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UL Global offers USA students a number of different ways to study at The University of Limerick 

UL assess each application on its individual merits so please refer to the entry requirements for the programme area you want to study

Academic Entry Requirements

Entry requirements for Undergraduate Study

The University of Limerick require SAT or ACT along with a USA High School Diploma. The scores required vary depending on the programme you choose to study. 

For a break down of the different requirements you can download our USA Entry Requirements flyer 

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Transfer applicants with a Associate Degrees 

  • An applicant may be eligible to transfer to year 2 of a degree at UL if their degree is in relevant discipline and they have completed associate degree with CGPA of 3.00 or above. 
  • Please conact for more information.

USA Students can apply on the Common app or directly to us. 

Common App    Directly to UL 

Entry requirements for Postgraduate Study

  • GPA of 3.00 or higher in a four-year degree programme in a relevant discipline at a recognised third-level institution.
  • Third-level institutions rated between 1-3 on the Peterson’s Guide to US institution entrance difficulty are typically considered. However, applications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis.
  • Particular programmes may require an interview and/or work experience.

Some programmes may have higher entry requirements and/or a portfolio requirement and not all applicants who meet the minimum grades will be offered a place. 

To start your application, click here to go to our Graduate School page where you can choose the course you want to apply for and hit ‘apply now’.

Admissions for PhD Programmes are overseen by our Postgraduate Admissions Department. Please contact 

Study Abroad is open to students who wish to spend a semester or year at UL.

If you are interested in coming to study at UL as part of the Study Abroad Programme, please see here or contact 

UL has non-EU exchange partnerships with approximately 90 universities worldwide.

If you are interested in coming to study at UL as part of the Study Abroad Programme, please see here or contact 


You do not require a visa to study in Ireland. However, you will be required to register with the Immigration Office in Limerick within one month of arrival in Ireland. Full details on how to register will be given to you during orientation.

Merit-Based Scholarships

Students are awarded Merit-Based Scholarships automatically with their application.

  • Minimum Requirements of 3.3/4.0 (Band 1 & 2 programmes) 3.5/4.0 (Band 3 & 4 programmes) for direct undergraduate students. Students applying with IB/A Level please visit the entry requirement page for those programmes for more details.
  • Minimum Requirement of 3.3/4.0 or above for Postgraduate Students 

Scholarships range from €1,500 to €2,000 

Please note that scholarships are not available for all programmes. Please contact for information if your programme is eligible for a merit-based scholarship.


The Peter Real Analog Devices Scholarships

The University of Limerick and Analog Devices, Inc. scholarship programme is in honor of Peter Real, ADI’s late chief technology officer (CTO) and UL alumnus. The scholarships will be awarded to students in the United States who are doing undergraduate degrees at the University of Limerick.

The Peter Real Analog Devices Scholarship for undergraduate students, which will award €5,000 each to three students, are merit-based and students who are accepted to UL with top academic grades will be considered. The funds are designed to help support cost-of-living expenses, including room and board.  Scholarship funds will be awarded to one student in each of the following categories:

  1. A student studying science or engineering
  2. A graduate of a Boston, Mass.-area high school in honor of ADI’s global headquarters location
  3. A student pursuing a general UL undergraduate degree

Finacial Aid Loans

The University of Limerick has been approved by the US Department of Education to certify loans that fall under the William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Programme.

OPED ID Number 03084300 – (UL School Code Number)
DUNS Number 988068763
FAFSA Code G30843

For further information on Financial Aid, please consult the Financing section of the UL Global website. 

VA Benefits

Eligible VA Benefits students should first visit the US Department of Veterans Affairs website and apply for benefits.

UL Global will need to confirm your attendance before your benefits will be released. This confirmation is sent via VAF 22-1999 form.

To enquire about using your VA Benefits to study at UL, please email

Niamh Kavanagh is the University of Limerick Representative for North & South America & is available to help you with any questions you might have about studying at the University of Limerick and the application process. 

Contact Niamh by: 

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