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Applications will only be considered from students who have submitted an application for a WIT course through the Central Applications Office (CAO) and meet one of the following criteria:

  • Applicant is in State care (e.g. foster/residential/ward of court/under care of HSE) 

  • Applicant is a single parent with no support from immediate family

  • Applicant is a young carer

  • Applicant’s family is a member of an ethnic minority (where English is not the first language)

  • Appliciant/Applicant’s family is a member of other minority groupings (e.g. Traveller community or of Traveller extraction, LGBT etc.)

  • Other extenuating circumstances (e.g. applicant’s suitability has been flagged by the School Care team [1] (or equivalent); applicant’s family is on the School Completion Programme target list; for example the applicant’s family income is very low)

1 The structure of the School Care teams can vary but generally consist of the school principal and/or deputy principal, the guidance counsellor, member of the special needs team, school chaplain and the HSCL teacher. (See NEPS continuum of support guidelines 2010 2.1.5 pg. 19)

Applicants must:

  • Have applied for a course in WIT by 1st February through the CAO 

  • Attain the minimum entry requirements for the course applied for as outlined in the prospectus  

  • Make an application to the Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI) for a Higher Education grant and must be eligible for the Free Fees Initiative (see http://www.studentfinance.ie)

  • Must be a student attending one of the secondary schools in the South East 

From those qualified Waterford Institute of Technology will then select the successful candidates based on their application forms and their school references.

If the list of eligible schools is not visible below click here to view

County Name School Name Address 1 Address 2  
Carlow St Mary's Academy CBS Station Rd Carlow  
Carlow St Mary's Knockbeg College Knockbeg Carlow  
Carlow St. Leo's College Convent Of Mercy Dublin Road, Carlow  
Carlow Presentation College Askea Carlow  
Carlow Presentation/De La Salle College Royal Oak Road Muine Bheag, Carlow  
Carlow Borris Vocational School Borris Carlow  
Carlow Coláiste Eoin Hacketstown Carlow  
Carlow Carlow Vocational School Kilkenny Road Carlow  
Carlow Vocational School Muine Bheag Muine Bheag Carlow  
Carlow Gaelcholáiste Cheatharlach Easca Carlow  
Carlow Tullow Community School The Mullawn Tullow, Carlow  
Cork Pobalscoil na Tríonóide Youghal Cork  
Kilkenny Coláiste Eamann Rís Callan Kilkenny  
Kilkenny St. Brigid's College Callan

Kilkenny

 
Kilkenny Meánscoil na mBráithre Criostaí Sráid Shéamais Kilkenny  
Kilkenny St Kieran's College Secondary School College Rd, kIlkenny  
Kilkenny Kilkenny College Castlecomer Road Kilkenny  
Kilkenny Loreto Secondary School Granges Road Kilkenny  
Kilkenny Presentation Secondary School Loughboy Kilkenny  
Kilkenny Scoil Aireagail Ballyhale Kilkenny  
Kilkenny Duiske College Graignamanagh Kilkenny  
Kilkenny Coláiste Mhuire

Johnstown

Via Thurles,Kilkenny 

 
Kilkenny Colaiste Pobal Osrai New Street Kilkenny  
Kilkenny Kilkenny City Vocational School New Street Kilkenny  
Kilkenny Coláiste Cois Siúire Mooncoin Kilkenny  
Kilkenny Grennan College Ladywell St Thomastown, Kilkenny  
Kilkenny Abbey Community College Abbey Rd Ferrybank, Waterford  
Kilkenny Community School Castlecomer Kilkenny  
Tipperary N.R. Presentation Secondary School Ballingarry Thurles, Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. St Josephs College Borrisoleigh Thurles, Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. St. Joseph's C.B.S Summerhill Nenagh, Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. St Mary's Secondary School Nenagh Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. St. Mary's Secondary School Newport Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. Cistercian College Roscrea Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. Our Ladys Secondary School Templemore Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. C.B.S. Thurles Rossa St Thurles,Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. Presentation Secondary School Thurles Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R.  Ursuline Secondary School Thurles Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. Borrisokane Community College Borrisokane Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. Nenagh Vocational School Dromin Road Nenagh, Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. St Joseph's College Newport Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. Colaiste Mhuire Co-Ed Castlemeadows Thurles, Tipperary  
Tipperary N.R. Colaiste Phobál Ros Cré Corville Rd Roscrea, Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. C.B.S. Carrick-On-Suir  Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. Scoil Mhuire Greenhill Carrick-On-Suir, Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. Rockwell College Cashel  Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. Ardscoil na mBráithre Clonmel  Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. Loreto Secondary School Coleville Rd. Clonmel Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. Presentation Secondary School Clonmel Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. Patrician Presentation Rocklow Rd. Fethard, Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. The Abbey School Station Road Tipperary Town, Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. St. Anne's Secondary School Convent Of Mercy Rosanna Road, TippTown  
Tipperary S.R. Comeragh College Greenside Carrick-On-Suir, Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. Scoil Ruain Killenaule Thurles, Tipperary  
Tipperary S.R. St. Alibe's School Rosanna Road Tipperary Town  
Tipperary S.R. Colaiste Dun Iascaigh Cashel Road Cahir,Tipperary   
Tipperary S.R. Cashel Community School Dualla Road Cashel, Tipperary   
Waterford City C.B.S. Mount Sion Waterford Barrack Street, Waterford   
Waterford City Waterpark College Park Road Waterford  
Waterford City De La Salle College Newtown Waterford  
Waterford City Presentation Secondary School Waterford Waterford  
Waterford City Mercy Secondary School Ozanam St. Waterford  
Waterford City St Angela's Ursuline Convent Waterford  
Waterford City Newtown School Waterford Waterford  
Waterford City St Paul's Community College Browne's Road Waterford  
Waterford City Gaelcholaiste Phortlairge Bishop's Court Ballygunner, Waterford   
Waterford County Scoil na mBraithre Dungarvan Waterford  
Waterford County St Augustines College Abbeyside Dungarvan, Waterford   
Waterford County

