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Athlone Institute of Technology

Westmeath, Ireland
Campus setting Urban
Living cost ₹ 78,000 per month
Student population Medium (1,001 to 10,000)
International students 30%
Institution type Public

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About Athlone Institute of Technology

AIT is an award-winning higher education institution located in the heart of Ireland. More than 6,000 students are undertaking undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in Business, Humanities, Engineering and Science. More than 11% of the full-time student population come from overseas with 63 nationalities represented, reflecting the globalised nature of its campus. €100 million has been invested in its campus since 2000, ensuring that students experience a world-class education with cutting-edge facilities. AIT is the leader in the Institute of Technology sector in innovation, applied teaching and student welfare. AIT offers 55 undergraduate programmes at higher certificate (level 6), ordinary degree (level 7) and honours degree (level 8). 

The facilities showcase its all-reaching education, from international-level sports arenas to buildings dedicated to different areas of study, of which among those include hospitality, tourism and lesiure, nursing and health sciences, engineering and informatics, and various research hubs.

Campus information

AIT institute's infrastructure has constantly undergone much improvement since 2000, growing in specialist faculties such as Engineering and Informatics Building, Postgraduate Research Hub, Midlands Innovation and Research Centre, Nursing and Health Science Building, Hospitality, Tourism & Leisure Studies Building, as well as numerous other improvements and additions.

The facility now includes:

  • IAAF-standard 6-lane indoor athletics track with 1,500 spectator seats
  • Two court sports hall with 1,500 seats on international futsal and basketball courts
  • Elite squad gym
  • Performance laboratory
  • Aerobics studio
  • Fitness suite
  • Physical therapy suites
  • Canteen/cafe

The Institute's facilities also include playing pitches and a multipurpose centre which contains a basketball court, four badminton courts, two volleyball courts, indoor soccer, and a fully equipped fitness suite. There is even a FIFA 2 Star International standard soccer pitch and an Olympic-standard Mondo athletics track, as well as sand-based rugby and GAA pitches.

Students may also enjoy various other local facilities like the public Regional Sports Centre, located near the town centre, comprising of a 25m swimming pool, children's pool, sauna & steam room, jacuzzi, fitness gym, créche, café, FIFA standard astro-turf pitch and a sports hall. 

Athlone Institute of Technology is located in the centre of Ireland. Athlone has a population of 25,000 people and is approximately a 90 minute journey from the capital city, Dublin. 

Accommodation

Short-term Accommodation

  • Temporary accommodation may be found by contacting the International Office (also for assistance to base finding something more permanent. The International Office in association with the Students’ Union Accommodation Officer will assist you in finding suitable permanent accommodation for the duration of your stay. If you are booking bed & breakfast or hostel accommodation, please contact the accommodation provider in Athlone to inform them of your date and approximate time of arrival in Athlone.

Bed & Breakfast
All within a 10-minute walking distance of the institute.

  • Beech Tree B&B, Dublin Road, Athlone
    • Tel. + 353 (0)90 647 8653
  • Dun Mhuire B&B, Bonavalley,Dublin Road, Athlone
    • Tel. + 353 (0)90 647 5360
  • Burren Lodge, Dublin Road, Athlone
    • Tel. + 353 (0)90 647 5157
  • Shelmalier House B&B, Retreat Road, Athlone
    • Tel. + 353 (0)90 6472245

Long-term Accommodation
Houses

  • In most houses you will pay your electricity bill and heating costs yourself, unless your landlord/lady includes it in the rent. Four week written notice must be given by the student if he/she wishes to leave the house, likewise for the landlord/lady if they wish the student to leave. Houses are generally furnished and kitchens are normally fully equipped. However, bed linen is not provided.

Student Apartments

  • Heatherview Student Accommodation
    • Heatherview Court is five minutes’ walk from the AIT main campus. It is a stylish, modern development with every aspect of modern student living provided for. This development is highly secure with its own private individually coded security system. There is a night club near the entrance to the student apartments. 
  • Merrion Accommodation
    • Properties located in Wellmount Student Village: 3 & 4 Bedroom Apartments. 
  • Croí Oige – Student Accommodation
    • Croí Oige is located across the road from AIT's Main Campus and consists of 2, 3, 4 and 5 bedroom apartments adjacent to the college. It is a mix of Townhouse, Apartment and Duplex units with total accommodation of 191 beds. They comprise 127 single rooms (23 en-suite) and 64 twin rooms (10 en-suites). 
  • Glen Abhainn Village – Student Village
    • Glen Abhainn Village is a state of the art purpose built student village. The complex is located opposite Athlone Institute of Technology and a short distance from the town center. The Village has 99 purpose made apartments with shared kitchen/living areas designed for single or twin accommodation. Features include
  • M Buckley Student Accommodation
    • Located across the road from AIT's Main Campus. 
  • Wellmount- Student Accommodation
    • The accommodation is a mix of apartments, townhouses and duplexes. 
  • Rockbrook Court Student Accommodation
    • New 1 & 2 Bedroom Student apartments located across the road from AIT Main Campus 
  • Gate Lodge Student Accommodation 
    • Located across the road from AIT Main Campus 
  • Daly's Apartments
    • Conveniently located across from AIT's main campus
  • Brookview Apartments
    • Located beside the main campus of AIT. Apartments are located in a private gated community consisting of two separate double bedrooms, living room, kitchen and bathroom. 

Additional info

  • AIT is named the Institute of Technology of the Year 2018 (The Sunday Times, Good University Guide 2018)
  • AIT signed 230 partnerships and agreements with universities and research institutions around the world.
  • 93% of the AIT graduate class of 2016 were either employed, in training or in further study only 6 months after graduation.
  • 87% of AIT students say their academic experience is excellent.
  • AIT’s Irish Survey of Student Engagement (ISSE) rate is the highest in Ireland.
  • AIT sits in joint 4th position, tied with DCU in the national league table of innovation partnership projects.
  • AIT has an attractive modern campus, which has received an investment of more than €150 million since 2000.

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Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 2 Computer Science, IT 1 Creative Arts & Design 1 Engineering 1 Health and Medicine 1 Hotel Management & Hospitality 1 Humanities & Social Sciences 1 Law 1 MBA 1

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