ACCOMMODATION AND INSURANCE
WIT Campus Accommodation consists of two complexes:
College Campus consists of 66 single rooms with bathroom, of which 3 are suitable for the disabled. These apartments are located on the main campus with easy access to all WIT services and facilities.
Facilities at College Campus include:
- University campus
- Resident Parking
- Resident Guardian
- CCTV system
- 24 Hour Security
Built in 2002, the complex consists of two four-story apartment blocks comprising 94 apartments with 360 bed places, and many of our rooms are specially designed for disabled students. While spacious and modern, nearly all apartments have en-suite bedrooms, a must-have in today’s changing lifestyles.
City Campus Accommodation offers students an environment where they can socialize and interact with other students. Our relaxation area is a great facility to meet up with your City Campus housemates while relaxing in a peaceful setting with a large screen plasma TV and pool table. It’s the ideal meeting place for big sporting occasions and your Netflix gathering.
City Campus offers its students a variety of facilities and services to make their transition to university life much easier. The many facilities available are as follows;
- Reception on siteCampus of the city
- 24 hour reception and security
- Luxury rooms with bathroom
- Ensuite Bedrooms
- Simple Rooms
- Fully equipped kitchens
- Shuttle bus to and from WIT
- Multichannel TV
- Full maintenance service
- Laundry on site
- Electronic key card system
- Relaxation area
- Vending machines on site
- Parking facilities
- Secure parking for cars and bicycles
- Nearby commercial facilities
- Public transport links
- 10 minute walk to the city center
The ideal is to apply for the place as soon as you receive your initial offer letter.
Applications for 2021-2022 open in March 2021 and reservations can be made by following the link https://www.wit.ie/current_students/student-accommodation/accommodation-how-to-book-a-room
To view the price list you can visit https://www.wit.ie/current_students/student -accommodation / wit-residences-fee /
There are other options in Waterford for you to find your own accommodation:
- https://www.daft.ie/student-accommodation -for-rent / waterford-institute-of-technology-waterford
Citizens Information – Housing is a government resource that can provide unbiased advice and information on how to find a room to rent in Ireland, your rights and responsibilities.
As a guideline, we estimate the cost of living for a student in Waterford to be between € 6,000 and € 8,000 per year.
Health insurance is mandatory to study in Ireland.
Non-EU / EEA nationals (third country nationals)
Students from non-EU / EEA countries are required to secure private health insurance when they come to Ireland for educational purposes. It is mandatory based on the regulations of the Irish Office for Naturalization and Immigration (INIS).
Students from outside the EU / EEA could use travel insurance during their first year of stay in Ireland. Travel insurance must meet the following requirements:
- The duration of travel insurance must be one full year for students who will be staying in Ireland for more than one year. Students stay in Ireland for less than one year, the duration of the travel insurance must cover the entire duration of their stay.
- The minimum amount of insurance for accident is 25,000 euros and 25,000 euros in case of illness.
- The insurance must cover any period of hospitalization.
Second and subsequent years
Foreign students staying in Ireland for more than one year, starting from the second year, must have Irish private health insurance when they want to renew their IRP card.
Private health insurance can be obtained:
- University group insurance
- Individual health insurance taken out in Ireland
Attention: from the second year, travel insurance is not possible. Students cannot cancel health insurance after enrollment. This act will be considered a violation of the immigration conditions.
Health insurance policies that meet the minimum requirements of the immigration service are likely to be available through your university in Ireland. Many have a group health insurance plan. The premium for this type of policy from a university is likely to range from € 100 to € 150. However, there is no requirement for you to obtain health insurance through your host institution, rather than another provider, and no university should make the purchase of your health policy mandatory.
Policies that offer more comprehensive health coverage, rather than just emergency medical expenses, are available through private Irish providers for higher rates. The main private health insurance companies in Ireland are VHI , Aviva , Irish Life Health and Laya Healthcare . Please note that to apply for a health insurance policy from one of these companies you will need to have an address in Ireland and may also require an PPS number .
Our educational advisors can give you information on the most popular companies on the market.
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