LIMERICK: University of Limerick
- Fall Semester - Early September - Mid December
- Spring Semester - Late January - Late May
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Liz McClanahan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Study Abroad Programme is open to international students who wish to spend a semester or year at UL and earn academic credit which may be incorporated into their home institutions transcript. We enjoy a diverse population of students on the programme who come from the USA, Japan, Thailand, China, Korea, Australia and many European countries.
Students will take four modules and receive 16 NU credits for the semester (four 4-credit courses).
Courses available in
- Equine Science
- Health Science
- Irish Studies
- Irish Traditional Music & Dance
- Information Technology
- 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.
If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.
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.
- 2 completed terms at NU, one of which may be a summer term
- GPA of at least 2.9
- Transfer students and spring admits, please contact OISP for eligibility
- OISP online application
- Official Transcript
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
- Personal statement
- 1 passport-sized photo
- Health forms
- Letter of recommendation from a faculty member
OISP will submit the items listed above to the University of Limerick. Limerick will process application requests within 48 hours and will contact students with the link to their online application. This is a required component of the application. The Limerick online application will require:
Fall 2015 or Spring 2016: $TBD
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($TBD), 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.
Students enrolled in UL may choose to live on-campus in one of the five Student Villages. There are approximately 2,500 rooms available on campus managed by Plassey Campus Centre Ltd. Students also have the possibility of living off campus in shared accommodation that includes self-catering houses and apartments. Most off-campus accommodation is located within walking distance of the university campus. The five on-campus Student Villages are maintained to a very high standard and detailed descriptions of Plassey Village, Kilmurry Village, Dromroe Village, Thomond Village and Cappavilla may be found on the Plassey Campus Centre website where booking forms are also available.