WIT International Student Scholarships

We are pleased to offer International student scholarships in all disciplines at WIT for undergraduate and postgraduate students commencing their studies in September 2015.

Diversity of students in terms of country of origin is one of the pillars on which international education in any institution is founded. In order to encourage high calibre applicants to study at our Institute, we offer a number of scholarships to Non-EU citizens on an annual basis.

This year WIT is particularly interested in attracting high calibre applicants from the Republic of India, in line with our international strategy and as a result we have just launched a dedicated, but limited number of Scholarships for Indian Nationals (The WIT Indian 'Wicket Scholarship' 2015).

Please note that the deadline for all WIT awarded scholarships is the 31st of May, 2015.  

India - WIT Indian 'Wicket Scholarship' 2015

Scholarships are available to anyone who has completed their 12th Standard, or undergraduate degree at a recognised High School/University in India. Where applicants have attended University, they must prove that their degree is recognised by the University Grants Commission.
We accept some applicants from Independently run Private Colleges, depending on their ranking and reputation. Awards will be valued up to 50% of the full fees for postgraduate programmes and 25% off each year of an undergraduate degree.


  • Evidence of English Language proficiency, for example the completion of an IELTS exam, or equivalent with an over all band score of 6.5

  • This scholarship only applies to new incoming students (first time entrants to WIT- it does not apply to WIT International Graduates)

  • Successful completion of High School/University Degree with a minimum average of 68%

  • For entry to masters programmes, applicants must have no backlogs during the 3/4 years of their degree

  • Demonstration of relevant work experience and willingness to work in a field relevant to your degree, following graduation (relevant for entry to masters courses, in particular when there is a gap between the time applicants finished their degree and when they are applying to study at WIT)

For further information on the WIT Indian 'Wicket Scholarship' or to ascertain if you are eligible, please email Mr. John Joe O'Farrell ( or Ms. Selma Robinson (

Scholarships for nationals of all other Non-EU countries


Undergraduate and Higher Diploma students

• The International Student Scholarship will provide for a 25% reduction in tuition fees for each year of an undergraduate or a Higher Diploma programme. (NB for entry into all years of Bachelor programmes except final year).

• Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60% overall average mark

Postgraduate students

• The International Student Scholarship will provide for a reduction of €3150 for all taught Masters programmes


• The scholarships are open to all self-funding Non-EU students

• Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

  • This scholarship only applies to new incoming students (first time entrants to WIT- it does not apply to WIT International Graduates)

How to apply

Applications must be made on the prescribed forms (please see below) and submitted to the International office on or before 31st May 2014.
Successful applicants will be notified by mid-June 2014.

For further information please contact Selma Robinson, International Admissions, WIT,

International Scholarship Reference Form

International Scholarship Application Form


Scholarships are also available from national agencies where WIT has been approved as a study destination under a number of different international scholarship programmes. Some examples include:

Brazil - Science Without Borders Scholarship Programme (Ciência sem Fronteiras)

WIT welcomes applications from Brazilian students for the 'Ciência sem Fronteiras' (Science without Borders) programme.
Science without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 101,000 Brazilian students abroad for study on Undergraduate and PhD programmes in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Creative
Industries in the world's leading higher education institutions. This initiative will be rolled out over a four year period. Further information on opportunities at WIT in these areas, are available in Portuguese by clicking here.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - King Abdullah Scholarship Programme

Students are approved to study undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines, subject to approval from the Ministry of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
For further details see

Erasmus Mundus - Averroès programme -  Scholarship opportunities relevant to students from certain North African Universities

WIT is a partner in the EU funded Erasmus Mundus Averroès programme which is a Trans Mediterranean consortium of leading European and North African universities. 
Funded opportunities are available for studies at Bachelor, Masters, Doctoral and Post-doctoral levels. For further details see http://www.averroè


Mexico - Scholarship Agencies

We have yet to be informed when the Governtment of Ireland Scholarships will be launched for the 2015/16 academic year.

Government of Ireland Scholarships 2014-2015

The International Office at WIT is very pleased to announce that the Institute has been awarded two Government of Ireland International scholarships for Post-graduate admission in September 2014.

Two scholarships have been allocated for students from Brazil for study on either the MA in Education or Master of Business in Internationalisation.

• Scholarship Value

The Government of Ireland International Scholarships scheme is operated and co-funded by the Irish Government and the higher education institutions (HEIs) and includes a full tuition fee waiver and a stipend of €10,000 to cover living expenses for one year.

