How to Apply

We have now closed applications for International Students from Visa Required countries for the 2020/2021 Academic Year.  Applications will resume again in November 2020 for the 2021/2022 Academic year. 
If you do not require a visa to study in Ireland then please contact us directly at for further details about how to apply.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you require a visa to study Ireland then please click here for further information.
Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions in relation to the above.



  • When completing the application form the student/agent should indicate the applicant's chosen course of study at the Institute of Technology Carlow by indicating the appropriate code and full course title.
  • Non-First Year applications should also complete the application form, specifying the required year of entry and return to the above address accompanied by all certified transcripts.
  • The International Department of the Institute will handle all application requirements and correspondence with the Central Application Office (CAO) of Ireland on behalf of the student. The Central Application Office handles all first year entry to all recognised State Universities in Ireland.
  • Students who have satisfied the initial entrance requirements will be issued with a conditional letter of acceptance on the payment of their full first year fee. In the event of the applicant being refused an entry Visa for study purposes, the Institute will refund the fees paid in full on presentation of the official letter of refusal from the Department of Justice.
  • Applicants should be aware that the Institute of Technology Carlow, as with all recognised Universities in Ireland, only intakes once per year. The academic year begins in September of each year. Therefore when submitting an application please take into account the time required by the student to obtain a Visa and also to reach the necessary standard of English.
  • If you are experiencing difficulty using the online application form, pleasedownload and complete the attached application form