The International Education Division is
responsible for coordinating the following
- Study Abroad,
- Rugby Study Abroad,
- 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
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.
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
- 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
Students can apply directly to the International
Education Division for the above programmes.
Application details are available at www.ul.ie/international
. 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:
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@
iveagh.gov.ie. Full information on student visa
requirements for individual countries is available at:
- Campus-based university
- Fully integrated programme and
- Choice of modules across all four
- Two-week ‘try-out’ on all classes
- Modular/credit system
- Two-semester academic calendar
- Organised field trips
- Major-focused class list (streaming)
- 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
Comprehensive course information, including
entry requirements and application materials
are available at
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
UL students intending to participate in the
ERASMUS programme should consult the
International Education web site www.ul.ie/international 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
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 email@example.com Tel: +353-61-202304
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.