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Education Abroad Office

University of Limerick

Area: Global Exchange
Location: Limerick
Country: Ireland
Term: Spring, Fall, Academic Year

UofSC's exchange program in Ireland is designed to expose students to the life and culture of the Irish people. The program is located in Limerick, the Republic's third largest city, two hours southwest of Dublin. While it is most famous for King John's Castle, a medieval castle in the heart of downtown Limerick, the city is home to many historical and cultural attractions. Students will attend the University of Limerick. The University campus is located on the banks of the River Shannon, three miles north of the ancient city of Limerick.

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: 3.0 GPA

Including housing, students should expect to spend 4,000€ to 5,000€ a semester for living expenses. Students pay in-state tuition and fees to UofSC and are not responsible for paying tuition to the University of Limerick.

The program in Limerick offers a variety of courses in sciences, engineering, the humanities, and social sciences. Students attend classes with Irish students and other students from around the world. All classes are taught in English with the exception of foreign language courses.

To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

Limerick is known throughout Ireland for its sports teams and state of the art athletic facilities. The university also has over 70 different student organizations available for students to join during their time at Limerick. Click here to learn more about Limerick's vibrant student life. The program does not offer organized excursions, however, students do have opportunities for individual travel.

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.

 Students can live on campus in one of five student villages or seek off campus housing in shared houses or apartments. On-campus housing is not guaranteed. Most off campus accommodation is located within walking distance of the University campus. Room and board costs range from 2000€ to 2800€ a semester and are paid directly to the university.

Limerick works on an American university calendar. Classes begin in September and end in December for the fall semester. In the spring, classes begin in January and end in May. UofSC students can attend the University of Limerick during the fall semester, spring semester, or academic year.  

All new students must attend the orientation program that is scheduled at the beginning of each semester. The objectives are to give a students'-eye view of the University; its physical layout, courses, administration procedures, counseling services, library, student services office, and sports and recreation facilities. The University of Limerick offers ongoing support services as well as opportunities for international students to get involved in the campus community. 

Citizens of the USA do not require a visa to study in Ireland. It is, however, a requirement that all students register with the Immigration Office in Limerick within one month of arrival in Ireland. The immigration fee is currently 300 €. You need to be enrolled and registered as a student at UL before you can register with the Immigration officer. Full details will be given to students during orientation.

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