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University of Limerick



Location: Limerick – on the Western coast of Ireland
Breathtaking natural beauty and a long, dramatic history make Ireland a fantastic place to study abroad. The country’s rich history is complemented well by a thriving, modern culture.  Ireland’s music and arts scene is especially vibrant, thanks in part to the fact that half of Ireland’s 6 million people are under the age of 25. Though English is typically the first language of the Irish people, Gaelic is still spoken in some parts of the country. The city of Limerick, founded as a Viking fortress in the 10th century, sits on the River Shannon in County Limerick and is the nation’s fourth-largest city. Counties Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry, and Tipperary are all within a day’s journey of Limerick.  From the nearby Shannon International Airport there is easy access to the rest of Europe. 


The University of Limerick (UL)
The University is located on a beautiful riverside campus three miles outside Limerick City. The University is composed of four Faculties: the Business School, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Education & Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering.  The university enrolls over 12,000 students, including more than 600 international students. The University has excellent classroom, computer, library, sport and recreation facilities. Additionally, there are banks, cafes and restaurants, a bookstore, travel agent, pharmacy, and computer store located on campus.


Take a Virtual Campus Tour of the University of Limerick

Study abroad students can participate fully in campus life at UL by making use of the state-of-the-art sports facilities, joining one of the 70 clubs and societies, and attending events organized specifically for UL students. Off campus activities such as field trips to places of historical and literary interest, museums, theaters etc. will be offered to all Study Abroad students as an included part of their program.  Field trips (most likely to Dublin and western Ireland) are also included.


Academic Program

The University of Limerick offers a well established Study Abroad Program. Visiting students are fully integrated into the student body and follow the same lectures, seminars, and tutorials taking the same assessments as Irish students. At UL, students take an average of five courses, called ‘modules’ per semester.

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credits each. A unique aspect of course registration at UL is that students may visit several different courses during the first two weeks of the semester before choosing their final schedule. As a result, it is advisable to have up to 10 courses pre-approved by Neumann before studying abroad at UL. 

Study abroad students at UL may select from a broad range of business, computer science, education, humanities, and science classes. A multi-disciplinary Irish Studies program is also available. Visit ISE in Bachmann 211 for up-to-date course lists. 


Students who are sophomores, juniors and seniors at the time of application are eligible to apply.  A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required for admission.

Students are housed in single bedrooms in university residence halls with shared kitchens.  Bathrooms are private or shared, depending on accommodation selected. A mini-supermarket and laundromat are located in the student village centers.  Students live with Irish and non-Irish students.    Only a duvet comforter is provided – students will have to bring linens, a pillow, and towels with them or purchase on arrival.  There is no meal plan at UL, so students can either prepare meals in their kitchen (the most economical approach) or take advantage of the wide variety of restaurants and cafes located on campus as well as in town.  There are computer labs on campus that can be used for free, while internet is available in residence hall bedrooms for an extra fee.  Costs of basic utilities are included in the housing fee.  Students who exceed the utilities budget will be required to pay for any overages.

Terms available: Fall or spring semester

Term Dates: 1st week of September – 3rd week of December (fall),
3rd week of January  – 3rd week of May (spring)

Application Deadlines:  May 1 (fall semester), November 1 (spring semester)

Program Fees

Payable to Neumann University

Tuition (12 -15 credits)

Neumann Tuition

If you qualify for financial aid or scholarships at Neumann, you can apply these to the program cost

Included in the above fees: Tuition, dorm housing, field trips, orientation and student support services

Additional Estimated Expenses - Payable Directly to Vendor




$700 - $1000

Visa Fees

300 Euros

Textbooks & other academic fees

$200 - $300

Supplemental Health Insurance (4 months)


Groceries and personal expenses - not including extracurricular travel

$200 - $300/week


Scholarship Opportunity

The Society of the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick offers $2000 scholarships for a semester of study in Ireland. Visit Neumann’s ISE office for more info on the application process.


Application Procedure – First Steps

  • Purchase supplemental health insurance policy HERE


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