The following are some of the most common enquires we receive from International students regarding our on Campus accommodation.
- Q.1 Can you please give me a description of WIT Campus accommodation?
WIT Campus Accommodation consists of two complexes:
- College Campus
College Campus consists of 67 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.
Facilities at College Campus include:
- Resident Parking
- Laundry Facility
- Live-in Warden
- CCTV System
- 24 Hour Security
- City Campus
Built in 2002 the complex consists of two four-storey apartment blocks comprising of 94 apartments with 360 bed spaces with many of our rooms especially designed for use by disabled students. While being both spacious and modern, almost all apartments feature ensuite bedrooms a must have in today’s changing life styles.
City Campus Accommodation provides students with an outlet where they can socialise and interact with fellow students. Our relaxation area is an excellent facility to meet and get to know your fellow City Campus house mates while relaxing in easy surroundings with large screen plasma TV, pool tables the place to meet for the big sporting occasions and TV dramas.
City Campus provides its students with an array of facilities & services to make their transition to college life all that much easier. The many facilities available are as follows;
- On site reception
- 24 Hour Reception and Security
- Deluxe ensuite Bedrooms
- Ensuite Bedrooms
- Single Bedrooms
- Fully Fitted Kitchens
- Shuttle Bus to & from WIT
- Multi-Channel TV
- Full Maintenance Service
- Onsite Laundrette
- Electronic Key Card System
- Relaxation area
- Vending Machines Onsite
- Parking Facilities
- Secure Car & Bicycle Parking
- Adjacent Centra Supermarket
- Nearby Shopping Facilities
- Public Transport Links
- 10 minutes’ walk to city centre
Our City Campus hosts International and first year students. We house all our international students together if requested and in a separate area of the building if there are large numbers.
Our applications opens on Monday, 4 March 2019 at 12 noon and therefore, we advise to book early to avoid disappointment
- Q.2 Where is College Street Campus located and which WIT accommodation would be closest to this Campus? Where is the WIT Cork Road campus located?
College Street Campus is located on the Cork Road approximately five minutes’ walk from City Campus accommodation and is less than a 10-minute walk from the city centre. Therefore, City Campus would be the closest WIT Campus Accommodation to the College Street Campus.
WIT Cork Road Campus is located on the Cork Road in Waterford City. The city centre is about 10 minutes by bus/taxi. You can walk to the city centre but this would take approximately 30 minutes.
- Q.3 How do you apply for WIT Campus Accommodation?
To apply for your accommodation, simply please click on the link below;
If you have any questions or difficulties when making your application, please email [email protected] and a member of our accommodation team will be more than happy to assist you.
- Q.4 How secure is your accommodation?
City Campus – has 24-hour reception cover and there is support available from Night Security from 8pm – 8am and our Accommodation Team are on hand from 8am – 8pm.
College Campus – has a live-in warden. The warden is on hand should a student require access to their apartment or should they require assistance
- Q.5 What accommodation in Waterford is affiliated to WIT?
College Campus and City Campus are the only two complexes affiliated to WIT.
- Q.6 Will there be enough accommodation?
WIT Campus accommodation has 427 bed spaces available. In order to avail and secure WIT Campus Accommodation, we strongly advise to make your reservation as early as possible.
Currently there is a housing crisis in Waterford which can make it difficult for students to find good standard accommodation if they do not source accommodation early.
In order to help student with their search for private accommodation or digs, we launched Student Pad in May 2018. Please see below for further details;
WIT Student Pad
WIT Student Pad is 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. It has a host of benefits for students that include:
- Property Alerts where students who join WIT Student Pad can sign up to have alerts emailed directly to them whenever accommodation becomes available that matches what they are looking for.
- A ‘message-board’, where students may post information regarding the availability of accommodation etc. for viewing by other students.
- It is a free and easy service to use for students in their search of quality off campus accommodation.
WIT is dedicated to helping our students find quality accredited accommodation off campus as well as on campus. WIT Student Pad will play a vital role to this service.
- Q.7 How much is the deposit & what is the process when you pay the deposit?
The security deposit for both City and College Campus is €300
In order to secure and guarantee a room, a security deposit payment must be paid.
At the end of the online application process, you will be asked to pay a security deposit, which is €300. Until we become fully booked, once this is paid, you will secure a room for September. Our selection process is on a first come first serve bases, it is not based on a lottery system.
Please Note: All cancellations will be subject to an administration fee of €100. All cancellations must be received no later than midnight on Sunday,18 August 2019. Cancellations must be made by email or in writing, an email will suffice ([email protected]). Cancellations by telephone will not be accepted. Cancellations received after this date, will result in the forfeit of the full Deposit payment.
Once you have paid your Deposit we will contact you on the week of the 19 August 2019, where we will issue our formal offers of accommodation by email.
If you receive a formal offer by email you must respond to email within a specified time period (this time period will be outlined within the email) stating whether you are going to accept or decline the offer.
Please Note: Should you receive an offer and decide to decline you will forfeit your full Deposit
If you choose to accept your offer, we will send a further email detailing the next steps in the process that you will need to follow prior to your arrival.
