Study at Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT), Ireland

  • AIT is among the top five institutes of technology in Ireland, with over 6,000 students, incredibly a 11% of the student body hails from over 63 nationalities
  • AIT is sitting in joint 4th position, tied with DCU in the national league table of innovation partnership projects.
  • 93% of AIT’s graduating class are either employed, in training or in further study within six months after graduation, a testament to AIT’s close links with industry.
  • 87% of AIT’s students say their academic experience is excellent. AIT’s Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) rate is the highest in Ireland.
  • The Sunday Times has felicitated AIT as the Institute of Technology of the year for the year 2018.
  • AIT is sitting in joint 4th position, tied with DCU in the national league table of innovation partnership projects.
  • AIT has small classrooms and the international students value the one on one interaction and personalized attention that the faculty and campus offers.
  • AIT is located in the centre of Ireland where Athlone is one of the largest inland towns in the country with a population of 25,000 people and is 80 minutes journey time from the capital city, Dublin.

Why Study in Ireland

  • 2 Years Stay Back: 1 Year Masters / MBA and 2 years Post-study Work Visa. Bachelors degree provides at least 1 year stay back
  • Education Quality: Ireland’s education ranks in the Top 10 in the World
  • Safe & Friendly: One of the safest and the friendliest country in the world
  • 100% English-speaking Country: Ireland is an English speaking country. Remember – Northern Ireland is a part of the United Kingdom (UK) and Southern part of Ireland is known as the Republic of Ireland
  • Companies in Ireland: You name some of the topmost companies and most of them will have their European headquarters (HQs) in Ireland. Ireland has the best of the tech world: Google, HP, Apple, IBM, Intel, Microsoft, Amazon, SAP, Twitter, Infosys, TCS, and mostly all. So here’s a list of companies in Ireland (and see how many have their headquarters in Ireland)
  • Ireland is the largest exporter of software in the world and rates amongst the top five producers of pharmaceuticals and fine chemicals globally. The ever-increasing demands of this high technology economy have ensured that the higher education technological sector offers the highest and most advanced standards and opportunities available today. 75+ Biopharmaceutical companies are in Ireland. Ireland is the 7th largest exporter of medicinal and pharmaceutical products in the world in 2014
  • Tax Structure: The taxation in Ireland for companies is 12.5%. Thus, you will have access to some of the topmost companies’ EU HQs in a smaller country. Again, there are top Institutions in Ireland and since its 100% English speaking, even the Companies prefer to be in Ireland
  • Permanent Residency: Ireland offers a great opportunity to settle down in the country. If you have a job of over Euro 30000 annually!

So all in all, ONE year Masters + 2 Years Work Permit + Opportunity to Settle Down with access to work in 28 European countries!

For more detailed reasons and information about advantages of studying in Ireland, check out our Why Study in Ireland page

Entry Requirements to Study at AIT, Ireland

General entry requirements (exact requirements may vary from course to course)

Postgraduate Courses

At least 60% in Bachelors (we recommend 65%) or CGPA of 7.5 or higher (on a scale of 10). IELTS: 6.5 with no less than 6.0 in each module (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

Undergraduate Courses (after 12th)

85% or higher for most courses (IBDP: 36 predicted or higher). IELTS: 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in each module (or equivalent TOEFL or PTE score)

AIT MBA/Executive MBA program

Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of professional work experience after graduation. Which does not include summer placements, part-time or temporary work experience. GMAT score of 600 or higher (the average GMAT at AIT is 640). IELTS: 7.0 with no less than 6.5 in each module or TOEFL iBT: 100 (with min. score of 24 in writing, and min. 20 in reading, listening and speaking). All eligible applicants will be interviewed

Athlone Institute of Technology Ireland Scholarships

AIT offers a range of scholarships for Indian students. Scholarships are upto 100% of the tuition fee. We encourage students to apply for AIT scholarships as early as possible. For more information, you can always contact us, and we will help you right through the AIT scholarship application process at no cost

Several of AIT scholarships for Indian students:

JL Goor Scholarship: The scholarships are awarded from the IOM and JL Goor. The Scholarship will be awarded based on Academic Merit & Personal Achievement. The scholarship recipient shall receive a bursary of €1,000 for each of the remaining three years of study towards a polymer engineering degree, pending continued good academic standing.

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships: The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarships are open to students from outside the EU/EEA and provide an individual stipend of €10,000 and full fee waiver to 60 beneficiaries for one full year study on a Bachelor, Master or PhD programme.

Erasmus Mundus Scheme: An Erasmus Mundus Joint Master Degree (EMJMD), is a prestigious, integrated, international study programme, jointly delivered by an international consortium of higher education institutions. EMJMDs award EU-funded scholarships to the best student candidates applying under annual selection rounds. Study must take place in at least two of the programme countries. Part of the studies can also take place where there is a partner-country institution involved.An EMJMD is a study programme of 60, 90 or 120 ECTS. This means that it lasts from a minimum of 12 months, to a maximum of 24 months and is open for Master’s students.

Some of the above scholarships are applicable for Masters level applicants. For undergraduate applications applying to study at AIT after 12th, the third scholarship in the above list is applicable.

Athlone Institute of Technology (AIT) Deadline for Applications:

While there is no official deadline for applications, courses at Athlone Institute of Technology Ireland fill up very fast. Typically, applicants may wish to apply by October. In the previous year to when they hope to begin their course at AIT. Example: if you are planning on a September 2020 start, you should apply by September 2019 preferably.

Masters level courses at Athlone Institute of Technology Ireland especially computing or business related like Biomedical Engineering, Software Engineering, Data Science, Business Analytics, Networks and Communications etc are in demand and we suggest you apply at the earliest for these courses. The research programmes at Athlone Institute of Technology Ireland are also renowned.

AIT’s Business School recommends students to apply before September for the following year’s intake.