Study abroad in Ireland with IFSA

University of Limerick Partnership

Program Overview

Highly ranked by international and Irish students alike, Limerick is renowned for innovative teaching, and offers extensive STEM options, an accredited business school, and a prestigious music and dance school. Work out, head to the pitch for football, or kayak on the Lough Derg—and see why this green campus on the River Shannon is also called Ireland’s Sport Campus.

Details in a Glance

Application deadline

October 15

Minimum GPA

2.70

Credit load

15

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Instruction language

English

Prerequisites

None

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Academics

Looking for specific classes? Explore CHART, our exclusive class database — if the University of Limerick Program is pre-approved at your institution, you’ll find classes recently taken by other IFSA students.

The University of Limerick offers a large and diverse selection of classes, including an abundance of STEM offerings. Uniquely, Limerick also offers midwifery classes available to undergraduate study abroad students.

View these Module Guides for the University of Limerick's available courses for Fall or Spring.

4000-level courses are undergraduate courses:

  • Codes ending in even numbers indicate spring semester courses
  • Codes ending in odd numbers indicate fall semester courses
  • Codes ending in 1 and 2 are first year modules (ex: 4***1 and 4***2)
  • Codes ending in 3 and 4 are second year modules (ex: 4***3 and 4***4)
  • Codes ending in 5 and 6 are third year modules (ex: 4***5 and 4***6)
  • Codes ending in 7 and 8 are fourth year modules (ex: 4***7 and 4***8)

5000-level courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student.

Credit Conversions

At the University of Limerick, a full course load consists of 30 ECTS credits, equivalent to 15 U.S. semester credit hours for a semester.

1 ECTS credit = .5 U.S. semester hours

Lab & Field Trip Fees

Please review syllabi and course materials when registering for direct-enroll classes. Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee disclosed in the syllabus or during the first meeting of the class. These fees are not included in your IFSA program fee. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

EQUINE SCIENCE

Courses are restricted to equine majors only, and placements are not guaranteed as preference is given to full-time, degree-seeking students at the University of Limerick. Study abroad students will be able to select from the modules with open places upon arrival on campus.

SPORTS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION

Courses are restricted to sports science and physical education majors only ,and placements are not guaranteed as preference is given to full-time, degree-seeking students at the University of Limerick. Study abroad students will be able to select from the modules with openings upon arrival on campus.

JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATIONS

Due to minimal spaces in modules, journalism and communications courses are not open to study abroad students.

UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK PRACTICUM

The credit-bearing practicum comprises three key parts, which must be completed by academics, community partners and students together in order to frame the project as a collaborative and collective project between equally valued and alternatively skilled partners. The first part is preparatory and taken prior to the on-site project component; second, there is the project placement with associated practical and academic work; and third, an ex-ante evaluation of the project will be carried out by all partners to the work. For more information, please contact your IFSA Admissions Counselor.

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

Eligibility

  • You must be at least 18 years of age. Students under 18 may be accepted on a case-by-case basis.
  • You must be currently attending or recently graduated from a U.S. or Canadian community college, technical college, two-year college, four-year college, or four-year university.
  • You must have completed at least one (1) semester of study at your home institution before the beginning of the term.

Recommendation Letter

Not required.

Visa & Resident Permit Requirements

  • A visa is not required for U.S. or Canadian citizens.
  • A visa may be required if you are a citizen of another country.
  • A resident permit is required for all students.

Start your application now by clicking the Apply Now button.

TRANSCRIPT

Upon completion of your program, IFSA will send an official Butler University transcript to your home university with your coursework converted to the U.S. semester credit hour system. You will also have access to an unofficial transcript in your IFSA Student Portal. The transcript reflects courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost. See our Transcripts page for more information.

Excursions

Activities and excursions are designed to pull you into the communities you visit and encourage cultural connections of every kind. There’s no extra fee to participate in these optional outings—everything is included in your program fee.

Below are examples from previous terms; outings may be different for your program. We’ll make every effort to run them all, but sometimes things we can’t our control, such as local regulations and health protocols, get in the way. As result, we cannot guarantee activities and excursions.

Activities

  • Local rugby matches
  • Theater performances
  • Comedy gigs
  • Castle tours

Excursions

  • Weekend trip to rural Connemara in County Galway.
  • Trip to Belfast and the Antrim Coast include visits to Dunluce Castle, Carrick a Rede Rope Bridge, and Giant’s Causeway.

Housing and Meals

Housing

Apartment/Flat

Meals

Self-Catering

Dates and Fees

Term

Term begins

Term ends

Program costs

Application deadline

Spring 2023

January 14, 2023

May 16, 2023

$19,975

October 15

Fall 2023

Late August 2023

Mid-December 2023

$19,975

April 15

Academic Year 2023-2024

Late August 2023

Mid-May 2024

Contact IFSA

April 15

Academic Year 2023-2024

Late August 2023

Mid-May 2024

Contact IFSA

April 15

Spring 2024

Mid-January 2024

Mid-May 2024

$19,975 (estimated)

October 15

Term

Spring 2023

Term begins

January 14, 2023

Term ends

May 16, 2023

Program costs

$19,975

Application deadline

October 15

Term

Fall 2023

Term begins

Late August 2023

Term ends

Mid-December 2023

Program costs

$19,975

Application deadline

April 15

Term

Academic Year 2023-2024

Term begins

Late August 2023

Term ends

Mid-May 2024

Program costs

Contact IFSA

Application deadline

April 15

Term

Academic Year 2023-2024

Term begins

Late August 2023

Term ends

Mid-May 2024

Program costs

Contact IFSA

Application deadline

April 15

Term

Spring 2024

Term begins

Mid-January 2024

Term ends

Mid-May 2024

Program costs

$19,975 (estimated)

Application deadline

October 15

Program Counselors

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