ATU’s Ukrainian Response

Atlantic Technological University deplores the invasion of Ukraine and the displacement of its people.  We will work to support displaced Ukrainian students to continue their studies while here in Ireland.   

ATU offers a variety of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at level 6-10 on this framework. You can review the full range of ATU courses HERE 

For full-time undergraduate programmes listed in the CAO handbook, the academic year begins in September.

For those whose application is based on second-level school-leaving exams and who are entering Higher Education for the first time, offers of places in the first year are usually issued after the results of the Irish leaving Certificate exam become available. We do not have a date for the first round of offers for 2023 yetIf all first-round offers are not taken up, additional offers may issue on subsequent rounds. 

In Ireland all programmes of education are mapped to the National Framework of Qualifications.  



Study can be undertaken in either full-time or part-time mode. The mode of delivery is related to the programme.  Normally, students studying on full-time undergraduate programmes are required to  attend on-campus lectures. We deliver part-time and postgraduate programmes both on campus and online.   

Recognition of foreign qualifications:

  1. NARIC guide – Ukrainian   

  1. NARIC guide – Russian   

  1. NARIC guide – English   


Temporary Protection

Ukrainians who fled Ukraine on or after the 24 February 2022 are entitled to Temporary Protection in Ireland.  Temporary protection provides the right stay in Ireland or another European Union country for at least a year.   While under Temporary Protection you can work, receive social welfare, healthcare, education, and training.  You can register under Temporary Protection and apply for Government supports, such as PPS number and social welfare payments, at the dedicated Ukraine Support Centres.


Applying to ATU

First Year

Ukrainians who are resident in Ireland (or elsewhere in the EU), who have completed their upper second level schooling,  and who wish to apply for a place in first year must apply via the CAO before May 1st.

Information on the minimum English Language requirement and on acceptable Ukrainian or other EU school-leaving exams can be found here

Advanced Entry

Ukrainians who have already completed one or more years of a Degree programme and who wish to continue their studies in a related discipline at ATU should apply directly to ATU.

The exemptions (if any) that apply and the point of entry permitted with depend on the degree to which you can demonstrate that you have already met the learning outcomes for the relevant ATU programmes.


Currently Resident Outside the EU

Anyone resident outside the EU or not covered by Temporary Protection must apply directly to ATU via the international office. International fees will apply.



General information on fees is available here. 

As of January 2023, we have no information regarding any fee regulations that are specific to Ukrainian applicants. In the absence of information to the contrary from the government, we assume that the normal regulations that apply to Irish and other EU applicants will also apply to Ukrainian applicants.

If new information on fees that is specific to Ukrainians comes to light it will be updated on ATU’s general fees page


Financial Supports

We have not been advised yet by Government what financial support will be available to Ukrainian students.


Other sources of information

The Irish Refugee Council provides information in the Ukrainian language

Visa information see: The Irish Government’s Department of Justice and The Ukrainian Embassy in Dublin

Visa requirements between Ukraine and Ireland have been lifted. This applies as an emergency measure to all Ukrainians travelling to Ireland. More information from the Department of Justice including frequently asked questions is available here: 

FAQs – for Ukraine Nationals and Residents of Ukraine - Immigration Service Delivery (

Other helpful information can be sourced on and Citizens Information