Understanding course fees

Fees are broadly categorised as EU, or Non EU; Full Time or Part Time; Undergraduate or Postgraduate.
EU undergraduate fees are paid by EU nationals (EU birth certificate or passport) and have 3 elements as follows:

(1) Tuition fee:
This varies from degree programme to degree programme.   This may be paid on your behalf by the Irish Government.  It is not means tested and a brief synopsis of eligibility is listed here:
The student is attending a full time undergraduate course and the course is a minimum of two years duration
The student has never been to third level College / University before either here or anywhere else in the EU
The student is an Irish national who has lived here for 3 of the past 5 years
The student is a national of an EU state who has lived in the EU for 3 of the past 5 years
The student has Official Irish Refugee status and has lived in the EU for 3 of the past 5 years.   See full criteria here

(2) Student contribution charge (SCC) €3,000:
This is payable by you or if you apply for a SUSI grant and are deemed eligible, we will invoice SUSI for your SCC.  This SUSI grant is means tested and you can apply online here.    When you register online you will be asked if you have applied for a grant and will be required to enter your SUSI application number.  Once you receive official confirmation of your SUSI grant please show it to the Fees Office (or email it to Fees or fax it to 091-495553).

(3) Student levy €224:
This is payable by all students and is not covered by a SUSI grant

 International (NON EU) Fee:
The Non EU fee is the fee for those who are residents outside the European Union. 

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 to Friday:   10:00-12:30 hrs & 14:00 - 16:00 hrs

Email: fees@nuigalway.ie
Phone: 091-492386


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