University of Limerick Ranking, Programs, Admission Process & Living Cost

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    University of Limerick (est. 1972) is the only Ireland University to receive 5-star rankings for graduate employability, teaching and innovation by QS. The university ranks among the top 2% universities in the world. UL’s total student enrollment is 16,300 students, including 12,893 at UG-level and 2,608 at PG-level. Of the total student population, around 2,700 students come from non-EU countries and are studying at University of Limerick under UG scholarships and PG scholarships.

    The UL offers 70+ UG and 100+ PG programs to all incoming students. Some of the top ranking subjects of University of Limerick, as per QS, include Education, Chemical Engineering, Law, Literature, Business Management, Social Science, and Material Sciences. The cost of studying at UL is somewhere around 13 to 15 lakhs per year for Indian students.

    In terms of placement, University of Limerick is recognised on a global level. More than 2000 students are placed in paid and semi paid placements each year, including 30% International placements making the UL graduate employment rate 15% more than the national average.

    University of Limerick Top Programs

    Programs Minimum Academic Requirement Fees (in EUR)
    MSc in Business Analytics 60% in UG business degree 15,232
    MA Business Management 60% in UG business or commerce degree, 13,664
    MA Psychology 60% in UG degree 12,202
    MSc Aeronautical Engineering 70% in UG degree 15,044
    Bachelor of Business Studies 10+2 with minimum average of 70% 12,270
    BA Economics 10+2 with minimum average of 70% 12,270
    BSc.Psychology 10+2 with minimum average of 70% 16,465
    Bachelor of Engineering in Electronic and Computer Engineering 10+2 with minimum average of 70% in maths and other science subjects 16,465

    University of Limerick Rankings 

    • #511-520 In top public universities in QS Global World Rankings.
    • #501 in World University rankings 2021, #50 In impact rankings 2021 by Times higher Education.
    • #6 in Best Global Universities in Ireland, #898 in Best Global Universities, #361 in Best Global Universities in Europe by US News and World Report.


    University type Public
    Campus setting Suburban
    Academic calendar Semester based
    International students 2000+
    Total courses 170+
    No of Campuses 1
    Number of residence halls 8
    Number of faculties 5
    Number of teaching staff 1700
    Applications accepted Online
    Mode of program Full time, part time and online
    Financial aid Scholarship, loans and grants
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    University of Limerick Campus 

    The UL campus was ranked #6 in the world for the suburban campus in 2019. UL’s campus covers 367 acres at a location that is just 5 km away from Limerick city, the campus offers a plethora of aids to the students including:

    • Home to 2,800 students from 100 countries.
    • Hub of 16 restaurants, 50+ activity centres, 100 seat University Concert Hall, Irish chamber Orchestra building, the Irish world Academy
    • 409+ laboratories for research and teaching equipped with high tech facilities.
    • Glucksman library houses overs 364,100 print books and 449,100 e-books

    Check: UL Student Reviews

    University of Limerick Accommodations

    On-campus accommodation is available in eight residential villages for UG and PG students. The university accommodations have a limited occupancy of 2800 rooms. Hence, accommodation guarantee is not offered to any UG or PG students. The detailed cost of accommodation is tabulated below:

    Village Cost in EUR
    Plassey Village 8 Bed: 4,913;
    4 Bed: 5,502
    Kilmurry Village 8 Bed: 5,476;
    6 Bed: 5,895
    Dromroe Village 6 Bed: 6,419;
    2 Bed: 7,074
    Thomond and Cappavilla Villages 6 Bed: 6,183;
    4 Bed: 6,393;
    2 Bed: 6,890
    Quigley Residence (PG only) 4 Bed: 6,616;
    2 Bed: 7,140
    Troy Village 5/6/7 Bed Ensuite: 5,240; 5/6/7 Bed Standard: 5,162;
    3/4 Bed Ensuite: 5,502;
    3/4 Bed Standard: 5,850;
    2 Bed Ensuite: 6,720
    Groody Village 5/6/7 Bed: 5,502;
    3/4 Bed: 5,358;
    2 Bed: 6,120

    Facilities offered by the on-campus villages include kitchen, launderette, Wi-Fi connection, bike storage, bathrooms, cable television, full maintenance service, gym and swimming pool, common room, etc.

