University of Limerick Admissions 2023: Requirements, Fee Details & FAQs ,,Ireland

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Situated in Limerick, Ireland, the University of Limerick is a higher education institution. It provides undergraduate, postgraduate, professional studies courses, international courses, executive education, and springboard courses. Founded in 1972 as a small academic institution, the university came to be known as the University of Limerick in 1989. Some of the interesting facts of the university are state below:

Limerick Facts and Figures

The University of Limerick is considered one of the top colleges for its sports facilities. According to QS World University Ranking, the University of Limerick is in the top 500. The university's Cooperative Education Program has resulted in various partnerships being established with several institutions across Europe. Every year, around 2,000 UL students participate in the various placement programs as part of their undergraduate coursework.

Table of Contents
  1. Courses Offered
  2. Eligibility & Documents Required
  3. Application & Tuition Fees
  4. Scholarships & Financial Aid
  5. Admission Process
  6. Student Diversity & Preferred Profile
  7. Part Time Work While Studying
  8. Campuses & Accommodation
  9. University Contact Information

Courses Offered

What courses are available to international students?

The university offers various undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate programmes. The popular courses are listed below:

Limerick Courses

International students may choose their area of specialisation in either of the aforementioned fields.

Eligibility & Documents Required

What are the eligibility and requirements for international students?

The eligibility criteria and English language requirements for international admission at the University of Limerick are as follows:

Undergraduate Requirements

  • Students are required to have Standard XII examinations of the CBSE, CISCE, or state boards, with a minimum average grade of 70% aggregate
  • 70% in diploma in Nursing for Nursing Studies and 1 year of experience in Nursing

Postgraduate Requirements

  • Students are required to have a four-year degree with a minimum grade of 60% aggregate
  • Some programmes might require portfolios and interviews

English Requirements for International Students

International students coming from non-English-speaking countries, such as India, need to prove their language proficiency through either of the following standardised English exam scores:

English Tests

Minimum Score Requirements


PBT – 550 or above

iBT – 90

IELTS Academic

6.5 or above, with a minimum of 6.0 in all components

Duolingo (DET)

110 or above


Grade C1

GCE O Level

Grade C or above

Cambridge ESOL

Proficiency – Grade C

Advanced – Grade A

PTE Academic

61 or above, with a minimum of 59 in all sections

Note: Some of the courses may have higher score requirements or different academic and language requirements. Please refer to the intended course page on the university website to check the exact limit on each course.

What documents are needed for the university application?

The documents required for international admission at the University of Limerick are listed below:

Note: Document requirements may vary with different programs. To check the exact requirements, please refer to the intended course page on the university website.

Application & Tuition Fees

Is there any application fees?

Yes, application fees are required to be paid for admission. Applicants can apply for up to two courses through one application. The application fees are EUR 35 for the online payment mode or EUR 40 if paid by cheque/bank draft.

This fee is applicable for two courses in one application. If students opt for more courses, they have to fill another application, and additional application fees will be charged.

The application fees are non-refundable. Students should note applications will be only processed after the application fees have been paid.

What is the fee structure of the different courses available at the university?

The estimated tuition fee for different graduate and undergraduate programmes offered to international students by the University of Limerick for the academic session 2021-2022 is covered in the chart below:

Limerick Tuition Fee

Source: University of Limerick

International Foundation Programme Fee

International students willing to pursue the International Foundation Programme must note that the tuition fee for the course is EUR 12,000 and a non-refundable administration fee of EUR 50.

Note: Tuition fees might be different for different courses and majors. Additionally, the overall cost of the study is likely to include additional charges such as books, supplies, health insurance, student fees, living expenses, and miscellaneous expenses. University reserves all rights to revise the tuition fee before a new academic session. To learn about the latest course fees, it is recommended to check the university website.

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Is there any scholarship or financial aid available for international students?

