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South East Technological University

South East Technological University

South East Technological University


Welcome to SETU, a modern European university located at the heart of one of the world's most dynamic, resilient, and flexible economies. Ireland has emerged as a global powerhouse, constantly adapting to meet future demands. At SETU, we embody this progressive mindset. Your journey towards a promising future starts right here in one of the most welcoming countries.

Our university is equipped with state-of-the-art research facilities and enjoys direct connections to leading companies worldwide. We are committed to empowering you to achieve your goals and transform your aspirations into reality. Our campuses are vibrant and manageable, offering a friendly environment enriched with multicultural experiences. Here, every student receives the support needed to excel academically and blossom personally.

Immerse yourself in a multitude of cultures, communities, and countries through our diverse array of study-abroad opportunities and strategic partnerships. At SETU, we firmly believe in broadening horizons and embracing new experiences.

As a globally engaged institution, we address worldwide challenges through our teaching, learning, scholarly pursuits, and research. Our commitment to sustainability as a fundamental value drives us to work towards a better future for our planet and communities.

At SETU, we understand the pivotal role that quality higher education plays in shaping your future studies and career prospects. Come join us on this exhilarating journey as we pave the way for your success.

SETU - Making Your Future Now

Campus Features

SETU offers the largest Indoor and outdoor sporting infrastructure across all universities on the island of Ireland, totaling 200,000 square meters of sporting space across the Carlow and Waterford campuses.

Waterford Campus

The University footprint in Waterford has developed an attractive modern university campus environment for staff and students across all its campuses. SETU's Waterford campuses have a multi-campus structure with five sites clustered within a three-kilometer radius around the city of Waterford:

  • Cork Road Campus

  • Applied Technology Campus (in the IDA industrial estate off Paddy Browne's Road)

  • College Street Campus

  • West Campus - home to ArcLabs, the SETU Arena, Carriganore House, and the Walton Institute

  • Granary Campus - home to Architecture programs

Cork Road Campus

The Cork Road Campus is approximately 3km outside the city. Following the purchase of the land in 1969, an 11,000m2 building was constructed which was supplemented by a further 7,000m2 in 1977 to meet the growing needs of the University.

The start of the rapid expansion and development of the facilities at the Cork Road campus began in 1999 with the construction of the library building, followed in 2003 with the opening of the Walton Information Technology building, which was referred to in the Irish Times as one of the best in Ireland, the Bianconi Nursing building which opened in 2005 and more recently the Tourism & Leisure building which was completed in 2008.

The recent purchase of the former Waterford Crystal site just beside the campus on Cork Road is an exciting opportunity to further grow the campus and connect with the local community and enterprise.

    Scholarships and Funding

    To be considered for Entry Awards and Scholarships at SETU, students must first receive an offer (or conditional offer) to study in an eligible course.

    Once you have received an offer for an eligible SETU program, you will automatically be considered for any available Entry Awards. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to apply for available scholarships.

    It's important to note that the entry awards and scholarships administered by SETU Global are specifically for students who will be charged non-EU fee rates. If you are assessed and charged EU fees, you are not eligible for the scholarships advertised through SETU Global. If you have any queries regarding this, please feel free to contact SETU Global.


    • Carlow

      Kilkenny Rd, Carlow, Ireland, R93 V960, Carlow

    • Waterford

      South East Technological University Cork Rd, Waterford, X91 K0EK, Waterford