University of Limerick

University of Limerick

Limerick , Ireland
  • 90
    Acceptance Rate
  • 120
    Available Programs
  • 17000
  • 15000
    Average Cost
  • 74
    Employment Rate
  • Program
  • Permit


The University of Limerick (UL) is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 13,000 students, approximately 13% of whom are international. Established in 1972, UL is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. Testament to this is the fact that ULs graduate employment rate is 18% higher than the national average!

The University is situated on a superb riverside campus and has outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities free to all International students. Located in the South West of Ireland of Ireland, UL is 5km from Limerick City and 20km from Shannon International Airport.

UL proudly offers over 70 undergraduate programs and over 90 postgraduate programs in:

1. Arts/humanities/social sciences
2. Kemmy business school
3. Education and health sciences
4. Science and engineering

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold an equivalent qualification to the Irish Leaving Certificate or A level qualification (UK system).

Non-EU Undergraduate Entry Requirements

International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB)
A-Level (+GCSE O Level)

Applicants must hold a qualification that is equivalent to an Irish or UK honours bachelor's degree (NQAI level 8). The degree must be in a discipline relevant to the postgraduate degree sought.

To find out if you have the correct qualifications to apply for a programme at UL check the specific requirements for your home country.

English Language Requirements

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

IELTS:Minimum score of 6.5 with no lower than 6.0 in any one component.
TOEFL: Minimum score of 90 or above in TOEFL IBT examination.
Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 (with no section score below 59)

Please note that some programmes require a higher level of English.

Scholarship & funding

The university provides scholarships for international students. For more information


Student life

With 2,500 students living on campus, a tailored orientation programme for international students and over 60 clubs and societies to choose from, it’s easy to get involved in the campus community.