AdmissionsPre-Arrival Information for International Students

Pre-Arrival Information for International Students

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International Student Induction Programme 2018

Induction for international students beginning their studies at WIT in January, 2018 will take place on Thursday 11th January at 10:00am in the Cork Road Campus. Details will be announced closer to the time.  Please be aware that attendance at the induction is mandatory. 

Induction leaders will be on hand to address any questions you may have. Also included in the Induction programme will be a tour of the campus and some local excursions. 

All classes will commence on Monday 15th January, 2018. 

Please note that all international and Erasmus+ students are required to register on-line prior to arriving in Ireland. Please click here for information on how to register.


Students are required to organise their own accommodation while studying at WIT. International Students must have their accommodation booked in advance of travelling to Ireland. The following are web-links for accommodation in Waterford:

If you wish to book WIT campus accommodation, you are advised to book online here .

Health & Travel Insurance

All international students must ensure that they have adequate travel and health insurance in place to cover their stay in Ireland. The main insurance providers operating in the Irish market are:

If you have any questions regarding your arrival to WIT, please read our FAQ sheet or email us at [email protected]

Opening a Bank Account at AIB Campus Branch in WIT

Prior to opening a bank account, students are required to have a Waterford address. The bank requires this for security reasons when sending a student’s debit card, pin number and bank statement in the post. If you do not have an address, this will lead to delays in opening an account with the bank, securing accommodation on arrival etc.  The WIT International Office will provide you with a letter of introduction to open a bank account. Simply bring this letter with your passport to the AIB Campus Branch (WIT Main Campus - Cork Road) to open your account.

Within 24 hours your account will be activated and you will be provided with your IBAN and Swift code. International transfers can then be made directly into your account thus there is no requirement to bring international cheques or bank drafts, as these can take 6 weeks to clear.

Please note: It is important to notify the branch in advance of your departure to close your account.  Please click here for further information on the AIB Campus Branch at WIT.