Weeks per Term
OIE Program Adviser
Languages of Instruction*
Preferred Participating Majors
This university is located in Limerick, Ireland. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
The University of Limerick was established in 1972 and is recognized as a pioneer among the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland. It's an independent, internationally focused university with over 10,500 students and 1,200 staff members. It is a young, energetic, and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. UL believes in combining academic excellence with relevance to economic, social and cultural needs. They are also an international center of excellence in sport, music and the arts. Its campus, next to the river Shannon, is regarded as Ireland's most beautiful university campus. There are six colleges: Kemmy Business School, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Humanities, College of Informatics & Electronics, and the College of Science.
- on-campus dormitories
- off-campus dormitories
UL has five high-quality residential villages on campus. They are all only a few minutes' walk from all University facilities. Each village offers houses/apartments with private study bedrooms, private fully equipped kitchen, lounges, two showers, and toilets. Each has accommodation designed for students with impaired mobility. There are approximately 2,500 rooms available on campus.
The villages also offer multi-channel TV, telephones, refuse collection (refuse sacks and light bulbs are supplied for students), self-service launderette, car parking, nighttime security patrols, full maintenance service, residential managers, and a computer link to the internet from each bedroom via the UL network (at a cost of 130 Euro per annum ($175 USD).
Students also have the possibility of living off campus in shared accommodation that includes self-catering houses and apartments. Most off campus accommodation is located within walking distance of the university campus. A full list of suitable off campus housing is available from the Accommodation Office at UL. The Accommodation Office (Room D-0034) is open Monday - Friday, 11h00-12h30 and 14h30-16h30. You can expect to find accommodation within 1 to 3 days. A number of new designated student villages have all come on stream affording students a wider range of accommodation possibilities. Please contact the Accommodation Office for a list of accommodation available or check the local newspapers, the Limerick Leader and the Limerick Post for information on accommodation available in the Castletroy area for students.
For more information, you can refer to click here. An application for housing is required.
- no meal plan
- on-campus dining (no dining halls for the dorms, though)
Students eat well at the University of Limerick. The University offers a wide choice of restaurants offering high quality home cooked food at budget conscious prices, a variety of small restaurants, stylish cafes and restaurants which serve food late into the evening. For more information, you may visit click here.
- Georgia Tech degree-seeking student.
- Good Academic Standing with a 3.0* (or higher) GPA at time of application
- Undergraduates must have completed at least two semesters of study at GT.
- At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
- Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
- Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
- All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
- All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).
*Some host schools have stricter requirements such as higher GPA or more time in school before study abroad. (See Academic Info on your host school GT program page for any restrictions.)
For detailed course information: click here.
Timetables for courses are released near the beginning of each semester.
Helpful course information from former students:
- "Normal classes (apart from classes with large projects or labs) are solely comprised of Midterms and Finals. The studying style is different, as there are little/no checkpoints. Students must anticipate this and plan accordingly."
- "Classes ending in an odd number are offered only in the fall. Classes ending in even numbers are only offered in the spring. The book of "modules" (their version of classes) is here; in the top right, "advanced filters" can prove to be very helpful.
- "To find the timetables for a module, go here, and you can find what time everything is, so as to make a schedule before going over there."
- "If staying for a year, you MUST pass all of your classes the first semester. The way they're set up, if a student fails a class, they basically have to wait till next year to take that class again before they can continue."
- "Exchange students have six weeks to register for classes. On the 7th week, you can still register but for a 10 euro fine."
Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here. Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.
CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1.4 ECTS = 1 GT credit
1 Limerick = 0.714 GT
Limerick Grade = US Grade
A1, A2, B1, B2, B3 = A
C1, C2 = B
C3, D1 = C
D2 = D
F (Fail) = F
Program Costs (Estimated)
- For most exchange programs, participants must pay GT tuition, GT campus fees, and study abroad insurance to the GT Bursar for each GT semester they are abroad. No other expenses associated with this program are paid to GT; instead, these expenses are paid on site.
- Keep in mind the costs of books, health insurance, food, living expenses, and travel money, as well as pre-departure costs like your passport and visa.
- Following are cost estimates for one semester at the exchange program school that may help you prepare for your term(s) abroad. All costs are in USD.