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STEP 1: NominationErasmus Logo

The sending University/Institute must have an active Inter-institutional Agreement (An Erasmus+ 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 Erasmus+ Programme.

To be nominated, a WIT Erasmus+ 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 Erasmus+ Student Nomination form here:

WIT Erasmus+ Student Nomination Form (EU)

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

 

 

STEP 2: Processing a Student Nomination

When WIT receives the nomination, the nomination is cross-checked with the existing Inter-institutional 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 Inter-institutional 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 Erasmus+ 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 Erasmus+ Exchange Programme at WIT.

Conditional Offer: The student’s offer to participate on the Erasmus+ 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

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 Erasmus+ 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. 

 

STEP 3: Online Application

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 Erasmus+ Exchange Programme at WIT, they will also receive a link to the Online Application Facility for Erasmus+ 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.Apply Online

Step 4: Registration

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.

Step 5: Orientation

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).

 

Step 1: Submitting a Request for Traineeship

If a student is in Europe whose programme of study includes work placement, they may have the opportunity to complete your placement in Waterford, Ireland. WIT works closely with industry partners in Waterford, Ireland who offer excellent work placement opportunities to students from a variety of disciplines.

 

If you are interested in partaking in a Traineeship in Waterford, Ireland on Erasmus+ with WIT, please email [email protected] with the following information:

  • The area of which you are interested in partaking in a Traineeship (Please be as specific as possible, i.e. if it is in the area of Engineering, please specify the type of Engineering.
  • Your CV (Education background, work experience, hobbies/interests etc.)
  • Cover letter – Outlining your reasons for seeking traineeship in your proposed area and what you can skills/experience you can offer the potential receiving organisation.

Please note: Traineeships are not guaranteed upon request. When you submit a request for Traineeship, the relevant coordinator at WIT will work to determine if any surrounding organisations can facilitate your Traineeship request. You will receive notification via email within a number of days/weeks to inform you if your request for Traineeship can be facilitated.

 

Step 2: Student Nomination

If it is determined that a student’s Traineeship request can be facilitated within an organisation in Waterford, Ireland, the Inward Mobility Coordinator at WIT or the relevant Work Placement Coordinator at WIT will notify the student via email. If the student is happy to do the Traineeship with the offering organisation, WIT will contact the student’s home University/Institute and ask them to nominate the student for Erasmus+ Traineeship with WIT.

To be nominated, a WIT Erasmus+ Student Nomination form must be completed in electronic format by the student’s home University academic advisor and sent to [email protected] before the nomination deadline outlined below. 

Download a WIT Erasmus+ Student Exchange Nomination form here:

WIT Erasmus+ Student Traineeship Nomination Form (EU

 

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: 01 May
  • Student application deadline: 15 May

 

SPRING SEMESTER (Semester 2)

(January – May)

  • Partner nomination deadline: 04 October
  • Student application deadline: 14 October

 

When the student’s home University/Institute submits the student’s nomination form, it will then be processed by the WIT International Office. Following this the student will receive an email to notify them that their nomination has been approved and they have been offered a Traineeship on the Erasmus+ 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 Traineeship Agreement are required to partake as a student at WIT. Your home University/Institute will be able to provide you with the Traineeship Agreement Template and guidance on how to complete the Traineeship Agreement Template. Inability to successfully complete the application phase will result in the revocation of students place on the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme at WIT.

 

Additional note: Nominations are processed on a rolling basis, so some nominations may be processed later than other nominations.

 

 

Accommodation

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.

Information on accommodation can be found on the Accommodation tab on this webpage. 

 

STEP 3: Online Application

When the student received the email informing them that their nomination has been approved and they have been offered a Traineeship on the Erasmus+ Exchange Programme at WIT, they will also receive a link to the Online Application Facility for Erasmus+ 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.

 

Step 4: Registration

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 50euro. The online registration facility is expected to open approximately 2-4 weeks before the month of which the semester commences.

 

Step 5: Orientation

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.

 

Learning Agreement (Study Mobility)

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.  

Following the approval of your nomination to study at WIT on the Erasmus+ 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.

 

Traineeship Agreement

If you will be partaking in a Traineeship, as part of your application to WIT you are required to send us a Traineeship Agreement. Your University will have their own template Traineeship Agreement they will want you to use and they will guide you through it.

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. 

pdf School of Engineering - Engineering Technology ECTS Module Guide 2021-22

pdf School of Engineering - Built Environment ECTS Module Guide 2021-22

pdf School of Engineering - Architecture ECTS Module Guide 2021-22

pdf School of Humanities ECTS Module Guide

pdf School of Business ECTS Module Guide

pdf School of Science & Computing ECTS Module Guide

pdf School of Health Sciences ECTS Module Guide 2021-22

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. 

Nomination to Registration - What to Expect Guide - Click here

 

WIT Erasmus+ Student Fact Sheet
If you are interested in studying at WIT on the Eramsus+ programme, please download our WIT Erasmus+ Student Fact Sheet to find further information on important dates, health and travel insurance, studies, visa requirements, orientation, results, accommodation and Waterford City. 

WIT Erasmus+ Student Fact Sheet - Click here

 

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.

Exchange Student Information Booklet - Click here

 

Erasmus+ Student Charter
Each Erasmus+ student will be given an Erasmus+ Student Charter by their sending university or higher education institution after their selection. The Student Charter highlights the rights and obligations of students participating in Erasmus+. It informs Erasmus+ students about what they are entitled to and what is expected of them during their secondment for studies and/or for a traineeship.

Erasmus+ Student Charter - Click here

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:

Accommodation List

WIT Student Accommodation: 

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Phone: 051 306100

 

WIT Student Pad

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Riverwalk:

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Phone: 051- 856704 ·

 

Manor Properties:

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Phone: 051-304911 ·

 

Liberty Blue:

Go to website

Phone: 051 858182 

 

Daft:

Go to website

 

If you have any queries please feel free to contact WIT Students’ Union Welfare Officer on +353 86-7854402 or [email protected]