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Study Abroad at University of Limerick
Limerick, Ireland
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term GPA Required: 3.00
Click here for a definition of this term Accommodations: University Residence Hall Click here for a definition of this term Language Proficiency: None
Click here for a definition of this term Level of Instruction: Undergraduate
Program Description:







Study Abroad Advisor: Caitlin Paul

Program Dates

Fall (September to December)
Spring (January to May)

*Airport pickup is available on the specified arrival days at Shannon International Airport. Students will be taken directly from the airport to their accommodation.

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Limerick Castle

Program Costs

Estimated program Budgets can be found above in the "Budget Sheets" box or by clicking the links below:

Global Scholar Program Opportunities may be available for New Paltz students applying for this program.  The SUNY New Paltz Global Scholar

Program opportunity grants successful New Paltz applicants a significant reduction in the cost of their program fee. This program aims to identify eligible students who demonstrate the ability to think critically about global issues and who are willing to invest in both the New Paltz community and their host community abroad.  For more information, click the link below and contact the Center for International Programs:

Global Scholar Program Opportunity

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Location Description

The City of Limerick sits on the River Shannon in County Limerick. It is the third-largest city in Ireland and the capital of the Mid West Region. Within a day's excursion are the countries of Galway, Clare, Cork, Tipperary and Kerry.

Ireland is an island of about 6 million people located on the Western European Seaboard with almost half of the Irish people are under the age of 25. It has a temperate maritime climate with pleasant summer temperatures. Though English is most commonly the first language of the Irish people, in some parts of the country the Gaelic language of "Irish" is still spoken. Literary greats such as Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, William Butler Yeats, Samuel Beckett, Seamus Heaney and George Bernard Shaw all call Ireland home. In addition to great writers, the Irish coasts and countryside are often described as nothing less than "stunning."

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Host University

The University of Limerick is located on a beautiful riverside campus at the heart of the National Technology Park at Plassey, three miles outside Limerick City. The University is composed of four constituent Faculties: the Kemmy Business School, the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, the Faculty of Education & Health Sciences and the Faculty of Science and Engineering. UL is also home to the Irish Academy of World Music and Dance. Almost, 8,500 full-time and more than 2,000 part-time students are enrolled at the University. The Shannon adds an extra dimension to the green and tree-lined campus and there are lovely riverside walks. Most of the student accommodation is within view of the river and the student rowing and kayak clubs make regular use of the river. Two bridges cross the river on the campus, offering a walking circuit of the grounds. The University has excellent classroom, computer, and library facilities. Additionally, there are banks, cafes and restaurants, banks, a bookshop, small grocery, travel agent, laundrette, pharmacy, and computer store located on campus.

Limerick Building Inside

The first University of Limerick students were admitted in 1972, and the University of Limerick was granted full university powers by legislation enacted by the Irish Parliament in 1989. It is the first new University established since the foundation of the State. Today, some 12,000 students study at the University, of whom over 9,852 are full-time students. The development of the University is guided and supported by the University of Limerick Foundation Board, composed of international leaders from business, the professions and the arts.

Take a Virtual Campus Tour of the University of Limerick by clicking  here. 

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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.

Limerick Gym LongAlthough Study Abroad students are treated like Irish students they have one special advantage, namely a greater freedom of choice in selecting their program of study. Students may choose from a wide range of modules in all years and may register across faculties and departments. The University of Limerick operates a module system of continuous assessment. A module is a self contained package of education taught during a single academic semester. Visiting students may choose from a wide range of modules and may cross register between faculties and departments. Acceptance on these modules is subject to academic prerequisites, timetabling constraints and ceilings on enrollments.

Students may enroll in regular university courses in the following faculties:

  •     Business
  •     Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
  •     Education and Health Sciences
  •     Science and Engineering

Students may also enroll in courses in Irish Studies.  Irish Studies is a multidisciplinary program which provides a comprehensive overview of Irish life and culture. The program includes Irish language and literature, history, folklore, traditional music, politics, and sociology.

An additional tool to help you in the course review and selection process is our Course Equivalency Database.  Click the link to view and use the database in order to find courses taken at this university by previous participants in this program and see the SUNY New Paltz course equivalent.

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Limerick Tree and Creek

Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English

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Students study an average of five three-credit courses per semester. 15 credits may be awarded per semester. All courses are 3 credits each.

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Students who have successfully completed at least one full-time semester of college level study are eligible to apply. A minimum GPA of 2.9 at the time of application is required for this program.

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Housing and Meals

Students are housed in single bedrooms in university residence halls with shared kitchens and laundry – bathrooms are private or shared depending on accommodation selected. A mini-supermarket and launderette are located in the student village centers.  Students live with Irish and non-Irish students.    Costs of basic utilities are included in the housing fee.  Students who exceed the utilities budget will be required to pay for any overages. Only a duvet comforter is provided – students will have to bring linens, a pillow, and towels with them or purchase on arrival. University residence halls are self-catered – students will purchase their own food and prepare their own meals.  There is no meal plan at Limerick but students can take advantage of the wide choice of restaurants and cafes located on campus as well as in town.
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Available in residence hall bedrooms for an extra fee and computer labs on campus offer free access.

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Excursions/ActivitiesKerry Coastline

Study abroad students can participate fully in campus life at the University of Limerick by making use of the state-of-the-art sports facilities, joining one of the 55 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. For Fall students, the Study Abroad office also organizes a Thanksgiving dinner and all Study Abroad students are invited. This dinner is provided free of charge to Study Abroad Students and has proved to be a huge success with students in the past. The Study Abroad Office also liaises with the International Society to promote other trips which Study Abroad students may avail of and are great value.  Occasional raffles and tickets to the theater and/or sporting events are also offered to students via their UL student email account.

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Internship/Volunteer Opportunities

The President Volunteer Award (PVA) has been established to harness, acknowledge and support the contribution that students at the University of Limerick make to their communities. Placements are available in organizations who work with children, animals, the environment, media, social justice, elderly care, etc. Students will have a volunteer sponsor who will oversee their placement. Students who complete 30, 40, or 60 hours of service will receive official documentation from the University of Limerick for their service.



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On-site Support

The International Education Division is available to assist study abroad students with their questions or concerns. The University of Limerick also offers Counseling and Disability Services. Professionals in these offices work with students individually to assess their needs and provide support and accommodation as appropriate.Limerick Bookstore

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Students who are US citizens are not required to obtain a visa prior to entry into Ireland. Students must register with Immigration Authorities in Limerick within 10 days of arrival and provide the necessary documentation. The International Education Division at the University of Limerick will organize an appointment for all study abroad students and details of that appointment will be given during the on-site orientation program. There is a €150 fee for registering with immigration payable at the time of registration.

Non-US students should contact the Irish consulate to learn about how to apply for student visa for Ireland.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/01/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.