Dundalk Institute of Technology


Dundalk Institute of Technology

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Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) formerly Regional Technical College is a 90-acre  campus situated in Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland, halfway between Dublin and Belfast (each approximately 80 kilometres away).

DKIT was founded in 1970 and is amongst the leading Institutes of Technology in Ireland through its high quality teaching and innovative research programmes. Set in a state of the art campus, DKIT is a Government funded Institute of Technology with almost 5,000 students.

It's mission is to provide the community with quality third level education and services, relevant to the economic social and cultural development of the region in the national and international context. It aims to promote personal responsibility among all its students and enhance the professionalism of all its members in a supportive, inclusive and productive environment.

 The Institute’s reputation has been solidly built by providing quality educational opportunities in a broad range of disciplines from undergraduate degree to PhD level.

The college has four Schools, and each School has several Departments offering a wide range of courses. The Institute offers programmes in areas that it has traditional strengths such as Engineering, Science, Technology and Business, it has also diversified into Humanities, Arts, Music, Social Studies and Health. The School of Health and Science .

Entry to undergraduate programmes requires a proficiency in English at 6.0 on the IELTS scale or equivalent.

Entry to postgraduate programmes requires a proficiency in English at 6.5 on the IELTS scale or equivalent


 * High School Graduate

 * Students who finished the 1st and 2nd year study in the high school and pass the graduation exam * Technical school graduates


 4-year degree graduates

Applicants must have a recognised honours degree (2:2 or higher)

International students are encouraged to stay at Halls of Residence in the first year of their studies here. Staying at halls of residence is more convenient in your first year then looking for accommodation. Apartments are furnished, and the standard of accommodation is generally consistent. It is a good way to meet other new students.

 International students can choose from 3 halls of residence;

 1 . Directly on campus - Student Village

 2 .  A short walk off-campus Setanta Apartments – shared bedroom basis,

 3.  Mourne View Hall (individual bedrooms), 10 minute walk from Campus

 The halls of residence are privately owned and managed, and are independent of DkIT.

 However,  DkIT International Office can help with enquiries to hall-of-residence management.

Off-Campus Accommodation

Accommodation is also available in private houses close to DkIT. International students are strongly advised to only select rented houses fitted with a house alarm. Where requested, the staff of the International Office can provide a listing of privately-owned properties. There are some options available for International students to live with families for Homestay.

In addition to those mentioned above there are other types of accommodation available to students off-campus, such as:

1.            Rented

2.            Digs: This involves living with a host family.

3.            Self-Catering Accommodation which involves sharing a house, flat or apartment with other tenants.

  • DkIT has earned a reputation as the leading higher education provider in the North East of Ireland.

  • The DkIT campus is one of the finest in Ireland.The campus is a 90-acre site, situated in Dundalk, County Louth and positioned halfway between the two largest cities on the island of Ireland, Belfast and Dublin (each approximately 80 kilometres away).

  • At DkIT students are offered the opportunity to build their qualifications over time, from Higher Certificate through to Degree, Masters and Doctorate Level.

  • The College is committed to ensuring that students are afforded the opportunity to develop their full potential in a professional and supportive environment.

  • The college has four Schools, and each School has several Departments offering a wide range of courses. One can also study part-time at the Lifelong Learning Centre.

  • DkIT has a rich multicultural environment, with students registered from all over the world; Germany, France, Spain, Portugal and Finland, Denmark, Norway, Bulgaria, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Poland, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Nepal, Oman and the US.

  • The International Office at DkIT provides information and assistance to international students in the areas of accommodation, welfare, academic and social life.

  • Moreover, the International Office at DkIT provides information and support to international applicants prior to their arrival, as well as induction events for international students registered with the Institute.

  • The International Office at DkIT also provides information for prospective international students and assistance with visa applications.

  • The personal support offered in Dundalk Institute of Technology is second to none.

  • Whether one needs help settling in, guidance on achieving one’s potential, a reference for a job or just a friendly listening ear, there is always someone for he/she to talk to in DkIT.


 The Institute makes international scholarships and discounts available in recognition of the ability of students from different countries to pay, and to reward academic achievement. Scholarships are related to respective country’s GDP per Capita (as per IMF 2014 statistics) and in recognition of the student’s level of academic achievement.


Scholarships are in the form of free student accommodation and will be available for students who enter Year 1 of programmes open to International Students in the schools of Engineering, Science and Nursing and, Computing.


€1000 tuition fees discount per year of programme

Students scoring IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent) above may be considered for merit-based scholarship

  • Dundalk Institute of Technology is a 90 acre (360,000 m2) campus located in Dundalk, County Louth.

  • It is affiliated to the European University Association (EUA).

  • The campus is at a distance of half a mile from the main Dublin Belfast road and a 3 minutes drive from the M1 motorway to Dublin.

  • Dublin Airport is a 35 minute drive by car.

  • Dundalk is served by the mainline train route between Belfast and Dublin and Dundalk's Clarke Station is approximately a 20 minute walk from the campus.

  • The main Bus Eireann station in Dundalk is approximately a 15 minute walk from the campus.

  • In 2005, DkIT became one of the first urban locations to have an industrial standard wind turbine (850 kW) installed. It is the first large wind turbine in the world to be constructed on the campus of a third level institution.

  • The Library at DkIT provides learning and research support to 5,000+ students and staff with 400 study spaces, over 50,000 books and journals and access to a range of online databases.

  • The Sunday Times Higher Education analysis places the Institute as the top research income performer in the IoT sector.

  • DkIT offers various student services like counselling by experts, career and placement opportunities, health services, sports and co-curricular activities and many more.

Quick Facts

Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1970


IntakeSeptember and January


Fees range around 9,950 -12,000 Euro annually and depends on your course.

Cost of Living

Precisely how much you will need will vary depending on where you are studying in Ireland, on the type of accommodation you choose and, of course, on your own personal lifestyle. But, on average, we estimate that a student will spend between €7,000 and €12,000 per year.

Ranking of Universities

World Ranking                     :        3236

Country Rank                       :         15


Dublin Road, Dundalk, County Louth, Ireland

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