EU (Non Erasmus) Incoming

Dear student

When your heart says fun and your head says education, you don’t have to choose, because at IT Sligo, you can have it all. We offer you a wide range of programmes in Business, Humanities, Science and Engineering. Our educational programmes have a strong practical focus combining solid theoretical foundation with supervised projects, practical semester or a study abroad period, thus ensuring our programmes meet the demands of potential employers.

Our degrees are internationally recognised and we have bilateral agreements with over 80 third level institutes across Europe. Dual degrees and Erasmus exchange programmes at different levels add to our international profile. All our programmes are taught in English so it is imperative that students have a good level of English both written and oral.

IT Sligo is full of life with students from all over the world; you can enjoy your time with fun filled activities both on and off the campus. Please find attached some useful information and documents which you need to fill in to apply to study at IT Sligo.

We look forward to meeting you at IT Sligo.

How to Apply

First Year Entry:

  1. Students applying for entry to 1st year of IT Sligo undergraduate programmes should apply via the Central Applications Office (CAO) which handles all such applications for Irish third-level colleges.
  2. The closing date for applications is 1st February, 2012. Late applications can be made up to 1st May, 2012 whilst the change of mind date is 1st July, 2012.
  3. Students should state their IT Sligo course preference, 1 down to 10, and enter the appropriate course codes.

Advanced Entry:
Students seeking advanced entry to 2nd, 3rd or 4th Year of a programme should submit the following documents to the International Office:

  1. A completed IT Sligo International Application Form
  2. Full curriculum vitae
  3. Certified copy transcript of college/university results
  4. Recommendation letter from university
  5. Evidence of proficiency in English
  6. The closing date for receipt of advanced entry applications is 1st June, 2012

Candidates will be assessed according to the rules pertaining to the admission of International Students for all institutes of Higher Education as applied by the CAO (currently the IoT CEF procedure). For a full list of all IT Sligo full time programmes please click here.

English Language Requirements

As all lectures, tutorials and practical work are delivered through English, it is vitally important all incoming International students (who are not English native speakers) have the required standard on entry to ensure they gain maximum value from their time at IT Sligo.

The required minimum proficiency score in English required for entry to IT Sligo is:

IELTS 5.5 6.0
TOEFL Paper 525 550
TOEFL CBT 185 210
TOEIC 605 780
Cambridge Exam FCE FCE

The English language test must be taken within two years from the date of application.

IT Sligo “Certificate in English Language and Western Society & Culture”Foundation Programme: Students with IELTS / IELTS (equivalent) > = 4.5 (minimum) or 5.0< 5.5, should apply for the above IT Sligo Foundation course. Students who gain an average of over 60% in this course are deemed to meet the minimum English language undergraduate entry requirements of the Institute.

Note: Some IT Sligo courses have special entry requirements, which the applicant must at all times adhere to.


The assessment for eligibility under the “Undergraduate Free Fees Scheme” is SEPARATE to the designation of an applicant as EU or Non EU. Any student liable to Full EU fees but not eligible under the “Undergraduate Free Fees Scheme” may still be eligible for financial support toward their tuition through their local authority under the “Higher Education Grant Scheme”. Applicants should contact their local authority for further information on the operation of this scheme.
In order for an applicant to qualify under the “Undergraduate Free Fees” scheme they must satisfy three tests:

  • The Nationality Test
  • The Residency Test
  • The Previous Studies Test

The “Undergraduate Free Fees Scheme” covers the cost of the tuition fee payable which DOES NOT include the charge payable by students towards the cost of registration, examination and student services. More Information on Undergraduate Free Fees Programme.

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