University of Limerick

History

Originally founded in 1972, the University of Limerick didn’t in fact even begin as an university, in these first years, it was but a technical college, however the failed attempts of Limerick to be granted a Queen’s College across the years ultimately resulted in the region to remain devoid of a proper university, and during the 1950s a stronger movement was born from this fact.

While there wasn’t a new institution established as the result of this push, the former technical college would properly be granted university status and get reformed as the University of Limerick, with a education system that saw the adoption of many elements from America’s university systems, this ultimately gave it an unique profile compared to other institutions, something that worked in it’s favor, as the institution continued to grow and form more international relationships with other colleges across the globe.

Programs Offered

Through it’s five faculties the University of Limerick offers well over 50 unique courses aimed at undergraduate students, due to this large selection, the following list will only be a small sample of the full offering at the University of Limerick:

  • Architecture
  • Economics
  • Gaeilge
  • Geography
  • Linguistics with TESOL
  • Digital Culture and Communications
  • Public Administration and Leadership
  • Journalism and Digital Communication
  • Law and Accounting
  • Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
  • Equine Science
  • Financial Mathematics
  • Midwifery
  • Materials and Architectural Technology

Admission requirements

Applications to the University of Limerick are mainly handled through CAO (Central Applications Office) an organization tasked with overseeing the undergraduate applications of students for a large amount of Irish universities.

At the University of Limerick, the general requirement is a student’s high-school results, the instutiton aks for six subjects, expecting two subjects at h5 and at least four at O6.

Student Life

The University of Limerick does it’s best effort to be one of the most welcoming communities in the first year of it’s students, with both an advisor system and a first year support coordinator available to freshmen every year, as well as a large group of student volunteers trying to make the integration of their new classmates into the community as smooth as possible

Part-time work

While the University of Limerick counts with it’s own dedicated student work portal, it hasn’t been updated in a while, this doesn’t mean the university stopped supporting students in that endeavor per se, and a direct visit to their offices will most likely see the service intact, however it might bt in the best interest of students who really need the employment to seek other options outside of the university.

Fees

EU Students can expect to pay €6,000 on average per year at the University of Limerick, for non EU students the average price raises to €12,000 per year. Both of these prices include the course’s tuition fee and the university’s student levy.

Ranking

The University of Limerick is currently ranked as the 611th best college level institution in the world, making it the overall sixth best university in it’s home country of Ireland.

University Contact

Address:  University of Limerick, Limerick, V94 T9PX, Ireland

Phone: +353-(0)61-202700

Email: international@ul.ie

Summary

The University of Limerick continues the Irish tradition of offering quality courses at a low price which can be reduced even more through the multiple grants offered in the nation, it’s ranking is notoriously high, and the care the university puts into student’s wellbeing is more than obvious, meaning that overall it’s a great pick for any student in the area.