The Study Abroad Programme at the University of Limerick provides students from around the world with an opportunity to take classes on a variety of topics. UL was named 'University of the Year 2015' in the Sunday Times Good University Guide and has been ranked among the top universities for international students.

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Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2017
  • Deadline: April 1, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Please refer to this useful application guide when applying to Limerick.
  • Official Transcript
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation: from a faculty member
  • 1 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2])
  • Notarized Financial Statement: only required for non-EU citizens for immigration purposes. This documentation may be a bank statement no older than 3 months, or a letter guaranteeing financial support while abroad from a relative or friend.
  • Medical Statement: only required if you have a medical condition or special need.
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.9
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Students will take four modules and receive 16 NU credits for the semester (four 4-credit courses). The programmes at UL are structured as ‘Modules’ (otherwise known as classes). Each module is a self-contained subject which is taught over the 12 teaching weeks of each semester consisting of 3 to 4hrs ‘Lectures’ per week plus 1 hr ‘Tutorial’ for each module every two weeks (plus labs if appropriate). Lecture style may be different to what students may be used to. Faculty deliver lectures in presentation style and would not normally include interaction. Larger classes are broken down to smaller groups for Tutorials which are more participatory in nature and it is within this forum that a Questions & Answers session may take place. Development of ideas, theories and practices will also take place at Tutorials. In the majority of disciplines students will take Tutorials every second week in each of their subject areas. UL offers a two-week trial period for your initial module choice. This ensures that the modules you select are at an appropriate level and that you are comfortable with your choices.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2017
  • Deadline: November 1, 2017
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Passport Photo ID: a copy of ID page of government issued passport.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Please refer to this useful application guide when applying to Limerick.
  • Official Transcript
  • 1 Letter(s) of recommendation: from a faculty member.
  • 1 Photo(s) (passport sized [1x2])
  • Financial Statement: only required for non-EU citizens for immigration purposes. This documentation may be a bank statement no older than 3 months, or a letter guaranteeing financial support while abroad from a relative or friend.
  • Medical Statement: only required if you have a medical condition or special need.
Update My Travel Plans on MyNEU
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:0.5 (University of Limerick: Northeastern)
  • 30 total University of Limerick credits per semester is a full-time course load for study abroad students
  • Credits for University of Limerick courses can vary, which is indicated in their Book of Modules
  • Typically students take five 6-credit University of Limerick courses. A 6-credit University of Limerick course will come in as 3 Northeastern credits
  • If a student takes 30 University of Limerick credits abroad, they will receive 15 Northeastern credits
  • Course evaluations will not be impacted by the credit conversion change

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

The programmes at UL are structured as ‘Modules’ (otherwise known as classes). Each module is a self-contained subject which is taught over the 12 teaching weeks of each semester consisting of 3 to 4hrs ‘Lectures’ per week plus 1 hr ‘Tutorial’ for each module every two weeks (plus labs if appropriate). Lecture style may be different to what students may be used to. Faculty deliver lectures in presentation style and would not normally include interaction. Larger classes are broken down to smaller groups for Tutorials which are more participatory in nature and it is within this forum that a Questions & Answers session may take place. Development of ideas, theories and practices will also take place at Tutorials. In the majority of disciplines students will take Tutorials every second week in each of their subject areas. UL offers a two-week trial period for your initial module choice. This ensures that the modules you select are at an appropriate level and that you are comfortable with your choices.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNeu under Services and Links labeled “Study Abroad Course Approval” . Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition: $24,280
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

The University is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 133 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. The campus is located 5km from Limerick City and 20km from Shannon International Airport. The international office organizes trips and activities around the city.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • On-Campus: There are approximately 2,500 rooms available on campus. The student villages are managed by Plassey Campus Centre Ltd and are maintained to a very high standard. Detailed descriptions of the Quigley Residence, Plassey, Kilmurry, Dromroe, Thomond and Cappavilla Villages may be found on UL’s website and the Plassey Campus Centre website. Please note that early booking is essential to secure your accommodation – whether on or off campus!
  • Off-Campus through Program: There is a wide variety of accommodation in Castletroy, a residential area within walking distance of the University campus. A list of suitable off-campus housing is available from the Accommodation Office. Options include private student residences such as Parkview. It is advisable to reserve these residences in advance of your arrival. Private housing is also available to rent. You should not book this type of accommodation without first viewing it. If you intend booking private housing, you will need to arrive in Limerick before the semester starts so that you have time to view a number of houses. Students doing this should book into temporary accommodation for at least three days. For more information on off-campus housing options in Limerick, please visit UL’s website. Please note that early booking is essential to secure your accommodation – whether on or off campus!

Host University or Organization

The University of Limerick (UL) was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and classified as the University of Limerick in 1989. UL is an independent, internationally focused university with over 11,300 students and 1,300 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. Its mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research and scholarship in an environment which encourages innovation and upholds the principles of free enquiry and expression. Particular attention is paid to the generation of knowledge which is relevant to the needs of Ireland’s continuing socio-economic development. UL offers a range of programmes up to doctoral and postdoctoral levels in the disciplines of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Business, Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment.

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