do I have to pay?
As a degree holder you are liable for the full course fee each year.
I received a higher offer through the CAO, how do I get a refund of my fees paid?
Put your request for a refund of fees in writing and send original evidence of registration (available from the Admissions Office) at another University / Institute of Technology to the Fees Office. If you paid by credit / debit card your card will be refunded. If you paid using bank giro you will be refunded in cheque format which takes approximately 10 working days to produce.
When do I have to have my fees paid?
If registering online the fee payment can be done using Debit /Credit card during self service registration. If you wish to pay using a bank giro please email feesnuigalway.ie to request a giro for collection. If paying using a bank giro you must wait five working days for the payment to be credited to your student record. Please see Fees Office website for payment date deadlines.
What date do I register on?
Check the Registration Office website regarding registration dates – https://www.nuigalway.ie/registration/
I have paid my fees what shall I do with my receipt?
Please present it on the day of registration to Fees Office personnel, then retain it in a safe place as it may be required at any stage during the academic year.
I have paid my fees online by SSR (Self Service Registration), I don't have a receipt of the payment, what should I do?
When you have completed the SSR process you can print the page showing your payment was made successfully. You should check your own financial history by accessing your student portal and the payment should be visible.
I wish to defer my course on grounds of illness what shall I do?
Submit your medical evidence and covering letter to the Fees Office indicating that you wish to repeat on medical grounds as a “free fee” student. If the Department of Education agrees to fund you for a repeat year, you will be liable for the student facilities levy student contribution charge for your repeat year.
*Note: Students withdrawing on medical grounds: The Department of Education & Science allows students who withdraw from their programme in exceptional circumstances, such as certified serious illness, to apply to the Fees Office for permission to re-attend as “free fee” students. Detailed medical certificates that must include referrals to a consultant or consultants and/or hospitalisation, obtained at the time of the illness, must be supplied. It should be clear from such documentation that the student was actively prevented from attending or participating in his/her programme for a significant period. Students who become ill after lectures (tuition) for the academic year is completed are not entitled to apply for “free fees” on medical grounds. It is important to note that the Department of Education & Science stipulate that this concession, if granted, applies only where a student is returning to the same college and the same programme. If a student attends a different programme at NUI Galway or a course at another third level institution, he/she will be liable for half or full tuition fees based on the original period of attendance.
I was in college before - am I eligible for 'free fees'?
Please see Fees Office website
How do I know if I am eligible for Government Free Fees?
Please see the Fees Office website
I am leaving my course at NUI Galway what should I do?
Contact our Admissions Office and complete their “cancellation of registration form”.
I am taking a 'year out' how will this affect my grant?
Contact SUSI to discuss same.
I am deferring the academic year, how will this affect my 'free fees' status?
Contact the relevant College Administrator to gain permission to defer the year. Contact the Admissions Office to let them know you are deferring thus ensuring re-enrolment material will be forwarded to you the following academic year. If you do not register the Fees Office will not claim tuition fees on your behalf.
I am deferring the academic year but I have registered, how will this affect my 'free fees' status?
When a student registers we claim half tuition fees prior to 31st January. We claim the other half after 1st February. If a student ‘retires’ prior to 31st January they will be ineligible for ‘free fees’ for half a year. However, if they ‘retire’ after 31st January they will be ineligible for ‘free fees’ for one full academic year. Please ensure that you cancel ‘officially’ with the Admissions Office.
I am deferring the academic year due to ill health, how will this affect my 'free fees' status?
Please contact Fees Office personnel to discuss same.
I am doing B.Comm./B.A. International, do I have to register at NUI Galway?
Yes. Contact the Admissions Office and see the Services – Erasmus Students section of this website for further information.
I overpaid fees - how do I arrange a refund?
Contact the Fees Office. A refund (where applicable) takes 3 to 5 working days if student paid by Credit / Debit card or 10 to 12 working days if student paid by bank giro.
I am due a refund. Can this refund cheque be issued in another person's name?
I paid a deposit for a course but did not register, how do I arrange a refund?
Deposits for courses are non-refundable.
I paid the non-tuition charge but am in receipt of SUSI - how do I arrange a refund of this?
In the case of students who qualify for these grants, the Fees Office will apply for same on their behalf on receipt of instructions via the student’s registration form. When SUSI pays the non-tuition charge the Fees Office will issue a refund to the student.
I paid a deposit for my course and am in receipt of a SUSI - how do I arrange a refund of this?
In the case of grant / scholarship holders who may be entitled to a refund in respect of the initial fee instalment paid to the CAO or NUI Galway, the refund will not be made until all registration requirements have been completed and / or the full fee received by the University from the Authority awarding the grant / scholarship.
Is the deposit on a course part of the full fee?
Yes, once a student registers with NUI Galway the deposit becomes part of their fee paid. Deduct this deposit from the course fee and pay the remaining balance.
I can't call to the Fees Office to collect my grant what can I do?
If you are in receipt of a higher education grant maintenance payment and are unable to collect it in person due to Erasmus or course placement commitments please call to the Fees Office to complete the “Unable to collect grant cheque” form or see the Grants section of this website and complete this form and return it to the Fees Office, NUI Galway. By completion of this form we will be authorised by you to forward your grant cheque to Bank of Ireland or Allied Irish Bank.
I have stopped attending my course do I still owe fees?
If you register for a course at NUI Galway you are liable for the full course fee.
I am unhappy with my undergraduate course at NUI Galway what are the fee implications if I re-apply to the CAO for another college place in the following year?
Please see FAQ on Fees Office website
I am unhappy with my postgraduate course choice and am in receipt of SUSI, how will this affect my eligibility for further postgraduate funding?
The Fees Office will invoice SUSI for your course. With regard to funding for subsequent courses it would be advisable to contact SUSI.
I am repeating a year level at NUI Galway. Will I be eligible for 'free fees' or SUSI?
No but under exceptional circumstances SUSI may fund you for a ‘repeat’ year. Contact them regarding payment.