Participating colleges

Waterford Institute of Technology

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WIT has 9,000 students across five campuses in Waterford city, with education delivered from higher certificate to doctoral level. Prospective CAO applicants have 70 CAO courses to choose from across a range of disciplines including business, engineering and architecture, sports and nursing, law, social sciences, arts and psychology, the creative & performing arts, languages, tourism and hospitality, science and computing. The Institute has continued to make a huge contribution to the educational, societal, and economic health of the region.

WIT has been hugely successful over the last 50 years, with close to 2,500 students graduating each year, and acts as a catalyst for positive change in the south east and further afield.

Over the last 10 years, the Institute has been granted in excess of €150 million in external research funding, leading the field of research in the institute of technology sector, and similar to some smaller universities.

WIT Entry Requirements

Students who are eligible under DARE must satisfy the minimum entry requirements for admission to Waterford Institute of Technology and the specific subject requirements for the courses to which they are applying. Entry requirements to all WIT undergraduate programmes are available here. Candidates can only be considered for admission to Waterford Institute of Technology where they have included a WIT course on their CAO application.

All students are encouraged to check the entry requirements of their chosen course, for example the level of maths required or the number of honours subjects required etc.  Students are also encouraged to contact the relevant academic department to discuss the demands of the course they are interested in.

How DARE offers are made

DARE applicants are informed by the CAO at the end of June if they are eligible or not for the DARE scheme. Full details of the DARE review and appeals process can be found here

WIT offers DARE eligible candidates a reduction of up to 30 points on all courses. WIT does not restrict places for DARE applicants on its courses, with the exception of the following:

WD116 General Nursing 1
WD117 Psychiatric Nursing 1
WD120 Intellectual Disability Nursing 1
WD149 – Early Childhood Studies 3
WD191 – Agricultural Science Course 2

Contact details of the DARE advisor

Laura Hartrey Disability Officer

T:  051 302871
E: dare@wit.ie
W: wit.ie/current_students/student_life_and_learning/dare_programme