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Useful Information - Incoming Erasmus Students

English Modules for Erasmus Students

An EFL (English as a Foreign Language) module may be taken as part of your learning agreement. EFL is considered to be a full module at UL and is awarded 6 ECTS credits. A word of caution here – if your home institution does not recognise the EFL module for credits but you still wish to take it, you need to be aware that taking the module will be in addition to the credited modules you take, which will increase your workload.

Pre-sessional intensive three-day language courses are available during the week prior to the start of the Autumn semester. The courses cost €250 and are run by the University of Limerick Language Centre, an affiliate company of UL. The courses are optional and are not considered to be part of the Erasmus programme. For further information please contact the Language Centre -

EU Medical Cover

As an EU student, you are eligible to avail of the full medical services in Ireland. In order to do so, bring a European Health Card with you, which you can obtain from your local health board in your home country. The European Health Card entitles you to public health care for medical treatment.

Private Health Insurance

A specific insurance policy for UL students is available from O’Driscoll O’Neil insurance brokers. The policy is €120 per year. See for further information.

Health insurance is also available from the following Irish health insurance companies: Aviva Health Insurance, Voluntary Health Insurance (VHI) and Laya Healthcare.

Medical Centre

UL has a Student Health Centre with two nurses in full-time attendance. The Centre is open on week days from 09h00 to 16h30 and does not provide services outside these hours. A doctor and physiotherapist are also available at specified hours. There is a fee of €25 to visit the doctor but appointments must be made in advance except in emergencies. It is advisable to register with a local doctor for the duration of your stay.

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