How to Apply

Application for all courses is via an online form, please see links below. The final date for submission of applications is generally late June of the year in which the course is offered.  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 will open in April for courses starting August / September, 2018


Postgraduate Courses

Applications for 2018-2019 will open in April and are reviewed in;

  • Round 1               May
  • Round 2               June
  • Round 3               July

For application queries please contact

CourseOnline application
MSc Technology Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Technology Commercialisation
Modular Learning at Postgraduate Level (QQI L9)
Modules on a standalone basis and for continuing professional development

Undergraduate Courses

For application queries please contact

CourseOnline application
Diploma in Science & Technology Studies
B.Sc in Science & Technology Studies
Specialist Diploma in Medical Device Science
Specialist Diploma in Lean & Quality Systems
Specialist Diploma in Automation & Control
Specialist Diploma in Environmental SustainabilityNext start date September 2018
Applications will open in April 2018
Specialist Diploma in Form & Function of the Human Body
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

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.

Scholarship Application Form – Unemployed Students


Springboard Funding

Please click here for the list of courses that successfully received Springboard+ funding for 2017/2018

The following are eligible to apply for courses in 2017/18 academic year (subject to the applicant meeting all requirements, e.g. academic requirements):

  • Homemakers (all courses are open to Homemakers)
  • People in employment
    • who wish to take a course in the manufacturing sector (e.g. Bio-pharma or medical devices technology) or
    • who already hold a Level 7 (Ordinary Degree) IT qualification who wish to upskill to a Level 8 IT qualification
  • 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