Semester in Limerick program places you at the University of Limerick, a university in an authentic Irish city with state-of-the art facilities, great housing options, and diverse classes with Irish students so you can immerse yourself in the local culture. After class, you can head into the city of Limerick to explore its castle, stroll along the River Shannon, or listen to traditional music. On the weekends, take advantage of travel opportunities throughout Ireland, the UK, and Europe.
Spring: October 15
- Affordable option to study in a tranquil part of Ireland
- Study opportunities alongside Irish students while learning about Irish culture
- Diverse course offerings at an academically rigorous university
- The University of Limerick Buddy Program orients you to Ireland
- Chance to earn the President's Volunteer Award at UL by volunteering in the local community
Connect with your Global Advisor to start planning. Apply by the application deadline.
Meet your Program Coordinator to finalize acceptance paperwork, housing, courses, flights, visas, payments, etc. Attend a pre-departure orientation.
Fly away. You'll be greeted at the airport, participate in a robust On-site Orientation and La Vida Local Curriculum with your Site Director.
WHY THIS UNIVERSITY?
The University of Limerick’s (UL) reputation has skyrocketed as a top university. In Ireland and around the world, students are impressed by UL’s innovative courses and high academic standards. Although a young university, the energetic, enterprising UL has a proud record of excellence in research and scholarship. It’s also one of the most diverse universities in Ireland, attracting students from more than 95 countries. Founded in 1972, the Sunday Times named UL the University of the Year in 2015.
Over 13,000 students enjoy the University of Limerick’s riverside campus, which is at the heart of a 600-acre park three miles above the ancient city of Limerick. The campus facilities are spread out over the beautiful campus grounds. The Shannon River runs right through the center. UL is proud to be one of the top “green” institutions in Europe. You’ll find outstanding fitness facilities, with weight rooms, an indoor track and basketball arena, and an Olympic-size swimming pool. From the on-campus pub to the outdoor farmer’s market on Tuesdays, everything you need is right on campus.
The University of Limerick is home to collections of fine Irish art, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. UL hosts an array of artistic events, including music and drama performances, as well as art and photography displays. You can join over 70 clubs, societies, and volunteer opportunities, allowing you to make new friends and explore new interests all semester long.
Accreditation(s): Department of Education and Skills, Ireland
How to Choose Your Courses
Now the fun part! You get to pick the courses you will take abroad. Review the course information on this page. Once you’ve decided which courses you want to take, fill out the CISabroad Course Selection Worksheet in your online portal.
Make sure to talk with your home university about course approval and get additional classes approved before you go abroad. For example, if you are taking 4 classes abroad, we recommend getting 8 approved. This gives you some flexibility in setting up your class schedule. Think about courses required for your major, but also courses that fulfill your elective requirements.
If you find your GPA is lower than the requirement listed at the top of this page, do not despair! Get in touch to let us know your situation. In many cases, there are additional application materials that you can submit to make your case for acceptance.
Semester in Limerick, housed at the University of Limerick, operates on a semester calendar, so you will have no problem fitting the program into your academic schedule. You can take courses from across the 6 colleges: Business, Education, Humanities, Engineering, Informatics & Electronics, and Science.
Class descriptions and catalog:
Please click here to view the Fall 2019 Semester in Limerick module booklet and here to view the Spring 2019 Semester in Limerick module booklet (courses do not generally change much from year to year and students can base course selections on the previous year’s courses as long as they correspond to the correct semester, Spring or Fall).
For additional information on specific classes, please see the UL book of modules. Click on “Advance Filters” and choose the appropriate semester, undergraduate level, and prerequisites.
Course Code Notes:
- Only modules beginning in “4” are offered to study abroad students (ex: HI4053)
- The final digit determines which semester it will run in.
1, 3, 5, 7 are fall semester classes
2, 4, 6, 8 are spring semester classes
1 and 2 are first-year classes
3 and 4 are second-year classes
5 and 6 are third-year classes
7 and 8 are fourth-year classes.
HI4053 Ireland: 1750-1850 is a History course, number 405, to be taken in the third semester, i.e. the fall of the second year.
EC4101 Microeconomics is an Economics course, number 410, to be taken in the first semester, i.e. the fall of the first year.
Please note that availability is not guaranteed. You will not be registered for your courses at the University of Limerick until you arrive in Ireland and go through the university’s orientation program. The first two weeks of the program you will take any module you want in order to try out as many modules as possible. After the first two weeks, you will register for your courses for the rest of the term. At that point, your modules are set and cannot be changed. We recommend that students select ten modules from the UL catalog and approve all of them with their home institutions before departure to allow for scheduling flexibility when you arrive onsite and register for classes.
The availability of Equine modules is restricted to equine majors and places cannot be guaranteed to Study Abroad students in advance of their arrival at UL. Preference is given to full-time (Degree) Equine students. Study Abroad students will be offered any remaining places on the program.
SPORTS SCIENCE & PHYSICAL EDUCATION
The availability of Sports Science & Physical Education is restricted to Sport Science/PE major students and cannot be guaranteed to Study Abroad students in advance of their arrival at UL. Preference is given to full-time (Degree) Sports Science & PE students. Study Abroad students will be offered any remaining places on the program.
Some performance-based courses will require video submissions at the time of application.
While participating on a CISabroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
The Coast Road
This drive north of Belfast, skirting the stupendously beautiful Glens of Antrim, takes you to the Giants Causeway, where there’s a spectacular view of Scotland and Rathlin Island. Stop off in the town of Ballycastle for top-notch traditional Irish music. You’ll learn about the legend of the King of Scotland, hiding out on Rathlin Island, who vowed to return to his homeland and reclaim his throne.
Belfast's Peace Wall
Peer into one of the most socially divided societies in Western Europe. The Wall separates the Loyalist/Unionist/Protestant community of Shankill Road from the Nationalist/Republican/Catholic population of Falls Road. They’re located only 250 yards from each other, but they’re politically worlds apart.
Yes, you must kiss the Blarney Stone, but then head to the best part of the whole experience: the stunning park surrounding the castle. Visit the Fern Garden and be whisked to a semi-tropical paradise. End the day at the Jameson Distillery just down the road, where you’ll learn how the Irish gave whiskey to a grateful world.
Your Support Staff
Travel Tip: We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us be it through a phone call, email or personal visit, you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.
Travel Tip: Forgive yourself for not always knowing exactly what to do in a new place; if you’re humble, people will be happy to nudge you in the right direction. And always have a deck of cards in your backpack!
Travel Tip: Spend as much time outside of Dublin as in. If heading to the west coast visit Sligo and Donegal. They’re stunning. In the South check out Tipperary and the Viking-founded town of Wexford. Travel tip: Pack your bags then take out half the contents.
Get to know your Irish classmates; you can learn about the country and culture from them. I have met people from around the world and from around America. Many of them I still stay in contact with them because we had become close friends and learned a lot from one another. These friendships would not be possible without CISabroad.
Application DeadlineOctober 15ArrivalJanuary 20 (Estimated)DepartureMay 19 (Estimated)PRICE$15,890 (Estimated)
Application DeadlineMay 15ArrivalSeptember 1 (Estimated)DepartureDecember 19 (Estimated)PRICE$15,890 (Estimated)
CISabroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.
As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.
Program fees are in US dollars and include the following:
- Full-time tuition and fees
- Cultural Excursions
- Academic advising
- Medical and accident insurance
- CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
- Financial aid counseling
- Assistance with travel arrangements
- Online pre-departure orientation
- Airport pickup
- On-site support
- University of Limerick orientation
- Student Union fees
- Gym membership
- University of Limerick official transcript
- La Vida Local cultural program