Most applications for a postgrad are done directly to the university you are applying to.
There may be some exceptions but the course information will alert you to these (e.g., applying to the PME at University of Galway). 

Applications will generally consist of
  1. an online application form
  2. supporting documentation which may include your transcripts, a personal statement/statement of intent, a piece of writing, portfolio etc.
  3. academic references/referees 

To find out the detail of how to apply for a specific programme/course see the course information pages directly.
Eg. For specific NUI Galway queries, check out  
or go to the annual Postgraduate Open Days to informally chat about individual courses.  

You may need a personal statement or other supporting documentation - for links and more information see 

Closing dates:

Closing dates vary depending on the course and the university, check with each university as there is no central resource for closing dates.

University of Galway closing dates are available online at /key-dates/

What is a statement of Intent?

Also called a Personal Statement, this is an opportunity to show why you have applied for the course. Read and follow the instructions carefully as they make ask specific questions and will have a set word count.

You can watch the video below for an overview or read our booklet
Please note that only currently registered students of University of Galway can access other support from the Career Development Centre such as feedback on their personal statement - click the link below for details. 

Currently studying at University of Galway? 

Find the answers to some frequently asked questions about continuing your studies and get help with postgrad applications on our Careers Information for Students sharepoint (you need to be logged into your university Office365 account to access).



Watch: video presentation of our personal statement workshop.
We recommend also using our booklet (see above)