The University of Limerick is located on a riverside campus at the heart of the 600-acre National Technological Park at Plassey, three miles from the ancient city of Limerick. Founded in 1972, Limerick has quickly gained a reputation among Irish universities for its innovatively-designed courses as well as for its excellent academic standards. Enjoy all of this and more:
- Fine arts and music - The University is home to collections of fine Irish Art, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the Irish World Music Center.
- Strong rugby culture - Ireland loves its rugby, so there are classes, events, and other opportunities available to get involved and fall in love with this rugged sport.
- Volunteer opportunities - Volunteer around the local community and be up for the chance to win the President's Volunteer Award.
Over 9,300 full-time and 700 part-time students are enrolled at the University. The Study Abroad Office staff will be your guides from the time you enter until the time you depart. The University operates on a semester, modular system. You will register for five modules (courses) per semester, with each module being 3 credits (a total of 15 credits). The academic calendar is also similar to the U.S. system with an autumn and spring semester during which you can choose and combine modules from all six colleges: business, education, humanities, engineering, informatics and electronics, and science. Additionally, the Valpo Cultural Diversity requirement and Christ College seminar credit is automatically fulfilled by participating in this program. Click this link to find the full Limerick University Course Catalog.
All student should consult with their academic advisor regarding course planning. Any course equivalencies must be approved by the corresponding Valpo department head (i.e. History Department will need to approve any history course taken abroad in order to transfer credit back to Valpo).
The on-campus staff will assist you through the orientation and for the rest of your time in Ireland. Take a campus tour, get acclimated to life on campus, and take a trip to the city of Limerick. Learn about public transportation in Ireland and learn how to get involved with on-campus organizations.
Live nearby the Student Center Complex and enjoy all of the amenities available including: a laundry room, a health clinic, grocery store, book store, and more!
- Modern on-campus facilities
- Live in an apartment with both local and international students
- Explore various parts of Ireland and Europe
- Check out 12th-century castles on your days off
- Study at a world-renowned university
- Excursions to must-see Ireland sites are included in the program price
Semester in Limerick students will be living in a campus village located on the River Shannon and close to the campus sporting facilities. The village contains individual apartments with single bedrooms en-suite.
Application Requirements and Deadlines:
- Single room with shared bathroom
- Fully-furnished living room
- Fully-equipped kitchen
Applicants must have at least a sophomore standing.
Applicants to this program have 2 applications to complete: Valpo and CIsabroad.
- The Valpo deadline to apply for the Fall 2017 program is March 1, 2017. Click the Apply Now button at the top of this page to begin the Valpo application.
- The CISabroad deadline to apply for the Fall 2017 program is in late May. Click here to start the CISabroad application.
Please refer to the budget sheet above.
Students pay the same tuition and general fee they pay every semester at Valpo. All financial aid (except work study and some on-campus aid) applies to this program. Be sure to meet with your Financial Aid Advisor to determine the exact cost. Housing for the program is paid to Valpo at a flat-rate equivalent to the lowest rate of housing at Valpo - currently the amount is $3,330 for the semester. Tuition, general fee, and housing will be posted to Student Accounts as they would be for a typical semester at Valpo.
Out of Pocket Expenses
Students will be responsible for purchasing their own airfare. Flights will be discussed at length during orientation.
The estimate for spending money will vary greatly depending on personal spending habits. Personal expenses include personal items, additional personal travel, meals, shopping, and other activities. The estimate found on the budget sheet is based on average spending. Students should consider their individual spending habits when estimating their personal expenses for the program.
Program Contact Information:
Nicole Hughes - Study Abroad Advisor
Office: Gandhi-King Center, Union 2nd floor
Book an Advising Appointment: nicolehughes.youcanbook.me
Apply for a Passport:
Passport needs to be valid for at least 6 months past the program's end date. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.