Future Students FAQ


The health and safety of IT Carlow's Students and Staff is always most important when planning for the return to campus. Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science Simon Harris TD has published a plan for the safe return to on-site activity for the new academic year. This plan can be viewed here. As soon as IT Carlow has more specific news, this section will be updated accordingly.

International Student Protocol for Academic Year 2021/2022

For information on pre-departure, travelling to Ireland, managed arrival in Ireland and more, please see below.

Academic Calendar 2021/2022

For information on key dates for the upcoming 2021/2022 academic year, please see below

General FAQ

Q: What was it like on campus this past year due to the pandemic?
The health and safety of IT Carlow's Students and Staff is most important. There was a hybrid of on-campus activities with remote/online teaching. The exact proportion of on-campus versus online activities was determined by the public health advice at any given time. Notwithstanding this, we remained committed to providing active learning experiences on-campus, easy access to a broad range of learning materials, and student-focused activities/supports that were designed to further strengthen our sense of community and belonging in this new environment we found ourselves in.

Check out our Start Your Story at IT Carlow CAO Ambassadors videos for more information on life in IT Carlow.
Q: What is IT Carlow doing to manage the COVID-19 situation?
A group was established to respond to the ever changing COVID-19 situation and has met regularly to plan and to implement actions as per HSE and HPSC advice.

Institute of Technology Carlow has published its COVID-19 Response Plan. Click here to view this plan.