- Q.8 Will I get a full refund if I must cancel my accommodation and defer my college year on medical grounds?
This would be subject to individual review pending on the date of cancellation and personal circumstances. All queries to be sent to [email protected].
- Q.9 What if I change my mind or find alternative accommodation? Do I get my deposit back?
Unfortunately, given the high demand for on-campus accommodation, you will forfeit your deposit. Furthermore, you will be liable for all rent owing until your room is filled, if you have a contract signed.
- Q.10 If my visa is refused what happens my security deposit?
This would be subject to individual review pending on the date of cancellation and personal circumstances. However, we would recommend that if you are in any doubt to cancel your accommodation and if you receive your visa we will endeavour to find you alternative accommodation if WIT Campus Accommodation is full.
- Q.11 Am I guaranteed a room if I submit a late application?
No, unfortunately not. Should you submit a late application form you will be notified that you are on a waiting list.
- Q.12 How do I pay my rent?
You can pay your rent online similar to your deposit and we will send you out all this information when you are allocated a room.
- Q.13 Can I access my room if I have not paid my rent?
No, in order to receive your key card, payment must be received prior 1 September 2019
- Q.14 If I choose to stay for 1 semester only, what period of the academic year does it cover for each Semester?
There is a limited number of spaces availoable for students to stay for semester 1 only or semester 2 only. Students requesting this must e-mail [email protected] before submitting an online application. Due to high demand early booking is highly recommended. Payments for each semster must be recieved in full
For Semester 1 this period of occupancy is from September 2019 – December 2019
For Semester 2 this period of occupancy is from January 2020 – May 2020
Students have the option to stay for Semester 1 only or to stay for Semester 2 only.
Payments for each Semester much be paid in full in advance of arrival.
- Q.15 Where can I find Bus and Train timetables and or Car Directions to my Accommodation?
For Train and Bus Timetable, please checkout links below
Wexford Bus – https://www.wexfordbus.com/
Should you be travelling by car, please see directions below.
From Dublin (Approx. 2.5 - 3 Hours), take the N7/N9 from the West of the City, and follow the M9/N9 branch for Carlow and Waterford.
From Rosslare (Approx. 1 Hour), follow the N25 for Wexford. Turn left onto the R733, and follow this scenic route through south county Wexford. Cross the Suir estuary by ferry between Ballyhack and Passage East. Follow the signs to Waterford from Passage East.
From Cork (2 - 2.5 hours), follow the N25 through Midleton, Youghal, Dungarvan and Kilmeaden. Follow signs Waterford (N25).
From Limerick (2 - 2.5 hours), take the N24 through Tipperary Town, Cahir, Clonmel and Carrick On Suir. Follow signs Waterford N24, after Mooncoin at the junction with N9, turn right to join N9 and follow signs to Waterford.
- Q.16 Where do I get my key card?
Your key card for City Campus or College Campus can be collected from City Campus reception upon arrival. With notice a member of our Accommodation Team will meet you at College Campus also. If you are arriving outside normal office hours, it is recommended that you please contact us prior to your arrival at [email protected] so that we can arrange for a member of our Accommodation Team to greet you.
- Q.17 What is provided and are TV’s provided?
Kitchens are fully equipped with hob, oven & grill, refrigerator & freezer. We have multi-channel TV in the living area with comfortable seating.
For a yearly rental fee of €25, we provide all our international students with a duvet, pillow, mattress protector, duvet cover and pillow case. This €25 charge also includes hire of crockery, cutlery, glassware and cooking utensils, towels, and tea towels.
Your bedroom has a bed, desk, chair, bookshelves and wardrobe. We provide each bed with a mattress protector.
Yes, televisions are provided in the shared kitchen/living areas in all apartments.
- Q.18 Are the rooms insured?
Insurance for personal items such as PCs, laptops, stereos and other personal belongings is not provided.
- Q.19 How can I request maintenance?
Should you have any maintenance issue e.g. a blown light bulb or blocked drain, you can report the issue to reception in City Campus or alternatively, email [email protected] where we will log the issue with our maintenance team who will call to your apartment to access any repair the issue.
- Q.20 Where can I store my bicycle?
At City Campus you can store your bicycle in our secured underground car park and at College Campus we have a designated bicycle parking facility in a secure area of the carpark. There is no charge for use of bicycle storage in these areas.
- Q.21 Will I require an adaptor to charge / use my electrical items such as my mobile, tablet or laptop?
Yes, you will require a Three Pinned Electrical Adapter to use electrical appliances in Ireland or the UK.
- Q.22 How & when do we receive our security deposit back?
All security deposits are processed the first week of July and we can process return by electronic bank transfers (to a bank account). It is important to ensure that you provide accommodation with the correct IBAN and BIC no., along with full name of the account holder. * *Delays will occur if incorrect details are submitted. Bank account details should be emailed to [email protected].
- Q.23 What are the contact numbers for WIT Campus Accommodation with the international dialling code?
Landline +353 51 306100
Mobile +353 87 2904612