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Letterkenny Institute of Technology


LYIT Profile

Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is located in County Donegal, a tourist region in the North West of Ireland well served with transport links. The Institute’s two campuses are based in Letterkenny, the commercial hub of the County, and in Killybegs, a picturesque fishing town.

As LYIT is a relatively small institute, international students enjoy an excellent staff/student ratio on a friendly and supportive campus.  The campus has been extensively updated over the last 10 years, ensuring its teaching and learning facilities are state-of-the-art, with special purpose rooms, excellent equipment and the latest technology.

LYIT offers a safe yet exciting and motivational environment for students, which encourages strong academic learning and the development of great practical skills and experience that employers value. 

LYIT offers the opportunity to sample Ireland’s rich cultural heritage while studying in a friendly and supportive atmosphere on a 21st century campus setting.


Undergraduate and Postgraduate at LYIT

LYIT offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.


Research at LYIT    

LYIT has a number of Strategic Research Centres focused on areas such as marine biotechnology, wireless sensors, and electronics, production and innovation technology. Research opportunities also exist at customised Masters and PhD level. Support is also given to regional industry, business innovation and high potential start-ups through LYIT’s incubation centre.


Erasmus Programme at LYIT

The mission of LYIT is to continuously develop as an academic institution of international repute. In order to achieve this goal, the International Office at Letterkenny Institute of Technology has signed 50 bilateral agreements with other institutions in Europe.

Over 100 students are enrolled every year at LYIT and LYIT students take part in Erasmus mobility programmes (study and work placements) in partner Institutions in Europe.


Study Abroad at LYIT

LYIT has an on-going commitment to and currently supports Erasmus partnerships with almost 50 Higher Educational Institutes throughout Europe.  We have a small number of strategic preferred partnerships with Colleges in North America and Canada which we are continuing to develop.  In addition, plans are being developed to build on and engage with the Donegal and North West diaspora in the US.


Student Support Services at LYIT

Student support services include counselling, careers services, welfare, learning support unit, medical and pastoral care.

There is also an International Office on campus to provide International students with specific assistance and over 30 clubs and societies to help them avail of the many cultural, sporting and social opportunities.

Outside of the teaching space, students will find other useful facilities, including meeting spaces, performance areas, chill-out space, recreation rooms, and several restaurant areas, serving different types of food.

Other useful facilities include a bank branch with ATM, oratory, shop, vending, reprographics and postal facilities.  The on-campus sports facilities are excellent and comprise an all-weather, floodlit pitch, and a hall equipped for all sorts of sports.

There are also special access facilities for students with disabilities.


Accommodation at LYIT

Letterkenny has a good variety of inexpensive accommodation close to our campus, so you can enjoy the buzz of student life without breaking the bank. There is no on-campus or college-owned accommodation but finding pleasant and affordable student accommodation is not an issue in Letterkenny. There are apartments specifically built for the student market, as well as options for family stays, houses to rent on a shared basis, etc. The Students’ Union compiles and updates a list of accommodation each year.