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Document and Entity Information
3 Months Ended
Aug. 31, 2015
Sep. 22, 2015
Document And Entity Information [Abstract]    
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 Aug. 31, 2015  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2016  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q1  
Amendment Flag false  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding (shares)   64,941,999