|Host University Website:||Click to visit|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring||2015||10/15/2014 **||Rolling Admission||01/26/2015||05/18/2015|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Indicates that deadline has passed
|Language of Instruction:||English||Minimum GPA:||2.9|
|Class Eligibility:||Junior, Senior, Sophomore||Housing Options:||On-campus accommodations|
|Language Courses Offered:||Yes||Internships Available:||No|
|Faculty Led:||No||Exchange Program:||No|
University of Limerick
The University of Limerick is unique in that they take pride in the special emphasis on experiential learning through cooperative education. UL offers high quality undergraduate education across a wide range of programs, as well as excellent research and scholarship. UL graduates have a record of high employability. The University is especially proud of its outstanding cultural, sporting and residential facilities, which are located on a truly beautiful campus. It is an environment that enriches and enhances the learning and working environment for both students and staff.
The University of Limerick believes strongly in the value of international education, both for its own students and for visiting students, and has established links with over 200 universities worldwide. An international education experience is extremely enriching and beneficial to students both in personal terms, and as a means towards professional advancement, affording opportunities to interact with students from other countries, to gain additional qualifications in a new environment, and to establish a personal international network of lifelong friends and potential colleagues.
Location: Limerick is a city located in the Midwestern section of Ireland. The city lies on the River Shannon with three main crossing points near the center of the city. The population of Limerick is 93,321, which ranks as the third largest city in Ireland. The city dates back to early Viking settlements; the Normans redesigned the city in the 12th century and added much of the most notable architecture such as King John's Castle and St Mary's Cathedral.
The University of Limerick offers 66 four-year primary degree programs in the following areas: Business, Education, Engineering, Humanities, Informatics and Electronics, Science and Interdisciplinary courses.
Under this program, students can undertake a course of study for one semester or for an academic year. Students select their programs from the existing discipline and module base so that these students take five Modules (classes) each semester with a credit weighting of 3 credits per module, or 15 per semester.
Students with a cumulative GPA below 2.9 (but at least 2.6) may be considered for admission with the following additional materials:
1. Written personal statement addressing the cause of grades that are less than 2.9 and what steps have been taken to improve the grades.
2. The two recommendations required in the application must be from faculty who can provide additional information on the steps being taken to improve your GPA.
A summer program is available for students who wish to pursue a shorter term of study in Ireland. Visit Limerick's website for more information.
Accomodation: Students enrolled in UL will live on campus in one of the five Student Villages. There are approximately 2,500 rooms available on campus. Campus Accommodation is reserved for International students each year. Students apply to the Accommodations office after acceptance to UL. Living on-campus is an excellent option for international students as you get an opportunity to meet Irish students and other nationalities and to enjoy all our superb campus has to offer. i.e. sports facilities and clubs and societies activities.
Kitchens are available in the on-campus accommodations and students will be responsible for making their own meals. There is also a variety of cafés and bars where students can purchase meals. The University of Limerick’s Student Union runs a small food store on campus and sells fruit, vegetables, frozen foods, dairy, and also has a delicatessen section where sandwiches and rolls are made to order, along with hot food.
Passport: Students will need to have a passport study in Ireland. The current passport fee is $135. If you already have a valid U.S. passport, be sure to check the dates of validity – your passport must be valid six months beyond your return date.
Visa: Students will not need to have a visa to enter Ireland. Students will be required to register with the immigration authorities within one month of arrival. The University of Limerick will assist with this process.
Travel: Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Ireland. Depending on the starting and ending date of the term, students may have the option of traveling in Ireland before or after the program.
To help you to prepare for your semester abroad the Office of International Education has created semester budget sheets for your reference. These budget sheets are only an estimation and actual expenses may vary depending on changes in currency exchange rates, tuition increases, airfare and personal spending habits. We suggest that you set up a personalized budget to follow for the duration of your program. To view the estimated budget sheet please click here.
We strongly encourage you to print this budget sheet, and set-up a meeting with your financial aid counselor early during the application process to discuss how you will be paying for the program. Students who are eligible for financial aid may use such aid to help pay for all of the costs outlined on the budget sheet. Give your financial aid counselor a copy of the budget sheet for your program so your financial award can be adjusted to take into account the increased costs.
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