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University Overview

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) is a third level institute of education and is based at five locations in the west of Ireland.

GMIT’s campuses are located in Galway City, Castlebar, Letterfrack and Mountbellew. GMIT won The Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year award in 2004, 2007 and 2015. GMIT also has a number of specialist research centres and two Innovation Hubs (in Galway and Mayo).

Fast Facts

  1. A college with teaching and research at its core
  2. A member of The World Technology Universities Network
  3. Five campuses. Over 100 courses
  4. In 1998, the Regional Technical College Galway (RTC), was legally designated an Institute of Technology and renamed the Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT)
  5. Situated on the west coast of Ireland, 2 hrs from the Capital City Dublin – International airports



€ 9,950


€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Why Study at Galway Mayo Institute of Technology?

  • Ireland allows two years of stay-back under the third level graduate scheme. After the successful completion of the studies, a student is permitted to stay 24 months in the country to seek employment.
  • To be eligible for this, a student must possess an Bachelor, Master or PhD degree award granted by a recognized Irish awarding body (Universities/Colleges). A student, during his/her stay-back period can also work for 40 hours/week.
  • Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the holidays. Holiday periods have been standardised – June to September inclusive and from 15 December to 15 January. Students with stamp 2A permission are not allowed to work.


Students’ Union

  • GMIT’s Students’ Union is a democratic organisation run by students for students. It is the student’s voice within the Institute and assists students in areas such as grants, timetables, exams, lectures, personal issues, etc. It is also responsible for managing extra-curricular activities that enhance the student experience (such as clubs & societies, entertainment, and educational welfare campaigns), as well as handling all queries about student accommodation.


Clubs and Societies


  • GMIT Clubs: Our sports clubs are united under the #GMITFalcons sports identity. Sports clubs are a great way to meet like-minded people while getting involved in physical activity at your desired level. We have dedicated Sports Officers and a GAA Officer to support club activities across our five campuses.
  • GMIT Societies: Our Societies are run voluntarily by students, for students. With a host of academic, cultural and hobby based societies, there will be something to suit you.




  • GMIT has partnered with Volunteer Galway to link up students with volunteering opportunities in their community.

Volunteer experience:

  • Looks great on a CV
  • Reduces stress and boosts your self-esteem
  • Makes a huge difference to the community/person you are working with
  • Is a great way to meet new people
  • Can help you gain new skills

Go on … make the world a better place today!

Private Rented Accommodation:

  • The GMIT Students Union has a checklist of recommendations surrounding your accommodation choices in Galway and Mayo.
  • At the beginning of each academic year an online accommodation listings service is provided by GMIT Students Union on their website.
  • It provides a list of the different types of accommodation (houses, flats, full and partial board) available near the Galway, Mayo, Letterfrack and Mountbellew campuses.
  • Guidelines on rental arrangements are published in the Students’ Guide and Welfare Booklet issued by GMIT Students’ Union.
  • Information on Tenant Rights is also available online on the GMIT Students Union website.

Student Villages

  • A number of purpose-built student villages are located near GMIT Galway and Mayo campuses.
  • These student villages are owned and run by private operators. 

Work placements are a big part of our students academic experience. At GMIT Career Office, we help facilitate the link between the GMIT work placement co-ordinators and industry

Additional Support

Student Support Services

Scholarships Available

  • Scholarships are available for Non-EU students, as a bursary to the value of up to 30% of non-EU fees.
  • Scholarships giving up to 30% discount available to Non-EU students
  • If you are a Non-EU student thinking of applying to study in GMIT then you may qualify for a GMIT scholarship in recognition of your English language attainment, your country of origin, or both.  These bursaries are reviewed annually.

Scholarships for International Students

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Galway Mayo Institute of Technology
Programmes Overview

Undergraduate degrees

  • Higher Certificate
  • Level 7: Bachelor Degree
  • Level 8: Honours Bachelor Degree, Higher Diploma

1-Year Masters’ degrees

  • PG-taught courses
  • PG-research (2year)

How to apply

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Available Courses

Application Deadline

Please Note.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2021 intake:

The deadline for application for most courses is 31 st July, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2021 intake:

The deadline for application for most courses is 31 st July, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.

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Student Life

For a full list of our Clubs and Societies, check out the Clubs and Societies page of the GMIT Students Union website.

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GMIT Letterfrack Campus Tour

A quick 60 second tour of GMIT Letterfrack with second year student Niall Bermingham. GMIT Letterfrack is Ireland's National Centre of Excellence for Furniture Design and Wood Technology.

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