Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has inter-institutional agreements with a number of university partners outside of the EU.
For further information please contact [email protected].
The sending University/Institute must have an active Exchange Agreement (An Agreement between Universities/Institutes to exchange students) with WIT within the area of which a student wants to study. A coordinator from the sending university submits a nomination form to WIT for the student they are proposing to send to WIT on the International Exchange Programme.
To be nominated, a WIT International Exchange Student Nomination form must be completed in electronic format by your home University academic advisor and sent to [email protected] before the nomination deadline outlined below.
Download a WIT International Exchange Student Nomination form here:
Please note all fields in the nomination form must be completed. On the nomination form there is an example of how to complete the form highlighted in yellow.
Nomination & Application Deadlines
AUTUMN SEMESTER (Semester 1)
(September – December)
Partner nomination deadline: 15 April
Student application deadline: 01 May
SPRING SEMESTER (Semester 2)
(January – May)
Partner nomination deadline: 04 October
Student application deadline: 14 October
When WIT receives the nomination, the nomination is cross-checked with the existing Exchange Agreement between the sending University/Institute and WIT to verify if the nomination meets the criteria set out in this agreement.
If the nomination meets the criteria set out in the existing Exchange Agreement the student will receive an email to inform them that their nomination has been approved and they have been offered a place to study on the International Exchange Programme at WIT.
Included in the student’s nomination approval and mobility acceptance email will be an invitation to complete their online application and information on other documentation that is required to complete the student’s application such as the Learning Agreement. Important: Even though the student will have been officially offered a place at WIT for their mobility, their online application and supporting documentation such as the Learning Agreement are required to partake as a student at WIT. Inability to successfully complete the application phase will result in the revocation of students place on the International Exchange Programme at WIT.
Conditional Offer: The student’s offer to participate on the International Exchange Programme at WIT lies with the condition that the modules chosen for their Learning Agreement will only be from the ECTS Module Guides provided on the WIT website or in exceptional instances, modules approved by a WIT academic advisor that do not exist in the ECTS Module Guides, such as Masters Level Modules. The ECTS Module Guides can be found on the ECTS Module Guides tab on this webpage.
Please note, modules chosen from the ECTS Module Guides are not guaranteed due to limited class sizes and potential unexpected circumstances in the future. If a student chooses a module that is on the ECTS Module Guides but later find out they cannot study it, the relevant School Office will work to find the student a suitable alternative.
Additional note: Nominations are processed on a rolling basis, so some nominations may be processed later than other nominations.
Accommodation providers may take bookings from January for the college year starting in September. As a result, accommodation places can fill up very quickly. Therefore, we advise that you reserve your accommodation as early as possible before your arrival to ensure that you secure a place.
If a student agrees to complete their Learning Agreement in accordance with the condition outlined in step 2, and they understand that not all modules chosen from the ECTS Module Guides are guaranteed, they can be confident that they have a place on the International Exchange Programme at WIT within the area specified on their nomination form and can apply for accommodation in Waterford at their own discretion.
Information on accommodation can be found on the Accommodation tab on this webpage.
When the student received the email informing them that their nomination has been approved and they have been offered a place to study on the International Exchange Programme at WIT, they will also receive a link to the Online Application Facility for International Exchange students. This facility requires a student to provide important contact information and information on the students proposed area of study. The purpose of this facility is to gather relevant information about our prospective students to ensure they are recognised as a student on the WIT registry system.
Approximately 1 month after the application deadline, students will receive an email providing them with information on how to register as a WIT student before their mobility begins. Online registration requires a student to provide a photograph for their WIT student card (which they collect upon their arrival at WIT) and pay a registration fee of 15euro. The online registration facility is expected to open approximately 2-4 weeks before the month of which the semester commences.
Approximately 1 month after the application deadline, students will receive an email providing them with information on the exchange student Orientation. Orientation is mandatory for all students and typically takes place on the first or second week of September for Semester 1 (September – December) and on the second or third week of January for Semester 2 (January – May).
English Language Requirements
Exchange students are not required to submit proof of their English Language proficiency. Partner Universities/Institutes are expected to select students who have the required standard of English Language proficiency as set out in our Inter-institutional Agreement.
As part of your application to WIT you are required to send us a Learning Agreement. This is a document in which you will list the modules you will be studying during your exchange with us. Your University will have their own template Learning Agreement they will want you to use. If not, we are happy to provide one for you. You can download our Learning Agreement Template here.
Following the approval of your nomination to study at WIT on the International Exchange Programme, you must complete a learning agreement which lists the modules you will study at WIT. You can find the modules we offer for each respective School of study on this web page under the ECTS Module Guides section. Please select your modules with guidance from your academic advisor or international coordinator in your University.
Please be advised the maximum number of ECTS credits you can study, per semester at WIT is 30 and the minimum is 15. If it does not state in the Subject Guide how many ECTS credits the module is worth, you can assume it is worth 5. The majority of modules at WIT are worth 5 ECTS.
Please find below the list of ECTS Module Guides:
Please note: The ability to secure a place on a module is dependent on space available. Therefore, securing a place on a module can only be determined when the semester begins. If you cannot secure a place on a module, the respective School of study will work to help you find a suitable alternative.
The below downloadable documents are provided to help prospective exchange students get a clear understanding of the steps to becoming an exchange student at WIT and prepare for their exchange period at WIT.
Nomination to Registration - What to Expect Guide
Download our Nomination to Registration - What to Expect Guide to gain a better understanding of the steps to becoming an exchange student at WIT.
WIT International Exchange Student Fact Sheet
If you are interested in studying at WIT on the International Exchange Programme, please download our WIT International Exchange Student Fact Sheet to find further information on important dates, health and travel insurance, studies, visa requirements, orientation, results, accommodation and Waterford City.
Exchange Student Information Booklet
For further information about the practical aspects of coming to Waterford, including accommodation, travel, health insurance, cost of living, visas and much more please download our Exchange Student Information Booklet.
Learning Agreement Template
In order for a student to complete their International Exchange Application, a completed Learning Agreement is required. If your institute/university does not have a learning agreement template you can download our template here and use it.
There is a good supply of high quality student accommodation in Waterford City. This varies from private residential self-catering in houses or apartments to on-campus WIT student residences. Accommodation providers may take bookings from January for the college year starting in September. As a result accommodation places can fill up very quickly. Therefore, we advise that you reserve your accommodation as early as possible before your arrival to ensure that you secure a place. You should also check out the cancellation policy of your preferred accommodation in case you decide not to proceed with your booking.
The services offered by our Student Accommodation Office can be found here.
Please note that the selection of accommodation and the terms of the contract are entirely a matter between the individual student and the external provider.
International students must have their accommodation booked in advance of travelling to Ireland and are required to organise their own accommodation while studying at WIT. The following is a list web-links for accommodation in Waterford:
WIT Student Accommodation:
Phone: 051 306100
WIT Student Pad
Phone: 051- 856704 ·
Phone: 051-304911 ·
Phone: 051 858182
If you have any queries please feel free to contact WIT Students’ Union Welfare Officer on +353 86-7854402 or [email protected]