Direct Application Initiative targeting students from Northern Ireland at IT Sligo

The Institute of Technology in Sligo has announced additional places for students from Northern Ireland applying for entry in 2012. A new initiative under which students can apply directly to the Institute opens opportunities on a number of its degree programmes for students undertaking Applied A Levels and BTEC qualifications, as well as Academic A Levels.

The institute offers over 70 undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a range of disciplines across science, engineering, business and social sciences.

Speaking about the initiative, President of IT Sligo and Derry native, Professor Terri Scott, said that the number of students at the Institute from Northern Ireland has grown over the past number of years.  “Career advisors, parents and students in Northern Ireland are getting more and more aware now of the wide range of options available to them and they’re discerning about the choices they’re making. The Department and Employment and Learning have recently confirmed that registration fees for students studying in the Republic will be covered by the Department up until 2013.”

She continued: “All qualifications offered at the institute are recognised on the National Framework for Qualifications and our courses are also compliant with Bologna accord opening opportunities for students to transfer credits internationally.   In addition the Institute offers international exchange with the United States and up to 100 Erasmus internships annually”.

More than 15 Business, Science and Engineering Degree programmes are included in the pilot scheme. Full details of the programmes, including the application form and minimum entry requirements are available on www.itsligo.ie . The closing date for applications is September 3rd

IT Sligo is just one hour from Enniskillen and approximately two hours from Derry.

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