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Featuring CCIS Programs

University of Limerick, Ireland

Limerick, Ireland (Europe)

Quick Facts

Fall 2021
Dates: August 31, 2020 – December 19, 2020
Application Deadline: June 15
Costs: $7,800 CCIS Member | $8,200 Non-Member

Spring 2022 [ Coming Soon ]
Dates: January 17, 2021 – May 17, 2021
Application Deadline: September 15

Costs: $7,600 CCIS Member | $8,100 Non-Member

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Program Overview

The University of Limerick was established in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and classified as the University of Limerick in 1989. Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 10,500 students. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research.

Limerick is situated on a superb riverside campus of over 131 hectares with the River Shannon as a unifying focal point. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment. The University of Limerick is a vibrant and rapidly growing community of scholars located 5km from Limerick City and 20km from Shannon International Airport and with a campus enrollment of some 10,534 students.


Contact Program Sponsor and Advisor

Montana State University
Rachael Peters
Study Abroad Advisor

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This program is sponsored and administered by Montana State University. 

Academics & Program

The University of Limerick is located in Limerick, the third largest city in Ireland. Founded as a Viking fortress over a thousand years ago, Limerick today contains many architectural reminders of the city's past and offers a variety of cultural, artistic and theatrical events for students. Galway, Clare, Cork, Tipperary, Dublin and Kerry are all within a day's excursion from Limerick. The University of Limerick site was formerly a great estate on the banks of the river Shannon, three miles from Limerick city. Facilities include modern, well-equipped classrooms, a student center with a theater and an art gallery. The University has gained a national reputation for its programs in Business and Engineering, and its campus offers modern, state-of-the-art technology in its programs.

Course Offerings

The study abroad program at the University of Limerick is designed to meet the learning needs of American and other foreign students. Students may choose from hundreds of fully integrated courses at the University in the following Faculties: College of Humanities, College of Business, College of Engineering and Science, and College of Education. Course offerings are provided well in advance in order for students to choose from the wide range of courses available.

Academic Highlights

The University of Limerick is an independent institution with full degree-awarding powers and a wide spectrum of programs of teaching and learning, research and community service. The University’s mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research and scholarship in an environment which encourages innovation and upholds the principle of free inquiry and expressions. Limerick offers students an academic environment that supports optimal intellectual growth and personal development and is characterized by principles of fairness, equity and integrity.

Student Life & Housing

Student Life

The program immerses students into the academic and social life of the university by providing field trips and on-campus activities. Student activities include 60 student-run clubs & societies with almost two thirds made up of sporting clubs on campus. The support network within the University of Limerick allows these Clubs & Societies to avail of the resources on offer from the Students Union, the University of Limerick Sports Department and the University of Limerick Arts Office. All are independently run, but liaise closely regarding the promotion of student run clubs and societies.

The student clubs include Aikido, archery, Athletics, Athletics, Badminton, Basketball, Chess, Golf, Hurling, Karate Shotokan, Kayak, Kickboxing, Ladies Rugby, LiathróidLaimhe, Men's Rugby, Mountain Bike, Outdoor Pursuit, Rowing, Sailing, SkydiveUL, Soccer, Softball, Sub Aqua, Tae Kwon Do, Trampoline, UL Vikings, volleyball, Water Polo, and Windsurfing.

Besides student clubs, there are many societies that are available in the University of Limerick. These societies include: Christian Union, Comedy, Computer, Cumann Gaelach, Debating Union, DJ, Drama, Environmental, Free Palestine, GSoc, History Society, Irish Peace, Law, Music Soc, ÓgraFiannaFáil, Out in UL, Photographic, Poker, SVP, Trad Music, and Young Fine Gael.


Students live in the University’s Plassey, Kilmurry, Thomond, Cappavila, and Dromroe apartment complexes with approximately 2,000 rooms. Restaurants, Cafes and bars, and Retail services are also available as on-campus accommodation. Students live with Irish students and other students from throughout the European Community in a variety of University villages. Individual two-story terraced houses with 4-8 bedrooms are arranged in landscaped courtyards in an attractive village style. Each house offers single study bedrooms, a large kitchen/living room and two showers.

Duration & Costs


Fall 2020: Suspended

Spring 2021: January 17, 2021 – May 17, 2021


Fall 2020: 

Spring 2021: $7,600 CCIS Member | $8,100 Non-Member

Financial Aid and Scholarship

Spring 2021 University of Limerick scholarships available
Apply by November 15th!

Costs Included

The program fee includes tuition & instructional fees, CCIS and sponsor fees, CISI health insurance, and a shuttle from Shannon Airport.
Costs Not Included

Estimated costs include passport, airfare, Irish Residence Permit card (300 Euros), room and board, books (estimate of 200 Euros per term), laundry, local transportation, and personal expenses.

*Note: A non-refundable program deposit of $400 is due upon acceptance and is applied toward the total cost of the program.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Contact the program sponsor to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program. 

Please refer to your acceptance materials for information on arrival, orientation, and academic calendar. The refund policy is program specific and non-transferable. Refer to your acceptance materials for the comprehensive refund policy or contact the program sponsor.

Eligibility & Deadlines

Application Deadlines

Fall: June 15

Spring: September 15

Eligibility Requirements

Interested students should have at least a GPA of 2.9 based on a 4.0 scale or higher, in addition to transcripts and two letters of recommendation. There is no minimum class standing requirement.

Have you talked with your study abroad advisor about your home institution's application process? Your institution's deadline might be earlier than the CCIS program application deadline. Check now to make sure all of your material is submitted on time!

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Alumni experiences

Adventures abroad

Kimberly Brucz

"Studying abroad definitely fulfilled my expectations. Being so welcomed into a foreign country was a feeling as if it was a second home."

Corinne Kelly

"This is the first time that I was so far away from home for so long. I found it most rewarding that I was able to do this. It makes me feel strong and independent now."

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