Ireland Universities

Founded in 1972, the University of Limerick (UL) celebrates its 50th birthday this year. UL is renowned for its graduate employability, dedication to the student experience, industryrelevant programmes, award-winning research, stunning campus and UL’s deep commitment to community engagement. With close to 17,000 students, including 3,000 international students, UL is a young and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and scholarship.
UL offers a wide range of educational programmes across our four faculties (Business / Science & Engineering / Education & Health Sciences / Arts, History & Social Sciences) including Foundation, Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Masters and PhDs. With a graduate employment rate that is consistently higher than the national average, UL graduates find employment in all sectors of the economy. The beautiful UL campus offers state-of-the-art sports, swimming facilities, on campus accommodation and more than 80 clubs and societies. We are a Home of Firsts:

The City
Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city, with 100,000 people living in the city centre and 300,000 in the entire county. Half of the population are under the age of 35, making it a young and vibrant city of students and young professionals. Limerick is a medieval city, with King John’s Castle still standing
proudly on the banks of the Shannon River, alongside modern building and street art such as Dolores O’Riordan from The Cranberries. It has everything expected in a city, from cafes and shops to an art gallery and museum, and also a strong music scene. And at a lower cost of living than the capital, Dublin.

Undergraduate list of courses: Alphabetical List of Courses | University of Limerick (
Undergraduate prospectus (can be downloaded from): Prospectus | University of Limerick (

Postgraduate list of courses: Taught Programmes list | University of Limerick (
Postgraduate prospectus (can be downloaded from): Taught Programmes | University of Limerick (

All EU / EEA / UK / Swiss students must apply for their undergraduate studies in the same way as Irish students, through the CAO website. The ‘normal’ closing date is 1 February 2023. There is a €45 application fee. If you apply by 20 January 2023, there is an ‘early bird’ rate of €30.

If a student is an EU national, has lived in the EU for more than 3 of the past 5 years and this is their first time in third level education then they may be entitled to EU ‘Free Fees’ status. Students can follow this useful fee classification flow chart to check what fees they will have to pay.‘Free fees’ are €2,000 per academic year. Our university also has a small student centre levy of €96 per academic year.

As an EU citizen, the student may be eligible for the ‘SUSI’ grant (the government’s student grant scheme). To qualify, students also need to meet the criteria for nationality, immigration status, and residency and a means test will apply to their income or that of their parents.

There are a range of academic scholarships available to UL Students. Most of these scholarships are course specific, alternatively, there are also some general scholarships that are open to all students.

All info (prices, photos, locations of the student villages) can be found on Student Living. All rooms are private. Kitchen, living space and bathrooms are shared with 3-7 other housemates. There are fewer housemates and ensuite bathrooms in the more expensive on-campus residences. Incoming EU students who have applied through the CAO system would be considered an incoming first year student.


Promotional video: UL50 – Our Past, Present, Future – YouTube