GMIT International Office


GMIT welcomes students from all over the world, with 75 nationalities represented on campus

The International Office manages the international relations of the institute, the admission of international students to undergraduate and postgraduate courses, and provides information and support for international students on and off campus.

Our Mission
To facilitate an international experience for Irish students while ensuring a quality Irish educational experience for international students.

Working closely with staff throughout the institute, we strive to provide a friendly and efficient service to all our international students and deliver an efficient turnaround to all applications for admission.

International Office Highlights

September 2010

Fergus Rea, Overseas Development Adviser, International Office, participates in the Enterprise Ireland Trade & Investment Mission to Russia which was led by The President, Ms Mary McAleese.
August 2010
GMIT is awarded funding from the EU Erasmus Mundus Joint Doctoral Programme to run an international Doctoral programme in Marine Ecosystem Health and Conservation.
March 2010  

GMIT signs new educational agreements with two third-level institutions in the US (Virginia Tech University) and (Southern Virginia Higher Education Centre), which will facilitate the exchange of Irish and American students as well as staff in the three institutions. 
February 2010  

GMIT, AIT and WIT sign an agreement with the Technical Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which will see more than 1,000 Saudi students enter Irish higher education over the next four years. 
November 2009  

GMIT signs a major partnership agreement with Nanchang University, China at a formal reception in Galway witnessed by, among others, the Minister for Education & Science Batt O’Keeffe, and the First Secretary and Head of the Education Section at the Chinese Embassy in Dublin, Professor Huiqing Dong. 
May 2009  
GMIT, along with AIT and WIT, signs a lucrative contract with the Technical Vocational Training Corporation (TVTC) of Saudi Arabia, which will see over 60 Saudi scholarship holders commence study at the Dublin Road campus later this summer.

Located in the west of Ireland, GMIT is a leading state-owned Institute of Technology with internationally recognised courses, a strong academic reputation and an exciting campus lifestyle.

More Reasons to Choose GMIT!

Explore your options
Look at the undergraduate programmes and postgraduate programmes you can study in GMIT.

If you would like to study in Ireland for one or two semesters as part of your degree in your home country, read about GMIT's Erasmus Exchange Programme.

Get the most out of your time here
Moving to a new country can be challenging and we can help you find accommodation, give you an idea of the cost of living, and provide you with services and support.

We in the International Office are here to make your transition to living in the west of Ireland easier, and your time here enjoyable and rewarding.

Contact Details

International Office
Dublin Road Campus

International Officers
Caitriona Cummins
Tel: +353 91 742456
Email: International Office

Emily King
Tel: +353 91 742149
Email: International Office

Latest News

GMIT culinary arts student Patrick Phillips (right) from Cooarclare, Co Clare, who won Student Culinarian of the Year at the recent IFEX (Belfast) competition, pictured with his GMIT lecturer/mentor Noel Loughnane and winning trophy.

Culinary students from Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology (GMIT) scooped a range of top awards at this year’s IFEX Culinary Competition in Belfast, with Co Clare student Patrick Phillips winning ‘Student Culinarian of the Year’ for his three-course meal.

Adeel Gilani from Claregalway and Chengxuan Xien from Shandong Province, China (living in Galway city) winners of  ‘Code Ninja’ for their Windows Phone 7 and 8 augmented reality game.

GMIT students are winning top prizes in software development competitions across the country, claiming first place in the regional Code Ninja student app competition, ‘Best Gameplay Award’ in the national Games Ireland Challenge, and second in Microsoft’s international Imagine Cup.