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University of Limerick

University of Limerick



About University of Limerick
The University of Limerick (UL), is a leading institution known for outstanding research located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with world class teaching and research facilities. Since founded in 1972 it has truly developed into a leading national and international university.

UL was awarded prestigious 5-star rankings for graduate employability, innovation and knowledge transfer, teaching, engagement, internationalisation and infrastructure by QS Stars independent assessors.

Each year we welcome 16,000 students, including more than 2,500 international students, onto our campus.

Ireland is a popular choice for international students for its rich heritage, fantastic higher education institutes and reasonable tuition fees.

Did you know that enrolment of non-Irish students in Irish 3rd level institutions has risen by over 40% in the past few years?

With the UK just a stone’s throw away and the rest of Europe at your feet, Ireland is undoubtedly set in a stunning, well-connected part of the world.

In a post Brexit scenario, Ireland will be the centre of English speaking higher education and research across the EU.

If you’re looking for a smaller Irish city with a lot of soul and culture, look no further than Limerick. As Ireland’s third largest city, it is buzzing with festivals, a varied nightlife, and vibrant shopping and arts scenes.

If you’re a fan of sport you’ll get on great in Limerick! Proudly crowned Ireland’s sporting capital, this city has a wealth of opportunities for athletes and armchair fans alike, from Gaelic football, to golf, rugby and even hurling – Ireland’s national sport.

Limerick Facts
Limerick was Ireland's first City of Culture in 2014. 

Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city

Limerick is one of the most affordable cities in Ireland for accommodation

Limerick is only 20 minutes from the international airport in Shannon.

To discover more about Limerick go to here

University of Limerick
So why choose UL? This video will tell you why.

Top reasons to join UL:

  • UL is ranked World No. 2 for International Student Happiness
  • Best Accommodation Quality and Access in Ireland
  • Best Library in Ireland - Our new, world-class library is one of the largest in Ireland and one of the most digitally advanced in the world
  • 1st globally for Social Activities
  • 1st in Ireland for Sports Facilities with the largest all-weather sports field complex in Europe
  • The Sunday Times Irish University of the Year 2019
  • UL has won the Best Student Campus in Ireland award for the last two years

Postgraduate Education at UL
We offer a suite of over 100 full-time taught programmes, a multitude of research opportunities, as well as over 50 part time, flexibly delivered and fully online programmes to suit adult learners and working professionals. Check them out here.

We have five faculties across our Postgraduate offerings here at UL.

  • Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Education and Health Sciences
  • Irish World Academy
  • Kenny Business School
  • Science and Engineering

You can learn all about them here.

Students have the opportunity to live in any of our six newly refurbished village communities based on campus which are run by our Campus Life Services team.

How to apply
Applications for taught or research programmes are made using our online application form, and are welcomed all year round. For more information click here.

Did you know that?

  • Our graduate employment rate is consistently higher than the national average – UL grads get the jobs 
  • Industry-led programmes that are targeted towards future employment and skill gaps in the workplace



Scholarship Opportunity with

Are you a PG student at this University or have you applied to study a postgraduate program at a university in Europe? Tell us your plans and qualify for a £500.00 PGS Scholarship.

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