Why choose ATU Donegal?

Are you an International Student?

Our International students tell us the main reasons they choose ATU Donegal are: International Student

  • ATU Donegal’s academic excellence
  • English Speaking
  • Safe
  • Friendly
  • Small class sizes and helpful lecturers
  • Affordable tuition fees
  • Affordable cost of living and enough student housing available within walking distance of campus

We look forward to welcoming you.

Non-EU Students

Do not just take our word for it. Check out a video and some stories from past Non-EU students at ATU Donegal. 

Non-EU Student Video

This video was produced by Xiao Ze Xiao from China. She is in 2nd year Accounting at ATU Donegal. Her home university is Chengdu Neusoft University, one of ATU Donegal’s partner universities. 

Non-EU Student Stories

These stories are written by current Non-EU students at ATU Donegal. Check here to see what they have to say. 

Erasmus+ Students

ERASMUS+ is part of EU's new programme for boosting skills and employability through education, training, youth, and sport. ERASMUS+ contains a wide range of measures designed to support the European activities of higher education institutions and to promote the mobility and exchange of their teaching staff and students.

ATU Donegal has been an active participant in the Erasmus programme since its inception in 1987. This programme allows ATU Donegal students to study or train in another EU state. Students opting for a study visit spend a semester or full academic year at a partner institution in the EU. The time spent in the host institution is fully recognized by ATU Donegal through the use of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). ATU Donegal currently has over 40 partner higher education institutions in 16 countries.   

Students participating in the Erasmus+ programme not only gain invaluable academic and/or work training experience, but also have the opportunity to experience life in another country, develop language and intercultural skills, travel and broaden their horizons. 

The ATU Donegal International Student Office is responsible for co-ordinating the Erasmus programme. Incoming Erasmus student should check ATU Donegal’s Erasmus+ partner list and if your university is listed please contact your home university Erasmus Office or contact Peter at peter.dobson@atu.ie for more details. As classes are delivered through English, it is imperative that students have a B1 level according to the common European framework of reference for languages. Letterkenny Institute of Technology has signed over 40 bilateral agreements with partner Institutions throughout Europe. Please see Erasmus Charter here. For a list of our current Erasmus+ Partners, click here.

If you are an ATU Donegal student wishing to take part in Erasmus+ study or work please come and speak to us in the International Office at ATU Donegal or contact Peter at peter.dobson@atu.ie.

To understand how the academic year is assessed at ATU Donegal click here.

For further information on Erasmus+ please view the following websites: