From high-quality education to a fun, friendly learning environment with strong career prospects. There are so many reasons to choose Donegal as your destination for study.
Our higher and further education providers work closely with industry partners to innovate in course content. So, the programmes they run adapt and evolve to give students the education they need for the real world. This boosts student confidence, encompasses relevant and up-to-date skills training, and enhances their employability
Students – and parents! – can make huge savings by choosing to study in Donegal. The average cost of renting an apartment is much more affordable than many parts of Ireland, for example it is over 60% lower than in Dublin, from GeoDirectory figures.
Donegal people have a well-deserved reputation for being friendly, welcoming and hospitable. Our low crime rates and high safety rates (NUMBEO) make Donegal a great choice. Plus there’s lots to do! Choose from sea and adventure sports like surfing and canoeing to hiking and mountain climbing. Or simply join the local GAA, soccer or athletics club.
Students come to Donegal from around 30 different countries including over 15 non-EU countries across Asia, USA and Africa. ATU Donegal participates in the Erasmus student exchange programme. In addition, the college has links in China with ChengDu Neusoft University and Chongqing University. In the US, ATU Donegal has partnerships with Lasell University and Worcester State University.
Get out and explore this wild and wonderful county, which truly represents the best Ireland has to offer. Miles of golden beaches on the longest county coastline in Ireland. Stunning spots like Sliabh Liag sea cliffs and historic An Grianán of Aileach...majestic mountains like Errigal and Muckish. Plus a vibrant music and arts scene, and a growing foodie culture to enjoy.
Our growing tech sector embraces top FDI firms like TCS and Optum, MedTech companies like Abbott and Randox. SITA- the world's leading specialist in air transport communications and IT solutions – has a base here. And we’ve an expanding range of home-grown tech businesses like award winners Accountant Online and Cloud Ranger.