    University of Limerick Admissions 

    The students are required to follow up the below mentioned steps will make an application to University of Limerick:

    Application Portal: UL Online Application Portal

    Application Fees: 35 EUR

    Application Deadlines: UG & PG: 1 July 2021

    Supporting Documents:

    • Certified Transcripts From Previously Attended Institutions
    • Copy Of Birth Certificate Or Passport
    • Medical Documentation
    • CV or Resume
    • Two Letters of Recommendations
    • English Language Proficiency Test Scores

    English Language Proficiency Test Scores 

    Tests Minimum Scores
    IELTS 6.5 with 6.0+ in each component
    TOEFL 580 (PBT), 90 (IBT)
    Duolingo 110
    ETAPP Grade C1
    PTE Academic 61 with 59+ in all sections

    University of Limerick Cost of Attendance 

    Tuition Fees 

    The details tuition fees of the top programs offered by University of Limerick is tabulated below:

    Programs Tuition fees (in EUR)
    Undergraduate Programs 16,794
    BSc Nursing 25,212
    MSc Financial Services 14,512
    MSc Human Resource Management 14,512
    MSc Public Health 12,240
    MSc In Nursing Studies 14,418
    Master of Engineering in Computer Engineering 15,044
    MSc Mechanical Engineering 15,044

    Cost of Living

    The estimated cost of living for one academic year (9 months) at UL is:

    Expenses Cost in EUR
    Campus Accommodation 4,913
    Books & Supplies 450
    Food 2,700
    Immigration Registration Fees 300
    Health Insurance 500
    Miscellaneous 2,300-2,500

    University of Limerick Scholarships

    University of Limerick offers a myriad of financial aid to international students to support their educational expenses. The scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit only. Indians students are eligible for a limited number of scholarships.

    Details of the scholarships awarded to Indian students by University of Limerick a tabulated below:

    Scholarship Name Award Value (in EUR)
    Kemmy Business School Scholarship (UG) Tuition waiver of 4,279
    Faculty of Science & Engineering;
    Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Science;
    Faculty of Education and Health Science Scholarships
    Tuition waiver of 1,500
    Kemmy Business School Scholarship (PG) 1,500 or 4,000 tuition fee waiver
    Faculty Of Science in Engineering Scholarships 2,000 or 4,000 tuition fee waiver
    Faculty Of Arts, Humanities and Social Science Scholarship 2,000 tuition fee waiver
    Faculty Of Education and Health Science Scholarship 1,000 tuition fee waiver

    University of Limerick Alumni 

    Till date, University of Limerick has produced 81,000 alumni. UL Alumni Association supports students by organising career development events, advice sessions and many more. Some of the notable alumni of University of Limerick are

    • Lynne Cantwell, Irish rugby union player
    • Jimmy Deenihan, Irish politician
    • Tom French, poet,
    • Eoin reddan, rugby player
    • Nika Gilauri, Georgian politician

    University of Limerick Placements

    Over 2000 UG and PG students are placed annually under cooperative education programs with a network of over 1600 employers from top companies. A six-eight month placement is compulsory for every student as it accounts for 60 academic credits. The cooperative education program is the largest undergraduate placement program in Europe.

    Some of the highest paying salaries of UL graduates are tabulated below:

    Degree Average salary (in USD)
    Executive MBA 85,000
    Masters in Management 77,000
    Doctorate 72,000
    Bachelor of Science 68,000
    Masters of Arts 64,000

    A recent survey has revealed that University of Limerick is voted as Ireland's most popular university with a student satisfaction rating of over 85%. University of Limerick has one of the world’s most innovative research centres in its campus. With a 97% graduate employment rate, UL is one of the finest when it comes to employability.


    Ques. How much application fee do I need to pay for applying to University of Limerick?

    Ans. All the students applying to UG and PG courses need to pay €35 application processing fee. Application fee is compulsory for all the students

    Ques. Is Limerick a good university?

