Understanding the cost of living is a really important aspect of choosing where to study. IT Sligo students not only get a world-class education and lifestyle to match, they do so in one of Irelands cheapest third level destinations.
Whether you are living away from home or traveling to college, the costs are going to add up. When you consider this could be for up to four or even five years, then this is something that really needs consideration. What can we offer? A Top 5 Irish University, vibrant urban centre and stunning natural beauty without the huge expenses. See for yourself below!
For many students, college will mean moving away from home. Our student accommodation is some of the cheapest in Ireland, starting at just €56 per week. And the accommodation options are not only plentiful but finished to a very high standard also. Some student villages include Free Netflix and Smart TV’s. Others include a laundry service. A free bus to local supermarkets to get the weekly shopping is organised by the Students Union every Monday. You can even choose to live by the campus, in the city of by the coast. To find out more about our accommodation please click on this link
Travelling is another option many students take on a daily basis. Others will need to travel twice weekly on their commute from their home to their new home. What both these options include is affordability. Affordability and student discounts! IT Sligo is well serviced by buses with lots stopping on our campus daily. The train line runs from one side of Ireland to the other – Dublin to Sligo with pickups along the way. You can even avail of a free collection service from the bus and train stations to our campus on certain days of the week. The city bus service stops on campus over thirty times a day and will bring you everywhere from Sligo centre to Rosses Point for just €1. For more information please contact our admissions office on firstname.lastname@example.org
FOOD AND DRINK
The old stereotype of students and beans is far from the truth! Our students have access to all the major supermarkets to advance their culinary skills from basic to expert. However, students need not worry about cooking. The IT Sligo canteen provides subsidised, healthy meals. A full dinner is just €5! Lots of options daily to suit every taste. A cup of tea is just one euro. An americano to help get you through the afternoon – just €1.80. We could go on and on! But trust us – healthy, varied and cheap – what more could you want.
A STUDENT TOWN
Sligo is a very student focused town. This is reflected in the number of businesses offering Student Discounts. A Student ID Card = Everything Cheaper. Amazing! From the high street and boutique retailers to the coffee shops, restaurants, and nights out – students can enjoy savings on a variety of goods and services. A student cinema ticket? As little as €6. Get a surf or SUP lesson for as little as €20. Or a fresh new fade for just €10. Basically, there is a good chance Sligo has a student discount on most things you can think of!
THE FREE STUFF
College life is more than just study. It is also about experiences. And these experiences might not cost a thing. As we mentioned, Sligo’s stunning location along the Wild Atlantic Way lends itself to some breathtaking natural facilities. Explore the world-famous Benbulben and Knocknarea mountains, beautiful beaches at Rosses Point and Strandhill or picturesque locations like Glencar Lake and Hazelwood. Stroll around the numerous weekly markets, take in the art collections at the Model or join one of our 70 free clubs and societies. The options are endless.
LOOKING AFTER YOURSELF
Whilst there are so many fun and exciting experiences to be had, we also realise you may need a little extra support and help from time to time. Here at IT Sligo, our student health service is free. This includes counsellors, doctors, and nurses. Academic supports such as our learning support, maths support centre, academic writing centre and engineering support centre, are also completely free. Supporting our students is so important to us. So, If you ever need a little extra help – just ask. If it’s important to you, it’s important to us.
MONTHLY COST OF LIVING EXPENSES
Bills (electricity, heat, wifi. waste disposal) €90
Printing / Photocopying €15
Recreation / Socialising €140
Total Monthly Expense €745
*This cost is based on twin room sharing. Please note that cost of accommodation will differ per accommodation provider.
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