Non EU Scholarships

Scholarships giving up to 30% discount available to Non-EU students

Brazilian GMIT students

GMIT Non-EU Student Scholarships

Scholarships are available for Non-EU students, as a bursary to the value of up to 30% of non-EU fees.

Non-EU fees for academic year 2017/2018 are:

  • Undergraduate Programmes - €9,950
  • Postgraduate Programmes - €12,000

If you are a Non-EU student thinking of applying to study in GMIT then you may qualify for a GMIT scholarship in recognition of your English language attainment, your country of origin, or both.  These bursaries are reviewed annually.

Scroll down for information on all Scholarships available to non-EU students.


The Claddagh Scholarship Programme - For Chinese students only

Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology is delighted to announce we are offering eight scholarships through the Claddagh Scholarship Programme.

These scholarships are for Chinese nationals only who are taking a place on an undergraduate or postgraduate degree at any of the five GMIT campuses from September 2018.

  • Undergraduate - €1,000* reduction in tuition fees for each year of studies
  • Postgraduate - €2,000* reduction in tuition fees (1 Year Programme)

The Claddagh Scholarship Programme was established and organised by Education in Ireland, which reports directly to the Ministry of Education and Skills in Ireland.

The Programme was officially launched by the Irish Minister for Education in October 2015.

Click here for more details.


Government of Ireland Scholarships

The International Engagement Office at GMIT is very pleased to announce that the Institute has been awarded a limited number of Government of Ireland International scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate admission in September 2017 and January 2018.

Scholarships have been allocated for students from the USA, China, India and Brazil who are already in receipt of an offer letter from GMIT for this September or January 2018, for a number of specific courses - click here for details.

The Scholarships include a full tuition fee waiver (provided by GMIT) and a stipend of €10,000 (provided by the HEA) to cover living expenses for one year. 


GMIT Scholarships - Open to all non-EU students


1. English Language Attainment Scholarships

Course IELTS Score

Bursary Value 

Undergraduate* 6.5 or higher


Postgraduate** 6.5 or higher


*Minimum admission requirements: IELTS 5.5

**Minimum admission requirements: IELTS 6.0


2. Country of Origin Scholarships

GMIT also offers scholarships to Non-EU students depending upon their country of origin.


Student Country of Origin

Bursary Value

Foundation, Undergraduate or Postgraduate Countries with a Gross Domestic Product of $ 5000, or less 15%

Foundation, Undergraduate or Postgraduate

Countries with a Gross Domestic Product of less than $20,000 per year but greater than $5000 10%
Foundation, Undergraduate or Postgraduate Countries with a Gross Domestic Product greater than $20,000 per year 5%

* In all instances the determination of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) figures for applicants to Foundation, Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes at GMIT will be assessed through the most recently available statistics from the World Bank.


3. Continuation of scholarships

Once you have been awarded one or both of these scholarships, you can continue to avail of these bursaries during your time at GMIT, subject to the following condition:

  • You will be awarded your scholarship(s) every year provided that you successfully progress in your programme of study with at least a 55% average in yearly examinations.  If you are repeat attending or repeating examinations only, you will not qualify for scholarships for that academic year. Once you successfully complete your repeat year, you can qualify for the scholarship again in subsequent years, once your average is over 55%.
  • If you progress from a GMIT undergraduate programme to a GMIT postgraduate programme, you will automatically qualify for a scholarship to the value of 30% off the quoted fee for that postgraduate programme.


Further Information: 

International Office
GMIT Galway Campus
Dublin Road

Tel: +353 91 742149