WIT International Student Scholarships

We are pleased to offer International student scholarships in all disciplines at WIT for undergraduate and postgraduate students commencing their studies in September 2016.

Diversity of students in terms of country of origin is one of the pillars on which international education in any institution is founded. In order to encourage high calibre applicants to study at our Institute, we offer a number of scholarships to Non-EU citizens on an annual basis.

Government of Ireland Scholarships 2015-2016

The International Office at WIT is very pleased to announce that the Institute has been awarded six Government of Ireland International scholarships for Post-graduate admission in September 2016. goi

Three scholarships have been allocated for three applicants from Brazil and three for applicants from China for study on any full-time Masters programme at WIT - see link

Scholarship Value

The Government of Ireland International Scholarships scheme is operated and co-funded by the Irish Government and the higher education institutions (HEIs) and includes a full tuition fee waiver and a stipend of €7,500 to cover living expenses for one year.


Applications for the scholarships are welcomed from Brazilian and Chinese citizens only. Applicants must have completed a Bachelors degree by June 2016 with the equivalent of first class honours. Applicants must also have completed an English langauge proficiency test with the past two years and, as a minimum, have achieved the appropriate scores for admission. Please check the English Language Requirements.

Selection Criteria

Successful applicants will have attained a high level of academic excellence at undergraduate level and will be required to submit the following supporting documents with their application

pdf Completed application form  - to download form click here 

pdf An academic reference - download template here 

Applications will be assessed based on the following: - Academic record, Academic reference, Aptitude for a Master’s degree, Applicant’s statement of interest, Applicant’s plans for promotional activities for WIT

N.B. The successful scholarship recipient will be expected to act as ‘student ambassador’ for WIT and will be agreeable to participate in video and photo shoots and contribute to publicity material as required.

How to Apply

Please send completed application form and supporting documentation, including a trancscript of results in English to the following:

Brazilian applicants - Don O’Neill - [email protected]

Chinese applicants - Hellen Kang-Griffith - [email protected]

Closing date: 15th June 2016

Successful applicants will be notified by July 1st 2016

Institutes of Technology Ireland - Brazil Scholarship Scheme 2015-2016 - 2016-2017

In collaboration with Institutes of Technology Ireland, Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is very pleased to offer fully funded Scholarships for the completion of a one year full-time taught Masters programme, in any discipline, for 2015-2016 or 2016-2017. See link


The scholarships awarded will give Brazilian students who have studied in Ireland on the CsF programme, the opportunity to return to Ireland to undertake a one year full-time taught Masters programme at one of the participating Institutes of Technology. There will be 10 scholarships of €5,000 euro awarded, for study in the 2015/16 or 2016/17 academic year. 

A full fee waiver will be granted by the receiving Institute, including tuition and registration fees.


To apply please complete the application form and reference form in the link.

pdf IOTI Brazil Scholarship Form 2015

pdf IOTI Brazil Reference Form 2015

Only students who have demonstrated a high level of achievement during their studies in Ireland will be considered. Applicants will also be required to demonstrate how they have a long-term interest in Ireland and how they will promote links with Ireland. 

IOTI will put together a panel to evaluate the nominations from the Institutes

Closing date for applications Friday 8th May

IOTI decision to be communicated to Institutes by Friday 29th May

For further information please contact Don O'Neill - [email protected]

India - WIT Indian 'Wicket Scholarship' 2016

This year WIT is particularly interested in attracting high calibre applicants from the Republic of India, in line with our international strategy and as a result we have launched a dedicated, but limited number of Scholarships for Indian Nationals (The WIT Indian 'Wicket Scholarship' 2016).

Please note that the deadline for all WIT awarded scholarships is the 31st of May, 2016.  

Scholarships are available to anyone who has completed their 12th Standard, or undergraduate degree at a recognised High School/University in India. Where applicants have attended University, they must prove that their degree is recognised by the University Grants Commission.
We accept some applicants from Independently run Private Colleges, depending on their ranking and reputation. Awards will be valued up to 50% of the full fees for postgraduate programmes and 25% off each year of an undergraduate degree.

Please note that the deadline for all WIT awarded scholarships is the 31st of May, 2016.  


  • Evidence of English Language proficiency, for example the completion of an IELTS exam, or equivalent with an over all band score of 6.5. You must also meet the Institute's Minimum IELTS Band Requirments for your particular programme. Click here for more details

  • This scholarship only applies to new incoming students (first time entrants to WIT- it does not apply to WIT International Graduates)

  • Successful completion of High School/University Degree with a minimum average of 68%

  • For entry to masters programmes, applicants must have no backlogs during the 3/4 years of their degree

  • Demonstration of relevant work experience and willingness to work in a field relevant to your degree, following graduation (relevant for entry to masters courses, in particular when there is a gap between the time applicants finished their degree and when they are applying to study at WIT)

For further information on the WIT Indian 'Wicket Scholarship' or to ascertain if you are eligible, please email Mr. John Joe O'Farrell ([email protected]) or Ms. Laura Dunphy ([email protected]).

Scholarships for nationals of all other Non-EU countries


Undergraduate and Higher Diploma students

• The International Student Scholarship will provide for a 25% reduction in tuition fees for each year of an undergraduate or a Higher Diploma programme. (NB for entry into all years of Bachelor programmes except final year).

• Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60% overall average mark

Postgraduate students

• The International Student Scholarship will provide for a reduction of €3150 for all taught Masters programmes


• The scholarships are open to all self-funding Non-EU students

• Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent

  • This scholarship only applies to new incoming students (first time entrants to WIT- it does not apply to WIT International Graduates)

How to apply

Applications must be made on the prescribed forms (please see below) and submitted to the International office on or before 31st May 2016.
Successful applicants will be notified by mid-June 2015.

For further information please contact Selma Robinson, International Admissions, WIT, [email protected]

International Scholarship Reference Form

International Scholarship Application Form


Scholarships are also available from national agencies where WIT has been approved as a study destination under a number of different international scholarship programmes. Some examples include:

Brazil - Science Without Borders Scholarship Programme (Ciência sem Fronteiras)

WIT welcomes applications from Brazilian students for the 'Ciência sem Fronteiras' (Science without Borders) programme.
Science without Borders is a Brazilian Government scholarship programme which aims to send 101,000 Brazilian students abroad for study on Undergraduate and PhD programmes in the areas of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Creative
Industries in the world's leading higher education institutions. This initiative will be rolled out over a four year period. Further information on opportunities at WIT in these areas, are available in Portuguese by clicking here.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia - King Abdullah Scholarship Programme

Students are approved to study undergraduate and postgraduate programmes across a wide range of disciplines, subject to approval from the Ministry of Higher Education in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
For further details see

Erasmus Mundus - Averroès programme -  Scholarship opportunities relevant to students from certain North African Universities

WIT is a partner in the EU funded Erasmus Mundus Averroès programme which is a Trans Mediterranean consortium of leading European and North African universities. 
Funded opportunities are available for studies at Bachelor, Masters, Doctoral and Post-doctoral levels. For further details see http://www.averroè


Mexico - Scholarship Agencies