• Eligibility

Applications for the scholarships are welcomed from Brazilian students who have been offered a place on one of the following taught Master’s programmes at WIT, commencing September 2014:

Selection Criteria

Successful applicants will have attained a high level of academic excellence at undergraduate level and will be required to submit the following supporting documents with their application:

  • 2 academic references

  • Personal statement outlining their long term interest in Ireland and how they will promote links with Ireland during their studies and upon graduation.

N.B. The successful scholarship recipient will be expected to act as ‘student ambassador’ for WIT and will be agreeable to participate in video and photo shoots and contribute to publicity material as required.


• How to Apply


Stage Action Important dates

1. Application to WIT


Applicant applies for admission to one or more eligible programmes (listed above) via 30th May 2014

2. Scholarship   application

Applicant submits personal statement to the International Office, WIT

30th May 2014

3. Scholarship award notification


Successful scholarship applicants will be notified by WIT 20th June 2014


• Further Information

 Don O’Neill,

AdmissionsSports Scholarships

Sports Scholarships


WIT Sports Scholarship Programme

The Waterford Institute of Technology Sports Scholarship Programme offers an athlete led development programme aimed at supporting the overall development of high performance athletes in a wide range of sports. The aim of WIT Sports Scholarship Programme is to give talented athletes the opportunity to develop their sporting and academic career by offering a network of support services and expertise which is tailored around the specific needs of each individual athlete.

Every academic year, WIT provides up to 60 Sports Scholarship Awards across a wide range of sports which are distributed out between the following three awarding categories;

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold

The closing date for receipt of application forms for the 2014/2015 Sports Scholarship Programme is Friday the 26th of September 2014. Applicants can apply now using the application form online. Anyone looking to apply is encouraged to contact the Scholarship Office (051-304132/ 302192)

Applying for a Sports Scholarship

Once the Scholarship Committee has received all of the applicant’s relevant information, the applicant is then marked on their achievements in their particular sport. The applicant’s commitment to their WIT Sports Club in their first few months in college is also taken into account. First time Scholarships are generally awarded around the end of October, however they can be awarded to exceptional athletes before they receive their CAO results, but this is only in exceptional circumstances and is dependent upon the applicant being accepted on a full-time WIT course.     

Most Sport Scholarships are awarded at the Bronze level, with an opportunity for all recipients to move on to Silver and Gold levels. In exceptional circumstances Scholarships can be awarded at the Silver or Gold levels without the applicant having received the Bronze award.   

Other sport specific Sport Scholarships available at WIT:

GAA Scholarships:

Each year the GAA Munster Council part-fund a number of GAA Scholarship Awards which have specific conditions attached. These awards are available in hurling, men’s and ladies’ gaelic football and camogie. Application forms for these are available through the WIT GAA Office or from the Clubs and Societies Office. For further information, visit the Munster Council Website.

Pictured are some of the GAA scholarship recipients with Mr. Conor Phelan (WIT GAA Development Officer), Mr. Barry Kennedy (Chairperson of Finance Committee), Dr Ruaidhrí Neavyn (WIT President), Mr Denis Leamy (Special Guest), Mr. Jerry O' Sullivan (Munster Council Vice- Chairperson) and Mr. Michael Evans (WIT Sport & Recreation).


Bronze_medalBronze Scholarships are open to all sports and are generally given to prospective and new students on entry to WIT. This Scholarship is also available to students who have completed first year in college and have demonstrated above average potential and commitment to a WIT sports club.

The recipient will receive financial support in addition to the extensive support services in year one. Based on an assessment of their contribution to their sport/club after year one, the recipient will again receive more financial support in year two along with all the support services.



Silver_medalSilver Scholarships are usually awarded to those students already in the college. These students will generally have received a Bronze Scholarship, but it will also be made available to students who are entering the college and have excelled in their sport.

Students receiving Silver Scholarships will have demonstrated their potential and commitment to their sport and WIT Club and will be competing at a high level. The recipient will receive financial support in addition to all of the support services available within the Scholarship Programme.



Gold Scholarships are given to those students who are excelling in their sport and competing at the highest level in their sport. These students will generally have received a Silver Level Scholarship, but it will also be made available to students who have excelled in their sport in their four years in college, but were not in the Scholarship Programme. In exceptional circumstances, Gold Scholarships will also be awarded to incoming students who have competed at the highest level.

Students receiving Gold Scholarships will have demonstrated their potential and commitment to their sport and WIT Club and should have the potential to compete at an even higher level. The recipient will receive financial support in addition to all of the support services available within the Programme.


