Watch: CAO Panel Discussions

Revisit Our Spring Open Day

Revisit Our Spring Open Day


AIT Decoded Podcast - New Episodes

  • Live Web Q&As

  • Virtual Guidance

  • AIT Decoded | Podcast

  • Ireland's Newest Technological University

  • Why TUS?

  • Our Prospectus

  • Our Courses

  • Explore Our Campus

  • CAO Course Videos

  • Student Ambassadors

  • Accommodation

  • Clubs & Societies

  • Sport @ TUS

  • Elite Sportsperson Entry Scheme

  • Discover Athlone

  • Industry Links


Live Web Q&As

We want you, as CAO applicants, to have many opportunities to reach out to our student recruitment team and staff as you embark on your decision-making process over the next number of months. With this is mind, we will be hosting live Q&As every Thursday evening between 4-6pm, focusing on different departments and giving you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

Web Q&As - Click the links below!

Virtual Guidance

We offer guidance and support throughout the CAO decision-making process. Prospective students, parents and guardians are encouraged to book in for a free 30-minute session (via Zoom or telephone) with a member of our #AskAIT team. This is an opportunity to ask questions about courses, supports, scholarships, accommodation and lots more.

Click here to book an appointment

AIT Decoded | Podcast

Welcome to our podcast series, AIT Decoded. Our goal is to demystify third-level education, enabling you, the student, to make the right CAO choice for you. Over the course of the series, we chat to faculty and support staff, current students and alumni about all of the important topics: researching a college course, students supports, scholarships, sports facilities, accommodation and so much more. New episodes are added regularly, so make sure to check back in.

Click here to listen

Ireland's Newest Technological University

An exciting chapter lies ahead for higher education in the Midlands and Midwest region as AIT and LIT have joined together to create a brand new technological university. Director of the AIT - LIT Consortium Project Dr Niall Seery joined us to discuss what becoming a university means for incoming students in September 2021.

Why TUS?

Our Prospectus

With a wide variety of CAO courses to choose from, TUS has a qualification to suit everyone. Our undergraduate courses range from higher certificate right through to NFQ Level 8 honours degree. We also offers several scholarships to support students in their studies. Earning a high-quality degree has never been so accessible. Our courses are distributed across six primary areas – science, health, business, hospitality, engineering, and informatics.

Explore our courses

Explore Our Campus

Book a tour of TUS's award-winning campus. A member of the #AskAIT team will take you around the campus and show you our state-of-the-art labs, sporting and leisure facilities, library facilities and so much more. This is a great opportunity to get to know the campus before commencing your studies in September. Click here to book a tour

CAO Course Videos

Faculty of Science & Health


Department of Nursing and Healthcare


Department of Sport and Health Science


Department of Social Sciences


Department of Life and Physical Sciences


Faculty of Business & Hospitality


Department of Business & Management


Department of Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure


Faculty of Engineering & Informatics


Department of Computer and Software Engineering


Department of Mechanical, Polymer and Design

Student Ambassadors

Introducing our Student Ambassadors from across our three faculties. These blogs provide you an insight into what it is like to be a student at TUS, they talk about there courses, involvement in clubs and societies and any advice for incoming first year students. Our Student Ambassadors also offer assistance in events on campus, including our Open Days, CAO Information Evening and Taster Days.

Read our Student Ambassador Blogs



For most, going to college means moving to a new city or town and trying to find accommodation for the first time. All accommodation complex’s’ are modern student friendly apartments and are within a 15 minute walk of the Midlands campus and Athlone town. Each apartment is fully furnished and equipped with all the necessities.

Financially student accommodation in the TUS campus locations is considerably cheaper than other institutes/ universities around the country. We have the most affordable student accommodation in the country.

Take a look around the each apartment complex on their websites.


Student Villages

Croi Oige,

Dublin Road,



County Westmeath.

Tel; 0879184424



Glen Abhainn Village,

Dublin Road,

Kilmacuagh (Cooke),


County Westmeath.

Tel; 0858010908



Heatherview Court,

Dublin Road,



County Westmeath.

Tel; 0866082803




Buckley Apartments,

Kilmacuagh Ave,



County Westmeath.

Tel; 0872724134




Wellmount Student Village,

Dublin Road,



County Westmeath.

Tel; 0878313764


More Information

Clubs & Societies

The student experience at TUS is about forming friendships that will last a lifetime while pursuing studies that you love and getting involved in new interests and activities right here on campus. With over 50 different clubs and societies to join at TUS, it is one of the best ways to meet people and experience new things. Joining clubs and societies is a great way to increase your social circle, develop new interests and take part in different activities.

