Athlone Institute of Technology – Education Ireland MY

Athlone Institute of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology

Athlone Institute of Technology is a Government Higher Education Institution with a current enrolment of 5,700 students. Athlone town is located in the centre of Ireland, 90 minutes journey time from the capital city, Dublin. The Institute offers internationally recognised under-graduate and post-graduate degree programmes in the fields of Business, Accounting, Information Technology, Humanities, Hospitality and Tourism Studies, Engineering, and Science. Graduates from these disciplines have been very successful in progressing to further studies and obtaining relevant employment. Researchers at the Institute have established an international reputation in the areas of Software for M-Commerce, Polymer Engineering, Ecotoxicology, Environmental Science, and Cell and Molecular Toxicology.


Why Study at AIT?

  • Internationally recognised qualifications from Higher Certificate to PhD
  • Programmes with practical orientation some with work placement
  • Close links to industry
  • International students comprise 10% of total student population
  • 200 international partner colleges
  • Friendly, welcoming institute focused on ensuring that the expectation of each student is surpassed
  • International office dedicated to supporting international students during studies
  • Accommodation close to Institute at reasonable rates
  • Central location with excellent rail, bus and road network to Dublin
  • Excellent student support services: e.g medical centre on-campus, dedicated international office staff
  • Graduate Survey: 99% of graduates employed or continuing education 6 months after graduating
  • One of the highest completion rates in Ireland: 82%
  • Experience Ireland’s unique culture and history during your time in Athlone


Athlone Institute of Technology is located in the centre of Ireland. Athlone has a population of 25,000 people and is approximately a 90 minute journey from the capital city, Dublin.

Academic Year:

The academic year commences in September and finishes in June each year. The Foundation Programme is currently the only programme available to international students which has an intake in January. The Institute also organises short study abroad programmes for international students in English language and Irish Studies (Introduction to Irish History and Culture) from June to July each year.

Foundation Programme for International Students

Athlone Institute of Technology launched a Foundation Programme in English language, IT, and Business for International Students in September 2000. This one-year, full-time foundation course is designed for non-EU Students who wish to pursue an under-graduate course at the Institute.

This programme will provide successful participants with:

An understanding of English usage, Computing, Basic Technology, Engineering and Business;
The opportunity of gaining entry to one of the Institute’s range of Engineering, Science, Humanities and Hospitality Studies or Business Studies courses at Higher Certificate/Bachelor level for the following academic year (on successful completion of all elements of the course, including examinations).


Accommodation can be arranged in apartments or houses near the Institute, with the assistance of the International Office. There are three privately owned student villages located within walking distance of the Institute.

A single room costs €70-80 approx. per week. Room sharing costs €55-65 approx. per week. Heating and electricity are usually extra

Applying for a Place at the Institute

Non-EU Students applying for entry to under-graduate or post-graduate programmes in September should apply directly to the International Office before 1 May.