Galway Technical Institute

Full-Time Courses

Full-time QQI-certified day courses in business, health, beauty, computing, engineering, art/design, and sport/leisure.


Part-Time Courses

Part-time QQI-certified courses in Applied Health & Social Sciences, Art & Design, Business, Media, Fashion, Hairdressing & Beauty, Computing & Engineering and Sport & General Studies.



GTI's application system is open here. No CAO points required and a nominal registration fee applies to all courses. See our promotional video here. With over 40 QQI courses to apply for, there is sure to be a course for you.  Download our new Prospectus here. "Further Education Courses Boost Students’ Chances of Graduating from Third Level - 25% of institute of technology students now come from further education sector" (Irish Times 25th May 2020).

Admissions Procedures 2020/2021

All applicants will be notified by SMS/email of exact details of pre - entrance guidance meetings or interviews due to commence 1st September.  Induction will take place week of 14th September with all courses commencing no later than Monday September 21st 2020,  subject to government guidelines.

COVID-19 Notice

GTI buildings and carparks remain closed. Telephone lines are open from 11am to 1pm Monday to Friday or email queries to: In line with government advice, we at GTI wish to remind all students and staff of the absolute need to practice social distancing and correct hand washing. See video here. Please minimise physical contact with others to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.

Student Finance for 2020/21

SUSI  applications system is now open for applications for 2020/21 academic year. New applications before 9th July will be prioritised. For all queries relating to maintenance grants and student finance information, see or the Student Universal Support Ireland website

Fashion Online Showcase 2020

This year's Annual GTI Fashion Showcase was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic. The Level 6 Fashion students worked together on an alternative project and created a website to showcase  the fantastic work by this years' GTI Fashion and Interior Design students. The website also forms part of their Team Leadership module assessment requirements.

Inglot Beauty Competition

GTI Beauty students participated in an Inglot Make Up Ireland competition in GTI as part of the recent Open Day activities. A fantastic opportunity for our students to showcase their creativity and beauty skills, developing confidence in their techniques, whilst working with professional beauty products.

Well done to Shauna Lydon on her winning tropical themed makeup application. Many thanks to Ciara, Assistant Manager at Inglot Limerick and Dermalogica for sharing their skills and insights with our students.


The college held its annual Open Day on March 3rd and visitors included students from second-level schools, Youthreach students, mature prospective students, guidance counsellors and parents. A big thank you to all staff and students for the wonderful work in preparing and running this event. Galway Bay FM outside broadcasting unit broadcast at the college on the day including interviews with various staff and students.

Internship for software development students

GTI Level 6 Software Development students Veda Greer and Michael Donellan have commenced an exciting 10 week internship programme at software company CSG in Galway City. During this time they will develop key IT skills along with having access to interactive courses in Amazon Web Service, Google Cloud, and Azure.

International Film Festival

Congratulations to GTI film students Carmen Garcia, Connor Smith and Simon Wood whose films were shortlisted for screening at the recent Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival First Frame Awards. Congratulations and continued success to GTI Film graduate Frank O'Malley, whose film 'Backwater' made its television debut this week on Virgin Media One. The film was written and produced by Frank and has already received a number of awards, including the Royal Television Society - Best Drama Award.

Hairdressing competition

Hairdressing students from our Junior Trades class recently took part in a hairdressing competition in St John's Central College in Cork. Pictured with their certificates are:Martina Scally, Athlone,  Lauren Anderson, Ennis,  Niamh Morgan, Caltra,  Rachel O Neill, Corrandulla and Irina O Rourke, Loughrea.