LIMERICK: University of Limerick

Limerick, Ireland

Program Website Type:   |  Minimum GPA:
Yerevan, Armenia Map


  • Fall Semester - Early September - Mid December
  • Spring Semester - Late January - Late May

Application Deadline

  • Fall Semester - March 15
  • Spring Semester - October 1


Study Abroad Coordinator: Katherine Pruess (

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.

Need more reasons to choose the University of Limerick?


Students will take four modules and receive 16 NU credits for the semester (four 4-credit courses).

Courses available in

  • Architecture
  • Business
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Electronics
  • Equine Science
  • Health Science
  • Humanities
  • Irish Studies
  • Irish Traditional Music & Dance
  • Information Technology
  • Languages
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Nursing
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Sports Sciences

Academic Structure 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 you 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.

A list of modules available each semester for study abroad students is available on UL's website under "Documents".

View Evaluated Courses

If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.

Policies and Process for Evaluations

Host University

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. The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focussed 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. The University of Limerick 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. The University is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 133 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment. The University of Limerick campus is located 5km from Limerick City and 20km from Shannon International Airport.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
  • GPA of at least 3.0
  • Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility

Application Procedure

    OISP online application

    University of Limerick online application, including:

    • Official transcript
    • 1 passport-sized digital photo
    • Letter of recommendation from a faculty member
    • Notarized financial statement (non-EU citizens only, for immigration purposes) - either from a person who has agreed to provide financial support, or a bank statement no more than 3 months old
    • Documentation of any medical conditions or special needs

    Additionally, please submit the following to OISP (either electronically or in paper):

    • Copy of Passport ID Page
Schedule Appointment →


Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $22,660

Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($22,310), and International Security and Emergency Support ($350). 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.


UL students can choose to live on campus in one of the six student villages or off campus in private student accommodation or self-catering houses and apartments.

Please note that early booking is essential to secure your accommodation – whether on or off campus!

On-Campus Accommodation

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 and booking forms may be found on the Plassey Campus Centre website.

Off-Campus Accommodation

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, but it is inadvisable to book this type of accommodation without first viewing it. If you intend booking private housing, you 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.

A full list of private accommodation is available from the Accommodation Office or from the International Education Office. You can also check the local newspapers – the Limerick Leader and the Limerick Post – for housing advertisements.

For more information on on- and off-campus housing, please see UL's study abroad website.