• Part of an independent, internationally focused university
  • World class facilities
  • Great location 
  • Excellent teaching and support staff
  • Renowned for quality English language training
  • A variety of courses on offer
  • Limerick provides cultural exposure for international students 

Fill out and return the application form for the course of your choice and send it to us by email. Once we receive the application form with a copy of your passport and any necessary English-language certificates, we will issue an invoice and provisional letter of acceptance to you. 

Students from several countries need to get a visa before travelling to study in Ireland. Further information is available online at Immigration Service. The University of Limerick Language Centre will issue a Visa Support Letter to you as soon as full fees have been paid.

This will depend on the course you have enrolled in.

This will depend on the course you have chosen and the length of the course. You should fill out the application form and send it to us.  When we receive it we will issue an invoice to you. The invoice will detail how much needs to be paid and how you can pay.

The answer to this question will depend on your academic qualifications and your English language proficiency. The general entry requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes can be located on our International Education Division www.ul.ie/internationaleducation. The minimum English Language requirements are also listed here.

Yes. On day one of your course you will sit a placement test so that we will be able to place you in a class that is most suitable to your level of English. The placement test includes speaking, writing, and a multiple choice test involving reading, grammar and vocabulary.

This will depend on the course you apply for but generally you will have two teachers.

This will depend on your level, but the maximum number of students in one class is 15.

You should bring a note book and a pen. We will supply you with a course book.

Yes. If you intend doing this you should speak to your teacher. S/he will be able to recommend material to help you to prepare for the examination.  Staff will also help you to apply for the exam(s). ULLC is an official Cambridge Exam Centre so you can apply for Cambridge Exams on campus.

This will depend on how much written notice you give. For more information you can refer to the Conditions of Enrolment.  Where a student is unable to attend a course because they have been refused a student visa full fees (excluding the admin fee) will be refunded once proof is provided. See the Terms and Conditions for more information.

We would advise you to buy medical and travel insurance. Medical and travel insurance is the responsibility of course participants. 

European Union students should bring their European Health Insurance Card with them. Information on this card can be obtained by logging onto http://www.ehic.ie/

Arrival times are usually flexible. We would ask that you send us your arrival time before you arrive.  Accommodation is charged on a weekly basis i.e. 7 nights so if you arrive on a Saturday you should depart on a Saturday. Outside of this time there will be extra fees to pay. 

The University of Limerick offers a wide choice of venues offering high quality home cooked food at budget conscious prices in a variety of small restaurants, cafes and bars/restaurants which serve food late into the evening. If you want to make use of the facilities in your apartment then there are lots of supermarkets in the area such as Lidl, Aldi and Supervalu. See your Student Handbook for a map of local food stores.

Each week the General English Summer Programme includes a weekend excursion, three afternoon activities and one evening activity, along with extra sports sessions!

During the rest of the year the Language Centre organises at least one event per month such as a trip to a local museum or enjoying a traditional Irish music night! International students can also join in the many events and activities on campus. Long term Language Centre students can also join one of the many Clubs and Societies on campus.

If you need to make urgent contact with ULLC (before you arrive) please call the office on +353 (0)61 202777 or +353 (0)61 233237 Monday to Friday between office hours (09.00 to 17.00).  

Outside of office hours you need to contact Security by calling the main University number +353 (0)61 20 2700.  

In the event of an EMERGENCY on campus you should call 3333 (internally) or +353 (0)61 212333 (externally).

The Language Centre will be closed on all Irish Public Holidays, as well as during the Christmas period. The Christmas closure dates vary each year.

  • New Year's Day - 1st January 2024
  • Imbolc - 5th February 2024 
  • St Patrick's Day - 18th March 2024 
  • Good Friday - 29th March 2024
  • Easter Monday -1st April 2024
  • Early May Bank Holiday - 6th May 2024
  • June Bank Holiday - 3rd June 2024
  • August Bank Holiday - 5th August 2024
  • October Bank Holiday- 28th October 2023
  • 23rd December 2024 - 2 January 2025

Address for correspondence: University of Limerick Language Centre, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland
Tel No.: 00 353 61 202 777 or 00 353 61 233 237
Email: language.centre@ul.ie