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Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.9
Area of Study: Accounting, Art, Biochemistry, Business Economics, Business Management, Commercial Dance, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Digital Design, Economics, English Language and Literature, Entrepreneurship, Film and Screen Studies, Health Science, History, International Management, Journalism, Law, Mathematics, Modern Languages and Cultures, Nursing, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology Housing Options: Residence Hall
Eligible Year: 2 Sophomore, 3 Junior, 4 Senior Program Type: Pace Global Partner
Program Description:
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Why Limerick?

Limerick is a riverside city where the Shannon is an integral part of the city’s character. Vibrant Limerick combines big city amenities with an innate friendliness – a mix that guarantees an attractive and welcoming environment for student living. The city boasts some fashionable bars, charming old pubs, glossy shops, fascinating historic sights, smart restaurants and boutique hotels.

In Limerick, sport is a matter of pride and passion. Limerick is the home of Munster Rugby, hence the city is widely acknowledged as Ireland’s unofficial “rugby capital”. The new Thomond Park stadium is the jewel in the rugby crown of the city. The Limerick footballers and hurlers draw huge crowds to the Gaelic Grounds, and there are several rowing clubs based here. Limerick racecourse hosts various meetings throughout the year, and the new modern greyhound stadium is hugely popular. This year, Limerick was designated European City of Sport.

Learn more about whats going on in Limerick here and here.

The Campus

The University of Limerick is an independent, internationally focused university with over 11,600 students and 1,300 staff. It is a young, energetic and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. Its mission is to promote and advance learning and knowledge through teaching, research and scholarship in an environment which encourages innovation and upholds the principles of freeSAA) Offices support the admissions and academic endeavors of students, both pre and post-entry.

Student Supports - ChaplaincyCounselling Service, and the Student Health Centre look after student welfare.  The Arts Office works in close harmony with a number of other institutional areas to provide activities of special interest of a recreational and social nature for all students, staff and the broader community.  The Community Liaison Office collaborates with UL staff, students and community organizations for the specific purpose of promoting and enhancing University/Community engagement activities and is also responsible for coordinating the President's Volunteer Award. 

Student Specialized Supports - The Access OfficeDisability Support Services and Mature Student Office (including the Downtown Centre) provide specialist support for under-represented student populations. 
 
Katherine Martin,
Manager,
Study Abroad Programme, University of Limerick.
Email: Study.Abroad@ul.ie
Contact Number: 061 213153
Elaine Mullane,
Senior Administrator Study Abroad
& Summer School Programmes, University of Limerick.
Email: Study.Abroad@ul.ie
Contact Number: 061 213153
Laura Moloney,
Senior Administrator
Study Abroad Programme, University of Limerick.
Email: Study.Abroad@ul.ieContact Number: 061 213153
Louise Griffin,
Administrator Study Abroad
& Summer School Programmes, University of Limerick.
Email: Study.Abroad@ul.ie
Contact Number: 061 213153 


Student Life

Your social and residential experience at UL is just as important as your academic studies at our wonderful university. UL understands that to make the most of your short time on campus it is important that you take every opportunity to meet and live with others. In each of the five villages, UL's management team take care to allocate rooms so that you will live with Irish students as well as others from around the world. As this may be the first time for you to travel from your home country, you can be assured that your Village Manager will be on hand to make the transition from home a smooth experience.

The University offers a wide choice of restaurants, which include large self-service restaurants offering high quality home cooked food at budget conscious prices, a variety of small restaurants, stylish cafes and bar / restaurants which serve food late into the evening.

The Student Centre offers a variety of essential retail services required by students on a daily basis. It is designed to be the social hub on campus where students meet, relax and participate in many of the activities organised by Clubs and Societies.

Learn more about student life here.


Academics

Each year UL welcomes 500 students from the USA, South America, Europe, Middle East, Japan, and China. Study Abroad students get to choose from 1,000 classes across all faculties. There is a two-week try-out for all classes. Exclusive Irish Studies classes are offered to Study Abroad students.

