The Office for International Relations at WIT was welcomed almost 200 new international entrants this semester for the academic year 2021-2022.
Almost half of the new cohort comprised of students coming to Ireland to take full-time study at undergraduate and postgraduate level across a broad range of disciplines. The other half comprised of Erasmus + and exchange students from the institute's network of university partners in Europe and other parts of the world.
Some of our new international entrants are recipients of national and international scholarship schemes including WIT's International Scholarship programme. These include three Government of Ireland scholars from Vietnam and India who are studying in the School of Business and the School of Engineering.
Additional scholarship students include an Irish Aid IDEAS scholar from Kenya who is studying the MSc in Computing (Information Systems Processes) in the School of Science, and Claddagh (Enterprise Ireland) scholars from China who are studying in both the School of Business and School of Science.
WIT again welcomes recipients of the "Sports Changes Lives - Victory Scholarship" programme from the United States, who are studying the MBS in Internationalisation in the School of Business.
Commitment during pandemic
Sinead Day, International Affairs Manager said: "We wish to express our thanks to our international university partners and representatives around the world who despite the challenges presented by Covid remained committed to the furthering of international student mobility and international education during the pandemic.
“Our experience during these unprecedented times reinforced the importance of cross border collaboration to help overcome challenges which affect all nations. We extend the warmest of welcomes to international students who have arrived this year for the first time, and to our continuing cohort of international students and researchers.
“We thank our Students Union and all those at WIT who helped our international students with their arrival and orientation this year".
The Office for International Relations is currently working with partners to welcome a second intake of mobility and exchange students in January 2022.