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:

LYIT Academic Calendar

Recommended Accommodation in Letterkenny:

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 a 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 a 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.

Study and Protect
VHI International Students
Laya Healthcare

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

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.

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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.

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LYIT is fully complying with Ireland’s COVID-19 Public Health Measures
You may read LYIT COVID-19 Student Support Information here:

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)
  • Moderna
  • Pfizer/BioNTech (Comirnaty)
  • Janssen
  • 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.

Featured Programmes

Huge interest in TY Tourism and Hospitality training programme
5 May 2021

Over 350 Transition Year students sign up to new tourism and hospitality training programme ahead of summer season.

Delight as LYIT Lecturer secures book deal
23 Apr 2021

“Next Generation Wireless Terahertz Communications Networks”

Delight as LYIT awarded high rank in the Institute of Technology of the Year Awards 2021
30 Oct 2020

LYIT named as Runner-up in Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021

LYIT to open New Student Research Suite
29 Oct 2020

Delight as LYIT set to open new student research suite – the William C Campbell Research Suite

LYIT secures collaborative funding for three HCI projects
9 Oct 2020

LYIT delighted to receive funding for three significant collaborative projects under the HCI Pillar 3

Presidents meet face-to-face as preparations to become a TU step up
1 Sept 2020

Discussion on range of issues in preparation for academic year and TU submission

LYIT to receive over €830,000 for capital works and equipment
27 Aug 2020

Funding will allow LYIT to address small-scale capital investment and equipment needs

LYIT to commence work on new extension in 2021
18 Aug 2020

New library, computer laboratories, classrooms, lecture theatre, staff office space and dining facilities for LYIT

LYIT announced as successful applicant of the Capital Equipment Fund
10 Jun 2020

Successful application will enable the purchase of a high-resolution scanner

Dr Seán Duffy appointed Connacht-Ulster Alliance (CUA) Executive Project Lead
4 Jun 2020

Dr Duffy to lead project seeking a Technological University (TU) for the West and North West

International student in LYIT awarded "International Student of the Year 2020" by Union of Students in Ireland (USI)
27 May 2020

Edward Ng from Malaysia received the national award: “International Student of The Year” by USI as he stood out as a role model for other students.

22 May 2020

Celebrating the achievements of our Clubs and Societies

Sports Scholarships Awarded
28 Feb 2020

A total of 55 Sports Scholarships awarded at LYIT

LYIT to share in €10m capital grant scheme
10 Dec 2019

Ministers McHugh and Mitchell O’Connor announce €10m capital grant scheme for institutes of technology and TU Dublin

Minister McHugh announces €2.5 million investment to progress LYIT university status
19 Oct 2019

““We all want to see LYIT grow and expand into a university. And we all see the benefit in deeper ties across the border, including in education,” Minister McHugh said.

€1.8 million investment for School of Tourism
13 Aug 2019

Minister McHugh announces capital investment of €1.8 million for LYIT’s Killybegs campus

Why choose LYIT?
13 Jun 2019

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is a vibrant, dynamic and modern learning environment where you can pursue your academic and career ambitions with confidence.

Student Achievement Awards 2019
11 Apr 2019

An evening of glitz and glamour as over 230 students and staff gathered to celebrate LYIT’s Clubs and Societies