How to Apply:

To apply to WIT Sports Scholarship Programme, please send your completed application form (which can be downloaded from this website) by Friday 26th of September 2014, to WIT Sport and Recreation Department, Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford.

Alternatively, you can Email: or Tel: 051-302238.

NB: Only fully completed forms will be accepted.

Support Services

Waterford Institute of Technology aims to provide our scholarship athletes with the highest standards of supports and services which is there to help develop them as athletes while achieving a prestigious academic qualification at the same time.

Benefits of WIT Sports Scholarship Award;

  • Financial Support

  • Academic Mentoring Support

  • Strength and Conditioning with Fitness Analysis

  • Access to Sport Science Support

  • Technical Support

  • Access to Sport and Training Facilities

  • Access to Medical and Physiotherapy Support

Academic Mentoring Support:

The Institute Scholarship Coordinator will meet all scholarship students on an individual basis at least once a month in relation to their academic studies and their general scholarship duties. Based on the outcome of these meetings, intervention strategies such as academic supports will be put in place if the student is struggling academically.

Strength and Conditioning with Fitness Analysis:

All students on the Scholarship scheme will have free access to the WIT Fitness Suite and the Waterford Crystal Gym, Pool, Steam and Sauna areas. With the assistance of the Institute Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science, all scholarship athletes are given the opportunity to avail of an extensive fitness analysis which is provided through lab testing (i.e. DEXA Scan) and fitness assessment (i.e. Functional Movement Screening). 

Access to Sport Science Support:

All Scholarship recipients can avail of nutritional advice from our nutritionist and can also access our sports psychologist who will discuss issues such as time management, goal setting, lifestyle advice etc.

Technical Support:

The Scholarship Coordinator will ensure that all of our Scholarship Recipients benefit from a level of coaching specific to their needs. Ideally this will come through the club coaching structure within the Institute, however, in sports where this is not possible the Scholarship package will provide some specialist individual coaching.

Access to Medical and Physiotherapy Support:

All Scholarship Recipients will have access to the Institute Medical Centre which is based on campus. The Medical Centre provides both medical and nursing care with specialist service provided in the area of sports injury. This service also extends to physiotherapy support for scholarship athletes.


In order to apply for a WIT Sport Scholarship, Student Athletes must fulfil the eligibility outlined below:

  • Sport Scholarship applications will be considered from students currently studying in WIT and from potential students. Prospective sport scholarship students must meet WIT admission requirements through the CAO system and must enrol on a programme of academic study within WIT. Students applying for a WIT sport scholarship who currently are enrolled in WIT must display academic progression and maintain a satisfactory academic record throughout their time studying in WIT.

  • Athletes participating in sports recognised by the Irish Sports Council shall be considered for WIT sport scholarships. For further information, please contact the Irish sports council on Website: or Tel: 01-8608800.

  • Prospective sport scholarship students must compete at an International, National, Inter-provincial, Inter-County and/or Senior Club level within their respective sports.

Meeting the above criteria does not mean automatic acceptance to the WIT sport scholarship programme. The Scholarship Committee will consider the applicants current level of performance, potential in their sport and feasible contribution to sport within WIT.


  • Renewal of the Scholarships is dependent on the maintenance of a satisfactory academic and athletic standard throughout the duration of each academic year (this is reviewed on a continuous basis through each semester). 

  • Sport scholarship athletes must sustain a suitable level of commitment to their particular sporting club and strive to be the sporting leaders within the Institute. Scholarship recipients must make themselves available for selection/representation for the Institutes unless the Scholarship Committee has approved any exceptions.

  • Sport scholarship students must also contribute appropriately to the administration, coaching, promotion and development of their respective sporting club and the Scholarship Programme.

  • Sports scholarship athletes are required to be role models within the Institute in all aspects of their college life. They will be required to maintain a satisfactory academic standard and attendance, be leaders in their sporting discipline and conduct themselves at all times in an appropriate and sportsmanship manner.

NB: Scholarships are awarded on an annual basis and may be renewed for subsequent years.

You can apply for all of the above scholarships using the “WIT Sport Scholarship Application Form”.To be considered, please print the attached WIT Sport Scholarship Application Form, complete and return to:

Cathy Pembroke,

Athletic Performance Coordinator,

Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford


Phone: 051-834132

 Wit Sports Scholarships Application form

Click here to see what some of our scholarship recipients have to say about their experience on the programme