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Colleges offerings programs in English.
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Bachelor's programs offered in English.
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Master's programs offered in English.

Top Universities in Athlone for International Students

These have been vetted by Beyond the States to be the best universities in Athlone for international students. They are guaranteed to offer English-taught programs without any foreign language requirements.

Why should I study here?

Athlone is located in County Westmeath in the heart of Ireland. Situated on the River Shannon, this beautiful town is rich in history and culture, as well as having all the modern amenities. There is something for everyone to enjoy in Athlone. Touring the castle, enjoying water sports, fine dining, and shopping can all be found here. You could spend your entire holiday in just this town. 

For modern adventure, Athlone has many fine places to visit. There are water activities along the River Shannon, beautiful parks and recreation areas, and the town is home to some of the most wonderful festivals in Ireland. Shopping malls, Irish craft centers, and fine dining can be found throughout the city. The nightlife is exciting and bountiful. When you visit Athlone, you will find luxury resorts or family-owned accommodations. The people are friendly and welcoming, and the area can only be described as beautiful. 

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Beyond the States provides access to 11,400+ European bachelor's and master's programs across 870 universities, 550 cities, and 212 areas of study, plus all the resources you need to get there. No sponsorships. No bias.
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English-taught bachelor's programs in our database.
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English-taught master's programs in our database.
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Beautiful European cities to choose from.
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Top-tier universities accepting international students.
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Typical savings against a private university in the US.
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Typical savings against in-state tuition in the US.
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