Galway Mayo Institute of Technology

Programs available:

  • Autumn or Spring semester
  • Academic year

3.0 minimum GPA required

Inspire Learning Fee includes tuition, housing, (3) excursions, Irish mobile phone rental, optional full time 8 week internship* and more.

Courses are available from:

  • Certificate in International Foundation Studies (One year)
  • Undergraduate courses
  • Postgraduate (Masters and/or PhD) courses

1-day orientation on campus

Transcripts issued by GMIT

* Supplement of $150/week for accommodation ($1200 for 8 weeks)

About GMIT

Institutes of Technology operate a unique system in that they allow students to progress from two years (associate degree programs) through the primary degree to Masters and PhD. These institutes provide a broad range of programs in Science, Engineering and Design, Business and Social Sciences from undergraduate to postgraduate level.

The institutions’ traditional courses were National Certificate and National Diploma type courses particularly in business, engineering and science, this was very much the founding principle. During the late 1970s degrees at Bachelor’s level were introduced, later Master’s and Doctoral levels were also allowed. In recent years there has been a rapid expansion in apprenticeship and nursing type courses.

The institutions were run as Vocational Education Acts from 1970 until 1992 as special subcommittees of the Vocational Education Committees, and placed on an independent basis thereafter by the Regional Technical Colleges Acts in 1993. In the late 1990s, all of the institutions were upgraded to Institute of Technology status. This was in recognition of the high standards, including university-level research, which takes place at them. Additionally, institutions have been given delegated authority to confer their own awards in some cases up to Doctoral level. The Regional Technical Colleges Acts still apply to all the institutions, with Dublin Institute of Technology set up under previous legislation and been quite distinct.

About Galway

Galway, (in Irish `Gaillimh’), originally formed from a small fishing village located in the area near the Spanish Arch called `The Claddagh’ where the River Corrib meets Galway Bay. Galway later became a walled town in the year 1232 after the territory was captured by the Anglo Normans lead by Richard De Burgo. The town walls, some sections of which can be seen today near the Spanish Arch, were constructed circa 1270. A charter was granted in 1396 by Richard II which transferred governing powers to 14 merchant families, known locally as the 14 tribes of Galway.

Today Galway City is a thriving, bohemian, cultural city on the western coast of Ireland. Along with being a popular seaside destination with beautiful beaches and long winding promenade, it also has a buzzing cosmopolitan city centre. The city is a joy to explore with its labyrinthine cobbled streets, colourful shop facades and busy café/bar culture. The city is also well known for its many festivals throughout the year with huge crowds gathering for the annual Galway Arts Festival, Races and numerous other events. Old Ireland is present too with turf fires and traditional music featuring in many pubs and restaurants.

Galway is located in Western Ireland and is easily accessible by car, train and bus. Can’t miss elements of Galway city include a visit to McCambridge’s Food Emporium, shopping along Galway’s charming pedestrian streets and stepping back in time by visiting the Spanish Arch.

A Practical Guide to Ireland

As all applications are reviewed by GMIT, students are encouraged to apply early.

Spring start Jun-2017
Autumn start Jun-2018

Language Requirements




Fees & Dates

*Includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner Monday-Friday

Academic year
Shared off-campus accommodation $19,600