Below are our most frequently asked questions. If the answer to your question isn't below, please don't hesitate to get in touch and we'll be happy to help. 


All Incoming Students can apply for on-campus accommodation across the different villages at the University of Limerick. Please note, accommodation is limited and not all students may be successful in their application.

Applications for Autumn 2023/24 are not yet open, Students will receive all application information following the completion and acceptance of their application to the University of Limerick. 

If you wish to opt for off-campus accommodation, there are a number of off-campus residences and privately rented houses in the locality. Please see our University of Limerick Off Campus Accommodation Listing database. UL does not accept liability for accommodation advertised on this off campus database.

Below are links to accommodation sites provided by UL in good faith and as a courtesy to assist students in finding accommodation in Ireland. These are third party websites and UL bears no responsibility for the content, errors, omissions or inaccuracies contained therein. UL provides this information for information purposes only and not as an endorsement. UL has not vetted these properties or landlords.

Please beware of fraudulent persons purporting to be landlords/landladies on Facebook, Internet sites or other media. Do not pay money to persons for accommodation, unless you are absolutely sure that they are genuine – landlords/ladies should not request full payment of rent before you have arrived in Ireland. Always request a contract be signed.

For more information on off-campus accommodation please contact

Arrival in Ireland

Ahead of each semester UL Global hosts a full orientation programme to help our new students settle into life at the University of Limerick. The orientation programme for the Autumn 2023/24 semester will be held from September 4th to 8th inclusive. We ask all students to be on campus for these dates. Ahead of your arrival we will communicate preferred arrival dates.

The academic calendar for the UL academic year 2023/24 can be found here.

  • UL offer letter
  • Passport and anything visa related – make sure your passport is in date
  • Proof of funds
  • The documentation for extending your visa to study and for opening a bank account. You will receive information from us soon on how you can open a bank account.

Please note, students no longer require a border control letter to enter Ireland


Since 1 April 2022, all COVID-19 restrictions have ended. Information relating to current public health guidelines can be found here.

All COVID-19 restrictions are removed for travelling to Ireland. You no longer need to complete a passenger locator form. You also no longer need proof of vaccination or recovery, or a COVID-19 test.

If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 or you have been a close contact, you should follow public health guidelines which can be found on the HSE website.

Life in Ireland

A Personal Public Service (PPS) Number is a unique reference number that helps you access social welfare benefits, public services and information in Ireland. 

You can apply for a PPS number online here

In order to get a PPS Number, you must provide evidence of 

  • your identity (current passport) 

  • why you need a PPS Number 

  • your address 

Current UL students can apply for a PPS application letter using the online letter request portal

More information on applying for a PPS number can be found online here

Student Visa Information

UL uses Digitary, an online secure document platform to enable applicants, students, and graduates to access certified and secure electronic documents. The Visa Support Letter for applicants is available through Digitary and is issued upon payment of fees. See here for more information.

Note for full degree undergraduate and postgraduate applicants: this letter will only be issued upon payment of 50% of tuition fees. Students in receipt of a tuition fee scholarship will also need to provide supporting scholarship documentation as part of their visa application.

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.