Yes, the University of Limerick has various scholarships based on partial merit for international students. The scholarship eligibility is verified during application screening. Finalization decisions are communicated along with the acceptance letter from the university.

Some of the international scholarship programs are:

Limerick Merit-Based Scholarship:

  • International (Non-EU) Undergraduate award is worth EUR 1,500 per year
  • International (Non-EU) Postgraduate award is worth EUR 2,000 per year

Faculty of Education and Health Science Merit-Based Scholarship:

  • EHS BSc in Nursing Scholarship for international (Non-EU) undergraduate students worth EUR 1,500 (Undergraduate)
  • EHS BSc in Nursing Scholarship for international (Non-EU) undergraduate students worth EUR 3,000 (postgraduate)
  • International (Non-EU) scholarship worth EUR 1,500/year available for MA in Psychology, MSc in Psychological Science, MSc in Sports Performance, and MSC in Sports & Performance

Peter Real Analog Devices USA Scholarship:

  • Awarded to three students based on merit who have been accepted at UL with top grades
  • Covers living costs
  • Award amount is worth EUR 5,000 each

Other Limerick Scholarships:

The other scholarships available are listed below:

  • Indian student scholarships
  • Chinese student scholarships
  • UL Sports Scholarships
  • UL Progression scholarships
  • iGeneration Foundation scholarship
  • Government of Ireland scholarship

Note: Scholarship deadlines and amounts may vary. For more details on the scholarship application process and deadlines, please visit the university’s scholarship webpage.

Admission Process

When do the admissions start?

International admission to the University of Limerick occur in the September Intake. The application window closes by early July for September Session, it means that the last date for the submission of an international application is early July.

The deadline is the same for all undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Early admissions are applicable to international students so that they get enough time for visa filing.

Note: Deadlines vary depending on the course and can change frequently. We encourage you to check the university’s website for exact deadlines.

What are the steps to the application process?

International students may apply to the University of Limerick online through the official university’s application portal. The application process starts with selecting the choice of program and intended course specialisation from the university’s course webpage. The step-by-step application process to different graduate and undergraduate programmes at Limerick is as follows:

Step 1: Visit and register.

Limerick Application Steps

Step 2: Create a new account using an active email ID.

Limerick Application Steps

Step 3: Fill in your personal details, such as name, email address, date of birth, gender, etc.

Limerick Application Steps

Step 4: Fill in your contact details, qualifications, educational background, citizenship details, etc. After filling in all the details, upload the supporting documents mandated by the university to complete the process.

Limerick Application Steps

Step 5: The last step is to review and submit the application.

Limerick Application Steps

Next, wait for the result.

When will I hear from the university after I submit my application?

After application submission closes, it takes around 10-15 working days for the university to process all the incoming applications.

For applicants who are unsure about their application status at any time during this process, they are allowed to contact international@ul.i and inquire. Students may also check their application status on the admission portal.

It is also recommended to stay updated with any announcements related to modifications or requirements in the admission process by remaining active on the university website.

Student Diversity & Preferred Profile

What are the chances of getting into this university? How difficult is it to get admission as an international student?

The university is not very competitive. International students are required to meet the eligibility criteria and the minimum English language proficiency requirements to get into this university. Applications are assessed individually based on merit scores, academic background, letters of recommendation, essays, letters, etc.

Students are required to maintain good scores over the years to get into this university. It would be appropriate to say that the University of Limerick gives a fair chance to all its applicants irrespective of the candidates’ nationalities.

Please note that applications at Limerick are considered on a first come first serve basis. It means that qualifying early application have better chances of getting an approval because competition is slightly less during early applications.

How many Indian/international students study at the university?

Over 21,000 students study at the University of Limerick, including more than 2,000 international students. With more than 10,000 undergraduates and remaining enrolled in graduate and research courses, the university shows impressive diversity in terms of students’ nationalities.

