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Studying Abroad - Exchanges

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Studying abroad as part of your degree brings many benefits.  Research shows that students who study abroad acquire 'transversal skills', which are highly valued by employers, as graduates with international experience fare better in the job market.

Study Abroad and Exchange Programmes allow international undergarduate students to spend time in Waterford, Ireland and WIT students to experience life at an overseas University.  

International students who want to spend a year/semester at WIT

If you are an international student looking to study at WIT as part of your degree at another University or Institute, there are three ways in which you can join us:

Study abroad as part of your WIT degree

Full-time, registered WIT students opting for a study exchange can spend spend either one semester or a full academic year at one of our partner institutes. We have inter-institutional agreements with over 100 higher education institutes within the EU and over 25 internationally.  Students participating in an exchange programme not only gain invaluable academic and/or work training experience, but also have the opportunity to experience life in another country, develop language and intercultural skills, travel and broaden their horizons.

Visit our webpage here for more information on studying abroad if you are a WIT student.

Students whose programmes of study include a work placement may have the opportunity to complete their placement in another EU state.  WIT works closely with industry partners throughout Europe who offer excellent work placement opportunities to students from a variety of disciplines.

What is Erasmus+?  Erasmus Logo

Erasmus+ is the European Union funded programme for boosting skills and employability in education, training, youth and sport.  

It is managed in Ireland by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), click here for more information about the HEA in Ireland.

Erasmus+ offers exciting opportunities for Irish participants to study, work, volunteer, teach and train in Europe and internationally and the majority of our partners deliver modules in the English language.  While on Erasmus+ students are exempt from paying tuition fees at the host institution and receive financial support to help cover travel and living expenses.

The Erasmus+ is designed so a student can do part of their academic work in a partner institute.  

As an Erasmus+ student you get to experience another culture, improve your language skills and learn about the different approaches taken to your subjects in another Country and institute.  The time spent in the host institution is fully recognized by WIT through the use of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).  

Click here to get more information about the Erasmus+ Programme at WIT.

WIT has been an active participant in the Erasmus+ programme since 2001 and continues to play an active and positive role in the programme.  We are partners with over 200 higher education institutions, providing a divers range of exchange opportunities for our students and staff.  The Office for International Relations at WIT is responsible for co-ordinating the Erasmus+. 

What is the International Exchange Programme? International Exchange Programme

WIT has over 25 partners internationally (non EU countries) providing opportunities for our students to experience life further afield.  

We have partners in Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canda, China, Malaysia, Mexico, Newfoundland, Taiwan and the USA.  Our non English language speaking partners also deliver some modules in English.

Students are exempt from paying tuition fees at the host institution, however, financial support is not available as it is with Erasmus+.  

The programme is designed so a student can do part of their academic work in a partner institute.  You will get to experience another culture, improve your language skills and learn about the different approaches taken to your subjects in another Country and institute.  The time spent in the host institution is fully recognized by WIT through the use of the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS).  

Click here for more information about the International Exchange Programme at WIT.

WIT has been pro-active in developing opportunities in international exchanges for our students since 2001 and continues to play an active and positive role in the programme.  We are partners with over 25 higher education institutions, providing a divers range of exchange opportunities for our students and staff.  The Office for International Relations at WIT is responsible for co-ordinating the international exchange programme.