ExchangesIncoming Students - Exchange Programmes

Incoming Students - Exchange Programmes

Erasmus+ and International Exchange Programmes  Exchange Programme

 

Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT) has inter-institutional agreements with over 100 universities within the EU and over 25 universities internationally.  Every year we welcome over 200 European students on our Erasmus+ and International Exchange Programmes into our Schools of Business, Humanities, Science, Engineering and Health Sciences.  

Erasmus+ is for students attending our partner institutes within the EU and the International Exchange Programme is for students attending our partner institutes outside the EU. 

Both Exchange Programmes provide opportunities for students from all over the world to join and contribute to our vibrant, multicultural community at WIT. Spending a few months in a different culture and community is the best opportunity to establish intercultural contacts, have a valuable insight into a different culture, learn a language and grow as a person.  

There are many benefits for WIT also.  Two of the most important are: having a diverse community that enriches our own students' learning experience and building our international connectivity for the next generation.


Nomination and Application Deadlines

To qualify for one of our Exchange Programmes, WIT must have a valid agreement with your University who must nominate you.  We cannot accept applications from students who have not been nominated.  If you have any questions, please speak with your academic advisor or the coordinator in your international office first.  

AUTUMN SEMESTER/ ACADEMIC YEARNomination and Application Deadlines

Nomination deadline: 01 May 

Application deadline: 15 May 

SPRING SEMESTER

Nomination deadline: 09 October 

Application deadline: 23 October 

Please note that we cannot accept nominations or applications once the deadlines have passed.

Erasmus+ at WIT Erasmus Logo

The Application Form below is to be completed by students who have been nominated by their University to participate in the Erasmus+ Exchange Study Programme at WIT.

If you are applying for the Spring Semester (starting January 2018), we kindly ask you to NOT apply now and wait until you get an email requesting you to apply.

Please make sure you read the instructions carefully.  

Before you start you will need to understand what School and under what Department in WIT you will be taking your modules (subjects) in.  Please make sure you know this beforehand.  If you are unsure, please speak with the Erasmus+ coordinator in your University before proceeding.

When you have completed this online application form, an automatic email will be sent to you with instructions on the documents you are required to send to WIT to complete your application.

Erasmus+ Application Form - Click Here Apply Online

For queries, please contact our Incoming Exchanges Coordinator, Samantha Richardson, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

E: [email protected]                                    T: +353 51 845506


Learning 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.

Following your nomination to WIT, you will have been sent a copy of our Subject Guide which lists the modules you can choose from.  Please select your modules with guidance from your academic advisor 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.

International Exchange at WIT International Exchange

The Application Form below is to be completed by students who have been nominated by their University to participate in the International Exchange Study Programme at WIT. 

If you are applying for the Spring Semester (starting January 2018), we kindly ask you to NOT apply now and wait until you get an email requesting you to apply.

Please make sure you read the instructions carefully.

Before you start you will need to understand what School and under what Department in WIT you will be taking your modules (subjects) in.  Please make sure you know this beforehand.  If you are unsure, please speak with the international coordinator in your University before proceeding.

When you have completed this online application form, an automatic email will be sent to you with instructions on the documents you are required to send to WIT to complete your application.

International Exchange Application Form - Click Here   Apply Online

For queries, please contact our Incoming Exchanges Coordinator, Samantha Richardson, who will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

E: [email protected]                           T: +353 51 845506


Learning Agreement

As part of your application to WIT you are required to send us a Learning Agreement.  This is a document that lists the modules you will be studying during your exchange with us.  

Following your nomination to WIT, you will have been sent a copy of our Subject Guide which lists the modules you can choose from.  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.

We will have emailed you a word version of our Learning Agreement for you to complete on computer. However, you can also download the PDF version if you would rather complete by hand.

Why Waterford?

International Students

International Students play a huge part in the thriving life at WIT - our student population hails from over 100 countries making for a multicultural and vibrant campus.

Why is Waterford so special?

Waterford is Ireland's oldest City, founded by the Vikings.  It is a vibrant city filled with historic sites, the recently opened celebrated Waterford Greenway and the stunning coastline is awarded with UNESCO Global Geopark status.  Waterford is part of Ireland's Ancient East situated in the South-East.  Waterford is well known for:

  • Safe and welcoming student-friendly city, with lots of interesting things to see and do
  • Compact city centre where you can go everywhere by foot or bicycle and with good public transport
  • Great shopping, cultural events and festivals
  • The city is awarded Purple Flag status, an international accreditation for being vibrant, safe and well-managed
  • Awarded Ireland's cleanest city with no pollution or traffic problems
  • See the Visit Waterford website for more information on experiencing the magic of Waterford