Mary Immaculate College (MIC) is a university-level College of Education and the Liberal Arts in Limerick, Ireland. It is academically linked with the University of Limerick. MIC was founded in 1898 and is Ireland’s leading university-level College of Education, educating 40% of the country’s primary school teachers. MIC offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate programs in education, humanities, and social sciences. The college also has a strong focus on research and innovation. MIC is a popular choice for international students. In the 2022-2023 academic year, over 1,000 international students from over 50 countries were enrolled at MIC. The cost of studying at MIC for international students varies depending on the program. However, tuition fees are generally lower than in the United States.
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.
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.