Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Letterkenny, Ireland
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.



We are deeply committed to the people in our region. Part of our mission is to help raise the economic prospects of the young people who study with us and by doing so, the prosperity of the wider communities into which they will graduate.

That’s why every course we offer teaches the latest knowledge and skills that employers demand. As part of this, we are involved in many cross-border programmes and are currently fostering a strategic alliance with the University of Ulster.The range of study areas available at LYIT includes:
  • Business Studies
  • Administrative Management
  • Sports Development & Coaching
  • Law
  • Languages & International Business
  • Digital Media
  • Graphic Design
  • Hospitality & Tourism
  • Culinary Arts
  • Civil Engineering


Research and Innovation initiatives play a key role in life at LYIT and they are directly linked to our work with local businesses and the community.

Staff in our Development Office manage the administration and promotion of these initiatives; providing information on external grants that are available for academic research and supporting all research applications made. The staff also administer all research funds received, including postgraduate funding.

Key areas of research at LYIT include:
  • Applied Research in Biotechnology
  • Renewable / Alternative Energy
  • Computer Games / Digital Animation
  • Electronics, Production and Innovation Technology
  • Fire Technology.


Offers the opportunity to make the most of your transition from college to graduate employment by offering impartial confidential advice on your options when you leave LYIT.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)


Student services

A professional counsellor is available to offer support, help and information to any student dealing with matters of concern.

Medical services

A full general practice service is offered free to all registered students with an emphasis on health promotion, with a daily GP surgery and a full time nurse.

Student Life

Campus life

Our modern integrated campuses in Letterkenny and Killybegs encourage strong academic learning and career-focused practical experience. We have 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. Our multi-purpose centre, An Dánlann, houses our excellent sport and recreational facilities in addition to our medical centre, counselling service, careers office and chaplaincies.

Sports facilities

Letterkenny Institute of Technology has excellent indoor and outdoor sporting facilities.

Student clubs

The Students’ Union (SU) is your voice at college. You, the students, elect your SU representatives each year and they organise events, clubs and societies on campus. They also have a place on the Governing Body of the college and on the Academic Council, through which they can bring attention to student issues and concerns. We strongly encourage you to get actively involved in your SU.