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Program Details

Program Type
Direct Enrollment
University of Limerick
Degree Level
Bachelors Masters


Starting Price
Price Details
Study Abroad tuition fees are €6900 per semester.
Scholarships of €1000 are currently available
What's Included
Some Activities Airport Transfers Classes Wifi
Oct 05, 2021
Mar 25, 2022
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About Program

UL annually welcomes over 2000 International students from around the world including over 500 Study Abroad students making the study abroad experience at UL truly international! We are an active participant in engaging with Study Abroad internationally and UL is one of the few non-US institutions to be a member of the FORUM on Education Abroad with QUIP approval, UL is also a commitment partner of Diversity Abroad and FEA (Fund for Education Abroad).

In the past, UL has been voted by international students as the number one university in Ireland for providing the Best Student Experience, Best Student Support and Warmest Welcome in Ireland. In addition, UL was voted as having the best overall Living Experience in Ireland and the 5th in the world.

We in the international office want your study abroad experience to be transformative and to help you become more independent, confident, and culturally aware because of your time at the University of Limerick. Come explore and enjoy

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Program Highlights

  • Study in a stunning 300 acre campus situated on the beautiful river Shannon
  • Connect to a real international experience by living on campus with Irish and other international students
  • Experience authentic Ireland in Limerick City which is a friendly, lively and youthful city rich in culture, history and heritage
  • Superb location, situated in the mid-west of Ireland, Limerick is only 1 hour to the Wild Atlantic Way, to Galway and Cork, and only 2 hours to Dublin
  • A fully comprehensive university offering an extensive choice of classes to suit all Major, Minor and Electives

About University of Limerick

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The University of Limerick (UL) is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 13,000 students, approximately 13% of whom are international. Established in 1972, UL is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. Testament to this is the fact that ULs graduate employment rate is 18% higher than the national average!


University of Limerick - Scholarship

Scholarships for International Students

We have a number of partial merit-based scholarships. Once you submit an application you are automatically reviewed for scholarship. If you are eligible for scholarship, you will receive the decision at the same time as your offer.

$1,000 - $10,000

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  • Housing 4.75
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Nur Khofifah
Yes, I recommend this program

Fantastic Experience at University of Limerick

I have fantastic experiences during I study at University of Limerick, Ireland. At that time, I joined IISMA (Indonesian International Student Mobility Awards) programme that is held by the Ministry of Education of Indonesia. I chose University of Limerick as the host university. When I arrived there for the first time, I felt very glad. I could see the environment, campus life, destination place, and campus society were very interesting. The environment is super good. The citizen are so much friendly. Although we do not know each other, but on the street when we met people, they gave smile! The destination places to visit are also interesting. I sent the picture here. The last one is the campus society. It is also so much interesting because we can share our experiences each other and improve our communication skill because we met many international students that come from different countries. I suggest student to do study abroad programme at University of Limerick, Ireland. You will get unforgettable moment there!

  • The education system is very good because the habits of the students are amazing combine with experinced lecturers.
  • The Cappavilla Village Appaertment is enjoyable as a place to live for students.
  • The activities in societies are so much interesting to improve the communication skills and improve other abilities.
31 people found this review helpful.
A picture of autumn along the river
Yes, I recommend this program

Amazing study abroad experience!

Studying at the University of Limerick (or UL for short) is an unforgettable experience. The campus buildings, layout, and facilities are top-notch. Lots of greeneries and open spaces, conducive for studying. The classes are structured & organized, and the lecturers were accommodating of their students.

UL provides a diverse environment for learning and socializing, especially with lots of international students arriving each semester and the wide array of clubs & societies that you can join.

One thing I really like is the International Office Team! My student's cohort was managed by the Study Abroad Team, and they are the ultimate reasons why my study in UL was so smooth. They are so kind, helpful, fast response, and go to great lengths to help the students. They:
• helped us prepare our study visa
• answered each of our queries in a timely manner
• helped us secure student accommodations
• set up administration appointments for us when we need it
• arranged free trips for us
• helped us set up a local bank account
• organized dinners/lunch, helping us meet and socialize with fellow international students
• provided virtual reception for us to drop in and ask questions we might have
• set up virtual meetings to answer our queries or brief us on important information
• reminded us of events going on in Limerick and Ireland
• arranged bus transport to pick us up from and to Dublin Airport
• and many, many more!

