Institute of Technology Blanchardstown (ITB)
|Living cost||USD 1,121 per month|
|Student population||Medium (1,001 to 10,000)|
Our campuses are state of the art facilities that have received multi-million Euro investments in buildings and services. As mentioned above, the student experience is at the heart of everything we do here and our campus is no exception. We have invested in facilities to help you to learn well, study well, eat well, feel well and be well.
Our international office with its friendly and helpful staff are dedicated to making your transition from your home country to ours as smooth as possible. From the moment your application arrives with us until we shake your hand at your graduation ceremony we will be here for you, providing the support and assistance you need to get the very best out of your time at IT Carlow.
Computing & Learning Resource Centre (LRC)
One of the main advantages of choosing Carlow over Ireland’s bigger cities of Dublin, Cork or Galway is the low cost of living. There are a variety of accommodation options in Carlow and all at very affordable prices. The estimated cost of living in Carlow is RM2000-RM2500 per month. Wherever you choose to live, it is likely to be within walking distance of the college itself and so you will not need to save any money for transport costs.
There are houses to rent in Carlow and you can check out what’s available and how much they cost. A three bed house costs between RM3700 and RM4600 per month, this price excludes bills for essential utilities such as electricity, heating, water etc. On the daft website you will also find rooms to rent in shared houses.
Many families in Carlow open their homes to students from at home and abroad. Local students call this type of accommodation ‘digs’ and often the family provide both breakfast and dinner which is included in the price. Utilities costs are also included in the price of your ‘digs’, which usually costs between RM450 and RM 550 per week. You make the payment directly to your host family. The advantage of this type of accommodation for international students is the opportunity to get to know Irish culture and experience Irish hospitality at its best.
Institute of Technology Carlow have two specialised student residences that we offer through our accommodation partners. If you choose this type of accommodation you will be surrounded by your fellow students both local and international. Our accommodation partners think of everything when it comes to making sure that you have all the facilities and comforts that you would find at home and with all the fun and advantages of living with your new friends and course mates.
The Hatch Apartments are in a central location, right by the riverside and with beautiful views of Carlow town, perfect for those of you who want to be close to the action and nightlife.
The Cois Abhainn Residences are right beside the college so couldn’t be more convenient for those of you who like to be close to the library and campus life even when lectures are over. Each apartment in Cois Abhainn includes two single rooms with access to a shared bathroom and one twin room with a bathroom for you and your roommate.
At both student residences a security deposit is paid when you move in and provided that no damage is done to the room during your stay the deposit will be returned to you when you leave. This type of deposit is known as a refundable deposit and may also be required if you chose to rent or to share a house.