Atlantic Technological University (ATU) Donegal fosters one of the most progressive learning environments in Ireland.

Our reach is both local and international; attracting a diverse student body of more than 4,000 students from Ireland and 31 countries across the globe. They choose ATU Donegal because of our unique ethos that harnesses academic excellence with career-focused practical experience. It’s an approach that positions our students for future success in line with their aspirations.

We also foster close relationships with the wider local community. Our engagement and partnerships with indigenous and international businesses leaders strengthens our student’s prospects in tandem with the prosperity of the region’s economy.

Our modern integrated campuses in Letterkenny and Killybegs aren’t just gateways to a bright future, but to one of the most breathtaking corners of the world – with Donegal named National Geographic’s ‘Coolest Place on the Planet 2017’.

There’s just so much to discover. So take your time, and stay a while to explore our website and see why ATU Donegal is the place to be.

Hear from our International Ambassadors on what ATU Donegal can offer: HERE !

Read this beautiful piece about the surrounding environment of your future second home in Donegal.

ATU Donegal Academic Calendar

Recommended Accommodation in Letterkenny:

Medical Insurance for all Non-EU studying in Ireland:

Non-EU students must provide details of their private medical insurance policy in advance of applying for a study visa to Ireland. It is important that Non-EU students assess private medical insurance options available to them in their home country and options available in Ireland in advance of visa application. Non-EU students will be required to present a copy of their private medical insurance on registering with the local immigration office on arrival in Ireland. Click here for more information.

The International Office, ATU Donegal has prepared a summary of some options for medical insurance providers in Ireland but it is the responsibility of international students to purchase their own policy in advance of arrival at ATU Donegal.

Study and Protect
VHI International Students
Laya Healthcare

PLEASE NOTE:- Proof of English
The Visa Section, Dept of Justice, now accepts IELTS online, TOEFL online and Duolingo Online English Tests as Proof of English (for entry visa only). Please upload any copies of Proof of English Certificates to your ATU Donegal online application and notify

Important information for INDIAN STUDENTS:
Please be assured that the Irish Embassy is in ongoing contact with VFS and the Indian authorities throughout this time, and we intend to fully resume our visa operation as soon as safety concerns for members of the public have been abated.

Please visit for further updates

International Student Life in ATU Donegal
Wish to know more about how your experience will be as an international student in ATU Donegal? Click HERE to view videos and articles showcasing the campus, past events, why students chose ATU Donegal previous students’ experience, and the Coolest Place on the Planet – Donegal, Ireland.

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Donegal post-primary pupils get a career jumpstart at ATU on International Mentoring Day
25 Jan 2024

To mark International Mentoring Day on 17 January 2024, ATU hosted their Mentoring for Access event with Post Primary schools senior cycle pupils and their teachers from across Donegal.