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Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) fosters one of the most progressive learning environments in Ireland. Our reach is both local and international; attracting a diverse student body of more than 4,500 students from Ireland and 31 countries across the globe. They choose LYIT because of our unique ethos that harnesses academic excellence with career-focused practical experience. It’s an approach that positions our students for future success in line with their aspirations.
We also foster close relationships with the wider local community. Our engagement and partnerships with indigenous and international businesses leaders strengthens our student’s prospects in tandem with the prosperity of the region’s economy.
Our modern integrated campuses in Letterkenny and Kill begs aren’t just gateways to a bright future, but to one of the most breathtaking corners of the world.
Choice of Courses
We are proud of the variety and quality of our courses. Exciting and innovative, they cover disciplines such as engineering, science, computing, nursing, health and social studies, design, business, tourism, culinary arts, law and humanities.
Gateway to the Top
Many of our students sign up initially for a three-year course, leading to a bachelor degree (Level 7). The majority of students who complete a Level 7 degree opt to return for a fourth year to gain an honours degree. In recent years increasing numbers of our graduates have also been progressing to higher, postgraduate studies here at LYIT in order to achieve masters or doctoral degrees.
Working with Business
We’re leading the way in collaborating with employers to ensure our graduates have the skill sets for every area of industry. We work with employers to ensure our courses anticipate the needs of business well into the future. That’s why so many of our graduates find top quality jobs when they leave.
Home from Home
With 4,500 students and 350 staff we’re big enough to offer the highest quality facilities and a wide range of courses but small enough to create a warm and friendly environment for all our students. We encourage our students to get involved in student life. Whether it's sport, culture or advocacy, there’s a richness and diversity to life at LYIT that extends far beyond the classroom walls.
Progress with Pride
For many students we are the ideal gateway to the highest levels of education, regardless of where they start. At LYIT 70% (approx) of our full-time student cohort are SUSI grant recipients, allowing students from all backgrounds, abilities and disabilities to achieve their educational goals and find relevant employment in their own region. With awards available from Level 6 (Higher Certificate) right up to Level 10 (PhD), LYIT is ideally placed to help students progress through all the stages of higher education.