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University of Limerick

  • Public University, Estd 1972
  • Limerick, Munster
  • 50 Courses

University Highlights

  • First university founded in Ireland after independence
  • Offers one of the biggest co-op programs in Europe
  • 15,000 students a year, of whom 1,800 are international
  • Four faculties
  • 72 undergraduate and 103 taught postgraduate programs
  • Erasmus Program partner
  • One campus on the north and south banks of the River Shannon
  • Six on-campus student villages and two off-campus options

University at a Glance

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The University of Limerick is the first university founded in Ireland after its independence in 1922. Initially known as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick, it achieved university status in 1989. The institute is often referred to as UL.
UL receives a full five stars on the QS Stars ranking for excellence overall, as well as in areas like teaching, employability, internationalization, and much more. Recognised for its focus on innovation and aligned to industry needs, UL also runs one of the biggest co-op (cooperative education) programs in the EU. Work placements are central to UL’s curriculum, with students getting the opportunity to work for 6-8 months as part of their degree requirements. This is Ireland’s first co-op program. An estimated 2,000 students participate in co-op placements every year. UL has connections with over 1,600 employers, including many international corporations, to secure work placements for students. 30% of these placements are international.
Because of this focus on understanding and meeting changing socio-economic needs, UL graduates enjoy the highest employability levels in Ireland. The institute hosts 15,000 students a year, of whom over 1,800 are international.
UL offers a variety of courses across the broad categories of:

  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Engineering & Technology
  • Arts & Humanities
  • Clinical, Pre-Clinical & Health
  • Education
  • Psychology
  • Computer Science
  • Social Science
  • Business & Economics
  • Law

Four faculties oversee 72 programs at undergraduate level, and 103 taught postgraduate programs. These are the Faculties of:

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

as well as

  • The Kemmy Business School

The University of Limerick is an Erasmus Program partner and has over 200 institution partners across Europe. UL students can also enrol at partner universities in North and South America, Asia, and Australia.
Befitting of the Emerald Isle, the UL campus stretches along the north and south banks of the River Shannon. The rolling green landscapes and charm of flowing water create an idyllic atmosphere for campus residents and visitors. Facilities include the Glucksman Library, which, among hundreds of thousands of printed and digital resources, also hosts Special Collections & Archives. This collection houses rare manuscripts, books, and other primary sources encompassing the art and history of Limerick.
On-campus accommodation options include six student villages with a capacity of 2,600 students, and two off-campus villages close by. Students can sign up for nearly 70 clubs and societies, spanning everything from Karate Shotokan and parkour to games development and motorsports. UL’s vibrant arts programs also makes it the home of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, Irish Chamber Orchestra, and University Concert Hall. The school also hosts several art collections, including the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland.
Among its research competencies, UL is particularly notable for its contributions within the fields of:

  • Materials
  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Software
  • Health
  • Applied Mathematical Sciences

It has a number of research centres and facilities, including the Bernal Institute and Health Research Institute.

Fees & Admissions Requirements

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and more for University of Limerick

Admission Requirements
Application feesEUR 35 - 35
  • Undergraduate
    Duration: 4 Years - 5 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: 12.3K
  • Postgraduate
    Duration: 6 Months - 2 Years
    1st Year Tution Fees: 12.2K


Get a headstart on finding the right student housing on- or off-campus for
University of Limerick through our handy list of options below!

On campus accommodation :

The University of Limerick offers six student villages on-campus:

  • Plassey Village
  • Kilmurry Village
  • Thomond Village
  • Cappavilla Village
  • Dromroe Village
  • The Quigley Residence

Off-campus residences are also available:

  • Troy Village
  • Groody Village

Link for accommodation services: https://studentliving.ul.ie/index.jsp?p=0&n=101


All Courses

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Campus & Contact

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Main Campus
  • Address:
    University of Limerick, Limerick V 94 T9PX, Ireland
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    +353 (0) 61 202700

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