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Athlone Institute of Technology (also known as AIT) is a higher education institution in the midlands of Ireland. The institution was established in 1970 as Athlone Regional Technical College.

AIT is the leader in the Institute of Technology sector in innovation, applied teaching and student welfare. AIT’s strength comes from identifying areas of skills shortage and working with businesses to improve links between enterprise and academia.

The Institute is home to 6,000 students undertaking a broad range of programmes in the domains of business, hospitality, engineering, informatics, science, health, social science and design. More than 11% of the full-time student population come from overseas with 63 nationalities represented, reflecting the globalised nature of its campus. The Institute’s global focus is also evident in the 230 partnerships and agreements it has signed with universities and research institutions around the world.

With a focus on real-world engagement, AIT’s approach to teaching and learning gives students the knowledge and skills sought by employers. This professional orientation is embedded across all faculties, through placements, project work and an applied research focus.

Academic programmes at AIT are available at undergraduate and postgraduate level, while an increasing number of extramural options are also offered. Students may access degree programmes through a progression system of qualifications (known as the ‘ladder’) or through the traditional ab initio route. Such flexibility is a hallmark of the institute.

The institute’s appeal for students can be traced to the quality of courses offered, its highly accessible and centralised location, supports provided for students and its attractive modern campus. In addition to Irish students, 10 per cent of the student population is drawn from Europe, Asia, North America and the Middle East.

Assisting in the economic, social, cultural and environmental development of the region is also a strategic priority for AIT. The institute plays a major role in fostering and developing entrepreneurial activity in the Midlands Gateway/region. The Midlands Innovation and Research Centre (MIRC), located on campus, operates as a converging hub for innovation, research and enterprise. It provides incubation facilities for innovative and knowledge-based enterprises, an enterprise programme for entrepreneurs and start-ups, and makes available the resources and expertise of the institute to support client companies.


English language Requirements for Undergraduate Programmes

•             Minimum IELTS Band 5.5 with no band less than 5.0 or equivalent English examination

English language Requirements for  Postgraduate Programmes

•             Minimum. IELTS Band 6.0 with no band less than 5.5 or equivalent English examination.

•             Please note that Master of Science in Toxicology requires minimum IELTS 6.5 with no band less than 6.0. 

Entry Requirements for  Undergraduate Programmes

•             Applicants must be 17 years of age in January in the year of entry to programme of study at AIT.

•             Applicants must have successfully completed High School Diploma with good grades in Mathematics and English (average of 60%). Indian applicants must have completed Standard XII Examinations with minimum average of 60% in English and Maths.

•             Please note that some programmes have special entry requirements. Please check programme details in AIT prospectus or AIT website.

•             Applicants to programmes in Graphic Design and Animation must submit a portfolio of their work. Please check AIT website for guidelines.

Entry Requirements for Postgraduate Programmes

•             Equivalent of Honours Bachelor Degree from a recognised University in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought with minimum average of 60% in final year examinations. Please check Bachelor degree classification for entry to certain postgraduate programmes.

•             Letter of recommendation from academic lecturer from home university.

   Bachelors Of Arts (Honours) Accounting

•  Bachelors Of Arts (Honours) In Applied Accounting

•  Accounting Technicians Ireland Technician Course

•  Bachelor Of Engineering In Civil Engineering

•  Bachelor Of Engineering In Civil Engineering

•  Bachelor Of Engineering (Honours) In Civil Engineering

•  Bachelor Of Science In Sustainable Construction

•  Bachelor Of Science (Honours) In Energy And Business Management

•  Bachelor of Business

•  Bachelor of Business (Honours)

•  Bachelor of Business In Digital Marketing

•  Bachelor Of International Business Management

•  Bachelor Of Arts (Honours) In Business Psychology

•  Bachelor Of Business And Law (Honours)

•  Bachelor Of Business In Equine Studies

•  Bachelor of Business (Honours)


Data Analytics

Higher Diploma in Computing

Higher Diploma in Science in Software Development (Cloud Application Development)

Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Nursing one year add on degree

Applied Software Engineering

Child & Youth Studies

MSc in Applied Toxicology

Software Engineering

Master of Business

Reservation for accommodation should be made in advance of one’s arrival in Athlone.

Short-term Accommodation

Temporary accommodation may be used as a base to finding something permanent. The International Office at AIT in association with the Students’ Union Accommodation Officer will assist students in finding suitable permanent accommodation.


 An abundance of close, convenient, well cared-for accommodation within Athlone, makes house-hunting easy for new and current students. The Institute does not have on-site student accommodation facilities. Students generally live within close proximity to the Institute as there are a large number of student houses, student apartments and self-catering accommodation facilities available within 5 - 15 minutes’ walk of the campus. The International Office in association with the Students’ Union Accommodations Officer will assist international students in their search for accommodation. The Students’ Union office provides lists of houses, apartments, self-catering and host family accommodation.

Check the Students’ Union list of available accommodation through their website, It is advisable to book student apartments by emailing the manager of the student apartment prior to arrival in Athlone


Houses range from €55-€80 per week. In most houses you will pay your electricity bill and heating costs yourself, unless your landlord/lady includes it in the rent. Four weeks written notice must be given by the student if he/she wishes to leave the house, likewise for the landlord/lady if they wish the student to leave. Houses are generally furnished and kitchens are normally fully equipped. However, bed linen is not provided.

Student Apartments

Heatherview Student Accommodation

Heatherview Court is 5 minutes walk from AIT's Main Campus. It is a stylish, modern development with every aspect of modern student living provided for. This development is highly secure with its own private individually coded security system. There is a night club near the entrance to the student apartments.

 Croí Oige Student Accommodation

Croí Oige is located across the road from AIT's Main Campus and consists of superb 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments adjacent to the college at competitive rates. It is a mix of townhouse, apartment and duplex units with total accommodation of 191 beds. These comprise 127 single rooms (23 en-suite) and 64 twin rooms (10 en-suites).

Glen Abhainn Village – Student Village

Glen Abhainn Village is a state of the art purpose-built student village. The complex is superbly located opposite Athlone Institute of Technology and a short distance from the town centre. The Village has 99 purpose-made apartments with shared kitchen/living areas designed for single or twin high quality accommodation.


Athlone Institute of Technology does not offer scholarships or grants for undergraduate programmes. Students are advised to contact the appropriate local agencies or embassies in their home country regarding this matter or Department of Foreign Affairs regarding Irish Aid programme

AIT has operated a sports scholarship scheme since 1996 for students who have reached, or have the potential to reach, a very high standard of performance in their chosen sport. Under the scheme, approximately thirty full and half scholarships are awarded each year, up to the value of €4,800 over four years. Each scholarship is awarded for a period of one year, but may be renewed for up to a maximum of four years. Students pursuing higher study after the four year threshold will be considered for additional years.

Quick Facts





Tuition fee for undergraduate programmes is €9,000 Tuition fee. Bachelor of Science in Nursing (International Students) €10,000. Postgraduate programmes: Tuition fee for all taught Masters programmes (one year duration) is €10,000


Naturally, the cost of living varies from student to student, but as a general guideline a student would need between €600 and €800 per month. This includes rent, insurance, food, bills, leisure etc.



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Athlone Institute of Technology, Dublin Rd, Bunnavally, Athlone, Co. Westmeath, Ireland

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