Letterkenny Institute of Technology

country rank  23
world rank  5694

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University Overview

Established in 1971, Letterkenny Institute of Technology is a non-profit public higher education institution located in the urban setting of the medium-sized town of Letterkenny (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), County Donegal. This institution has also branch campuses in the following location(s): Killybegs. Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Department of Education and Skills, Ireland, Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 3,000-3,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Letterkenny Institute of Technology (LYIT) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 48 years old higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 20-30% making this Irish higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment.

University Identity

Acronym LYIT
Founded 1971

University Location

Address Port Road
Letterkenny (population range: 10,000-49,999)
County Donegal
T +353 (74) 918 6000
F +353 (74) 918 6005
Other locations Killybegs

Study Areas and Degree Levels

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Yearly Tuition Range

uniRank Tuition Range Matrix
Undergraduate Postgraduate
1,000-2,500 US$
(750-1,800 Euro)
2,500-5,000 US$
(1,800-3,700 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)
10,000-12,500 US$
(7,400-9,200 Euro)

University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on students' past academic record and grades
Admission Rate 20-30%
Admission Office Port Road
+353 (74) 918 6120

Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 3,000-3,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Public
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Letterkenny Institute of Technology's Library
Housing Not reported
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported


Institutional Accreditation

Department of Education and Skills, Ireland

Year of first Accreditation


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Higher Education and Training Awards Council (HETAC)

Memberships and Affiliations

  • Technological Higher Education Association (THEA)

Academic Structure


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Site last updated: Wednesday, 8 May 2019