Letterkenny Institute of Technology


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Letterkenny Institute of Technology


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Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is located in County Donegal, a tourist region in the North West of Ireland  that is one of the most beautiful in the country and well serviced with transport links.

LYIT is a lively and inspirational place that attracts a creative mix of 3,000 students both from the local area and from 31 different countries. This gives us a vibrant array of cultures and activities on campus and a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere where students and staff work closely together. The Institute has partnership agreements with over 60 universities all over the world and offers programs of study in various areas and levels, anging from undergraduate to masters and doctoral degrees.

The college’s two campuses are based in Letterkenny, the commercial hub of the county, and in Killybegs, a picturesque fishing town and Ireland’s premier seaport.

 These modern, integrated campuses encourage strong academic learning and career-focused practical experience. It has excellent facilities in all departments, such as a suite of graphic design studios, state-of-the-art nursing resources, special purpose laboratories, training kitchens and restaurants, and an on-campus business development centre, CoLab, to support spin-off enterprises. The multi-purpose centre, An Dánlann, houses are an excellent sport and recreational facilities in addition to the medical centre, counselling service, careers office and chaplaincies.

The institute is  deeply committed to the people in this region. Part of their mission is to help raise the economic prospects of the young people who study with them and by doing so, the prosperity of the wider communities into which they will graduate. That’s why every course they offer teaches the latest knowledge and skills that employers demand.

Notable alumni:

•             Nikki Hayes, DJ and radio presenter

•             Jerome Hughes, TV3 News reporter

•             Tarla MacGabhann, Irish architect

An IELTS qualification of 6.0 minimum.

Any applicant applying based on non EU awards/qualifications must apply directly to the International Office at LYIT.  In order to be considered for entry international applicants must present:

UNDERGRADUATE:

   A qualification that is recognised as being equivalent to a Level 5 Irish qualification.

At least grade H5 in two higher-level papers, together with Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects of the Leaving Certificate examination, to include Mathematics and Irish or English.

POSTGRADUATE:

Applicants must have attained a 2nd class honours or higher at honours degree level (Level 8)

Letterkenny has a good variety of inexpensive accommodation close to the 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.

Letterkenny Student Accommodation is a modern, stylish and affordable purpose built Section 50 complex consisting of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom Apartments and Townhouses, which have been designed and built specifically for Students attending the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

Approved by Letterkenny Institute of Technology the Apartments & Townhouses are located in the heart of Letterkenny and all are within 6-7 minutes’ walk to the Institute of Technology and are conveniently located within 5 minutes walking distance of shops, bars, clubs, cinema, doctor and dentist surgery's, chemists, bus station, etc.

•             Court Manor House Apartments:

A purpose build family run Student Accommodation approved by Letterkenny Institute of Technology. It is only a 2 minutes’ walk to Letterkenny Main Street and 7 minutes walk to the LYIT.

•             Pearse House Apartments

Approved by Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Pearse House Apartments offers bright, clean, warm spacious accommodation to cater for the needs of today's student living away from home for the academic year.

•             Duffys Lane Townhouse

Located in a quiet Cul de Sac Lane with local residents as neighbours and just a 2 minutes’ walk to Letterkenny's main street, and a 8-10 minute walk to the LYIT. These houses are ideal for any mature student going to attend the Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

Why do International students choose to study at LYIT?

•             LYIT is currently one of the largest third level institution’s anywhere in Ulster.

•             The range of study areas available at LYIT includes: Business Studies, Law & Humanities, Design & Creative Media, Civil Engineering & Construction, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering, Computing, Nursing & Health Studies, Science, Gastronomy & Culinary Arts, and Hospitality & Tourism.

•             Specialist courses such as Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Fire Safety Technology and Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Analytical and Forensic Science.

•             LYIT is a lively and inspirational place that attracts a creative mix of 3,000 students both from the local area and from 31 different countries.

•             LYIT has a vibrant array of cultures and activities on campus and a friendly, supportive and relaxed atmosphere where students and staff work closely together.

•             Its modern campuses encourage strong academic learning and career-focused practical experience.

•             The Institute has excellent facilities in all departments, such as a suite of graphic design studios, state-of-the-art nursing resources, special purpose laboratories, training kitchens and restaurant, and an on-campus business development centre, CoLab, to support spin-off enterprises.

•             Every course it offers teaches the latest knowledge and skills that employers demand.

•             The Institute is involved in many cross-border programmes and is currently fostering a strategic alliance with the University of Ulster.

•             Excellent Student Support Services on campus: counselling, careers services, welfare, learning support unit, medical and pastoral care.

•             In 2007, LYIT came second along with IT Tallaght to GMIT in The Sunday Times University Guide 2007.

 

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Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is one of the largest third level institution’s anywhere in Ulster.

•             The Institute is one of only two institutes in Ireland to offer degrees approved by the King's Inns.

•             The range of study areas available at LYIT includes: Business Studies, Law & Humanities, Design & Creative Media, Civil Engineering & Construction, Electronic & Mechanical Engineering, Computing, Nursing & Health Studies, Science, Gastronomy & Culinary Arts, and Hospitality & Tourism.

•             Specialist courses that may be found include Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Fire Safety Technology and Bachelor of Science (Hons) In Analytical and Forensic Science.

•             LYIT is a lively and inspirational place that attracts a creative mix of 3,000 students both from the local area and from 31 different countries.

•             The Institute has excellent facilities in all departments, such as a suite of graphic design studios, state-of-the-art nursing resources, special purpose laboratories, training kitchens and restaurant, and an on-campus business development centre, CoLab, to support spin-off enterprises. Its multi-purpose centre, An Dánlann, houses the Institute’s excellent sport and recreational facilities in addition to its medical centre, counselling service, careers office and chaplaincies.

•             LYIT is involved in many cross-border programmes and is currently fostering a strategic alliance with the University of Ulster.

•             Excellent Student Support Services on campus such as: 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.

•             In 2007, LYIT came second along with IT Tallaght to GMIT in The Sunday Times University Guide 2007.

•             Letterkenny also has the country's best record for providing third-level education to disadvantaged students.

 


Quick Facts


Institution TypePUBLIC

Founding Year1971

CampusURBAN

IntakeSeptember

Fees

Non EU undergraduate fee €9,000 : Non EU postgraduate fee €9,000

Cost of Living

Precisely how much you will need will vary depending on where you are studying in Ireland, on the type of accommodation you choose and, of course, on your own personal lifestyle. But, on average, we estimate that a student will spend between €7,000 and €12,000 per year.

Ranking of Universities

World Ranking                     :        5440

Country Rank                       :         20

Address

Letterkenny Institute of Technology, Port Road Letterkenny County Donegal F92 FC93 Ireland

University Website

http://www.lyit.ie