In this section, you will find information about fees & grants for students wishing to study full-time on campus, part-time, online and for international students. Useful links to further information on grants, scholarships, withdrawal/deferrals and tax relief options.

Undergraduate Full time Students 

  • Student Contribution Fee – the student contribution fee is €3000 per academic year. On registration, students have the option to pay in two installments.
  • Tuition Fee – the Department of Education pays tuition fees for all full-time students who are citizens of a Member State of the EU and who meet the residency requirements. Most full-time undergraduate students will be covered by the Free Fees Initiative scheme for their tuition fee.

However, students undertaking a second undergraduate programme, non-EU students, students studying by ACCS mode and students taking a year of a programme for a second time (i.e. repeating a year/level) may be liable for tuition fees in addition to the €3000 student contribution fee of;

Programme  Level   Annual EU Tuition Fee Rate
Higher Certificate (Level 6) €250
Ordinary Degree (Level 7) €250
Honours Degree (Level 8) €819
Honours Degree – Engineering (Level 8) €1,450

For more information on Fees and Grants, please refer to our Student Fee Collection Procedure.
Undergraduate Students from Northern Ireland & Great Britain

Students from Northern Ireland or Great Britain do not have to pay tuition fees to study in the Republic of Ireland. They pay the €3000 student contribution fee. A Student Contribution Loan can be secured to cover this cost in the UK through the Student Loans Company.

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Part-time/ACCS/Repeat Students

The relevant full-time fee is adjusted pro-rata and students are charged on a per-credit basis. The Registration fee is also calculated pro rata on a per credit basis.

Repeat Attending students – If you intend to repeat attend one or more subjects, you will need to:

  • Contact your Head of Department to obtain permission to repeat attend.
  • Fill in the Repeat Attend Form, Repeat Registration Form.
  • Call in to the Admissions Office with your repeat registration form to register. Fees are payable by 30th September.

Online Students

Understanding fees and funding options is a key part in the decision-making process, when choosing to return or progress to an online programme. Payments options include Payment per Semester, in-full or by instalment. Fees must be paid in full prior to the course commencing each Semester.

Options include:

  • Self-funding – students opt to pay fees directly to IT Sligo. Once accepted onto a course, a deposit of €250 is required to secure the place.
  • Employer part/fully-funded – an Employer may assist in partly or fully funding the programme.
  • Springboard funded – a government funded programme providing fully or partially funded places on 1-year part-time programmes. Springboard funded programmes are announced annually.
  • Skillnet-funded – many online programmes may be eligible for funding through the wide range of Skillnet groups throughout the country. Please see Skillnet Ireland website for further details.

For specific fees for each online programme, please visit the programme website page.

International Students

Students from all over the world are attracted to IT Sligo, not just for the traditional Irish welcome but also for the rich culture, beautiful location and vibrant and modern campus. International students make up 8% of the student population from 36 nationalities.

Full-Time Tuition Fees for new IT Sligo non-EU students from 2020/21 are as follows:

  • Foundation / Undergraduate: €10,500
  • Postgraduate: €11,500

The International Office co-ordinates admissions and supports for visiting students. Our aim is to give our Irish students an international experience, while giving our visiting students a quality Irish educational life.

Contact the International office

Tax Relief on Fees

If you do not qualify for free fees you may be entitled to tax relief. Information may be obtained from Revenue. The tax relief applies to both undergraduate and postgraduate course fees.


Third Level Student Grants

Students can make a grant application online to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Student grants are divided into maintenance grants, fee grants and the postgraduate contributions. SUSI opens their online application in April and it closes in November.

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Important notice to all students

If you are considering deferring your place or withdrawing from your course it is most important that you contact the Admissions Office to notify the Institute that you are deferring or withdrawing. Failure to do this can affect your refund of fees paid and may also result in you being liable for tuition fees if you resume your studies at a later date. Please note that it is not enough to verbally notify a Lecturer or Head of Department that you are leaving, please contact the Admissions Office and fill in the relevant form, Withdrawal Form or Deferral Procedure.

The key dates for deferring or withdrawing are:

  • 31 October: If you defer or withdraw before this date you will receive a refund of all of your fees paid and there will be no implications for fee liability for future studies.
  • 31 January: If you defer or withdraw after the 31 October but before the 31 January you will receive a 50% refund of fees paid. It may mean that you will have a liability for 50% tuition fees when you continue your studies at a later stage.
  • 1 February: If you defer or withdraw after the 31 January you will not receive any refund of fees paid. It will also mean that you are liable for full fees if you continue your studies at a later stage (for the length of time you were in college the first time).

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