Ard Scoil na nDeise

Convent Rd

Dungarvan, Waterford   
Waterford County

Ardscoil na Mara

Ballycarne

Tramore, Waterford  
Waterford County

Coláiste Chathail Naofa

Youghal Rd

Dungarvan, Waterford

 
Waterford County

St Declan's Community College

Kilmacthomas

Co Waterford

 
Waterford County

Meánscoil San Nioclás

Rinn O gCuanach

Co Waterford  
Waterford County

Blackwater Community School

Lismore

Co Waterford  

Wexford

F.C.J.  Secondary School

Bunclody

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

 

Wexford

St. Mary's C.B.S.

Millpark Road

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford  

Wexford

Coláiste Bride

Enniscorthy

Co Wexford  

Wexford

CBS Secondary School

Mountgarrett

New Ross, Co Wexford

 

Wexford

Good Counsel College

New Ross

Co Wexford

 

Wexford

St. Mary's Secondary School

Irishtown

New Ross, Co Wexford 

 

Wexford

Our Lady of Lourdes Secondary School

Rosbercon

New Ross, Co Wexford   

Wexford

Christian Brothers Secondary School

Thomas St

Co Wexford

 

Wexford 

St Peter's College

Secondary School

Summerhill, Co Wexford

 

Wexford

Loreto Secondary School

Spawell Road

Co Wexford

 

Wexford

Presentation Secondary School

Grogan's Road

Co Wexford

 

Wexford

Coláiste Abbain

Adamstown

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

 

Wexford

Bridgetown Vocational College

Bridgetown

Co Wexford  

Wexford

Vocational College Bunclody

Bunclody

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

 

Wexford

Selskar College Vocational School

Enniscorthy

Co Wexford  

Wexford

Colaiste an Atha

Kilmuckridge

Co Wexford  

Wexford

New Ross Vocational College

New Ross

Co Wexford

 

Wexford

Wexford Vocational College

Westgate

Co Wexford  

Wexford

Ramsgrange Community School

Ramsgrange

New Ross, Co Wexford

 

Wexford

Gorey Community School

Esmonde Street

Gorey,  Co Wexford

 
Wexford Enniscorthy Vocational College Milehouse Road Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford  

Wexford

Meanscoil Gharman

Brownswood

Enniscorthy, Co Wexford

 


Information for Students

If you are interested in making an application for the Reach Programme and you are attending an eligible school, please contact your guidance counsellor or school principal.

Information for Schools:

  • Applications for the Reach Programme are only accepted directly from guidance counsellors, school principals or the appropriate staff member in eligible schools

  • Schools may seek the support of our additional programme partners (School Completion Programme and the Home School Liasion Programme) in identifying eligible applicants

  • Application forms are restricted and all eligible schools will receive information via an email to their guidance counsellor on the 2021 application process on or before the 5th of February 2021. If your school has not received this information after this date please email [email protected]

  • The closing date to recieve aaplications is 5pm on the 16th of April 2021.

  • Each school may submit a maximum of two applications for September 2021 entry

  • Applicants who apply for nursing programmes in WIT will be interviewed. Interview dates to be confirmed but they will take place during the month of May in 2021