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University Overview

Waterford Institute of Technology has the highest number of students within the Institute of Technology sector, outside of Dublin, participating at ordinary degree level and above.

The Institute also offers unique post doctoral programmes in a number of specialist areas. Being the major provider of higher education in the South East region of Ireland, the Institute’s current
full-time equivalent student cohort is in excess of 7,500 while part-time student enrolments exceed
2,500. The range of academic programmes is exceptionally extensive covering the Humanities, Health
and Nursing, Science and Informatics, Engineering and Architecture, Business and Education.

Fast Facts

  1. Established as a Regional Technical College in 1970
  2. The first to be awarded Institute of Technology status in 1998



€ 10,250


€ 9,250 - 10,500

Application Fee

€ 60

Why Study at Waterford Institute of Technology?

  • Ireland allows two years of stay-back under the third level graduate scheme. After the successful completion of the studies, a student is permitted to stay 24 months in the country to seek employment.
  • To be eligible for this, a student must possess an Bachelor, Master or PhD degree award granted by a recognized Irish awarding body (Universities/Colleges). A student, during his/her stay-back period can also work for 40 hours/week.

Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the holidays. Holiday periods have been standardised – June to September inclusive and from 15 December to 15 January. Students with stamp 2A permission are not allowed to work.

  • Student Life & Learning
  • Students’ Union
  • Sports Clubs and society
  • Sport facilities

WIT Student Accommodation:

  • College Campus consists of 69 Single En-suite rooms of which 3 are suitable for disabled access. These apartments are located on the Main Campus with easy access to all WIT services and facilities.
  • City Campus – Located two minutes walk from College Street Campus & fifteen minutes walk from the Main Campus City Campus accommodation is the ideal location for many WIT students. City Campus incorporates both a friendly and sociable atmosphere with a self-catering type appeal rather than a dormitory layout, thus leading to the overall ambience of independent living with all the benefits of full security.

Off campus Accommodation:

  • WIT Student Pad –
  • It’s a website dedicated to providing our students with a first class modern solution to find safe and suitable Private Rental Sector student accommodation in Waterford. The website lets students of WIT search for accredited rooms, houses, apartments and digs in close proximity to our campuses. 


  • WIT works very hard to ensure our graduates are whole, rounded individuals who understand not just the theory of their course of study – but also how to apply it in a meaningful way and work well with colleagues in a professional environment.
  • Almost 80% of courses at WIT have a large, credit-bearing element of work placement, international study, new venture initiative or community service. This facilitates students in developing improved communication skills, team-working, customer awareness, problem solving, decision making, technical skills, confidence and develops an ability to hit the ground running.
  • Almost 70% of undergraduate courses have a work placement component – a period of business, industrial, international, public service or community placement during your course, usually in the third year. Our students tell us that work placements provide them with a connection between their course and how their studies relate to their career.

Additional Support

Student Support Services

Scholarships Available

  • Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world.  To this end, we offer a wide-range of scholarships to students from a number of countries (NON EU, fee paying Students only), in line with our strategic international priorities.  Our scholarships are available to new undergraduate, higher diploma and taught postgraduate applicants for full-time programmes of study at WIT.
  • Please be advised that students must first submit an application and have received either a full or conditional offer of a place on one of our programmes before they can apply for a scholarship.  An undergraduate reference number is created for you when you make your online application at  This is a unique number that identifies your application and is only given when your application to study one of our undergraduate programmes has been submitted.
  • A postgraduate reference number is the reference number you receive when you have submitted an application to study one of our postgraduate programmes online at
  • If you have not received a full or conditional offer, your scholarship application will not be processed.  We advise you to read the Terms and Conditions of our Scholarships, provided below, which should answer any questions you may have.

Scholarships for International Students

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Programmes Overview

Pre sessional English Programme

3 or 4 – year Undergraduate degrees

1-Year Masters’ degrees

  • PG-taught courses
  • PG-research (2 year)

How to apply

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Available Courses

Application Deadline

Please Note.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2023 intake:

The deadline for application for most courses is 31st July, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2023 intake:

The deadline for application for most courses is 31st July, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.

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Clubs & Societies at WIT

Clubs and societies are at the heart of social life at WIT. We have a tremendous history in sport and recreation with upward of 30 sports clubs and upwards of 25 societies registered each year so there's bound to be something for everyone.

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