Mature Students Support Services

Getting to third level is enough of a challenge for most students. There's the difficulty of choosing where to go, what course to do and then the hard work involved in getting enough points to take your place. For some, though, these aren't the only challenges that third level poses.

For example you may be mature student with other important responsibilities that will impact on you going back to college. Perhaps financial or family circumstances have meant college has never really been an option before. How do you fit it all in? Can you afford it? 

Institute of Technology Carlow welcomes all applications from mature students. A special Mature Student Orientation Programme is organised prior to every new academic year, and all new mature students are invited to meet other mature students and support staff, get an introduction to practical supports and assistance they may need for third level study, and get to know their way around. Mature Students are welcome to apply for the Student Assistance Fund and avail of the supports offered through Student Services.

Whatever your educational requirement, we encourage you to contact us if you are interested in studying with us.

Information on Mature Student Entry Procedures