Non-EU Students

Application Procedures for Non-EU Students

Students applying for entry to undergraduate or postgraduate programmes should supply the following information directly to the International Office, Athlone Institute of Technology on or before 1 June 2017 for programmes commencing in September:

  • Completed AIT application form;
  • Detailed curriculum vitae;
  • Certified transcripts of examination results and English language translations of qualifications not issued in English
  • Evidence of ability to follow classes in the English language (which must satisfy Institute entry requirements for the following programmes)
  • Foundation level programme: Certificate in English for Academic Studies: Minimum IELTS 4.5 or equivalent.
  • Pre-sessional Summer programme in English June to August: Minimum IELTS 5.0 or equivalent.
  • Undergraduate programmes: Minimum IELTS 5.5 with no Band less than 5.0.
  • Postgraduate programmes: Minimum IELTS 6.0 with no Band less than 5.5.

Students from non-EU countries must apply for a valid study visa for the duration of the programme of study in advance of registration at AIT. Visa application guidelines can be found on Department of Justice website:

  • Letter of recommendation from appropriate Head of Department of own institution;
  • 1 personal character reference;
  • Proof of ability to sustain oneself financially for the academic year;
  • Any other relevant information regarding qualifications or previous work experience.

Tuition Fees for non-European Union students range from €6,000 to €10,000 and are payable for each year of study at the Institute. 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

Please visit the vacancies section of AIT’s website for details of funded research programmes.

Private medical insurance is an additional fee. The International Office, Athlone Institute of Technology can organise private medical insurance for Non-EU students for the sum of €150 for one year.

If you have any queries regarding the above procedures or require further information, please contact:

Mary Simpson,
Director of International Relations,
Athlone Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road,
Co. Westmeath, Ireland.

Please note that fees may vary from year to year. The above procedures are subject to approval by the institute’s Academic Council.

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