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About University of Galway
About University of Galway
Since 1845, University of Galway has been sharing the highest quality teaching and research with Ireland and the world. Find out what makes our University so special – from our distinguished history to the latest news and campus developments.
Colleges & Schools
Colleges & Schools
University of Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching across a range of key areas of expertise.
- Research & Innovation
Business & Industry
Guiding Breakthrough Research at University of Galway
We explore and facilitate commercial opportunities for the research community at University of Galway, as well as facilitating industry partnership.
Alumni & Friends
Alumni & Friends
There are 128,000 University of Galway alumni worldwide. Stay connected to your alumni community! Join our social networks and update your details online.
At University of Galway, we believe that the best learning takes place when you apply what you learn in a real world context. That's why many of our courses include work placements or community projects.
Fees & Registration
How to Pay Your Tuition Fee
Congratulations on being accepted to University of Galway!
University of Galway give you the option of paying your tuition fees in instalments.
In compliance with University Policy and immigration control, international student fees may be paid in full prior to Registration* or 50% of fees may be paid before Registration* and the balance paid in full before January 31st 2022.
*Depending on Visa requirements, students may need to pay €6,000 or 50% as part of the Visa approval/application and therefore should look to have this instalment paid as soon as possible in advance of the semester commencing. International undergraduate medical students must pay their fees in accordance with the condition pertaining to their route of entry.
Students who have successfully applied for a course / programme at University of Galway will have been allocated a pre-registration 8 digit student ID number which should be quoted on all fee transactions and correspondence.
Four methods of payment for tuition fees:
(1) Pay your fees online here.
(2) Payment via recognised agent TransferMate: Non-European Union (EU) students are strongly advised to pay their tuition fee through TransferMate. The TransferMate receipt is accepted as proof of payment of tuition fees by the Irish National Immigration Service (INIS) for study visa applications and at the point of entry to Ireland. With TransferMate there is no international bank transfer fee and the entire transaction takes just 48 hours from start to finish. TransferMate is also recommended by the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service for the purposes of study visa applications.
(3) International Wire Transfer: Alternatively, you may also pay by international wire transfer, using the following bank account details:
Name of Bank: Bank of Ireland
Bank Address: 43 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
Account Number: 28454143
IBAN: IE 43 BOFI 9038 1628 4541 43
Sort Code: 90 38 16
Swift Code: BofIIE2D
If paying by international wire transfer please ensure you quote your eight digit student ID / CAO / Postgraduate Application number.
(4) Bank Giro: International students that are resident in Ireland can request a unique bank giro here for payment at any bank in the Republic of Ireland. This will be posted to your Irish address and you can then take the giro to the nearest bank, within the Republic of Ireland, and pay ’over the counter’. Your details on the personalised bank giro will facilitate the credit of your payment to your fee account when returned by the bank to the University. Please use your CAO / Postgraduate Application 8 digit student ID number in all transactions.
Deposit Policy for International Students
Accepted students are normally required to pay a deposit at the time of receiving an offer of admission to University of Galway. We require a deposit payment of €500/€1,000 to secure your place on your chosen programme. Please refer to your acceptance letter for details of the amount due and the payment deadline. The deposit is deducted from your course fees at registration stage, so the amount paid is in effect a partial-payment of your course fees.
Please note that deposit payments are generally non-refundable. Deposits may however be refunded in exceptional circumstances at the discretion of the University where, for example, a student does not meet the condition(s) pertaining to their offer or where a student is refused a study visa to travel to Ireland.
The registration office are here to assist students with their online Course and Module Registration ONLY. Always check your student portal first to see if a module is on your record, modules take 24-48 hrs to carry over to your Blackboard ( if this is not the case, liaise directly wth the Blackboard Helpdesk ) For more infromation visit here.
Online registration consists of accepting the terms and conditions of the University; Reviewing your personal details; Paying fees (direct all Fees queries to Fees Office); Confirming registration; Selecting your modules & uploading a photo for your first issue of your student card.
*It is the students responsibility to ensure that registration details are correct*
Click on your student / course type below for information on How to Register for September 2022 ( Reg dates noted in each area)
For new students we can only assist you, if you have been officially offered and accepted your chosen programme via the Admissions Office
Undergraduate Prospectus 2024 PDF (14.6MB)
Postgraduate Prospectus 2024 PDF (3.3MB)
Quick Guide to Courses 2023 PDF (1.20MB)
Pre-Arrival Guide 2023 PDF (2.1 MB)
Indian Student Guide PDF (2.81MB)
Indonesian Student Guide PDF (1.58MB)
Malaysian Student Guide PDF (1.31MB)
North American Student Guide PDF (1.49MB)
Hong Kong Student Guide PDF (1.12MB)
South African Student Guide PDF (1.14MB)
Central Asia Student Guide PDF (1.14MB)
Nigerian and Ghanaian Guide PDF (1.16MB)
A-Level Quick Guide to Courses PDF (1.04MB)