LYIT is recognised as one of the most forward-looking and progressive colleges in Ireland, where career-focused practical experience and strong academic learning go hand-in-hand in preparing our graduates for the workplace and laying the foundations for careers defined by success.
More than 4000 students from 31 countries have selected LYIT for our industry-focused courses located in Donegal – Coolest Place on the Planet by National Geographic 2017. We’re focused on supporting our students reach their goals – will you be the next to join us on this journey?
Hear from our International Ambassadors on what LYIT can offer HERE !
Read this beautiful piece about the surrounding environment of your future second home in Donegal.
CUA Alliance: Technological University Designation
The Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) is a strategic partnership between LYIT, GMIT and IT Sligo aimed at achieving Technological University status. The alliance will align developments in governance, mission, academic strategy, planning, research and corporate services in preparation for TU designation.
The CUA has reached a significant milestone of meeting the TU criteria and, in May 2021, formally submitted its application to become a TU. Following an international evaluation process, the CUA expects to begin operating as a multi-campus university in early 2022.
Read more details here: cualliance.ie/
LYIT Academic Calendar
Recommended Accommodation in Letterkenny:
Currently being updated.
Medical Insurance for all Non-EU studying in Ireland:
Non-EU students must provide details of their private medical insurance policy in advance of applying for study visa to Ireland. It is important that Non-EU students assess private medical insurance options available to them in their home country and options available in Ireland in advance of visa application. Non-EU students will be required to present a copy of their private medical insurance on registering with the local immigration office on arrival in Ireland. Click here for more information.
The International Office, Letterkenny Institute of Technology has prepared summary of some options for medical insurance providers in Ireland but it is the responsibility of international students to purchase their own policy in advance of arrival at LYIT.
PLEASE NOTE:- Proof of English
The Visa Section, Dept of Justice, now accepts IELTS online, TOEFL online and Duolingo Online English Tests as Proof of English on an exceptional basis for 2021 only (for entry visa only). Please upload any copies of Proof of English Certificates to your LYIT online application and notify firstname.lastname@example.org.
Important information for INDIAN STUDENTS:
Please be assured that the Irish Embassy is in ongoing contact with VFS and the Indian authorities throughout this time, and we intend to fully resume our visa operation as soon as safety concerns for members of the public have been abated.
Please visit www.vfsglobalirelandvisa.com/India/ for further updates
International Student Life in LYIT
Wish to know more about how your experience will be as an international student in LYIT? Click HERE to view videos and articles showcasing the campus, past events, why students chose LYIT, previous students’ experience and the Coolest Place on the Planet – Donegal, Ireland.
LYIT International Linktree: linktr.ee/LYITInternational
All relevant links in one!
LYIT is fully complying with Ireland’s COVID-19 Public Health Measures
You may read LYIT COVID-19 Student Support Information here: www.lyit.ie/Student-Hub/Covid-19-Student-Support-Information.
Please read the relevant information about the national COVID-19 public health measures on the websites below:
Approved COVID-19 Vaccines in Ireland:
- AstraZeneca (Vaxzevria)
- Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
- There is currently no information on whether international students need to be vaccinated before arrival in Ireland, nor information about when existing international students will be vaccinated.