Who do I contact with questions?
Ms Mary Hartley, President's Office on [email protected] or Tel: 051 302015.
Is the Scholarship open to non-Leaving Certificate applicants?
Yes, the scholarship is open to QQIFET/FETAC, mature and other school leaving applicants.
What is the criteria for Irish domiciled?
If the student has been residing in Ireland for 3 of the 5 years previous to applying for the President’s Scholarship their domiciliary of origin should be Ireland.
Is the Scholarship aligned to one WIT school?
There are five scholarships available, one in each academic school. Applicants apply for a scholarship in one school only. Applicants can change their course choice, but only within that school. See Section 5 for more information on changing course choices.
Are all courses eligible for the scholarship?
The following programmes are excluded from the President’s Scholarship programme as they are accreditated/regulated by external bodies:
WD116 – BSc (Hons) in General Nursing – regulated by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
WD117 – BSc (Hons) in Psychiatric Nursing - regulated by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
WD120 - BSc (Hons) in Intellectural Disability Nursing - regulated by Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland
What support documentation is required for the initial application?
Official past academic performance are required as well as documentation to support your summary statement. This could be a link to an essay, webpage, images, project, presentation, an app etc.
What is required for Stage 3 assessment?
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to the Institute for interview by leading academics in their chosen discipline area. Each academic school will provide more information at this stage.
Do applicants receive their offer in advance of Leaving Certificate results?
Yes, they will receive their offer in Round Zero.
If the minimum entry level grades/points are not achieved, will the student be eligible for the Scholarship?
Yes, in the case of individuals completing their Leaving Certificate as the scholarship will be awarded in Round Zero, before Leaving Certificate results are issued.
Applicants offered the President’s Scholarship in subsequent rounds may be required to meet the points and entry requirements.
If an applicant is offered their first CAO choice course for WIT, will they not have the option of receiving offers from other higher educational institutions?
If they receive an offer of a scholarship from WIT and it is their first choice on the CAO, they can't receive a higher offer from another institution. If they receive an offer of a scholarship from WIT which is not their first choice on the CAO, they can receive an offer from another institution in Round 1 should they be eligible. If they accept that offer, they will lose the WIT scholarship.
When will the Scholarship holder receive the bursary?
The bursary will be paid over two instalments per year of the registered programmes and €500 per 1st and 2nd semester for student services.
How is the bursary paid?
The bursary will be paid directly into the scholar’s bank account.
Will the bursary affect a SUSI application?
The President’s Scholarship bursary is not considered as reckonable income and should not affect an application for the SUSI grant. Successful applicants must declare their President’s Scholarship award to Revenue.