Céad Míle Fáilte! (A Hundred-Thousand Welcomes!)

It gives us great pleasure to welcome you to the University of Limerick, Ireland’s most innovative and dynamic University. 

To ensure that your transition from home to UL is a smooth one, the UL Global team has put in place extensive support structures, details of which you can find on this page. 

Here at UL Global, we look forward to getting to know your during your time at UL and we wish you every success for your time here. 

Getting set up

Orientation will commence on Monday 2nd September and the 2024/25 Autumn semester begins on Monday 9th September. Further details regarding Orientation Week events will be confirmed in due course.

Commencement date for new Undergraduate students will be announced over the summer months. Please monitor your emails for regular updates.

Students who have accepted their offer will have received an email prior to your arrival outlining the tasks which need to be completed prior to commencing your studies:

More information on completing these tasks.

To activate your UL Student Account you must: Change your Initial Password and Register for the Self-Service Password Reset. 

Once your UL Student Account has been activated you will have access to the Student Administration Portal and a range of computer resources both on and off campus.

Once you are logged into your Student Portal, you can access the online finance task* (Step 3) and enrolment (Step 4). 

During Orientation it will be verified that you have completed the online course enrolment and the online finance task. 

To log into the Student Portal: 

  • Log into to your Student Portal
  • Enter your Student ID Number in the ID/Username field
  • Enter your UL Student Account Password in the PIN/Password field.

*Not all students are required to complete a finance task. Please follow instructions given to you in your enrollment email.

All international students are required to complete an Emergency Contact Form when you complete enrollment.  We need to have the details of who to contact in the unlikely event of an emergency.

Every current student will have a student email account. All academic-related correspondence will take place via this email account, so it is very important that you monitor it regularly. 

This is a hosted email service (Microsoft Office 365) provided by the University of Limerick in collaboration with Microsoft. 

After the initial steps for enrolment are completed, students will have access to the student email system (Office 365 provided by Microsoft). Please note, your UL Student Email Account can take up to 36 hours to be created after Activation. Follow these details on how to login.

To access your email, click on "My Mail" link in portal (from a computer on campus) or go to www.ul.ie/studentmail

The format of your Email address is IDNumber@studentmail.ul.ie (eg. 1712345@studentmail.ul.ie)

For security reasons you will not be able to access your email if you have not updated your initial password (your date of birth).

Please follow these instructions in your enrollment email regarding how to get your Student ID Card.

Please note when registering your Student ID Card, all International students must use an Irish address, as this is where your Student ID Card will be posted to.

You can print, copy and scan documents using any Multi-Function Printer (MFP) located throughout campus. Both B&W and colour options are available. You can log onto any MFP throughout campus by placing your student ID card on the reader. 

Print credit can be purchased online or in the Print Room, located at E1-005 in the University Main Building.

The Print IT team also offer binding services for documents. 

More information on student printing services can be found on the ITD website

There is WiFi available throughout campus. Students can connect personal devices to the eduroam network. For initial connection please connect to setup_eduroam and follow the on-screen instructions. 

Please see the ITD website for further information on getting connected to the Wireless Network. 

Once you receive your Student ID Card, you will be able to access UL’s Glucksman Library. Here you can use study spaces, borrow books and access printing facilities.


See the ITD webpage for more info and guides on Student Computing Servives

Life in Limerick and Practical Information

Bus Services 

Frequent local and regional buses serve the University of Limerick. 

There are frequent services connecting Limerick City Centre with UL, including the 304, 304A and 308. Tickets can be purchased using cash or else you can use your student Leap Card. 

The main bus stop in UL is located at the Stables Club (Student Centre, number 16 on the campus map). There are also bus stops located at the UL main entrance, along the main avenue and at the East Gate. 

Find out more with this map of Limerick City bus services

There are also several regional services which operate on campus. Daily services operate from the Main UL Bus Stop at the Stables. 

The following bus services operate frequent daily services in UL: 


Dublin Coach 

JJ Kavanagh 

Student Leap Card 

A TFI Leap Card is a prepaid travel card that is the easiest way to pay your fare on public transport around Ireland. 

Follow the links for more information on:

Transport for Ireland App 

The Irish National Journey Planner App lets you see all the public transport options and helps you plan your journey times more accurately. 

It covers bus, rail, tram, taxis and ferries – 120 operators in total including both public and private operators.  The planner provides fully mapped-out route information, printable timetables and details of overall journey times. 

Plan your journey on the TFI website

There are a number of food delivery services here in Ireland: 




There is a Spar shop on campus (located in the Student Centre, number 16 on the Campus map) and another directly across from the main entrance of the university.  

There are a number of grocery stores located within walking distance of the UL campus, including:  

You can also avail of local grocery delivery services:  

Limerick also has a number of international food shops, which are popular among international students: 

  • Cheong Heng Hong Oriental Supermarket, 97 Henry Street 

  • Carnival Asia Store, 15 Upper William Street 

  • India Foods, 2 High Street 

  • East End Foods, 2 Upper Gerald Griffin Street 

  • Global Foods, 17 Davis Street 

  • Yong Xing Supermarket, 39 Roches Street

  • Asian Arabic Foods, 1-2 Parnell Street

There are plenty of places to eat on campus ranging from large self-service restaurants offering good value hot food to trendy cafés offering gourmet sandwiches, great cakes, speciality coffees and juices. 


There are also plenty of cafés and restaurants within walking distance of UL: 

La Cucina 

No13 The Factory 

Jumbo Chinese 


Hook and Ladder 

Bella Italia 



There are a number of pharmacies in the Castletroy area which are within walking distance of UL: 

Castletroy Pharmacy 

• University Court, Castletroy, Limerick 

• Ph: +353 61 333030 

• Email: pharmacy@castletroypharmacy.ie 

Castletroy Park Pharmacy 

• Unit 5, Castletroy Park Business Centre, Plassey Road, Castletroy, Limerick 

• Ph: +353 61 201010 

Lloyd’s Pharmacy 

• Castletroy Town Centre, Castletroy, Limerick 

• Ph: +353 61 339454 

Certain students can set up an Irish bank account after you have registered at UL. There are a number of banks in the Castletroy area including Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Bank and Permanent TSB. Banking for students is free. You will need to provide your passport and a letter indicating your Limerick address when you open the account. Some banks may require other documentation. 

Alternatively, you can open a digital current account remotely using  Revolut or Money Jar.  

Disclaimer: The University of Limerick is not endorsing any particular provider and there is no partnership arrangements in place. UL will provide students with a list of banks and the services available only.

There are several mobile telecommunication providers in Ireland which have stores in Limerick, including:  

SIM cards can be ordered online directly from your preferred network provider, and you can request it to be posted to your accommodation address.  

If you plan on getting an Irish SIM card, be sure to check that your phone is unlocked. Some students prefer to buy a new phone when they arrive 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. 

Certain current UL students can apply for a PPS number online

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

Campus Tour

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