Advice & Guidance

Advice & Guidance

Adjusting to life in college can be one of the biggest differences between second and third level education. GMIT has a number of supports in place to help you.

PASS (Peer Assisted Study Sessions) is a scheme to help first year students to support each other and learn cooperatively, guided by a trained student from the second, third, or fourth year of the same course. Academic supports include the Academic Writing Centre, Maths Support Centre, and Information Skills Training.

Access & Disability, Student Health Unit, Chaplaincy, Counselling, Careers services and the Students Services administrative support team are available to make the transition to college easier and provide peace of mind that support is available if you need it.

CAO Advice

With over 1,300 CAO courses to choose from, it can be an overwhelming time for students and parents.

Our Schools Liaison Officer Lorraine offers some practical advice to help you choose the course that’s right for you in our Advice & Guidance video above.


In this video presentation, our Admissions Officer Jacinta goes through important CAO and Admissions information, including:

  • CAO information
  • New courses
  • Progression routes in GMIT
  • Mature/Further Education (FE) applicants
  • HEAR/DARE applicants


Every year, GMIT awards over 50 scholarships to students under different categories.

Most scholarships will give you a financial contribution towards your college costs, but some can also give you a points reduction to help you gain entry to the course of your choice.

Watch this video presentation from Seamus, our ATS Co-ordinator, to find out more, or go to 


Access & Disability

At GMIT, we believe in equality of access and participation for all students. We provide a range of supports and services for students applying to GMIT and attending full-time and part-time courses within the Institute.

Here you’ll find information on how we can support Students with Disabilities (such as physical, sensory or specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia).

We also provide support for students whose personal or socio-economic circumstances mean they need extra support to enter and/or attend college.

NOTE: Students with disabilities should contact the Access Office in advance of commencing their course or as early as possible in the Academic year so that we can put appropriate supports in place.


Student Services

GMIT has a Student Services team to help you to find the information and services you may need as a student at GMIT. This includes:

  • Careers
  • Chaplaincy
  • Counselling
  • Student Health Unit
  • Students with Disabilities
  • Mature Students
  • Financial Support


Watch this video presentation from Monica, our Students Services Officer, to find out more.


Fees & Grants

There are two main elements to Undergraduate Fees at GMIT:

1. Student Contribution – all students are liable for the Student Contribution fee. The fee for the 2019/20 Academic Year is €3,000.

2. Tuition Fee – the government will pay the Tuition Fee for most first-time, full-time EU Undergraduates as part of the Free Fees Initiative. If you are not covered under the Free Fees Initiative you may be liable for the tuition element of your fee, or be liable for the Non-EU fee.

Many of our courses also have a Materials Fee which is not covered by grant authorities. See below for details on 2018/19 Material Fees.


All new grant applications must be made online to SUSI (Student Universal Support Ireland) through or telephone +353 761 087874 

If approved, SUSI will pay the Student Contribution on behalf of the student directly to GMIT. It is not necessary to have received an offer of a college place or to be enrolled in college in order to apply online. For students who have paid this fee in the interim, this will be refunded by the grants office.

For further information on grants please log onto or 

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Students' Union

The Students’ Union (SU) is an independent and democratic representative organisation run by the students for students. It protects your interests and has representation on the Governing Body, Academic Council and Programme Boards of the Institute.

If you need any help throughout the year, big or small, we are the people to come to. We are here to assist you and make your time in college that bit easier. A Student Guide and Welfare booklet is available from the SU office giving details on all aspects of student life.

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