This information is for International students who are travelling to IT Sligo in September 2020 to begin or continue their studies.

This webpage will be continually updated as further information becomes available. Please contact the International Office at Internationaloffice@nullitsligo.ie if you require further information or guidance.

When to 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.

What do I need to do before I travel to Ireland?

There are important tasks that all international students must complete before you travel to Ireland. Detailed information about each requirement is available on this page.

  1. 1. Book Accommodation
  2. 2. Complete the Health & Symptom Questionnaire daily for 14 days prior to your arrival to Ireland (and 14 days after your arrival to Ireland)
  3. 3. Book your Airport Collection by completing the IT Sligo International Student Arrival Form.
  4. 4. Pack all important documents in your hand luggage
  5. 5. Complete the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form.

What do I need to do after I arrive in Ireland?

There are important tasks that all international students must complete when they arrive in Ireland. Detailed information about each requirement is available on this page.

  1. 1. Restrict your movements for 14 days after arrival to Ireland
  2. 2. Travel to IT Sligo using the Airport Collection Service
  3. 3. Complete the Health & Symptom Questionnaire daily for 14 days after arrival
  4. 4. Download and using the Covid Tracker
  5. 5. Understand and follow all Covid-19 Public Health Guidance

Accommodation Options

You must have accommodation secured for when you arrive to Ireland that will allow you to Restrict your Movements for 14 days on arrival. If you are unable to secure accommodation that meets this requirement you must inform the International Office (internationaloffice@nullitsligo.ie). Information about accommodation options is available online here.

Health and Symptom Questionnaire

  • IT Sligo International Student – Health & Symptom Questionnaire
  • You required to complete the online questionnaire every day for i) 14 days prior to your arrival in Ireland and for ii) 14 days after your arrival in Ireland.
  • You must not travel to Ireland if you feel unwell or have symptoms of Covid-19.
  • If you have had symptoms of Covid-19 or have tested positive for Covid-19 you must not travel to Ireland until you have been symptom free for 14 days.

Airport Collections

There will be Airport Collections from Dublin International Airport to IT Sligo Campus from 24 August 2020. You must book an Airport Collection. You will not be able to use public transport to travel to IT Sligo. There is no cost for the Airport Collection.

You must complete this form a minimum of 3 working days prior to your arrival.

At the Airport: There will be an Airport Collection Team to meet you at Dublin International Airport. They will be located in the Arrivals Halls (after baggage collection).  The team will have logo/signs with ‘International Higher Education Students Meet and Greet Service’ and will be wearing yellow jackets. The team will escort you to the transportation service to Sligo.

  • You must present yourself to the Airport Collection Team
  • You must present a copy of your IT Sligo Offer Letter or IT Sligo Student Card.
  • You must bring a face mask.

The Airport Collection will bring you to IT Sligo Campus. Additional transportation has also been arranged to take you from the IT Sligo Campus to your specific accommodation in Sligo.  You will receive a welcome pack.

Prepare important documentation

You will need important documents for Border/Immigration Control and for your Airport Collection. We recommend that students pack the following documents in their hand luggage.

  • Passport
  • Visa or Irish Residence Permit (if applicable)
  • Offer Letter from IT Sligo or IT Sligo Student Card
  • Port of Arrival Letter*
  • Confirmation of Tuition Fees Payment or Confirmation of Scholarship/ Financial Guarantee
  • Confirmation of Accommodation
  • Medical / Health Insurance
  • Face Masks / Hand Sanitiser

*Port of Arrival Letter will be issued to new students once they have accepted their offer and paid minimum of €6,000 in tuition fees or provided a letter of financial guarantee/scholarship.

COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form

You must print and complete the COVID-19 Passenger Locator Form. The completed form should be given to an officer when you arrive at Dublin International Airport. The form is available online here.

Restricting your Movements

You are required to restrict your movements for 14 days if you arrive into Ireland from another location that is not on the COVID-19 Green List. Restricting your movement means staying indoors and avoiding contact with other people and social situations as much as possible.

  • Do not go to work or school
  • Do not use public transport
  • Do not visit others or have visitors at your home
  • Do not go to the shops of pharmacy unless absolutely necessary (order your groceries online instead)
  • Do not meet face-to-face with anyone who is at higher risk of Covid-19 (including older people, pregnant women or anyone with a long-term medical condition).

Further information is available online here.

During this 14 days you will need to complete the IT Sligo International Student – Health & Symptom Questionnaire every day.

Follow Public Health Guidance 

During and after your 14 days of Restricted Movement you must follow all public health guidance to help prevent the spread of Covid-19. This includes:

  • Washing your hands often
  • Covering your mouth if coughing or sneezing
  • Avoiding touching your face
  • Keeping surfaces clean
  • Not shaking hands or hugging
  • Keeping a safe distance from others (2 metres)
  • Wearing a face mask on public transport, in shops and other indoor settings

Further information is available online here.

Covid Tracker

COVID Tracker is a free app for your mobile phone launched by the Government of Ireland.  It will help  slow the spread of COVID-19 in Ireland. Further information is available online here.

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. 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 for new students?

Yes. Orientation will occur on week beginning 21 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.

Important Links and Resources

Covid-19 Travel Advice (Irish Government)

Public Health Guidance (Health Service Executive)

Covid-19 Tracker App (Irish Government)  

Covid-19 Statistics and Updates (Irish Government)