International Student Scholarships
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) is committed to attracting high calibre students from around the world. To this end, we offer a wide-range of scholarships to students from a number of countries (NON EU, fee paying Students only), in line with our strategic international priorities.
Our scholarships are available to undergraduate, higher diploma and taught postgraduate applicants for full-time programmes of study at WIT.
Please be advised your eligibility for one of our scholarships will depend on your academic achievement (those indicated on your application for admission), not on your family need. International students who may qualify for scholarships are still expected to demonstrate the ability to cover a significant percentage of the cost of their education.
Please note that in order to apply for an International office scholarship, you must be in receipt of either a full or conditional offer of a place on one of our programmes. If you do not have a full or conditional offer, your scholarship application will not be processed. We advise you read the Terms and Conditions of our Scholarships, provided below, which should answer any questions you may have.
Please see the sections below for information on the Scholarships available.
Undergraduate and Higher Diploma applicants
Our undergraduate and Higher Diploma scholarships will provide for a reduction of 20% in tuition fees for each year of an undergraduate or Higher Diploma programme.
These scholarships are open to all self-funding Non-EU students for full-time programmes only who are applying for first year or advanced entry* admission. Exchange and Study Abroad applicants are not eligible.
Applicants must have attained excellent grades in their final high school examinations.
Minimum IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band).
Award in subsequent years of study is subject to the achievement of 60% overall average mark.
*Advanced entry applications for the final year of a programme are not eligible to apply.
The International Student Scholarship will provide for a reduction of €2,000 for all taught postgraduate programmes.
These scholarships are open to all self-funding Non-EU students for full-time programmes only who are applying to WIT for the first time.
Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree (equivalent to a level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications) by June 2018, and applicants must have received (or must be expected to achieve) a minimum average result of 65% in their Bachelor degree.
Minimum IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent (with a minimum of 6.0 in each band).
These scholarships are only available to first-time entrants to WIT (WIT graduates are not eligible to apply).
How to apply
Applications must be made on the prescribed forms (please see below) and submitted to the International office on or before 18th May 2018.
Successful applicants will be notified by the end of May 2018.
For further information please contact Ms Fiona Purcell, International Admissions, WIT, [email protected]
Irish Aid Fellowships
Irish Aid is the Irish Government’s programme for overseas development, managed by the Development Co-operation Division of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. A broad programme of support to capacity building in developing countries is provided by the Government.
As part of this overall mission, Irish Aid Fellowships aim to address capacity deficits that hinder the attainment of long-term development goals through the training and development of key individuals, generally drawn from the public services and NGO sectors.
Operating for over 40 years, Irish Aid Fellowships have supported more than 2,000 successful awardees who have returned to their organisations on completing their studies, committed to putting their acquired knowledge and skills into practice for the benefit of the wider community. Some of their stories can be found in the case study profiles on the icosirl.ie website.
Anh Le – WIT Postgraduate student of the MBs in Economics and Finance Irish Aid Fellowship Training Program recipient 2017-2018
Irish Aid concentrates long term development assistance in eight Key Partner Countries - mainly in sub-Saharan Africa - and a small number of other countries affected by conflict. Fellowships are targeted to specific countries in the same way. Potential applicants should carefully note all eligibility requirements. These may include being employed by an Irish Aid partner organisation. Applicants who do not meet eligibility criteria will not be considered.
The countries eligible for Irish Aid Fellowships are Burundi, Cambodia. Ethiopia, Kenya, Laos, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nigeria, Palestine, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Vietnam, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
Details of the different fellowship strands and eligibility criteria are set out here.
For further information on applications and approved courses please contact http://icosirl.ie
China - 2018 Claddagh Scholarship Programme
Waterford Institute of Technology is delighted to offer 8 scholarships for Chinese applicants through the Claddagh Scholarship Programme. These scholarships are available to undergraduate and postgraduate applicants.
Undergraduate - applications for undergraduate programmes of study at WIT will provide for a reduction of 20% in tuition fees for each year of an undergraduate programme.
Postgraduate - applications for taught postgraduate programmes of study at WIT will provide for a reduction in tuition fees of €1,000.
To apply for a Claddagh Scholarship applicants must meet the following criteria:
Be citizens of and resident in China and must have applied to WIT and be in receipt of a full or conditional offer of a place to study on a full time academic programme starting in September 2018.
Be in a position to self-fund.
Applicants for taught postgraduate programmes of study at WIT must have completed an undergraduate degree (equivalent to a level 8 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications) by June 2018 at a recognised university in China, and applicants must have received (or must be expected to achieve) a minimum average result of 70% in their Bachelor degree.
Applicants for undergraduate programmes of study at WIT must have matriculated from High School, and must meet the entry requirements for study at WIT.
For all programmes, applicants must have completed an English language proficiency test and have achieved the WIT English language requirements for their chosen programme.
The English language requirement for Undergraduate programmes is IETLS 6.0 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 5.0 in each component.
The English language requirement for Postgraduate programmes is IETLS 6.5 (or equivalent) with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.
How to Apply
Applications must be made by completing the application and reference forms below and email to Ms Hellen Kang Griffith at: [email protected] on or before 15th May 2018.
Successful applicants will be notified by end of June 2018.
For further information please contact Ms Hellen Kang Griffith, Asia Development Officer by email: [email protected]