University of Limerick
The University of Limerick is located in Limerick, Ireland 's third largest city. Limerick is a lively city with substantial historic and literary interest. It lies at the heart of the Shannon Region in the mid-west, an area known for its cultural attractions and stunning landscape.
Program of Study
The University of Limerick was established in 1972 and is located on the Plassey estate, three miles from the city center on the banks of the river Shannon. Programs are offered in Art, Business, Education, Engineering, Science, Humanities and Computer Science. Modules (classes) in Irish Studies are popular with many international students. Browse through UL's Book of Modules, located on the Study Abroad homepage, to find course descriptions. NOTE: the last number of the course number indicates the semester in which local students take the course. e.g. PO4043 would be taken the first semester of the second year; LA4942 would be taken second semester of the first year, etc. Modules ending in 7 and above are usually not open to study abroad students.
Note that UL uses the European Credit Transfer System, and Berry awards .6 credit hours for each ECTS credit. For example, a 6 ECTS module at UL will be worth 3.6 Berry hours.
Housing is provided in single rooms in University townhouses on campus. Students share a kitchen, living room and bathroom facilities. Each townhouse has cable TV and each room links to the main University computer network.
Students pay Berry semester tuition. Current housing fees are approximately $3000 per semester, and students are advised to budget about $1500 for food. Prices are subject to change, and other fees may apply.
No visa is required to study in Ireland for a semester. However, an appointment with immigration will be arranged for you by UL staff, and you will pay 150 Euro for a "permission to remain" card.
A 2.9 minimum GPA is required.
"I had to be more independent in my studying and self-motivating. I thoroughly enjoyed challenging myself academically in this way and learning in a new setting." - Melissa M.