    Ans. Limerick university is recognised globally for its high-quality education and research excellence. It is ranked #511–520 in QS global world rankings 2021. The university offers UG and PG programs in a wide range of academic areas like business, science, engineering, arts and humanities.

    Ques. Are the English proficiency test scores mandatory for admission?

    Ans. For international students, English language proficiency test scores are mandatory. The university accepts TOEFL, IELTS, PTE academic, duolingo test scores. The students require a minimum of 6.5 IELTS score to get accepted into the university.

    Ques. When should I apply for University of Limerick accommodation?

    Ans. The deadline of accommodation applications at University of Limerick is March 31, 2021. The students are advised to apply prior to the deadline dates as the accommodation is not guaranteed to all the students.

    Ques. How many campuses does University of Limerick have?

    Ans. University of Limerick operates in only one campus that is located in Ireland. All the accommodation options are available on that campus.

    Ques. Are international students offered any financial aid by the University of Limerick?

    Ans. International students are offered a wide range of financial assistance in the form of reduction in tuition fee by the university of Limerick. Most of the scholarships are awarded on merit basis only.

    Important Dates

    ProgramApplication DeadlineFees
    M.Eng Mechatronics
    Term 1 (1st Jul 2021)
    $17,700 /Yr
    B.Sc Medicine
    September (7th Jan 2019)
    CAO/PAC Admission (5th Jan 2019)
    $46,583 /Yr
    B.B.A Business Studies
    September (7th Jan 2019)
    CAO/PAC Admission (5th Jan 2019)
    $12,978 /Yr
    Grad.Dip Computing
    September (7th Jan 2019)
    $14,202 /Yr
    Grad.Dip Chemical Engineering
    September (7th Jan 2019)
    $14,202 /Yr
    USD 13,634/Yr
    USD 14,202/Yr
    USD 12,978/Yr
    Application Deadline: 07 Jan, 2019
    USD 46,583/Yr
    Application Deadline: 07 Jan, 2019
    USD 17,449/Yr
    Application Deadline: 07 Jan, 2019


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    7.7 /10

    Ireland was one of my go to go places. I got to know about this college when I was preparing and looking up for the courses to study abroad. The college curriculum and other facilities match to that of Ivy league colleges. Also, this helped me from saving money as Ireland is much cheaper than other English speaking countries. Thus, I went ahead to fill the application form of €35 for the further application process.

    Fees :

    The fee that I paid for my program was €6,550, as a part of Non-EU tuition. Apart from the tuition, I paid SC levy fee of €3,000. I did not apply for a scholarship because I was in a position to pay for my expenses. My books and supplies got covered under €1,500

    8 /10 academic/food
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    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular

    Attendance Cost


    attendance cost

    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $17,449 / Year
    Post Graduate Program
    $14,202 / Year
    Limerick V94 T9PX, Ireland

    Nearby This Campus

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    • Shopping Mall
    • Super Market
    • Book Store
    • Airport


    UL Medical Centre0.03 km
    Castletroy Park Medical Centre0.72 km
    Kilmurry Medical Centre1.34 km
    Blackrock clinic1.88 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Castletroy Shopping Centre1.46 km
    Castletroy Farmers Market1.54 km
    Parkway Retail Park1.94 km
    Eastway Plaza2.42 km
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    Book Store

    Quay Books3.73 km
    Tony Clarke School Books and Stationery3.80 km
    Knock Religious Books3.81 km
    Phil's Bookshop3.83 km
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    Bus Station

    Stables University of Limerick0.18 km
    Limerick (UL)0.27 km
    Dromore0.30 km
    Plassey Park Road Sportsfield0.32 km
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    Super Market

    SuperValu Castletroy Limerick1.56 km
    Tesco Express2.68 km
    Ryan's Foodstore2.91 km
    Taste Of Europe - Latvian, Russian, Lithuanian, Polish Food Shop in Limerick city3.44 km
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    Shannon Airport23.99 km
    Galway Airport73.94 km
    Inisheer Aerodrome76.57 km
    Inishmaan Aerodrome81.44 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary


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