Applicants from non-English-speaking countries are required to have a high level of competence in English. Any one of the following qualifications is acceptable as a minimum entry requirement.
You can check here for detailed information on the entry requirements from your country.
Non-EU applicants can only apply for full time programmes due to visa requirements.
Yes all course leaders contact details are on the online prospectus. Applicants may also contact the International Office as some queries can easily be answered by the International Office without course leader involvement.
Yes. UL has a Language Centre on campus that offers a range of pre-sessional English language programmes.
Timetables are available the week before orientation. All programme details are available on the online prospectus including a list of modules and programme structure.
Yes. Requests for prospectus may be sent to the International Office with your full postal address.
All undergraduate programmes have a 6-9 month cooperative education placement period. The Cooperative Education & Careers team at the University of Limerick is responsible for the CoOp programme. Every year, they work with about 1,500 employers, both in Ireland and internationally, to secure placements for 1,600 undergraduates. CoOp is an essential part of the overall academic programme. Cooperative Education gives students the chance to experience a real work environment before they graduate. There are no internships or placements in the taught Masters programmes.
The undergraduate and postgraduate prospectus are available online.
Students from the EU do not need a visa to study in Ireland. Non EU students should apply for a study visa well in advance of departure. Guidelines on applying for an Irish study visa are available here. If you are a citizen of one of the countries listed here you do not need to apply for a visa.
One of the Irish student visa requirements is that non-EU nationals must have private medical insurance. Medical insurance for students attending UL can be purchased online at a cost of €120.
The preferred method of payment is through the online payment system ISPS (International Student Payment Service).
International students should arrive in time to attend orientation. Orientation Week begins on Monday September 2nd. A list of orientation schedules is available here. Holidays, exam dates etc are available on the academic calendar.
You have until the end of Week 2 of each semester to finalise your module selection. Failure to submit your module registration form to the International Education Division will result in a €20 fine.
You should ensure that you bring some cash in euro with you for initial expenses such as groceries, taxis, etc. Before you leave home, ask your bank about the most efficient way to withdraw money. You can set up an Irish bank account after you have registered at UL.
Yes. Membership is open to international and Irish students at UL. Further information and contact details can be found on the UL International Society website.
An official exam transcript will be sent directly to your home address within six to eight weeks of sitting exams at UL.
Module information is available online here.
You will receive your class timetable during Orientation.
Yes, you can set up an Irish bank account after you have registered at UL. Ulster Bank is located on campus, and there are a number of other banks in Castletroy. Banking for students is free. You will need to provide your passport and a letter indicating your Limerick address (which will be provided at Orientation by the International Education Division) when you open the account.