Founded in 1972, the University of Limerick (UL) is a leading university located in the heart of Ireland, well regarded for its high standard of tuition and quality of research output. UL has become one of the top universities in Ireland, and is ranked among the best 100 Young Universities in the World, with a ranking of 35th globally for research impact by the Times Higher Education.
The university's Limerick campus sits within a magnificently landscaped 130-hectare site, complete with riverside locations, parkland and open green spaces. The university offers a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses, distributed across four academic faculties, the Faculty of Science and Engineering Education and Health Science Kemmy Business School and Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
The university's facilities cater to a diverse student population, which includes 2,500 international students among its 15,000-student cohort. It offers an inclusive and welcoming environment with top of the range facilities for students to develop their skills.
UL is an industry-focused institution, which runs the largest work placement and international exchange programmes in the country, and enjoys the highest graduate employment rate in all of Ireland. There are significant scholarship opportunities for international students, including awards up to the value of EUR 4,000 available to non-EU students taking on postgraduate study.
In 2019, UL was awarded the title of Irish University of the Year by the Sunday Times Good University Guide. Limerick is also known for its low cost of living, making UL an accessible and affordable place for students from around the world to gain a top-class education which will boost their future career prospects.