Northern Ireland Students

Each year we are proud to welcome a new cohort of Northern Irish students. With a top-class education guaranteed, a simple application process and all the financial benefits that come along with it – we can see why more and more Northern Irish students are choosing ATU Sligo.


At €3000 per year, the student contribution fee is significantly less than in Northern Ireland and the UK.


Northern Irish students can apply for a fee grant through SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland). SUSI is Ireland’s awarding authority for further education grants. Unlike student loans, fee grants do not have to be paid back. For more information see


Students can also apply to the Student Loans Company for a student-contribution loan. Students may also be entitled to a maintenance loan which will help with living costs. For more information see


Applications open on November 5th and are made through the CAO. The application process is very straight forward with no personal statement required. Applicants can choose up to 20 different courses on their application. Choices can be amended, rearranged or added to up until July 1st (unless the course is restricted e.g. requires a portfolio). For more information on the application process please go to page 19 of our Northern Ireland Applicants Guide at the top of this page. To apply please go to


If you have any questions about your application or entry requirements, please contact us at