In short, they provided assistance from the beginning of our pre-departure until our last minute in Ireland. As an international student, it’s important to have people you can go to for questions, especially if you’re from a faraway country and have lots to acclimatize to. The Study Abroad/International Office Team has been a great help during my stay in Ireland. They went to a great length to help the students, and I can’t thank them enough for that. No wonder UL was voted for the Best Student Experience; they really live up to the title!

All in all, studying at UL as an international student was highly satisfying. Before this, I’d always had doubts about continuing to a master's degree, but after finishing my student exchange in UL, it cemented my decision to take a master's degree someday.

I can confidently say that doing a student exchange at UL does change my life for the better. The four months I spent in UL have easily been the best time of my life. If you’re looking for an authentic study abroad experience, I really recommend this university! 😊

  • The international office team are super helpful & fast response
  • Lots of greeneries & beautiful country, conducive environment for studying
  • Comfortable, fully-furnished accommodations
  • Can be quite a struggle to get to smaller cities/towns, especially if you don't have a car
  • For non-EU students, you have to apply for a Schengen visa (costs around €80) to travel to mainland Europe
33 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

study abroad adventure in Limerick

I spend the fall term 2021 at UL and it was the best term I ever had.
UL has so much to offer: a huge campus (my advice: take a walk from UL along the river Shannon), sports facilities (track and field, tennis, swimming pool...), several restaurants/bars on campus, a huge variety of courses to choose from (one can even try modules such as irish traditional music & dance and aerial dance! - I loved these two modules), a modern library with loads of books and a cool roboter and many statues everywhere on campus.
There are also many clubs and societies. I tried cheerleading, the trampoline club, the outdoor persuits club and the arts & crafts society - I'm sure everybody will find something and it's a great way to meet irish and other international students. I met students from Spain, France, Indonesia, the USA, Germany, Hungary...... - from all around the world :)
Apart from that, there are daytrips to various places that take place almost every weekend and only cost 30 € (which is a great price for what you get). UL studentlife also organized a christmas market, a christmas ball, a halloween mistery game and many more fun activities throughout the semester.
From the beginning on, the study abroad team was incredibly nice and made sure that everybody was doing fine. They also organized various events: a study abroad dinner, a trip to bunratty castle and they offered us tickets to some concerts and movies at the university concert hall. They really cared about the wellbeing of the international students and were fun to talk to. It's small details such as these that make UL the best place to study at and really set it apart from other universities. I had the time of my life at UL and would recommend it to all other students who want to study abroad!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Don't wory to much about exams and thesis papers - the grading was really fair.
34 people found this review helpful.
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It was wonderful and it allowed me to socialize a lot. The UL membership to UL sport arena was really nice and I discovered a new passion ! Classes and exams were well organized, even if it was pretty hard to make my own timetable, I had to do some choices in order to have 5 modules per week, and then the teachers can change the timetable of each module, and it’s even more complicated. However, it was a nice semester and I really liked the campus and all it’s facilities. Also, Thomond village employees were really nice, especially at the reception, thank you !

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
You have to take advantage of the landscapes and the pure oxygen you can get. Also try the UL sport arena !
43 people found this review helpful.
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Beautiful Campus with Friendly Students

The University of Limerick is a fantastic place to study abroad. The campus is very scenic and peaceful. The on-campus accommodation is very nice! I had a private bedroom and bathroom with a shared living room and kitchen. The pictures on the website do not do the spaces justice. They look quite small online but are actually spacious in person. Coming from an American university a few things surprised me:

1. The multiple bars on campus - This is something I never experienced back home and is a shame. The on-campus bars are a great time and place to meet new people. Expect a big drinking culture in Ireland.
2. The Irish students mostly go home on the weekends - Truthfully, the campus is a bit dead on the weekends. However, the study abroad office does its best to make your time at UL meaningful. Every weekend they organized day trips around Ireland to keep you busy.
3. The student clubs are a big deal - The student clubs here are amazing! I personally joined Outdoor Pursuits where I went hiking and rock climbing. I met some of my best friends through the club and highly recommend it to anyone who wants to explore Ireland's nature and stay active.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Make more close Irish friends. The University of Limerick is very popular with international/Erasmus students. It is very easy to make friends with people within these groups. However, making friends with the Irish people is more of a challenge. Most students already have their friend groups set and you need to push yourself to become part of the group. The Irish are very friendly, you just need to put the initiative to get into the circle.
49 people found this review helpful.
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Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad in the University of Limerick, Ireland for a Year

I studied abroad in Limerick,, Ireland, in Spring 2019 and Fall 2019. Study abroad is undoubtedly a fun experience but what we sometimes forget is that it is also a journey towards becoming a global citizen. This hard-fought journey exposes us to the lights and shadows of this world. My study abroad university, the University of Limerick, Ireland, ranks number 2 for international student happiness. Immersing myself in the diversity of the University, I was able to form a global network spanning from the west to the east.