Limerick Student Body

The percentage of international students against domestic students is shown below:

Limerick Student Body

Source: University of Limerick

As the chart above shows, the percentage of international students studying at Limerick in 2020-2021 is 12%, including Indians, contributing to the university’s diversity.

Part Time Work While Studying

Can I work while studying here?

Students are required to complete a full-time undergraduate or postgraduate degree program to get a working visa in Ireland. A study abroad program is not allowed in Ireland.

International students, with the immigration stamp, have permission to work for 20 hours per week during their degree term. During holidays, they are allowed to work full-time till 40 hours a week.

Visa and Immigration Details

All international students have to apply for a Visa to receive the Visa support letter. Students must pay a minimum of 50% of their tuition fees. They are advised to contact their local Irish Diplomatic office. Students should apply for the Visa after their application is accepted. It takes 8-9 weeks for Visa processing. If a country does not have an Irish Diplomatic office, they should contact the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs. If students are unable to arrive on time, they must contact and inform them about the delay.

For immigration details, the International Education Division is responsible for arranging an appointment with the Immigration Officer. The details will be provided during the orientation week. An amount of EUR 300 is required for this purpose. The following documents are required during the immigration process:

  • A valid passport
  • A valid UL student ID card
  • Financial support evidence documents
  • A letter from the university stating you are a registered student
  • Fees paid receipt
  • Medical insurance evidence certificates
  • Immigration registration fees receipt

All interested international students must attend the immigration process round on the given date.

Students must also get familiar with the rules and regulations of working in a foreign country and learn about the minimum wages they are entitled to. For more details, students can check the on and off-campus opportunities on the university website. Also, refer to the Ireland Study Visa Guide.

Note: International students are advised to check the conditions of working in a foreign country on their study visa. They are also advised to confirm any specific instructions on the same from their respective departments and faculties. Under no circumstances should they be found compromising with the law and order of the country.

Campuses & Accommodation

How many colleges and campuses does the university have?

The University of Limerick is situated along the banks of the Shannon River, spread across 137.5 hectares. The campus is divided along the north and south side of the banks of the river.

The university has:

Limerick Campuses

Apart from academic schools and colleges, the University of Limerick has a student union. There are various clubs and societies run by university students.

Is on-campus housing available? How much does it cost?

Yes, on-campus housing facilities are available for interested national and international students at Limerick. Students are allowed to live on campus in any of the eight student villages. They are also allowed to stay off-campus in private accommodation facilities.

On-Campus Housing

Students choosing to stay in on-campus residential facilities have a private bedroom with all the basic amenities, including high-speed internet. All residential areas offer shared living and kitchen areas.

Accommodation Cost

The rates of student accommodations as specified by the university are as follows:

Student Accommodations

Annual Rent* (in EUR)

Plassey Village

8-bed house – 4,912

4-bed house – 5,502

Kilmurry Village

8-bed house – 5,633

6-bed house – 6,026


6 bed – 6,419

4 bed – 6,615

2 bed – 7,139


6 bed – 6,615

2 bed – 7,270

Troy Village

4,650 – 5,240

Groody Village

6-bed apartment – 5,633

3 bed apartment – 5,502

Source: University of Limerick

Limerick Living Expenses*

Though the estimated cost of living in Limerick for one academic year is around EUR 10,297.50, the university has specified the living expenses for international students as follows:


Estimated Cost* (in EUR)

Books and academic requirements


Campus accommodation


The estimated amount for food


Immigration registration fees


Health insurance


Estimated airfare cost


Estimated clothing cost


Total cost (estimated amount)


Source: University of Limerick

*Living costs vary depending on students’ lifestyle choices. Additionally, housing and dining rates are subject to change with progressive years. To know the exact costs of on or off-campus accommodation, please check the university’s accommodations webpage.

University Contact Information

Whom should I contact in case of doubts?

Students can contact the university in case of queries or doubts at the following address:

Address: University of Limerick, Limerick V 94 T9PX, Ireland


Telephone: +353 (0) 61 202700


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