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  • Locations: Limerick, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: UM Learning Abroad Center 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2024 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission 01/22/2024 05/20/2024
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Description:

University Study in Ireland: University of Limerick

Study in Ireland’s third-largest city at the University of Limerick, considered one of Ireland’s most beautiful campuses. The University offers innovative academics, state-of-the-art sports facilities, and vibrant campus life.


  • Program type: University study, study center
  • Level: Various levels
  • Term: 
    • Fall semester
    • Spring semester
    • Academic year
    • Summer session
  • Prerequisites: 2.9 for semester, 2.5 for summer
  • Courseload: 13–16 credits per semester; 28–31 credits for an academic year


Faculty and staff at the University of Limerick are accessible and supportive. Students work closely with the International Office at Limerick before and during their experience. These advising and support services are designed to help you adjust to a new educational system and integrate into campus life.

The International Office organizes airport pick-up and an orientation for study abroad students upon arrival. You will receive information about campus facilities, clubs and the Irish educational system. 

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About This Program

The Republic of Ireland’s third-largest city, Limerick, boasts a Norman castle, elegant Georgian buildings and an active music scene. For performing arts lovers, the University is home to the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance. For sporting enthusiasts Limerick offers a wide range of sports from Gaelic games such as hurling and football to Limericks favorite sport, rugby. It is also home to the National Coaching and Training Centre of Ireland and Ireland’s first 50m Olympic swimming pool.

Students live on campus with other Irish and international students in apartment-style or shared houses. You will have your own room and share kitchen facilities with your flat- or housemates. Some residences offer private, en-suite bathrooms, but in most you will also share a bathroom with your roommates. There is no meal plan; students generally prepare their own meals in the residence villages or eat at the restaurants on campus. 

Extracurricular activities abound at the University of Limerick. The International Office organizes a number of off campus activities each semester. These include a special Thanksgiving dinner in the Fall and organized trips to Dublin and western Ireland tourist attractions. Many of the 60+ clubs and societies organize day and weekend trips. Student residences organize dinners, dances and other activities. Orientation will introduce you to the myriad of opportunities available, as well as facilities and registration procedures.

About Learning Abroad Center

The Learning Abroad Center is a leader in providing innovative international learning experiences that expand and redefine the world for a diverse population of students, colleagues, and staff. The Learning Abroad Center staff and University of Minnesota faculty and staff participate in numerous leadership opportunities and serve on the advisory boards of organizations who provide and/or support education abroad programs. Through collaboration and individual attention, the Learning Abroad Center continues to promote empowerment, development, understanding, and responsibility in the global community.

A variety of program options--more than 180 programs in 50 countries--have been developed to address the diverse needs of students. Programs vary in length, level, academic focus, teaching format, language requirements, cost, and degree of independence demanded of the participant.