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University of Limerick

Check whether the University of Limerick is right for you as an international student.

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Limerick, Ireland
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Study abroad at the University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL) is located in Limerick, Ireland. The University’s campus has many green spaces with trees, fountains and the Shannon river flowing through it. The University is independent and internationally focused.

There are around 15,500 students and 1,300 staff. Students can study a range of programs up to doctoral and postdoctoral levels in the disciplines of arts, humanities and social sciences, business, education and health sciences, science and engineering.

At the heart of the University is The Student Center. The Center represents the student body and is the home of student officers, UL student life staff, and clubs and societies for students to get involved with. UL students have the option to live on campus in one of the University’s student villages, so you’ll be close to all the amenities and facilities you need.

Why study at the University of Limerick?

  • Mentor program

    A full-time student can be allocated to you to help you settle in

  • First in Ireland for gender equality

    UL is ranked as Ireland's most gender-equal university (Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, 2019)

  • Fourth worldwide for decent work and economic growth

    This ranking reflects UL's excellent work environment and preparation of students for employment (Times Higher Education University Impact Rankings, 2019)

Life as an international student

UL Student Life is the representative body for 15,500 UL students, and each student automatically becomes a member of the Union upon enrolling at the University. Student officers represent and help you with any problems you may have during your time at UL.

International students are offered a seven day orientation program, enabling students to meet others and get to know the campus before classes start. The International Office is there to organize events and engage the international community all year, with trips and activities.The International Office is also there to help with any cultural, social or academic issues international students face.

Student life & facilities

Group of students planning a presentation in a living room
  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
  • Praying Rooms
    • Workshops
    • Chaplaincy
    • Skills classes
    • Language Center
    • Group Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Swimming pools 1
    • No. of Tennis Courts 1
    • No. of Climbing Wall 1
    • No. of Basketball Courts 1
    • No. of Athletics Track 1
    • No. of volleyball courts 1
  • Fitness Centre
    • Climbing Walls
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Swimming Pool
    • Personal Trainers
  • IT Support
    • Loan Laptops
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Physiotherapy
    • Family Planning
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
    • Campus Doctor
    • Emergency Contraception
  • Transport
    • Campus Bus Service
    • Bike Rental
    • Campus parking
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Bars 3
    • Restaurants 7
    • Cafe’s 4
  • Clubs & Organisations
    • No. of Clubs & Organizations 80
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities 6
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches 4
  • Tutoring Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support

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Fees and funding

The University of Limerick has both undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships that are available for non-EU applicants. All applicants are assessed for scholarship at the time of entry assessment and if you are successful in meeting the thresholds for a scholarship, you will receive a scholarship letter with your University of Limerick offer letter. These partial scholarships are merit-based.

Only for Postgraduate programs Merit based scholarships up to €1,500 to €4,000 depending on the programs. Students are reviewed during application.


University of Limerick

Castletroy, Limerick, V94 T9PX

Limerick is a riverside city where the Shannon is an integral part of the city's character. Vibrant Limerick combines big city amenities with an innate friendliness - a mix that guarantees an attractive and welcoming environment for student living.

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Visa requirements for the University of Limerick

Many international students will require a visa to study in Ireland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

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