Waterford, Ireland - Waterford Institute of Technology
Waterford Institute of Technology (WIT)
is one of the largest of the Institutes of Technology in Ireland, and was the first among them to be awarded that designation in 1998. As the major provider of higher education in the South-East region of Ireland, over 6000 full-time and over 3,000 part-time students attend WIT at all levels, from undergraduate to doctoral students. Waterford is the fifth largest city in Ireland and has a cost of living lower than others. Located in a beautiful region with mountains, rivers, historic buildings, archeological remains, and a long coastline, it is referred to as the "The Sunny South-East" on account of its warm and dry climate.
To apply for the Exchange Program:
- Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. Many courses at WIT are not equivalent to 3 US credits, meaning you may be limited in course requirements you can fulfill beyond electives. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact Nicole.Brennan@umb.edu so you know what you can expect in aid for the program.
- Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom).
- Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to WIT. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through WIT directly: https://www.wit.ie/international/exchanges/incoming_students
For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf
WIT is divided into six separate schools, Business, Engineering, Lifelong Learning and Education, Health Sciences, Humanities, and Science, each responsible for a wide range of programs and research activities. The popular and extensive School of Business boasts nearly 2000 degree-seekers majoring in Accounting, Administration, International Business, Financial Services, Marketing, Business Information Management, or Retail Management. At WIT classes are generally small and the faculty offers a great deal of individual attention. Please scroll down to "Course Transfers Reference Table" to see how courses from WIT have transferred to UMB.
To find a list of available courses, click here
. Either type in the area of study, or click on the school in which you plan to study, and then click on the specific major. Lastly, click on the "Outline" or "Modules" tab for a list of available courses for each semester. Please keep in mind most courses at WIT transfer as 2-2.5 US credits.
Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer towards your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad Office.
Fall semester: September - December
Spring semester: January - May
Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems. No language requirement is necessary.
Students can choose between campus managed rooms and off-campus apartments
You are responsible for obtaining the correct visa before you travel. ?
Students with a U.S. passport do not need to obtain a visa to enter or study in Ireland.
For students who are not U.S. citizens, please visit the Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service website
Download: Ireland Country Information and Visas.pdf
Course Transfers Reference Table:
|Course # abroad
||Course Transfer #
||Course Transfer Title
||Credits Transferred to UMB
||Professional Oral Communication
||The Macroeconomic Environment
||Introduction to Macroeconomics
||Sponsorship and Event Marketing
||Integrated Marketing Communication
||Global Strategic Marketing
||Business to Business Marketing
||Entrepreneurship Sales & Marketing
||Practical Public Relations
||Introduction to Advertising
Pre-decision Phase Instructions:
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions.
Post-decision Phase Instructions:
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.