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Bachelor's programs offered entirely in English.
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Why should I study here?

Established in 1972, the University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 16,500 students and approximately 1,700 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. The University offers programmes across a wide range of disciplines, including arts, business, engineering and construction, health and medicine, information and communication technology, law, mathematics, and natural sciences. UL has many marketing-leading programmes, including several which are unique in Ireland. Programs such as our BA Arts degree and the Bachelor of Business Studies are amongst the largest in Ireland, and some of our Teacher Education programmes are the only ones of their kind.The University’s mission is to build on the expertise of our scholars in creating, harnessing, and imparting knowledge for the benefit of our students and the enrichment of our community.The University is recognised as possessing one of the most spectacular and environmentally sympathetic third-level campuses in the world. The campus has unrivalled sports and cultural facilities, including Ireland’s first Olympic-size swimming pool, an indoor sports arena, a boathouse with a state-of-the-art indoor rowing tank, the 1,100-seat University Concert Hall, the Irish Chamber Orchestra Building, the Irish World Academy and an impressive range of visual art, including outdoor sculptures, the National Self-Portrait Collection of Ireland and the Water Colour Society of Ireland Collection.  The campus is located 5km from Limerick city and 20km from Shannon International Airport.The campus is home to the Nexus Innovation Centre which supports spin-out activity in the region, and is central to the UL Enterprise Corridor, which hosts leading R&D companies such as Johnson & Johnson. Adjacent to the University is the National Technology Park (NTP), Ireland’s first science and technology park (263 hectares), which is home to over 80 organisations employing over 3,000 people.

What are the admissions criteria?

Admissions criteria vary based on the program, which can be found here and here. The range is as follows: GPA: 3.0-3.7; 5ACT: 22-32; SAT: 1090-1470; IB 24-40

Applicants can use the common app or apply directly to the school. Rolling admissions are used, and decisions are issued within a month of submitting a complete application. The application period starts in September for the common app and in October when applying directly to the school.

What is student life like?

There are 70 different societies related to the field of study, interests, hobbies, politics, causes, stage of life (“mature students"), and culture. The International Students Society plans trips around Ireland in addition to events throughout the year. Additionally, there are more than 60 sports clubs to choose from.

Scholarships & Funding

The school offers merit-based scholarship options awarded as tuition waiver-which students can apply for after they are admitted to the program. United States (US) citizens and permanent residents attending UCD are eligible to apply for Federal Student Aid from the US Department of Education. UCD participates in the William D. Ford Direct Loan program. Students may also be able to access private loans and 529 plans, if necessary.

Housing options.

First-year non-EU students have housing priority. There are 8 residences, mostly single bedrooms apartment style. Accommodation fees range from €6,982 - €11,926 for two trimesters and €10,571 - €12,450 for three trimesters, depending on the type of accommodation.

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