For 40 years the Institute of Technology, Carlow has been the leading Third Level Education provider in the South East of Ireland. Carlow is a medium sized town located less than one hour from Ireland’s capital city Dublin. The town has all the benefits of modern living, but located in a rural setting which provides the ideal surroundings for study.
With over a decade of experience in dealing with international students, IT Carlow offers an excellent choice for students who wish to study in a safe, modern and friendly environment that offers excellent value for money and superb career opportunities in one of the fastest growing economies in Western Europe.
Time spent abroad will provide you with the opportunity to experience a new culture, a new learning environment and to have a truly memorable and rewarding experience. Multicultural class groups enhance the learning experience for all students. Along with 5,000 full-time undergraduate and post graduate students from Ireland, and around the world, you will gain the opportunity to develop to your full potential in a professional and supportive environment.
Internationally Recognised Qualifications
After successful completion of your course at IT Carlow you will hold a qualification which is internationally recognised by academic and professional bodies in the areas of Business, Humanities, Computing, Engineering and Science at Undergraduate, Masters and Doctorate level.
Over the past three years the Institute has forged excellent international working relationships with colleges and universities in China, Korea, United States of America, Malaysia and Singapore.
State of the art facilities
The facilities at IT Carlow include a state-of-the-art Learning Resource Centre which houses the Institute’s Library, over 1,200 learner stations, computer and information technology facilities, TV studios and multi-media laboratories.
You wil have FREE access to the Internet throughout the academic year and access to the 30,000 books, reports and working papers contained in our Library.
Our purpose-built laboratories, workshops and studios will provide you with the infrastructure necessary to support your learning.
Dedicated Non-EU International Office
We are very mindful of the fact that many of our students will not have spent time outside of their home country before. Our dedicated non-EU Office is open throughout the year to help students settle upon their arrival and furthermore with registration, accommodation and any other issues that they face during their time in Ireland.
At the start of the academic year, you will be invited to an Information Day specifically arranged for International Students. Here you will meet IT Carlow staff members who will advise you about some important support services available to you at the college including:
IT Carlow Career Services
IT Carlow Computing Services
IT Carlow Library facility
IT Carlow Health Service & Student Support Service
IT Carlow Sports & Recreation facilities
IT Carlow Accommodations Office
This is also a fantastic opportunity to meet other new international students who have come to Carlow for the first time to study.
IT Carlow provides a wide range of services to its students
As a student at IT Carlow you will benefit from our wide range of shops, restaurants, Starbucks coffee shop and Bank on-campus. The Institute also has a Health Centre on campus, which is run by a registered nurse. A Doctor attends the campus regularly each week and is available to all students at a greatly reduced rate.
The Institute’s Accommodation Officer is dedicated to assisting you in finding accommodation by providing advice and helpful tips and publishing accommodation lists. The cost of student accommodation in Carlow is significantly cheaper than the equivalent in cities such as Dublin, Cork, Galway and Waterford. In addition students living in Carlow avoid daily travel expenses due to the campus being located within walking distance of most local amenities
Sports and Recreation
There are a wide variety of student clubs and societies which International students can participate. If you are interested in sports, you will be impressed with our brand new sports and training venues and our Fitness Suite. Over 25 sports are catered for and there are opportunities for elite performers to further their sporting careers as well as students who just want to play for fun. A wide range of interesting and fun activities, clubs and societies are organised if your interests lie in activities other than sport.