The University of Limerick (UL) in Ireland is an independent, internationally-focused university. It is a young, energetic, and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. Located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon, UL enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.

Available Terms

  • Spring Semester
  • Fall Semester
  • Summer Intersession

Course Offerings

At UL, courses are called modules, Study Abroad students can choose from classes / modules in their Autumn 2024 International Module Booklet. There are also unique courses set up especially for study abroad students (Irish Studies Modules). The most recent selection of modules available to study abroad students can be found on UL's Courses webpage.


All seven residential villages at University of Limerick are self-catered with private bedrooms. We provide all cooking facilities and inventory so that all you have to worry about is what you want to cook! Kitchen/living areas are shared with up to seven others.

Study Abroad Fee

NOTE: This is a Reciprocal Exchange Program. This means that for semester programs, housing and meal plans will be paid to the host institution but tuition, fees and other expenses will be paid to UMass Lowell (UML). For summer or winter programs all fees will be paid to the host institution and not to UML.

The Campus

The UL campus is truly one of the most beautiful university campuses anywhere in the world. Visitors never fail to be impressed by this peaceful green place with its trees, fountains, and the beautiful river Shannon flowing majestically through it all.

Exploring Ireland

Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city, with a population of over 100,000. Founded by the Vikings in the 9th century, it is one of Ireland’s oldest cities. Whether you are diving into Limerick’s ancient history or enjoying its selection of bustling pubs, cafes and restaurants, Limerick is sure to win you over. Limerick’s midwestern location makes it a perfect gateway to exploring the rest of Ireland and Europe.

Summer School

This popular program is open to international students from around the world who would like to study during the summer and experience Irish Culture. For more information on the UL summer school please visit UL's International Summer School Modules page.


How to Apply

If this program interests you and you wish to apply, visit the Study Abroad Portal for more information and to apply for eligibility and approval to participate.