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South East Technological University

LocationCarlow, Ireland
Famous For First Technological University in SE Ireland


South East Technological University (SETU) is the first technological university in the southeastern region of Ireland. SETU is among the newest universities in the country, established in May 2022 following the merger of Waterford Institute of Technology and Institute of Technology, Carlow (IT Carlow). The university operates in Carlow (Leinster Province) and Waterford (Munster Province).

South East Technological University is on the path to transforming lives through excellent learning, collaboration, and innovation by offering outstanding academic and research facilities.

South East Technological University aims to be a beacon for knowledge, partnerships and ideas by promoting a multicultural environment. SETU has inter-institutional agreements with more than 100 university partners across the globe where students can spend part of their study in. Every year before the academic session, the Office for International Relations conducts an Orientation Programme for all new International learners.

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Services for International Students

South East Technological University provides an applied knowledge programme in English for Professional Communication that aims to strengthen the grammar, vocabulary, and linguistic skills of students whose native language is not English. SETU also provides a comprehensive and caring service to help students flourish on their path to academic success.

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Located just two minutes walk from College Street Campus and about fifteen minutes walk from the Main Campus City Campus, SETU accommodation consists of 66 Single En-suite rooms designed to make students feel comfortable enough to continue their studies in a peaceful environment.

SETU has three rooms suitable for disabled access and incorporates an amalgamation of friendly and sociable living. The university believes in the complete security of students and promotes an ambience of independent living.

About Location

Carlow and Waterford are two of the most vibrant cities in Ireland with astonishing natural beauty. Carlow is located on the bank of River Barrow (the second longest in Ireland), while Waterford sits at the southern edge of River Suir. Carlow is 85km southwest of Dublin, and Waterford is 172km from the capital city.

Both towns are equipped with tourist destinations, libraries, and museums such as Brownshill Dolmen, Waterford City Library, Waterford Museum of Treasures, Reginald's Tower, Oak Park, etc.


  • Ann Phelan (Irish Politician)
  • Henry Shefflin (Irish Hurler)
  • Megan Campbell (Irish Footballer)
  • Darragh O'Brien (Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage of Ireland)

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