University of Limerick

University of Limerick

The University of Limerick is located along the River Shannon on 340 acres and about 3 miles from Limerick city centre. The university has currently in excess of 11,000 full-time undergraduate students and 1,500 part-time students.

University of Limerick website


The University of Limerick is a comprehensive institution of higher education with four main colleges (called "faculties"):

  • Kemmy Business School
  • Faculty of Education & Health Sciences (including the Graduate Medical School)
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences

The University is a major center for the arts and is especially well known for:

  • Irish World Academy of Music and Dance — an internationally acclaimed centre for innovation and research in music and dance performance and scholarship
  • Irish Chamber Orchestra — Ireland's leading international chamber orchestra, funded by An Chomhairle Ealaíon, The Irish Arts Council

Student Life

There are over 70 student-run Clubs and Societies in the University. The clubs are supported by the Students Union, the Sports Department and the Arts Office.

The university is notable compared to other Irish universities in that a significant amount of accommodation is on-campus. There are five on-campus student villages, the most recent having been opened for residents in 2006.


Figures are based on one semester in 2014.

  • Tuition and fees: € 6,000 ($8,060) / semester
  • Housing: €2,275.00 ($3,130) / semester
  • Immigration Bureau: €300.00 ($413) one time
  • Food: €1,142.00 ($1,600)/ semester
  • Miscellaneous expenses: €720.50 ($990) / semester
  • Round trip airfare (Newark to Dublin, then bus to and from Limerick): $1000

Total: $15,193

The City of Limerick

Limerick is the third largest city in Ireland with a population of over 100,000. Limerick City is a main tourist destination, only a 15-minute drive from Shannon Airport. Tourist attractions of architectural and historical note in the city centre include Limerick City Museum, King John's Castle (1212), St Mary's Cathedral (1168), the Hunt Museum, the University of Limerick, Georgian houses and gardens and the Treaty Stone. There are several seasonal tours (Angela's Ashes walking tour of Limerick City, historical walking tour and boat tours along the River Shannon).