Cost of Living

We offer one of the most cost-effective routes to third-level education.

In Athlone, the plentiful high-quality accommodation is a fraction of the price in the major cities, as low as €75 per week for a single room in a brand new purpose-built apartment, even less in a house share.

Our central location and excellent transport links allow many of our students to opt for the added economy of remaining in the family home while studying, especially our mature students and life-long learners. Annual parking permits cost a nominal €20.

Many businesses in the area offer discounts to students, as do most of the transport providers.

With a wealth of businesses in the town, from international fashion retailers to restaurants, bars and coffee shops, there is also ample opportunity to supplement your income with part-time work.

Sport scholarships worth up to €4,000 in total may be awarded to suitable student applicants, to acknowledge and address the added difficulties posed by studying while pursuing elite sporting accomplishment.

We always acknowledge that the transition to third-level study can be more difficult for students from less affluent backgrounds and the student support services can help with financial emergencies. We work to offer an affordable, inclusive third-level experience to all our students.