University of Limerick Undergraduate Prospectus



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International Education

The International Education Division is responsible for coordinating the following programmes:

  • Study Abroad,
  • Rugby Study Abroad,
  • Erasmus,
  • International Exchanges,
  • Erasmus Mundus (student mobility)
  • Summer Schools

The office also coordinates admissions for international students (Non EU) at undergraduate and masters level.

The support services offered by IED ensure that newly arrived international students are integrated quickly into the University and local community. The office provides advice on immigration, health insurance, working in Ireland, travel and Irish culture. An extensive Orientation programme is organised for new international students immediately prior to the start of the university semester. Orientation provides students with an opportunity to meet staff, other students and to become familiar with the services and facilities on campus. The office also provides information and support to Irish students undertaking an Erasmus or international exchange.

Non EU Applicants

The International Education Division website provides comprehensive information, including entry requirements and application materials:

Study Abroad Programmes (JYA) - (Semester or Year)

UL has been receiving US Study Abroad students for over 20 years and more recently international students from Japan, Korea, China, Thailand, Brazil and many European countries. Visiting students are fully integrated into the student body, following the same lectures, seminars, tutorials and taking the same assessments as Irish students.

The UL Study Abroad programme is open to international students who are already in college/university and who wish to take one semester or one academic year at undergraduate level at UL. Participants in the Study Abroad programme include students from the USA, South America, Europe, Japan and China.

Summer School

UL’s summer schools offer students a worthwhile learning, social and cultural experience. Both challenging and enjoyable,UL’s summer schools combine academic rigour with opportunities to experience contemporary life in Ireland and view some spectacular scenery. Social outings,trips to Dublin and the spectacular County Clare coast and an end of summer schools barbeque are all included on the programme.

The Summer Schools programme fee includes;

  • Transfer from/to Shannon Airport (SNN)
  • B&B on-campus accommodation
  • Lunch and dinner every day
  • Membership of the UL Sport Arena
  • Free email account at UL
  • Three excursions with qualified tour guides

Application Process

Students can apply directly to the International Education Division for the above programmes. Application details are available at . Early application is strongly advised.

English Language Requirements

Applicants from non-English speaking countries are required to have a high level of competence in English as part of the application. A number of English language qualifications are accepted by UL including TOEFL and IELTS: A full list of acceptable qualifications is available at:

Visa Applications

Many international students are required to have a student visa to study in Ireland. Applicants are advised to contact their local Irish Diplomatic Mission. In countries where no such office is available, applicants should contact the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs email: visa@ Full information on student visa requirements for individual countries is available at:

Programme highlights:

  • Campus-based university
  • Fully integrated programme and accommodation
  • Choice of modules across all four faculties
  • Two-week ‘try-out’ on all classes
  • Modular/credit system
  • Two-semester academic calendar
  • Organised field trips
  • Major-focused class list (streaming)
  • Practicum

Application Deadlines

  • Full - time Undergraduate Programmes - July 1st for September entry
  • Study Abroad Programmes - June 1st for September entry, Nov 1st for January entry
  • Rugby Study Abroad Programme - June 1st for Fall semester or Year
  • Summer Programmes - April 1st

Contact Us

Comprehensive course information, including entry requirements and application materials are available at
Tel: +353-61-202338

Exchange Programmes

ERASMUS (EU) Exchange Programmes for UL students

UL has developed a substantial number of exchange agreements with over 200 partner universities and other third level institutions in Europe to facilitate staff and student exchanges. Under the EU Lifelong Learning Programme, UL students complete part of their degree studies on approved ERASMUS exchanges in other European Universities while students from the partner universities attend the University of Limerick.

UL students intending to participate in the ERASMUS programme should consult the International Education web site or arrange to meet with the Coordinator, EU & International Exchanges (Room E0-030). Details of the partner universities in Europe, the primary subject areas and the UL faculty member coordinating the exchange are available from both sources.

Visiting Students:

Students attending the University of Limerick from Europe may do so only under the approved linkages UL currently has with European universities. All applications to the University of Limerick must come through the home university International office.

International (non EU) Exchange Programmes

A number of opportunities exist for UL students to go to universities in Australia, Canada, China, Korea, Singapore, New Zealand, Brazil and the United States under exchange agreements signed between UL and institutions in these countries. Details of the participating universities, the subject areas involved and UL faculty member coordinating the exchange are available from the EU & International Exchanges office in EO-030. Contact: International Education Division Tel: +353-61-202304

Student Profile

Karen Hogan

As a UL student, I chose to go on Erasmus and do an international coop placement as I felt it would enhance my knowledge of other cultures and equip me with the necessary tools for working in a global environment. I also wanted to take advantage of the opportunity to travel to new places and meet people.

I spent a semester at the prestigious BI Business School in the beautiful capital city of Norway, Oslo. Meeting other students is easy as there are many activities organised by the student union and the international society. Trips include St Petersburg in Russia, Helsinki in Finland and Lapland where you can take part in dog sledding and meet the famous Sami. The highlight for me was seeing the stunning Aurora Borealis dance across the sky - a truly unforgettable experience.

For my coop placement I worked in the Finance Data Services department for Schroders Asset Management in Luxembourg. My placement has enhanced my knowledge in finance and provided me with valuable skills I will carry forward throughout my career in the future. Luxembourg is well placed for travelling Europe and while living there I visited many countries and cities, including Berlin and Prague.

Choosing to study at UL gave me the opportunity to gain a forward perspective on working and living in a global environment. The UL experience has provided me with a competitive advantage as a graduate and the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in my future career.

Contact: University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Tel: +353 (0) 61-202700, Fax: +353 (0) 61-330316

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