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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
Master's programs offered entirely in English.

Why should I study here?

Mary Immaculate College (MIC), founded in 1898, is a university-level College of Education and Liberal Arts, academically linked with the University of Limerick, Ireland. The College has a growing and diverse community of students enrolled in undergraduate programmes in Education, Liberal Arts and Early Childhood Care and Education, as well as a range of postgraduate programmes at Diploma, MA and PhD levels. In addition the College offers an array of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses and numerous access and inclusion pathways.Student numbers have grown ten-fold since the early nineties and, with this remarkable rate of expansion, academic provision has broadened significantly with the physical campus transformed and now offering state-of-the-art teaching, learning and research facilities.The College has recently completed a major capital investment programme resulting in Tailteann, our award winning multi-purpose sports complex; and the TARA building which includes a specially-designed Student's Union, student medical facilities, purpose-built lecture theatres, extensive computer facilities and language laboratories. It also houses the 510-seat Lime Tree Theatre, which plays host to a wide range of performances, including theatre, music, comedy, traditional arts, schools' performances and conferences.The College is situated in the southern suburbs of Limerick City, the third largest city in the Republic with a population of over 80,000. It is within ten minutes walking distance of the city centre, providing easy access to all cultural and social amenities, as well as the mail rail and bus terminals.The city offers a variety of historical, artistic and theatrical activities. There is a lively pub music scene and the magnificent Lime Tree Theatre, in the College's TARA Building, hosts a range of performances from national to international theatre, dance, opera and ballet companies, to live musical and comedy performances.

What are the admissions criteria?

Deadline 31st March, applications typically open in June 3.0 out of 4.0 unweighted scale also considered. ACT minimum 22 or SAT minimum 1090. AP, SAT II, and IB Subject scores were also considered. Standardized tests are not required for all programs, but will be considered if submitted. Entry to studio programs is based on meeting minimum academic requirements as well as the submission of a portfolio.

What is student life like?

Facilities include individual studio space for all studio-based students, the NCAD Library, the National Irish Visual Arts Library (NIVAL), the NCAD Gallery, the student concourse and Student’s  Union area, the Luncheonette Café, the student gallery, and a garden and outdoor area for sunny days. Other options are Dublin city center, nightlife, shopping, music, and entertainment.

Scholarships & Funding

Housing options.

The school does not offer on-campus accommodation, but a number of dedicated student residences are located close to their Thomas Street campus, as well as private rented accommodation and student house shares. The average pricing is around €150-250 a week for a room.

Dining information

Additional notes.

All first year students 

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