What is Registration?

Registration is the collection and maintenance of student data. All information is stored centrally on the Student Record System. All students at NUI Galway must register ONLINE to become students of the University each year, this is obligatory.

When do I register?

UNDERGRAD: Online Registration opening dates here
*NOTE: 1st Year Undergrad students returning from LOA register with the incoming 1st year Students
POSTGRAD: Online Registration opening dates here  (taught) (Research)-**You cannot register before your given date.
You will receive an email from Registration inviting you to register online. You must register as soon as possible to gain access to University services such as Student ID Card, Library, Blackboard, Access to rooms etc. 

What is my login?

  • Your logon is your ID number and existing password.

How Do I Register?

1. Log into your student portal when online registration opens for your programme. 
Note this link is only live on or after your opening date.
2. Pay Fees now or later
3. Choose Subjects / Modules - always refer to your student handbook for course/module information before selecting your curriculum.
4. Student ID card previously issued to current students will remain your ID card for the duration of your course at NUIG.

Contact the Student Registry Helpdesk regarding replacement ID card

How do I select my modules / subjects?

Check out the Schematic for Building Curriculum - Building Blocks.  For any queries selecting your modules please refer to your course handbook and/or Department website.
(* if no subjects appear on your record after registration is complete, email reghelp@nuigalway.ie ASAP)
NOTE:  You can log into your student portal here and view your curriculum / modules selection at any time.
**You may not know what subjects you wish to add until after a few weeks of term. This is fine as the system is designed so that you can add/delete modules until the 21st September for Undergrad and Postgrad Taught / 29th October for PG Research **

I have a Fees query, who do I contact?

Please see link to Fees Office for any queries - Student fees - NUI Galway

Registration Terminology

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  • 1st Year Undergrad Registration Guide

    1st Year Undergrad Registration Guide PDF (676 KB)

  • First Year Registration Guide - Irish

    First Year Registration Guide - Irish PDF (670 KB)

  • 1st Year Postgrad Registration Guide

    1st Year Postgrad Registration Guide PDF (626KB)

  • CAO - GY Codes

    CAO - GY Codes PDF (1.45mb)

  • Non EU Postgraduate Reg Flyer

    Non EU Postgraduate Reg Flyer pdf (1071kb)

  • Non EU Undergrad Reg Flyer

    Non EU Undergrad Reg Flyer pdf (807KB)

  • Registration Terminology

    Registration Terminology pdf (10)

  • Postgrad Registration Terminology

    Postgrad Registration Terminology pdf (4 MB)