To study at the University of Limerick as an Erasmus student, the student's home University must have an Erasmus Bilateral Agreement with UL and the student must be nominated by the home University.
- Application deadline for Autumn Semester: June 30th
- Application deadline for Spring Semester: October 31st
When the student has been nominated by the home University, the next steps are as follows:
The student is e-mailed the Erasmus Online Application link by the Incoming Erasmus Administrator, this link is sent to the e-mail address the home university provides for the student at nomination. Once the student has completed their application and the Incoming Erasmus Administrator has processed the application, a second e-mail is sent to the student containing their UL Student ID number and further Erasmus information regarding accommodation, modules and other Erasmus matters. Please note, this can sometimes take a number of weeks due to the high volume of applications we recieve. An information pack will be posted to the student's home address with an Incoming Erasmus Booklet, around two weeks before the beginning of the semester.
The International Education Division will send nominated students a link for on-campus accommodation (in the second e-mail). There are other accommodation options, such as private residences situated outside the campus or accommodation in private houses with other students. Most are within walking distance of the campus.
Students are required to complete a learning agreement outlining the modules that they will study during their Erasmus at the University of Limerick. Such modules may be selected provisionally as modules will not be finalised until after the first two weeks of the semester. Module booklets are attached to the e-mails sent to students. The module booklets may be downloaded from the left side of this page. Detailed module descriptons can also be consulted by using the module dropdown menu at the following link https://bookofmodules.ul.ie/. Please note that this link should be used in conjunction with the module booklets as the link contains every module UL has run and is not definitive.
It is important to note that Erasmus students compile their own timetable and have the first two weeks of the semester to attend classes before finalising your timetable. The final decision about module registration is made at the end of this 2-week period. Consultation meetings with University of Limerick Erasmus Academic Coordinators are arranged, in order to obtain academic advice.
It is essential to obtain the European Health Insurance Card, which will provide cover for emergency treatment in the case of illness or accident. In addition, students are strongly advised to take out private insurance, in order to cover medical expenses which may be incurred during the period of academic placement at the University of Limerick. This insurance should cover medical expenses and possible repatriation if necessary. Private Health Insurers in Ireland are Laya Healthcare, VHI and Aviva ( https://www.layahealthcare.ie/ ; https://www.vhi.ie/ ; http://www.aviva.ie/ ). A specific insurance policy for UL students is available from O’Driscoll O’Neil insurance brokers. The policy is €120 per year. See www.odon.ie/ul for further information.
Reserve flights to arrive at UL in time for Welcome/Orientation Week. This is a week long programme that takes place the week prior to the beginning of academic semester and introduces students to the various services and systems in operation at the University of Limerick e.g. enrolment, module registration, health services, sports facilities and entertainment.
English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes are available as an integral part of the academic programme. A language test takes place during Welcome Week to determine the level of English language proficiency of the student. The student is allocated to a particular class according to the results of the test. If the student already holds a cerificate of English proficieny, this will also suffice to determine the level of English and the student may not need to sit the initial level-determining EFL test. The timetable for these classes is not published in advance. This EFL module is worth 6 ECTS credits. Examination results appear on the official University of Limerick Transcript of Records. This module is not compulsory but may interest some students.