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 2014.
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' 2014).
Please note that the deadline for all WIT awarded scholarships is the 31st of May, 2014.
India - WIT Indian 'Wicket Scholarship' 2014
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
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)
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
• 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
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 Fiona Purcell, International Admissions, WIT, email@example.com
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 www.mohe.gov.sa
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 www.averroès.fr
Mexico - Scholarship Agencies
Government of Ireland Scholarships
The International Office at WIT is very pleased to announce that the Institute has been awarded three Government of Ireland International scholarships for Post-graduate admission in September 2013.
Two scholarships have been allocated for students from China. One for applicants to the MSc Computing Information Systems Processing and one for the Master of Business Studies programme in Marketing.
A further scholarship has been allocated for Brazilian applicants 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.
Applications for the scholarships are welcomed from Brazilian and Chinese students who have been offered a place on one of the following taught Master’s programmes at WIT, commencing September 2013:
Brazilian applicants (1 scholarship available)
Chinese applicants (2 scholarships available)
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 an Education in Ireland ‘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
1. Application to WIT
|Applicant applies for admission to one or more eligible programmes (listed above) via http://www.pac.ie||31st May 2013|
2. Scholarship application
|Applicant submits personal statement to the International Office, WIT||
31st May 2013
3. Scholarship award notification
|Successful scholarship applicants will be notified by WIT||15th June 2013|
• Further Information
Brazilian applicants: Don O’Neill, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chinese Applicants: Hellen Kang-Griffith email@example.com
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