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Document and Entity Information Document
9 Months Ended
Feb. 28, 2013
Mar. 29, 2013
Entity Information [Line Items]    
Entity Registrant Name GLOBAL PAYMENTS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0001123360  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --05-31  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Document Type 10-Q  
Document Period End Date Feb. 28, 2013  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2013  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   78,724,744