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Institute of Technology Carlow (IT Carlow)


Institute of Technology Carlow

The Institute of Technology Carlow is dedicated to excellence in higher education through the provision of programmes leading to internationally recognised awards.  For almost 40 years the Institute of Technology, Carlow has been the leading Higher Education provider in the South East of Ireland. Carlow is a medium-sized town located just one hour from Ireland’s capital city Dublin. The town has all the benefits of modern living but located in a rural setting which provides the ideal surroundings for study.

With over 10 years experience in dealing with international students, IT Carlow offers an excellent choice for students who wish to study in a safe, modern and friendly environment that offers excellent value for money and superb career opportunities.

The Institute of Technology Carlow welcomes you to join our student population on one of the broad range of undergraduate programmes. The Institute has 40 years experience in delivering and developing programmes that lead to awards relevant to international industrial and commercial sectors.


Undergraduate and Postgraduate at IT Carlow

At IT Carlow we have an abundance of courses for you to choose from. Whether it's Business and Communications, Management, Engineering, Science, Computing or Humanities we cater for all possible career choices.

While many of our current postgraduate researchers have transferred from honours degree programmes at IT Carlow and other Irish Higher Education institutions, several researchers have come from further afield, having transferred from Scotland, Spain, France, Morocco and China. As part of their postgraduate studies, many postgraduate researchers at Carlow are provided with opportunities to travel and work in our European partner research institutes for up to six months.IT Carlow student ambassador 2014

Considerable emphasis is also placed on the communication of the research results at relevant national and international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals of international repute.

At IT Carlow we offer you the chance to achieve two types of postgraduate qualifications;

  • A degree of Master (Research)
  • A degree of Doctor of Philosophy


Erasmus Programme at IT Carlow

The Erasmus Lifelong Learning Programme is operated through the setting up of Bilateral Agreements between European educational institutes, to develop partnerships for the exchange of students and staff.

Students and staff wishing to study or teach at IT Carlow must meet the requirements of the institute. Students must be successful in their home Institute examinations to be accepted for study at IT Carlow.

Therefore interested students or staff should contact the coordinator at their home institute to make the necessary arrangements for their exchange period abroad.

Study Abroad at IT Carlow

IT Carlow has an excellent track record in welcoming students from all over the globe and it is with particular enthusiasm that we look forward to receiving students who can demonstrate their Irish heritage through the status of their parents, grandparents or great-grandparents.


Foundation Courses at IT Carlow

IT Carlow is pleased to offer a dedicated foundation programme to international students who need to improve their language skills in advance of commencing their full time studies at the Institute.  Students interested in this programme are requested to contact the international office for further information on how to apply.


Student Support Services at IT Carlow

The aim of Student Services is to provide a comprehensive and caring service to help our students to achieve their full academic and personal potential.  The key to success for these services is that people find them easy to access and are not afraid to ask questions!  We have a wide area of supports and services available to students.