Non-EU Students

Application Procedures for 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 May 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 *

*note some postgraduate programmes require minimum IELTS 6.5.

  • Letter of recommendation from appropriate Head of Department of own institution
  • Any other relevant information regarding qualifications or previous work experience.

Tuition Fees for non-European Union students range from €8,000 to €14,000 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 funding 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 provide advice on purchasing private medical insurance for Non-EU students

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 & Equality website:

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. Fees and procedures are subject to approval by the Institute’s Academic Council each year.

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