You can apply for two programmes in your application, but you’ll need to order them in terms of your preference. The University processes your application sequentially based on the order of your preference.

No. Your first preference programme will be considered by the Course Director first and if you’re unsuccessful in your application, your second preference will be considered.

However, there is an exception to this rule with the MSc in Occupational Therapy and the MSc in Speech & Language Therapy. If applying for both the MSc in Occupational Therapy and the MSc in Speech and Language Therapy, it is recommended that you submit two first preference applications.

As both programmes are highly competitive, only first preference applications will be considered for offer.

Once you have submitted your application online, you’ll automatically receive an email from the University of Limerick confirming that your application has been received.

Please check that you’ve given us the right email address. Likewise, is the email definitely working?

If you changed your email address or are still having problems, please Contact US  or phone +353-61-234377. 

Autumn Programmes

Taught programme deadlines vary. The closing date for receipt of completed application forms for the majority of programmes commencing in Autumn is  mid August. Some programmes have earlier deadlines. Please refer to the webpage of your programme of choice on for details on deadlines. Non-EU applicants requiring a visa to travel and study in Ireland should note that the deadline date is early July for Autumn start programmes. 

Spring Programmes

The closing date for receipt of completed application forms for Spring Start programmes is  mid December. Some programmes have earlier deadlines.  Non-EU applicants requiring a visa to travel and study in Ireland should note that the deadline date is earlier for these programmes.

Postgraduate research applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Late applications will be considered after the closing date for certain programmes, provided that there are places available on the programme. However, programmes that have scheduled interviews may not accept late applications.

There is an application fee of €50 (online). The fee covers two programme choices made in one submission. Further submissions will require another application fee. 

Applications will be processed once the application fee has been received. The application fee is non-refundable.


However, if you’re offered a place on the programme, the offer will be on the condition that you meet the entry requirements for the programme. You may not enrol on a programme unless all entry requirements have been met before the commencement of the programme. 

Applications are assessed based on the information supplied. Please make sure you submit all requested information with the application form before the deadline.

Applications will then be assessed based on (a) entry requirements for the programme and (b) where applicable, professional experience. Some programmes require interviews and skills tests too.

The online application process includes a document upload facility that allows applicants to scan and upload evidence of qualifications/awards, transcripts to date and evidence of English language competency certificates.

All scanning should be of original documentation and the electronic files created from the scanning process should not be interfered with in any way. You will need to submit:

  • Your final award certificate.
  • Transcripts for each year of your programmes.
  • A supporting statement.
  • English language certificate if English is not your first language.
  • Certified English translation of your award/transcripts, if applicable.
  • Birth certificate or passport.

When you apply online, you must upload your documents and submit them with your application form.

Original documentation will be requested if you are offered a place on the programme. As such, all offers are conditional on receipt of your original certificates/awards. Please do not post in your original qualifications/awards unless we ask you to do so.

Two referees are required: one academic and one from your place of employment.

If you have been out of college/university for a long period of time and the lecturers/staff in that college/university do not know you, then two work-related references will suffice.

You can save your application form and re-visit it at any stage. To view your application form, login through the portal and you’ll see your previous application.

You cannot download a preview of the application form.  However, you can view a copy of the Application Screens

If English isn’t your first language, please indicate the score you achieved if you have completed an English language proficiency test. The table below outlines the English Language Requirements.

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:


From European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved


Ordinary Level Grade D or above


580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)


Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6.0 in any component.
*Please note some programmes have a higher IELTS requirement.


Grade C1


Grade C or above


Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C /
Certificate in Advanced English - Grade B


Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations - Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate - School Certificate Pass 1-6 /
University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council - School Certificate Pass 1-6


a minimum score of 61 (with no section score below 59)

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements.

Further to this, offer holders who do not meet the English language requirements above, can if they wish study pre-sessional English language classes at the UL Language Centre which is located on the UL Campus. For more information on preparatory language classes, please email