Access and Participation Office

Please see below some information about the schemes and supports we provide for students.
Access Scholarship Scheme

ATU offers twelve Access Scholarships every year. Each scholarship is worth €5,000. The scholarships are awarded to students from socio-economically or other disadvantaged backgrounds, from secondary schools in Galway, Mayo, Roscommon, Sligo, Limerick, Clare and Leitrim.

Access Scholarships are provided in increments over the duration of your course.

Students may also be considered for a CAO points reduction of up to 50 points (“Special Entry” scheme).

Read more on our Scholarships page.

HEAR and DARE Schemes

ATU is a member of the Higher Education Access Route (HEAR) and The Disability Access Route to Education (DARE).

Click HERE for information about ATU and the HEAR Scheme.

Click HERE for information about ATU and the DARE Scheme.

Supports and Services for Members of the Traveller Community, or other Ethnic Minority Groups

Members of the Traveller Community or other Ethnic Minorities or their support workers/resource teachers should contact the Access Office for information.

Our contact details are below.

Supports for Mature Students

Coming to college as a Mature Student can be a daunting experience, but we are here to help.  

Find out more about how to apply, and the supports available to you as a Mature Student on our Mature Students page.

Further Information


Tel: +353 (0) 91 742392