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

About ATU Donegal

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 breath-taking 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 and see why ATU Donegal is the place to be.

Why choose ATU Donegal?

ATU (Atlantic Technological University) Donegal is a vibrant, dynamic and modern learning environment where you can pursue your academic and career ambitions with confidence.

Whatever you’re studying, our reputation for academic excellence and our close relationships with employers ensures our graduates can always be confident about their future.

With 130 programmes across four schools of Business, Tourism, Engineering and Science, our courses are as diverse as our students (who come from down the road as well as from over 31 countries), and range from one to four years; combining academic theory with practical skills development.

In fact, we’re leading the way in college-collaboration with employers to ensure our courses are future-proofed to meet the evolving demands of the modern workplace.

ATU Donegal has developed extensive collaborations with leading industrial and academic partners both Nationally and across Europe. Such connections offer postgraduates the opportunity to build valuable professional relationships beyond graduation.

ATU Donegal is also a gateway to the highest level of education. 70% of our full-time students are grant recipients, with awards available from certificate level up to PhDs.

And on the subject of PhDs, did you know that over 40 percent of our lecturers have or are completing one? It’s just another reflection of our love for learning; a passion we inspire in all our students to help you get ahead and stay ahead.

Postgraduate Education at ATU Donegal

Taught Postgraduate programmes available.

ATU Donegal offers Taught Masters/Postgraduate Diplomas/Higher Diplomas programmes available to choose from. Please see a list of our programme offerings here

Postgraduate Research Opportunities:

ATU Donegal offers Postgraduate Research opportunities at Level 9 (Masters) in the disciplines of Business, Science, Computing and Engineering and Level 10 (PhD) in Computing and Level 10 (PhD) Science.

Postgraduate Research is carried out in partnership between the Faculty of Business, the Faculty of Science and Health the Faculty of Engineering and Technology and the Research and Innovation Office.

If you have an interest in undertaking postgraduate research degree at ATU Donegal, find out more here


Postgraduate Scholarships

Taught Masters/Postgraduate Diplomas/Higher Diplomas:

'Pushing Boundaries' is a scholarship initiative specifically aimed towards applicants interested in applying for Full-time Postgraduate Masters for the forthcoming academic year. For further information please click here .

Masters by Research :

This Full-Time scholarship provides a stipend of €15,000 p.a. with an additional budget for materials and travel and a waiver of tuition fees for up to 2 years.

How to Apply for Full-time Postgraduate Courses

Depending on what type of applicant you are, the application process will differ.

Click on the link which bests describes your application status:

Taught Masters/Postgraduate Diplomas/Higher Diplomas:

Research Masters & PhD:

Regardless, of whether you are a looking to apply for an accredited Diploma or a Masters, our staff are there to help with a range of practical advice.

If you cannot find the information required, relevant contact details are provided at the bottom of each course.

Our Collaborations with Industry

ATU Donegal has enjoyed a long and distinguished tradition of engagement with a range of external stakeholders including Employers and Industry, Professional Bodies, Government and Regulatory Bodies, Community and Voluntary Sectors, other education and training Providers, and Alumni.

Hear from our graduates and their success here

Additionally, we offer the opportunity to make the most of your transition from college to employment by offering impartial, confidential advice on your options when you leave ATU Donegal through our Careers Information Service:


Whilst Donegal is considerably affordable in comparison to bigger towns and cities to live and travel around, we do not have on-campus student accommodation. However, our Student Union provide a list of available accommodation in the area on a yearly basis .

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