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Before You Arrive

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Please familiarise yourself with public health requirements regarding travelling into Ireland from another country

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Departure Checklist

If you require a visa to enter Ireland, please apply for your visa well in advance of your departure. More information on visas and immigration can be found here

Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students 

If you are a new incoming non-EU undergraduate or postgraduate student, you are encouraged to pay your full tuition fee before your programme commences. Tuition fees for subsequent years of study can be paid in instalments. If you require a visa to enter the country you will have to pay a minimum of 50% of your tuition fee to receive your visa support letter. 

You can pay for your tuition fees, medical insurance and accommodation fees online here. Please note, TransferMate is the official collecting agent for the University of Limerick. 

Study Abroad Students 

You can pay for your tuition fees, medical insurance and accommodation fees online here. Please note, TransferMate is the official collecting agent for the University of Limerick. 

Campus Accommodation

On-campus accommodation is in apartment style housing in one of the 6 campus villages or off campus rented accommodation close to the University.  All six residential villages at University of Limerick are self-catering. We provide all cooking facilities and inventory.  While kitchen/living areas are shared with a maximum of 7 others, all study bedrooms are private.  While some villages offer shared bathrooms (maximum 4 sharing) our apartment residences offer en-suite facilities for those who wish to have their own toilet/shower.  For further information on each of the student villages please go to our accommodation website

Accommodation-related queries should be directed to accommodation@ul.ie

Off-Campus Accommodation

If you wish to opt for off-campus accommodation, there also a number of off-campus residences and privately rented houses in the locality. Please see the UL Accommodation webpage for more information on accommodation or contact accommodation@ul.ie .

Please note, the university does not accept liability for accommodation advertised on the off campus database.

Please beware of fraudulent persons purporting to be landlords/landladies on Facebook, Internet sites or other media. Do not pay money to persons for accommodation, unless you are absolutely sure that they are genuine – landlords/ladies should not request full payment of rent before you have arrived in Ireland. Always request a contract be signed.

EU Students

EU students should bring their European Health Insurance Card

Non-EU students

Purchasing medical insurance is an immigration requirement for non-EEA students. We recommend purchasing medical insurance through Arachas Corporate Brokers (formerly known as O'Driscol O'Neill). Arachas offer a number of plans tailored to non-EEA international students.

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Eligibility

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Irish Life Health Study in Ireland

If you are a non-EEA student undertaking an academic course of more than one year’s duration then you must purchase a Health Insurance Policy. Our policy is underwritten by Irish Life Health and can be purchased directly through our new portal.

 

Read here for more information on this policy.

From €402.15

Medicover Insurance

If you are a non-EEA student undertaking an academic course of a duration of 12 months or less then you are still eligible to purchase our Medicover products. These policies can be purchased directly through our new portal where you can also find the main differences in levels of cover.

 

Click here for more information on this policy.

 

From €150

Medicover Graduate

If you are a non-EEA student who is looking to remain in Ireland on a Stamp 1G Graduate visa you must purchase our Medicover Graduate policies. These policies can be purchased directly through our new portal where you can also find the main differences in levels of cover.

 

Click here for more information on this policy. 

 

From €220

 

If you are a non-EEA student undertaking an academic course of a duration of 12 months or less, you can purchase medical insurance with Arachas directly through TransferMate

Other companies providing private medical insurance include AVIVA, Quinn-healthcare and VHI Healthcare.

Pack your travel documents, passport and offer letter in your hand luggage so that you can present them at the airport immigration desk. EU/EAA students should bring their national identity card

Given COVID-19 the importance of maintaining personal hygiene during the COVID-19 pandemic, we advise carrying hand sanitizer and a face covering on your person while travelling.

Be sure to pack a rain jacket and warm clothes! Winters in Ireland are mild and summers temperate, due to the prevailing south- westerly winds and the influence of the warm water of the North Atlantic Drift. Ireland has a mild climate all year, averaging 2°- 7°C (35°- 45°F) in winter and 18°- 24°C (65°- 75°F) in summer. May and June are the sunniest months.

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Students who have accepted their offer will have received an email outlining the following tasks which need to be completed:

  • Activate your UL Student Account and Register for Self-Service Password Reset
  • Complete the online Finance task
  • Enrol online on your course
  • Complete Enrolment at Orientation

You can find a step-by-step guide on completing these tasks here.

During Orientation it will be verified that you have completed the online course enrolment and the online finance task. You will then be able to receive your student ID card. 

All students arriving from overseas are required to complete the international student transport survey. Please select the appropriate link below to complete the survey:

Study Abroad

 

PhD

 

EU GPS

 

Non-EU Full Degree

 

Erasmus

Please provide your arrival details at least 7 days in advance of arrival. If you fail to complete the arrival form in a timely and correct manner, then the nominated transport company will be unable to arrange your free transfer from the airport to the University of Limerick.

Once the survey is completed we will share your arrival information with the transport provider who will then meet you at Dublin airport and arrange for your transfer. We are also arranging transfers for students arriving in Cork or Shannon airport.

Please note you must wait to complete the survey until your flight is booked, as the information will be used to track your arrival and is a requirement of the Irish government.

If you cannot complete the survey (for example, if you have already arrived in Ireland; if there are currently no flights from your home country), please email internationalarrivals@ul.ie.

If there is any change to your flight, please email internationalarrivals@ul.ie and resubmit the survey. If you do need to resubmit your survey, please add a comment in the ‘Any other comment’ section of the survey that you have updated with your new arrival details and submitted the form again.

Information on what to expect when you arrive at the airport can be found here.

You are required to download the COVID-19 Tracker App to ensure that you remain safe and well while in Ireland

The primary purpose of the app is to ensure improved contact tracing. Your data is protected and the app only alerts those that have come in to contact with a confirmed COVID-19 case.

It is essential that you have your Bluetooth turned on for this app. Ireland as a country has embraced the app which makes it very effective. 

You will have to complete the 'UL COVID-19 Student Awareness' training. Please complete this training by carefully reading through this PDF. This training is to ensure that you understand the importance of COVID-19 student health and safety measures at UL.

On arrival to UL, you will need to register with the UL Student Health Centre.

This registration process can be done online. You will receive more information on this resgistration process after your enrollment at UL.

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