University of Limerick

    University of Limerick
    World Rank: 501-600th by Times Higher Education
    Established on: 1972

    The University of Limerick (UL) (Irish: Ollscoil Luimnigh) is an Irish public research university in Limerick. It was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick, and became a university in 1989 with the passage of the University of Limerick Act 1989. It was the first university formed in Ireland since its independence in 1922, followed by the founding of Dublin City University the following day.

    The UL campus is located at Plassey, County Limerick, on a 137.5-hectare (340-acre) property with 46 hectares (110 acres) on the north bank and 91.5 hectares (226 acres) on the south bank, 5 kilometers (3.1 miles) from the city center.

    It includes around 11,000 full-time undergraduate students, 2,400 overseas students, and 1,500 part-time students. The university educates about 800 research postgraduates and 1,300 postgraduate students. Its co-operative education ("co-op") program, Ireland's first, provides students with up to an eight-month work experience as part of their degree.

    From 1998 to August 2020, UL's presidents were Roger GH Downer, John O'Connor, Don Barry, and Des Fitzgerald, who succeeded founding president Edward M. Walsh. Professor Kerstin Mey is the current president.

    Traditional classroom learning in a group setting, working one-on-one with a trained specialist, professional networking, and collaboration are other ways to acquire knowledge at university.

    Several classes offer opportunities for learning on a part-time basis and at weekends; these classes are perfect for adults already working.

    Students can broaden their horizons through the university's Study Abroad program, gain insights into leading academic minds through the university's visiting professor program, and further their global educational goals through international exchange agreements with universities worldwide.


    The Institution of Limerick's [UL] aim is to be a distinctive, forward-thinking, and connected university that influences the future by teaching and enabling individuals to address the actual problems of tomorrow.


    The mission is to be recognized worldwide as an institution that delivers exceptional student experiences, actively engages in research, and is globally and locally involved in economic, social, and cultural life.

    The International Role

    It has a solid worldwide reputation reflected in its Design programs. Each program has its network of foreign academic institutions and businesses. With over 38 international academic partners offering exchange programs for UG and PG students, many students from all faculties take advantage of study abroad possibilities.

    Research collaborations with these university partners enable curricular internationalization, while strong international industry collaborations guarantee that research is applied and transferable.

    University highlights

    University Type


    Established Year


    No of Students


    Number of Courses


    Tuition Fees for International Students Yearly



    September, January, and May.

    Main intakes

    The main intakes are in September, January, and May.


    Non-EU applicants can apply for undergraduate and postgraduate scholarships at the University of Limerick. All applications are examined for scholarships at the time of entrance. If you reach the scholarship levels, you will get a scholarship letter and your University of Limerick offer letter. These partial scholarships are awarded based on merit.

    Application Process/ documents needed for admission

    Academic Documents (For Bachelor)

    • SLC Mark sheet
    • School Leaving Certificate
    • SLC Character Certificate
    • Transcript of 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheet of 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of 12th grade

    Academic Documents (For Masters)

    • Transcript of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Individual Mark sheets of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Character Certificate of Bachelor's Degree and 12th grade
    • Provisional Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade
    • Migration Certificate of Bachelor’s Degree and 12th grade

    IELTS/TOEFL/PTE scores


    Experience letter

    Statement of Purpose

    Application Fees

    Proof of Scholarships - If any

    Marriage Certificate (if applicable)

    College Recommendation (if a current student)

    Language Requirement


    Minimum Score requirement

    TOFEL Requirements


    IELTS (Academic) Requirements

    Minimum score of 6.5 and 6.0 in any component.




    Q. Can I work as a student in the UK?

    Yes, international students in the United Kingdom can work part-time (20 hours per week, seven days a week) throughout the academic year.

    Q. What are the different intakes at the University of Limerick?

    Generally, September, January, and May are the time when intakes occur.

    Q. Which are the other top Universities in the UK?

    Cambridge University, Imperial College London, and Oxford University are the top universities in the UK.

    Q. Are UK credentials recognized internationally?

    Yes, degrees from UK universities are recognized globally and are known for their educational excellence.

    Q. Are there any specific prerequisites for students under 18 to study in the UK?

    Assume you're 16 or 17 and seeking a student visa. In such a scenario, you must have formal permission from your parents/guardians to live and travel freely and the contact information for your guardian in the UK. 

    Q. How can I determine the best university or college for my chosen course?

    No university or college is perfect for everyone; different places suit different people, so it depends on your preferences. 


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