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  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Ben Briggs Program type: Exchange, Non-exchange
Program features: Service-Learning Area of study: Business administration, Environmental health sciences, Information sciences, Media & Journalism, Nursing, Nutrition
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.75 Eligibility: First-Year, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Housing options: Student Residences
Language prerequisite: No Language of instruction: English
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

University of Limerick

Study and live alongside Irish students for a semester or year at the University of Limerick (UL). Immerse yourself and engage with the locals by participating in UL's service-learning program and/or getting involved in the many athletic opportunities in Ireland's sports capital.

On this program, UNC students directly enroll at UL for a semester or academic year for an opportunity to fully integrate into the academic, social, and cultural life in Ireland. You may apply as an exchange or non-exchange student. No matter your classification, you will take courses alongside degree-seeking UL students and participate in all aspects of student life.


Limerick is Ireland's third largest city and offers a mix of modern city life and medieval treasures. There's plenty of entertainment with lively festivals, music, and shopping, along with a castle and museum that give a glimpse into the town's history.

Students enjoy the contained campus just a mile from the city center. There's even a path to stroll along the River Shannon which runs through campus and to the city center.

Limerick is located in the heart of Ireland's midwest region. With a train and bus station and close proximity to the Shannon airport, it is easy to explore all of Ireland from Limerick.

Courses & Credits

UNC students can choose courses from across UL's various faculties (colleges) which include:
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities, & Social Sciences (includes History, Politics, Communication, and Sociology)
  • Faculty of Education & Health Sciences (includes Education and Psychology)
  • Faculty of Science & Engineering (includes Computer Science, Math and Statistics, and Natural Sciences)
  • Kemmy Business School (includes Economics)

Full-time enrollment at UL generally means taking five courses per semester. For more information about academics at UL, visit the UL courses and credits website.

Course restrictions: Exercise and Sport Science courses are not open to UNC students. Psychology courses are only open to psychology majors. 

Students are encouraged to consider enrolling in UL's semester-long credit-bearing service learning program. The UL Practicum is a module which enables students to gain curriculum based accredited learning in community projects.  Projects are established in response to community identified needs and are designed and implemented by collaborative teams comprising UL staff, Community Partners and Students.

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Study Abroad Credit Transfer: Grade and Credit Conversion Chart
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UL has six on-campus student residence villages. Housing is limited, so early application is advisable. Students can also arrange off-campus housing. For more information about housing options, visit the UL accommodation website.
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Program Costs

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the exchange program is equal to UNC’s rate, based on NC residency status, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. The Study Abroad Office will review applications and nominate qualified students to the host institution.
  3. Nominated students are required to complete an application for the host institution. Follow instructions provided by the Study Abroad Advisor and make note of all deadlines.

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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/10/2020
03/03/2020 TBA TBA
Spring 2021 10/01/2020
10/04/2020 01/17/2021 05/18/2021

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App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1