With a wide variety of sports clubs including Athletics, Basketball, Camogie, Gaelic Football and so much more. With such a wide variety of sports both indoor and outdoor activities, state-of-the-art facilities including the International Athletics Arena based right on the heart of campus, a fully equipped gym and more, there is sport club here for everyone.

There are also plenty of societies to cater for students are have not got a huge interest in sport. The vast range of societies include Art and Design, Chess, Drama, Photography, Yoga and plenty more. This is a great way to develop different interests and skills and meet like-minded individuals.

Sport @ TUS



Sport and physical activity is central to life at AIT. We firmly believe that active membership in a sporting club has a positive and enhancing effect on students, affording you opportunities to represent the institute nationally, and in some instances to represent the institute and Ireland in overseas competitions. However, you do not need to aspire to such lofty sporting achievements, most of our participants are involved for fun and health reasons. Last year, AIT teams and individuals achieved success in a wide variety of codes and competitions. Such sporting success is built upon the excellent indoor and outdoor facilities, as well as the established coaching/team management system, which is implemented by full-time physical education and recreation officers, with the assistance of part-time coaching staff and the students’ sports representative.

Elite Sportsperson Entry Scheme

TUS 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, 23 Gold and 73 Academy scholarships were awarded for the 2020-2021 academic year. The Scholarship now operates on two levels. A Gold Scholarship is worth up to the value of €4,000 in supports which includes:

The use of our sports facilities

Physical therapy

Individual strength & conditioning coaching

Functional screening assessments

Cookery demonstrations

Academic support

Nutritional advice

Performance Lifestyle management

Sports Psychology support

Skill Acquisition Support

Athletic Development Funding

An Academy level scholarship includes many of the supports listed above for those aspiring to the Gold level and is worth up to the value of €2500.

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.

Sports scholarship recipients must adhere to the technological universities sports scholarship regulations, a copy of which must be signed by those offered the scholarship from the Sports Department at the annual scholarship induction.

Further details of the scheme may be obtained from your local school/college or directly from David McHugh (AIT Assistant Sports Officer) in the Sports Department via email at or by phone + 353 (0)90 6468022.

To apply for a Sports Scholarship for the 2021-2022 Academic Year please click the following link, the early application closing date is the 6th of April at 12pm. The late application closing date is the 6th of September at 12pm

Click here to apply

Discover Athlone

Technological University of the Shannon Midlands campus is located in the heart of the midlands with an abundance of activities and culture to immerse yourself in as a student.

Athlone town is a fifteen-minute walk from campus where you can shop in high-street brands including Zara, River Island, JD Sports, Penneys and so much more across two shopping centres within the town.

The IMC Cinema in Athlone’s Golden Island Shopping Centre has over six screens where you can catch all the latest releases. It’s open weekdays from 2pm and weekends from 12pm. They also have student night deals where you can avail of student discounted prices whilst keeping up with the newest releases.

There is an array of food and drink options throughout Athlone including cocktail bars, a wide huge of cuisine options and lots of traditional Irish bars. Sean’s Bar which is Europe’s Oldest Bar is located in the heart of Athlone town, with live music, uncountable number of visitors and a drink the atmosphere here is unforgettable.  Athlone has plenty of traditional Irish bars to choose from and food options are plentiful with an array of cuisines such as Thai, Italian and traditional Irish food located throughout the town.

There are plentiful fun activities throughout Athlone town you as a student can embark in, including a Planet Entertainment Centre Athlone which has bowling, astro turf and plenty more things to choose from. Athlone is located on the River Shannon with the opportunity to kayak, sail with the Vikings or even visit Ireland’s largest inflatable waterpark – Baysports. If being outdoors is something you enjoy the Old Rail Trial Greenway is also located within a walking distance from the campus where you and your peers can walk, run or cycle for up to 40km.

Culture and History surrounds Athlone, it is the perfect base to explore Ireland’s Ancient East, discover hidden gems with phenomenal stories from Ireland’s richest monastic site to fables and folklore of years gone by.

Industry Links



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Student Ambassador Blogs

Jennifer | Physical Activity and Health Science


Neil | Quantity Surveying


Maria | Culinary Arts


Cormac | Athletic and Rehabilitation Therapy


Yuliia | Software Design


Roisin | Biotechnology


Damien | Mechanical & Polymer