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UL Ranked World No.2 for International Student Happiness!

Thu, 28 Feb 2019

The University of Limerick continues to be a leading higher education institute globally for attracting and supporting International Students. According to the I-Graduate International Student Barometer (ISB), a global benchmark for the international student experience, UL has scored the top mark out of every participating institution worldwide for social activities and clubs and societies.  94.5% of international students who studied at UL responded that they were happy with their study experience placing UL 2nd out of 199 institutions across the globe.

The UL International Office was ranked number 1 out of 51 UK and Ireland universities and UL also scored highest for pre-arrival information for international students. Nationally, UL boasts the best access to and quality of, accommodation; the best campus environment; the best multi-cultural learning environment, the best library; the best internet access on arrival, the best formal welcome and the best sports facilities.

The ISB tracks and compares the decision-making, expectations, perceptions and intentions of international students from application to graduation. Since 2005, over 3 million international students from 33 countries and 1,400 institutions have been surveyed about their international study experiences. 

Speaking about the results UL President Dr Des Fitzgerald said: ‘It is no surprise that UL continues to lead the way in terms of student experience for international students.  The staff at UL work closely with the UL International Education Division to ensure that every international student at UL returns home having had an excellent personal and academic experience at UL.’

Director of IED at UL Josephine Page said: ‘Delivering a happy student experience is not only good for our students but it also builds the University's reputation both locally and internationally.’

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Further information on the I-Graduate International Student Barometer.