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


Postgraduate Courses

Applications are now open for the 2018/2019 academic year.  An application fee of €30 applies, payable by debit or credit card.

Course quotas will be reviewed at the times indicated below. As courses may fill before the final deadline you are advised to apply as early as possible.

Review dates:   Sunday 13 May 2018  |  Sunday 24 June 2018  |  Sunday 29 July 2018

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
MSc Technology ManagementApply
Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation ManagementApply
Postgraduate Diploma in Technology CommercialisationApply
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 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

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



Deadline for Applications: 1st May 2018

Uversity is now accepting applications for its new HIGHER EDUCATION SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ADULT LEARNERS that are intended to remove financial barriers so that adult learners can unlock their potential and realise their academic ambitions.

Uniquely, Uversity’s scholarships will provide full financial support, if required, for the entire period of recipients’ study. They will provide meaningful, multi-annual financial support for recipients to pursue a Bachelor’s Degree for the first time in participating third level institutions<> in the Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland.  Scholarships can be any subject area and will be tailored to recipients’ financial circumstances to cover some or all of the direct and indirect costs associated with higher education.

Eligible applicants must:

  • be 23 years and older by 1st January in the year of enrolment
  • be a citizen of an EEA member state or Switzerland resident in Ireland or Northern Ireland for 3 years or more by 1st January prior to the year of enrolment
  • be returning to higher education in the 2018/19 or 2019/20 academic year after a break from education of 3 years or more or have completed a higher education progression / preparation course in the last 2 years. PLEASE NOTE that applicants currently enrolled on a Bachelor’s Programme are not eligible.
  • apply to a participating institution(s)<> on the island of Ireland as per the institutions’ application processes and be offered a place on a Bachelor’s Programme for the 2018/19 or 2019/20 academic year. PLEASE NOTE that applicants DO NOT need to have an offer at time of application but if selected for a scholarship they must have received an offer and registered in their chosen programme to receive their first instalment of the scholarship.
  • be able to demonstrate;
    • socio-economic disadvantage and financial need (e.g. in receipt of government benefit)
    • a clear and stated motivation for returning to education and an ambition for their educational journey
    • a drive to succeed and strong work ethic
    • an ability to be transformed and transform others as a result of this scholarship and educational experience

Submit an application via Uversity’s online system by 1st May 2018 with the following information:

  • biographical / contact details
  • details of education and employment to date
  • details of financial circumstances and need
  • a motivation statement of maximum 500 words
  • details of two referees

Successful candidates will be notified in July 2018.

Further information on the programme and application process can be found here<>.

Requests for further information / clarification should be sent to<>.

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.


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