How to Apply

Application for all courses is via an online form, please see links below.  An application fee of €30 applies, payable by debit or credit card.  Early application is advised as offers will be made on a rolling basis.  A limited number of applications may be accepted after the official application closing date, subject to the availability of places.

Applications are now open for the 2018/2019 academic year.


Postgraduate Courses

IMPORTANT: You must upload supporting documentation as listed below with your application.

Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.

Official qualification and exam results (transcripts) to date: required for your highest qualification to date and any relevant awards. Applicants who have still to graduate must submit/upload on receipt

• Curriculum vitae

• A copy of your passport or birth certificate

Evidence of English language competency

For application queries please contact

CourseOnline application
Modular Learning at Postgraduate Level (QQI L9)
Modules on a standalone basis and for continuing professional development

Applications are open for entry to Semester 2 (Jan - May) modules


Closing date: December 09, 2018



MSc Technology Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management

Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation

Applications are closed for entry to the 2018/2019 academic year

2019/2020 applications will open in April, 2019

Undergraduate Courses

For application queries please contact

CourseOnline application
Diploma in Science & Technology StudiesApply online
B.Sc in Science & Technology StudiesApply online
Specialist Diploma in Medical Device ScienceApply online
Specialist Diploma in Lean & Quality SystemsApply online
Specialist Diploma in Automation & ControlApply online
Specialist Diploma in Environmental SustainabilityNext start date September 2019
Applications will open in April 2019
Specialist Diploma in Form & Function of the Human BodyNext start date September 2019
Applications will open in April 2019
Modular Learning at Degree Level (QQI L8)
Modules on a standalone basis and for continuing professional development
Apply online here: CPD
Modular Learning at Diploma Level (QQI L7)
Modules on a standalone basis and for continuing professional development
Apply online here: CPD

Fee Scholarships

MSc Technology Management Scholarship



The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development at NUI Galway, in collaboration with the 30% Club, are delighted to announce that they are offering a scholarship for the MSc in Technology Management. The scholarship aims to advance female leadership and executive representation in technology organisations.

The scholarship is valued at €15,800, which is the full fee for the MSc in Technology Management, and will be awarded on a competitive basis.

Globally, the 30% Club is establishing partnerships with Universities to rectify the under-representation of women at senior levels in organisations, particularly apparent in the technology sector. One of the mechanism being employed to achieve this is by supporting women to undertake postgraduate technology courses.

About the 30% Club Ireland
Launched in January 2015, the aim of the 30% Club Ireland is to achieve better gender balance and diversity at all levels in Irish businesses. The 30% Club is a collaborative business-led effort to make real change in Ireland, aiming towards 30% female representation in senior management by 2020. The 30% Club believes that gender balance on boards and in executive leadership roles not only encourages better leadership and governance, but contributes to improved company performance and promotes innovation. Further details on how to apply for this scholarship are available here.


Springboard+ Funding 2018 is now available

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The following AUA courses have a limited number of places for Springboard+ applicants:

The following are eligible to apply for Springboard+ funded courses in 2018/19 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):

  • Returners (Formerly referred to as Homemakers): may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement residency criteria. Course specific criteria may also apply.
  • People in employment: may apply to all courses if they meet the nationality/visa requirement and residency criteria. Please note that a 10% course fee contribution for Level 7, 8, and 9 courses is applicable for employed participants. This is payable directly to the provider.
  • The unemployed or formerly self-employed: all courses are open to these category of applicants, with the exception of the two-year part-time ICT conversion courses which are not open to those in receipt of a Jobseekers-related payment

Courses open to people in employment are denoted by the “Open to those in employment” tag which can be found in Search Courses

Please note that documentation supporting the applicants status will be required as part of the application process. See Am I Eligible For a Springboard+ Course? Check Electability

All Springboard+ applications for are made via the Springboard+ website. Closing date for Springboard+ applications is June 29, 2018.

“Springboard+ is co-funded by the Government of Ireland and the European Social Fund as part of the ESF programme for Employability, Inclusion and Learning 2014-2020.”


Scholarship for Social Welfare Recipients


The Centre for Adult Learning & Professional Development in NUI Galway offers a scholarship scheme for unemployed applicants which subvents up to 30% of course fees. This scheme is designed for students who have recently become unemployed or on reduced working hours. Further details are provided on the application form linked below. Applicants must be in receipt of an offer of a place on an NUI Galway Adult Learning & Professional Development course for consideration and must subsequently register with NUI Galway.

Prospective students on the following allowances may be eligible for a 30% reduction in fees:

  • Jobseekers benefit
  • Jobseekers allowance
  • One-parent family allowance
  • Disability allowance
  • Social insurance contribution credits

Scholarship Application Form – Unemployed Students


Next Level Skillnet Funding


This course is approved by Next Level Skillnet for a fee subsidy of up to 20% for students whose company is a member of the Next Level Skillnet Network. There are also free places available for students who are unemployed and meet the criteria set out by Next Level Skillnet.

Please note that there are only a limited number of subsidies available for both employed and unemployed students. Please visit  for further information.