There are 4 faculties at UL:
  • Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (languages, liberal arts, law, humanities, performing arts, social sciences, etc.)
  • Education & Health Sciences (psychology, nursing, exercise science & kinesiology, physiotherapy, etc.)
  • Kemmy Business School (accounting & finance, economics, marketing & management, human resources, etc.)
  • Science & Engineering (architecture, equine science, product design, music & media technology, engineering in various types, etc.)
UL uses the ECTS credit system where 6 ECTS credits = 3 US credits. Letter grades are awarded for overall performance in assessments for each module. The normal semester course-load is 5 modules (modules are classes/courses), with a minimum of 6 ECTS credits awarded for each module and 30 credits for a semester of study. A 4-point scale is used to calculate the Qualitative Cumulative Average (GPA).

UL Practicum Module

The UL Practicum seeks mutual benefit between the University of Limerick and the communities it works with. It provides curriculum based accredited learning that is supported by university teaching staff in response to identified community needs, in the context of applied community projects.

The UL Practicum is not like regular modules. In contrast to an introductory or survey course, the UL Practicum typically takes a single topic and offers a ‘deep learning’ experience, using out of the classroom problem-based and experiential learning to add new insights to established academic arguments and issues. Much of this learning is self-directed, under the supervision of your academic project leader, but enabling you to control the direction of your academic studies in consultation with UL staff. The module will require attendance at some combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and community meetings.

For more information on the UL Practicum Module, click here.


Summer Academics

Students can choose to study from 4 Summer School Programs: Irish Studies, Business, Architecture, and Nursing & Midwifery. Detailed course information available online.
 
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How to Apply

Applying to study abroad is a two-step process.  Before applying to the host institution abroad, you must first complete the necessary application procedures to Pace.  Click here to review the Pace University Six Steps to Apply to study abroad.

Application Procedures for Pace Study Abroad:
  • Attend a Study Abroad 101 Information Session
  • Create an account to begin the study abroad application process. Students can only apply to one program. Check to make sure you meet the eligibility requirements of the program and that you submit your application in advance of the program deadline. Complete the required materials and questionnaires required for your application.  Note that the requirements will vary depending on your selected program.
  • Meet with your academic advisor to ensure you meet the academic requirements needed in order to study abroad. In addition to asking the following questions, you may want to bring the names and descriptions of course you are interested in taking at your host institution:
  • Schedule an appointment with a Pace Study Abroad Advisor.
  • Complete the Credit Equivalency Form located on your program application page.  This is due by the Pace application deadline.
Pace University Application Deadlines:
Academic Year and Fall: March 15
Summer: March 15
Spring: September 15

Application Procedures for the University of Limerick:
  • Review UL Study Abroad application information here and then complete the appropriate application.  
  • Contact Study.Abroad@ul.ie with any individual inquiries or particular needs.
University of Limerick Application Deadlines:
Fall: June 1
Spring: November 1
Summer: April 1
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Program Cost

The following policies are effective with AY 2016-17. Students are responsible for:
  • Pace tuition and Fees, including a $100 Study Abroad Fee are billed to the student account. 
  • Room charges are the responsibility of the student and are paid directly to the host institution.
  • Out-of-pocket expenses (airfare, meals, local transportation, etc.) are the responsibility of the student.
All federal and state financial aid apply during the semester abroad. Up to $10,000 of institutional financial aid (Pace scholarships/grants) applies to the semester abroad - note portability of Pace institutional aid is limited to two semesters.  Pace tuition remission does not apply.
 

Summer Program Cost

The summer course costs €2,850.

Insurance

All participating students are registered for Pace’s emergency Travel Assistance/Health Insurance policy through ACE American Insurance/AXA Assistance USA.  There is no additional charge.

Visa

Students with a United States passport do not need a visa to enter Ireland. Click here for a list of countries whose citizens do not require a visa to study in Ireland.


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 04/01/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 03/15/2018 04/01/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2018 03/15/2018 04/01/2018 TBA TBA