Congratulations on receiving an offer to study at IT Sligo! To secure your place and arrive safely there are some important actions that you should complete.
This webpage will be updated regularly and additional information will be provided once available. If you require any further information or support, please contact the International Office.
1. Understand your offer and meet any conditions (if applicable)
There are two types of offer:
- Conditional Offer – Your offer is conditional on meeting specific admissions requirements. These will be detailed on your offer letter.
- Unconditional Offer – You have met all the admissions requirements.
2. Accept your offer and pay your tuition fees
- You must accept your offer and pay your tuition fees by the deadline on your offer letter.
- You can pay your tuition fees through our Pay to Study web portal: https://itsligo.paytostudy.com/.
- Please include your Application Reference Number in all payment transactions. This is located on your offer letter.
- Tuition fees are refundable if the programme does not take place or if your study visa is refused.
- Further information about Fees and Grants is available online here.
3. Apply for your visa (if applicable)
Many students will require a visa to travel to Ireland. You can check if you need a visa, and how to apply, on the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (INIS) website. You should apply for your visa as soon as possible because it can take some time for visa applications to be processed.
4. Obtain medical insurance
Students from countries outside the EU are not covered for free medical attention off-campus and must have private medical insurance to meet the requirements for visa applications and residence in Ireland. The insurance should provide cover for accident and illness and should cover any period of hospitalisation. Students can obtain medical insurance from their home country if it is valid in Ireland and meets the requirements for immigration. Alternatively, students can choose to purchase insurance from an Irish Medical Insurance provider.
5. Book accommodation
There is a range of accommodation options available to students and further details are available here.
6. Prepare for your arrival
There are many things to consider when planning your journey to IT Sligo.
- When should I arrive? You should arrive in Ireland on or before 13 September 2020 because you are currently required to restrict your movements for 14 days after arriving in Ireland. Teaching will commence on the week beginning the 28 September 2020. There will be Airport Collections from Dublin International Airport on specific dates in September.
- Do I need to restrict my movements after arriving in Ireland? Yes. The Irish Authorities require everyone coming into Ireland to restrict their movements for 14 days and complete a Covid-19 Passenger Locator Form. Restricting your movements means avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible. Detailed information about these requirements is available online here. We recommend that students check this website regularly as the requirements for travelling to Ireland may change.
- Will I be supported during the 14 Day Restricted Movement Period? Yes, when you are restricting your movements you will have access to support, information and guidance from the International Office and the Student Support Services at IT Sligo. In addition to Orientation there will be online activities and information sessions organised by the International Office to engage and support students. Further information will be released closer to the beginning of term.
- Will there be an Orientation? Yes. Orientation will occur on 21-25 September and will be delivered remotely/online. Orientation will help you prepare for your academic studies, learn more about IT Sligo and understand the important tasks that you need to complete. Further information will be released closer to the beginning of term.
- What airport should I travel to? Dublin International Airport (DUB) is the closest International Airport. Sligo is approximately 3-4 hours from Dublin by public transport (bus or train)
- How will I get from Dublin International Airport to IT Sligo? There will be an IT Sligo Airport Collection by private coach on specific dates in September 2020. These dates are listed below. The time of collection is to be confirmed. Further information about the Airport Collection and how students can book a place will be released in August 2020.
- Saturday 5 September
- Sunday 6 September
- Saturday 12 September
- Sunday 13 September
- Please be aware that social distancing and public health guidelines will be in place on all transport options. This includes a mandatory requirement to wear a face mask
- Where can I find out more information about the COVID-19 response in Ireland? The latest information, advice and guidelines are available online here.