About University of Limerick

by / Saturday, 05 October 2013 / Published in University of Limerick

ABOUT University of Limerick

The University of Limerick (UL), located on the west coast of Ireland, is a popular choice for international students. Limerick is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland and has a beautiful location on one of Ireland’s most picturesque rivers, the River Shannon. UL is an independent, internationally focussed university with over 10,500 students and 1,200 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. Students choose UL for the internationally recognised programmes and the unique campus location. The University is situated on 133 hectares of green parkland and provides the best on-campus accommodation and sporting facilities in Ireland.

University of Limerick is one of the 7 Irish Universities and is located in the mid-west of Ireland.

University of Limerick offers Undergraduate, Postgraduate and Research Programmes in a range of disciplines including Computing, IT and Engineering. Master Degree programmes are for one year in duration and are an attractive option for International students. University of Limerick have seen a large rise in the number of applications received from Indian students this academic year.  University of Limerick are also very fortunate to have some excellent scholarships worth 50% of the tuition fees available for academically gifted students in the Faculty of Science and Engineering.

University of Limerick is currently having a Third Level Graduate Scheme in operation which gives students the option to remain in Ireland to seek employment for up to one year after they graduate.  They may at this point apply for a Work permit or Green Card if students find suitable employment.

University of Limerick growing body of international student are represented across the four faculties at UL: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering and the Kemmy Business School. Over 73 undergraduate programmes and 96 taught postgraduate programmes are offered by the University (http://www.ul.ie/courses/). UL has close links with industry from undergraduate to postdoctoral level. The University runs one of the largest cooperative education (undergraduate internship) programmes in the European Union.

Known as ‘Irelands Sporting Campus’ UL boasts Irelands 1st ever 50-meter swimming pool. Other facilities include the National Strength and Conditioning Centre, a Cardio-Fitness Centre and a Court Sports Hall. Sports facilities also include The University of Limerick Activity Centre in Killaloe. The Activity Centre is situated on the picturesque shore of Lough Derg 20 minutes from the main campus. It is ideally suited for outdoor activities i.e. sailing, windsurfing, kayaking, canoeing, orienteering, archery and mountain biking.

UL offer English Language programmes for undergraduate and postgraduate students. These programmes are designed for students who need to improve their English language and study skills in order to enter a degree programme at UL or another English-speaking university.

For further information on all English language courses consult: http://www.ul.ie/~clc/

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2 Responses to “About University of Limerick”

  1. William Moseley says : Reply

    I am William Moseley and I wanted to apply to this university.If there is an emergency during the study period, can the student come back to his/her parent country? If yes then what is the procedure.

    • Geebee Counsellor says : Reply

      Hi William, thank you for your query, well if there is an emergency during the study period; you need to inform your course coordinator and the international student office of University of Limerick to grant you the leave. If they feel that it is an emergency they will provide you with a document stating that the leave is sanction for the time period for xyz emergency, so that there won’t be any problem during your immigration at the airport. But informing to the university before you fly to your country is a must.
      I hope, I have cleared your doubt,
      Thank you.

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