Semester Exchange

GMIT – Ireland

Institution: Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology

Location: Galway, Ireland

Situated on the West coast of Ireland along Ireland’s ‘Wild Atlantic Way’, GMIT is an award-winning multi-campus higher education institute with 7,000 students, spread across five locations in counties Galway and Mayo. It is the only Institute of Technology in Ireland to have won the ‘Sunday Times Institute of Technology of the Year’ three times; in 2004, 2007 and 2015. GMIT affords students the opportunity to study in one of Ireland’s leading university-level higher education institutes while enjoying one of Europe’s most beautiful and unique natural landscapes.



Study Dates Application Deadline
September 2019 – December 2020 September 1, 2018
January 2020 – June 2020 January 1, 2019
September 2020 – December 2020 September 1, 2019
January 2021 – June 2021 January 1, 2020
September 2021– December 2021 September 1, 2020
January 2022 – June 1, 2022 January 1, 2021

 Tuition & Academic Fees:

Students will pay their regular Niagara College Tuition. Students are not required to pay the tuition of GMIT. The only ‘additional’ academic expenses will be classroom materials such as textbooks.

Language Requirement:

Applicants whose first language is NOT English are required to provide evidence of English language proficiency.


Full details of the visa requirements can be found on the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website. There is a special section devoted to Student Visa Guidelines which explains the documentation which must be provided.

Allow a minimum of 8 weeks for a visa application to be processed.  Applications can be tracked on the INIS website by entering the visa reference number given.

Re-entry Visa:
If a non-EU student wishes to return home or travel outside Ireland during their studies, a re-entry visa is required. This can only be obtained from the GNIB office in Burgh Quay in central Dublin. The cost is 150 Euro.


GMIT does not offer on campus accommodation for students. At the beginning of each academic year an online accommodation listings service is provided by GMIT Students Union on their website. It provides a list of the different types of accommodation (houses, flats, full and partial board) available near the Galway, Mayo, Letterfrack and Mountbellew campuses. Guidelines on rental arrangements are published in the Students’ Guide and Welfare Booklet issued by GMIT Students’ Union. Information on Tenant Rights is also available online on the GMIT Students Union website.

Student Villages

A number of purpose-built student villages are located near GMIT Galway and Mayo campuses. These student villages are owned and run by private operators.


Glasán (162+ apartments : 681+ Bed Spaces)

Ballybane Road, Galway.

Cúirt na Rásaí (31 Apartments: 102 Bed Spaces)

Ballybrit, Galway



Nephin Halls

Hopkins Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Hawthorn Village

Milebush Road, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.

Cost of Living: 

  Estimated Cost (in Euro)
Accommodation 100 per week
Meals 65 per week
Public Transport 85 per semester
Miscellaneous 100 per month




*Price may increase or decrease depending on exchange rates, final vendor quotes and number of participants.


Payment Options

Other Important Information

*Note: if we will be flying through the United States of America, you must have permission to enter and leave the United States. If you require a U.S travel visa it is your responsibility to obtain this document and email [email protected] a copy/photo.

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