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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 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 and applicants from within the European Union should contact the Graduate and Professional Studies division at  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 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 (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 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 deposit, though where a candidate is experiencing difficulties they can contact the university to discuss an extension on same

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 University of Limerick to delivering the highest quality education programmes regardless of the format of delivery. The 2020/21 academic year for postgraduate students is expected to commence on Monday 28th September 2020 though some programmes may have earlier start dates. While the format has yet to be decided, for programmes that are normally delivered on campus, it is expended that they will be delivered through blended learning which could involve cycles of on campus laboratory and other experiential learning, alternating with cycles of online lectures and seminars. The health and welfare of the campus community remains a priority and government guidelines regarding physical/social distancing will be implemented across the campus.

The programme fee schedule for the academic year 2020/21 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 2020 and January 2021 so you do not have to pay the full amount up front.  You can also find additional detail on funding your postgraduate degree.

We understand some of the providers are likely to offer alternative means of assessment in the coming weeks. We are also recognising Duolingo Test of English for 2020 only. This can be examined remotely. Please check our English language tests page for a full list of recognised examinations.

The Graduate & Professional Studies Office are continuing to offer places on programmes, however due to the exceptional circumstances surrounding the coronavirus (COVID-19)) there may be some delays. Please continue to check your emails for updates on your application.  If you have any queries please contact for assistance.

With many staff operating remotely off campus, there is currently no telephone service operating within the Graduate and Professional Studies division. However you can contact us by email at  and we will respond to you directly. As normal keep an eye on the university website and our social media channels for the latest updates related to the coronavirus (COVID-19)

No, the expectation that it will be announced in late May/early June remains.