In order to study at the University of Limerick as a non-EU Exchange student, the student's home institution must have a bilateral agreement with UL and the student must be nominated by their home institution. Nominations should be emailed to

  • Nomination deadline for Autumn Semester and Full Year: May 1st 
  • Nomination deadline for Spring Semester: October 1st


When the student has been nominated by their home institution, the student should:

  • Complete the Non-EU Exchange Online Application Form, the link from which will be sent to the student from their home institution's international office. Information on terms dates, accommodation and other matters will also be forwarded to the student's email account.

Application deadline for Autumn Semester and Full Year: May 31st

Application deadline for Spring Semester: October 31st

  • Reserve accommodation – Students can apply for on campus accommodation or choose to live in private accommodation off campus. Further information is available on the Accommodation page. Once you have been issued with a UL student ID number you are eligible to apply for on-campus accommodation. ID numbers are issued with your offer letters.
  • Select provisional modules. Students can download a copy of the International Module Booklet, which contains descriptions of all available modules. Students will need to select their modules in conjunction with the Academic Coordinators at their home university.
  • Book flights to arrive at UL in time for Orientation Week. This is a three-day programme that takes place before week 1. 

Airport Collection

We provide complimentary airport collection from Shannon Airport only on Monday and Tuesday of Orientation Week.

Our Airport Collection Form will go live in the coming months.

Immigration and Medical Insurance Information

All non-EU Exchange Students are required to register with the Garda Immigration Services within one month of arrival in Ireland and will be issued with a Irish Residence Permit (IRP) Card. There is a fee of €300 for this card. Medical insurance for non-EU nationals is a compulsory requirement when applying for the IRP Card.  Students attending the University of Limerick can purchase a medical insurance policy online through Study & Protect/O'Driscoll O'Neil at Other companies providing private medical insurance in Ireland include AVIVA, Laya-Healthcare and VHI Healthcare.