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Our Admissions team continue to work remotely and can be contacted by email:

The Admissions team are here to assist with any queries you may have on your mature student application, big or small. We are mindful this is particularly important during these challenging times. To help us best assist you, we would ask that you include as much information as possible, and always include your CAO / PAC / Advanced Entry Application Number in all correspondence. 

Covid 19 has created a lot of unknows for everyone, we would like to assure you that the team will work to help make your transition to higher education is as straightforward as possible in these uncertain times. In that regard we would encourage you to maintain contact with us but be patient as we continue to operate remotely. Together we look forward to a return to normal practice in the not too distant future.

Please click here  for details of the Waterford Institute of Technology Admissions Policies.  While every effort is being made to support applicants applying under any of the policies/categories referred to here, it is very important to remember that WIT will be guided at all times by WIT Academic Council, QQI, the HSE and Public Health and other relevant bodies with regard to processing and admissions to the Institute.

Please see related FAQ for First Years Starting in 2020 here - while this is targeted at the 2020 intake the information may still be useful. 

Please see related FAQ for Advanced Entry Applicants here

Students, who enter at any level, can either choose to graduate at that level or progress to the next level, assuming adequate grades are achieved.

For example, a student enters WIT at Higher Certificate Level 6, they can choose either to graduate with a Higher Certificate after two years, or can progress on to Level 7 and beyond.

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IMPORTANT: Please see the Waterford Institute of Technology English Language Entry Requirements here and the Institute Admissions Policies here.

There are two main steps to take to apply for a course at WIT

Fill out the CAO form before either 1 February or the late application deadline on 1 May. Please note that students applying for WD027 BA (Hons) in Music must apply by 1 February. Applicants who are applying on mature grounds for nursing must also apply by 1 February.

After applying through the CAO, you must complete WIT’s Mature Applicant Assessment form, which you will receive directly from WIT’s Admissions Office by in March 2021 ( for 1st February applicants) or mid-May 2021 (for 1st May applicants).

If you do NOT receive the assessment form within the guideline dates above, it is your responsibility to contact WIT's Admission Office at [email protected]  Late forms are not accepted.

Mature Applicants – Change of Mind

The Change of Mind facility becomes available after 1st May and the closing date is 1st July.  The Change of Mind Facility affords you an opportunity, if you wish, to change the order of preference only of your course choices.

If you introduce a new programme to your list of choices by way of Change of Mind, you will compete for a place on that programme based on your Leaving Certificate or FETAC results only. Restricted-Application Course – WD027 BA Music – if added for the first time via a Change of Mind is invalid and will not be considered.  Closing date is 1st February.

Nursing - If you are competing under mature grounds for nursing, you may not enter on a Change of Mind any nursing code, unless at least one such nursing code was among your choices at 1st February and you have taken the aptitude test in the year you seek admission.

Nursing - Applying under mature grounds

For full details on the application process and the written assessment test, go to http://www.nursingcareers.ie and download the booklet Nursing Midwifery A Career For You. The Nursing Careers Centre (NCC) may be contacted at An Bord Altranais (NMBI), 18/20 Carysfort Avenue, Blackrock, Co. Dublin, 01-639-8562.

Note: Admission to courses may be subject to interview.

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