This information is for International applicants who have received an offer for a full time, on-campus programmes at IT Sligo.
Conditional and Unconditional Offers
There are two types of offer issued by IT Sligo.
- Conditional Offer: You must achieve specific requirements to secure your place on the programme. These requirements will be detailed in your offer letter. You can upload evidence that you have met these requirements online here.
- Unconditional Offer: You have met all admissions requirements for your programme.
Accepting an Offer and Paying Tuition Fees
You must accept your offer and pay your tuition fees by the deadline in your offer letter.
Tuition fees can be paid through our TransferMate (Formerly Pay to Study) portal. You should use your Application Reference Number in all payment transactions. If you pay through Transfermate you will be able to download your receipt directly from your account. This receipt is accepted for visa and immigration purposes.
Further details about International tuition fees, payment deadlines and scholarships are available here. Tuition fees are refundable if a visa application (if applicable) is unsuccessful.
Visa and Immigration
Many Non-EU students will require a visa to travel to Ireland. You can can check if you need a visa, and how to apply, on the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (INIS) website.
On arrival to Ireland, you will pass through border control and an immigration officer will check your documents. You should pack all important documentation in your hand luggage including Passport, Visa (if applicable), IT Sligo Offer Letter, Tuition Fee Payment Receipt, Medical Insurance, Proof of Accommodation.
After arrival to Ireland, all Non-EU students must register with immigration. Further information is available online here. You will also be provided with additional information during Induction. The cost to register with immigration is €300.
All Non-EU students are required to have medical insurance for their time in Ireland. Your medical insurance must meet the requirements of the Irish Naturalisation & Immigration Service (INIS). IT Sligo does not arrange medical insurance for students and it is your responsibility to obtain medical insurance before travelling to Ireland. Before obtaining medical insurance, you should read the policy documents carefully and check that the cover meets your requirements.
Some of the companies that offer medical insurance in Ireland include:
EU students who have a valid European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) can access public health services in Ireland. Please be aware that the EHIC does not provide access to private health services. Students should apply for their EHIC card before travelling to Ireland. Information about using an EHIC card in Ireland is available here.
IT Sligo does not own accommodation but there are many private accommodation options located close to campus. This includes ‘Student Villages’ that are designed for students and offer a range of services and packages. Please click here to learn more about the accommodation options in Sligo.
Preparing for Arrival
The Academic Year at IT Sligo begins in early September. The start date for the 2021/22 Academic Year will be confirmed in late spring 2021. Before teaching commences, there will be an Induction for all new students. Induction is an opportunity to learn about IT Sligo, complete important tasks and meet new people. Further information about induction will be communicated to offer holders in Summer 2021.
Dublin International Airport is the closest international airport. It is approximately 3 hours from Sligo.
What to expect in September 2021
The method of teaching delivery (e.g. virtual / online / on-campus) has not been confirmed for the 2021/22 Academic Year. IT Sligo will be guided by Covid-19 public health advice and regulations in place in September 2021. During the current academic year (2020/21) teaching is being delivered primarily online with only essential teaching occurring on-campus.
Covid-19 Public Health Guidance
Students must follow all Covid-19 Public Health Guidance when travelling to Ireland and during their academic studies. If you will be arriving to Ireland in January 2021, please see the guidance for students here.