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Applying to IT Carlow

IT Carlow offers many student supports to assist the transition to third-level education. Here, you can you find out more about these supports – including academic and sports scholarships, bursaries, grants and other financial supports – and receive the best tips and advice on applying to IT Carlow.

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Accommodation

IT Carlow does not provide on-campus accommodation; however there is no shortage of accommodation available close to campus and a wide variety from which to choose. Our accommodation office offers advice and support on finding accommodation and any accommodation issues. For more information and a listing of accommodation providers, see the link below.

Wexford Campus is located in close proximity to large residential areas in Wexford town, as a result our students can access accommodation within walking distance of the campus. The most popular way to find accommodation is through accommodation websites. Accommodation may also be found through local auctioneers and in local newspapers. The following is a list of websites that you may find useful.

daft.ie/lettings »
collegecribs.ie »
grabagaff.com »

Accommodation
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Student Supports

IT Carlow offers a number of access programmes for students with disabilities through its Access Office and student support service.

The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE) aims to improve access to college for school-leavers with a disability or specific learning difficulty by allocating a number of third-level places to them on a reduced points basis.

The Carlow Access Programme is an admissions scheme through the CAO which offers reduced points places plus a financial scholarship to:

  • Applicants from socio-economically disadvantaged backgrounds
  • Applicants who are first generation learners, where there is a family tradition of early school leaving
  • Applicants who have parents (or in the case of mature students) who work in low paid unskilled work or are dependant on social welfare in the long term
  • Applicants who are lone parents or from lone-parent families
  • Applicants who are from an ethnic minority group
  • Applicants who are currently in care or who are care leavers

IT Carlow is now a participating member of the HEAR (Higher Education Access Route) Scheme, offering a number of reduced points course places to HEAR eligible applicants, who, as a result of socio-economic disadvantage, have experienced additional educational challenges in second-level education. For more information on applying to HEAR visit: www.accesscollege.ie

If you have any questions, please visit our Live Q&A session where you can chat to our Access Officer, Aisling McHugh.

Student Supports
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Scholarships

Sports Scholarships

IT Carlow awarded 109 gold and elite sports scholarships this year to students of exceptional sporting ability. For more information about our sports scholarships, including application and deadlines, click here:
Sports Scholarships
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Academic Scholarships

IT Carlow offers academic scholarships to first year students who have achieved the highest Leaving Certificate points on their chosen course. Further information is available here:
Academic Scholarships
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High Performance Entry Scheme

The IT Carlow High Performance Entry Scheme enables athletes and other high achievers, who are committed to their extra-curricular activities, to achieve their dual ambition of a high quality education and performance at the highest level within their field. It applies to students who are involved in sport, active citizenship, innovation/entrepreneurship and the creative arts. Further information is available here:
High Performance Entry Scheme
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1916 Bursary

The 1916 Bursary was established to ensure the student body entering, participating in and completing higher education reflects the diversity and social mix of Ireland’s population. It encourages participation and success in higher education by students from sections of society significantly underrepresented in the student body availing of higher education. For more information, please click:

1916 Bursary
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Fees & Grants

All students are required to pay the Student Contribution Charge of €3,000 for the academic year 2021/22, which can be paid by instalments. Some students are eligible for a SUSI grant (www.susi.ie) which covers/assists with the Student Contribution Charge.

Further information about fees and grants can be accessed by clicking the button below, or visit our Live Q&A session, or watch our pre-recorded SUSI Further and Higher Education Grants presentation.

Fees & Grants
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Admissions

If you have any questions in relation to applying to IT Carlow, you can speak to our admissions team who will be online during the Live Q&A session or contact us any time at admissions@itcarlow.ie

To view the 2020 Round 1 CAO points, please click on the link below:
Quick Guide 2021

Please check the CAO website www.cao.ie
Admission Support
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Work Placement

IT Carlow offers students in all courses the opportunity to experience the work world while studying. With ‘in-course’ work placement and ‘work based’ projects, students gain specific knowledge, skills and practical understanding in their area of interest. A work placement during college years is an excellent opportunity to gain organised and relevant work experience and so provide an excellent foundation to any career.

IT Carlow also provides an award winning careers service, opportunities to gain experience abroad through Erasmus placements and study options and exchange opportunities with research organisations for postgraduate learners.

For more information visit our Employability Guide:
Employability Guide

Erasmus

Are you an independent, motivated student, not afraid to take on a challenge?  If so, the Erasmus Programme is for you.  It provides students with an exciting opportunity for a period of study or work placement in Europe as part of your IT Carlow course.

Erasmus offers a very positive, diverse academic and work experience, while allowing students to make new friends from a variety of countries, providing a truly memorable and rewarding experience.

The academic, cultural, social and personal benefits of participating in an Erasmus study or work period are enormous.  Feedback from returned students show that studying/working in a European environment exceeded their expectations and was one of the best decisions they have made.

Want to find out more?  Pop into the Erasmus talk scheduled for 12noon. See the schedule for more details.

Live Talks Schedule »

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