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Prospective postgraduate and continuing professional education students

Information on all our postgraduate programmes is available from the Graduate and Professional Studies division website at www.ul.ie/gps. You will also find the contact details for the academic course director for each programme. For enquires related to the application process, applicants from outside of the European Union should contact the International Education Division at international@ul.ie and applicants from within the European Union should contact the Graduate and Professional Studies division at gps@ul.ie.  If you have already made an application, please ensure that you include you application number in all correspondence.

Yes. The Graduate and Professional Studies division and the International Education division are open and fully operational for the purpose of processing applications from within and outside of the European Union..  Most of our programmes are still open to applications.  Our application process is entirely online and we are in regular communication with applicants by email.  The admissions teams are working hard to process applications to provide decisions as soon as possible. All correspondence is taking place by email as there is no postal system at this time.

Yes. Applications are welcome from countries outside or Ireland.  Additional information related to Coronavirus (COVID-19) is also available for international students at  www.ul.ie/international. We will continue to follow public health guidance and will be sure to notify any affected applicants should alternative arrangements apply. Provisions are also being made in circumstances where there is a government requirement to self-isolate for a defined period where students are travelling from overseas.

The university can make offers conditional on the provision of exam results at a later stage. A number of institutions also provide electronic solutions that allow third parties to securely access verified and authenticated examination results. These will also be considered. As soon as you receive transcripts or other documents, you should email them to the Graduate and Professional Studies division at gps@ul.ie (applicants within the European Union) or to the International Education Division (applicants outside of the European Union). Please ensure that you include you application number in all correspondence.

Instructions on how to accept an offer of a place will accompany your offer email. You will be required to pay an acceptance deposit and reply to the offer email with your payment reference number confirming that you are accepting the offer of a place. The acceptance deposit is €250 for EU applicants and €600 for Non-EU applicants. This deposit will offset your final programme fee.  Applicants experiencing  difficulties with paying this amount can contact the Graduate and Professional Studies division.

There is an application fee of €35, which you pay online by credit/debit card. You pay this fee as part of the application process. Applicants with application problems should email gps@ul.ie for assistance.

The precise dates for accepting offers are communicated in the offer letter. Typically, a candidate who gets an offer has two weeks to accept and pay the required deposit.  Any candidate who is experiencing difficulties can contact the university to discuss an extension on their acceptance date. 

Yes. In circumstances where an applicant cannot take up a place due to Coronavirus (COVID-19), an application to defer can be considered and is subject to approval within the faculty.

The Government has announced the Plan for a Safe Return to Onsite Further and Higher Education and Research in 2021/22 which sees facilities open on campus. The 2021/22 academic year for postgraduate students will commence on Monday 6th September 2021 though some programmes may have earlier start dates. The health and welfare of the campus community remains a priority and public health guidelines regarding physical/social distancing will be implemented across the campus. The University of Limerick is committed to delivering the highest quality education programmes regardless of the format of delivery.

The programme fee schedule for the academic year 2021/22 are available from our Finance Office website.  The deposit you pay when accepting your offer (€250 for EU applicants, €600 for Non-EU applicants) is offset against your programme fee. Programme fees are payable in two equal instalments in September 2021 and January 2022 so you do not have to pay the full amount up front.  You can also find additional detail on funding your postgraduate degree.

UL recognises the Duolingo Test of English for the 2021/22 academic year.  An overall score of 110 with no less than 100 in any component on the Duolingo exam is acceptable.  Please check locally for opening times of test centres and, if unavailable, to use an online test provider.  Please also check the UL English Language Requirements page for a full list of recognised examinations. 

The Graduate & Professional Studies Office are continuing to offer places on programmes.  Please continue to check your emails for updates on your application.  If you have any queries please contact gps@ul.ie for assistance. 

Yes, the GPS telephone service is fully functional. You can contact the Graduate and Professional Studies division as follows: Tel: +353-61-234377 / Email: gps@ul.ie

We also advise you to keep an eye on the university website and our social media channels for the latest updates.

Springboard and HCI information is now available here.

Level 6 programmes are free to all successful applicants. Level 7, 8 and 9 programmes are 90% funded for those in employment and 100% funded for those on a qualifying social welfare payment.  Springboard programmes are open to all employed, unemployed and returner applicants. Full details on eligibility for the Springboard+ scheme can be found here