One of my absolute favorite things was the mixture of roommates I had in the house included in the package price. I had roommates from Sweden, Australia, Nigeria, Dubai, and different parts of the US and India. Small moments of awkwardness were the biggest learning opportunities. This has given me the privilege to travel like a local with friends I made worldwide.

On a less deep note, the myriad of courses available makes it very easy to select courses and stay on track for graduation. Moreover, a lot of Americans were shocked by the minimal pressure of work. Most of the grades are focused on one or two big projects or exams instead of a cumulative approach.

Lastly, the weather in Ireland is always a bittersweet debate with my friends. As a fan of rainy weather, Ireland is my haven. However, I agree that it does make walking to classes and traveling a bit hectic at times but still eventful. Overall, this was indeed a life-changing experience.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
In Ireland, you will experience several kinds of weather in one day. It rains almost everyday so prepare accordingly.
67 people found this review helpful.
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My home away from home!

I studied abroad at UL in the spring of 2019. My second week of the program, my grandmother (my best friend) passed away from a sudden heart attack. I wanted to go back home immediately but I decided to stay and it is hands down the best decision I have ever made, second only to my decision to attend college in the first place. I knew it was going to be difficult to be away from my family, friends, and home university for a semester, but my grandmother's passing made it even harder to be away from the familiar and comforting.

I will never forget the willingness the Study Abroad staff showed to support me before and after my grandmother's passing. There were countless afternoon conversations over tea, walks around campus, and helpful nudges in the right direction in the weeks following my arrival in Ireland. I truly do not think I would have stayed if it hadn't been for them.

My flatmates and the other friends I had already made in my first week of the program were also a major reason why I decided to stay. They are also the reason that my time was so enjoyable, even when it was hard. Without hesitation, they scooped me up and reminded me what it felt like to be happy again. I will never forget the nights spent at home watching bad movies, the takeout we ate by the river, and every single Friday night at Stables.

Above all, my time at UL gave me relationships that I will have for the rest of my life. The friends I made in Limerick are friends I still have today. We talk or video chat at least once a month despite all of the different timezones! I truly could not have asked for a better experience and I am grateful each and every day that I went to Ireland and most of all, that I decided to stay. Thank you, UL!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Try everything. Join clubs and societies, hang out at Stables or in the library, make friends with the staff in your village, go to free events and all of the trips the Study Abroad office puts together for you! Meet as many people as you can and do as much as you can. It may seem overwhelming or like you can't handle it at first, but all too soon you'll be comfortable and your time in Limerick will almost be over. Put yourself out there and you'll be surprised what can happen!
65 people found this review helpful.
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The truth

University of limerick is actually a great place to meet new people. The atmosphere of the school is something that you only get to experience once in a lifetime. The friends that you make at the school last for years to come. As far as it goes with teachers as long as you are not taking technical or scientific courses the teachers are amazing. That is not seeing that the technical and scientific courses the teachers are mean It just means you have to work harder for your grade. When it comes to the study abroad office they are amazing. They will help you with anything and everything that you need. As far as the other students that are at the school it all depends on you. You can make this experience amazing by being outgoing and meeting new people, or you can make it miserable experience and try to avoid people left and right. As far as getting around in Ireland be sure to get a bus pass it is the best though not always on time it is the best way to get around. Getting a bike is good but you have to make sure you get a nice juicy lock so that it does not get stolen. Let’s not be scared of this because those things happen everywhere in the world. But the only advice I can give to those that are going to the university of limerick is to be outgoing be interactive and get out of your comfort zone. Make sure you were one of the students that does well going in there with electives, and takes full advantage of everything they have to offer. I know 16 weeks or so is a long time for some people but it’s not enough to actually see it all.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
I would make sure that I had the funding to do anything and everything that was possible. I would try to travel a lot more than I did. I would make sure that I went there with mostly electives to take so that I can really really enjoy the country itself.
70 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

Dear Solveig, I would recommend Thomond Village or Dromroe Village, both attract senior level students. All of the UL student villages have on-site village managers and security who monitor noise levels and any untoward behaviour. I hope this helps! Please let us know if you have any further questions. Warm regards Study Abroad @ UL

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