IFSA University of Limerick Partnership

Limerick, Ireland

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Term
Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction

English

Language Prerequisite

None

Finance Options
Scholarships, grants, financial aid, monthly payment plan, credit card payments and more!
Application Deadlines:
  • Fall: April 15-Extended to May 30
  • Spring: October 15

YEAR OPTIONS: Students interested in calendar or academic year-long options should contact IFSA-Butler for deadlines, fees and more.

Min. GPA for Consideration:
2.7
Typical Credit Load:
15

About University of Limerick

Resting on the River Shannon, the University of Limerick is renowned for innovative teaching, a prestigious music and dance school and top-notch sporting. Known as 'Ireland's Sports Campus,' when you study abroad at UL you can work out at the Sport Arena, watch a soccer match on the outdoor pitch, go kayaking on the shore of Lough Derg, or try to catch a glimpse of the Munster Rugby team while they train on campus!

University of Limerick Benefits

  • One of the most affordable programs in Ireland, that offers a campus-based experience
  • Students can engage with the local community through a practicum, or get involved in the many student clubs and organizations on campus
  • A beautiful, green campus on the banks of the majestic River Shannon, which has a student center with medical center, bookstore, food store, bank, bars and restaurant 
  • Access to the University Arena, which houses a gymnasium, exercise and dance studios, indoor track, Olympic size swimming pool, tennis and squash courts 

IFSA-Butler

Your success is our success! Whatever your goals, our approach is carefully designed to help you achieve them.
You will experience challenging, rewarding coursework in the highest quality classes, while receiving the academic support you need.
More than a tourist in a foreign country, you will engage in the community, build competencies, and develop yourself as a citizen of the world.
Our programs and practices reflect the value we place on diverse perspectives and are designed to support a variety of learners.
Round out your classroom experience with hands-on opportunities like internships, directed research, student teaching, community-based learning or volunteering, and cultural excursions.
You will have academic and personal mentors to assist with program choice, application, travel, cultural acclimation, language acquisition, class registration, academic issues, health and safety, and everything in between.

Academics at University of Limerick Partnership

Courses

View these Module Guides for the University of Limerick's available courses for Fall or Spring.

4000-level courses are undergraduate courses:

  • Codes ending in even numbers indicate spring semester courses
  • Codes ending in odd numbers indicate fall semester courses
  • Codes ending in 1 and 2 are first year modules (ex: 4***1 and 4***2)
  • Codes ending in 3 and 4 are second year modules (ex: 4***3 and 4***4)
  • Codes ending in 5 and 6 are third year modules (ex: 4***5 and 4***6)
  • Codes ending in 7 and 8 are fourth year modules (ex: 4***7 and 4***8) 

5000-level courses and higher are part of a postgraduate degree (Masters or Ph.D.). You are not eligible to take these courses as an undergraduate study abroad student.

Credit Conversions

At the University of Limerick, a full course load consists of 30 ECTS credits, equivalent to 15 U.S. semester credit hours for a semester.

1 ECTS credit = .5 U.S. semester hours 

Please review all your syllabi and course materials when you are registering for classes (both pre-arrival and on-site). Certain classes may have a one-off lab or field trip fee that is disclosed in the syllabus or first meeting of class. You will be responsible for these fees, whether they are billed and paid by IFSA or billed to you.

Special Curriculum Options
UNIVERSITY OF LIMERICK PRACTICUM
The practicum comprises three key parts, which must be completed by academics, community partners and students together in order to frame the project as a collaborative and collective project between equally valued and alternatively skilled partners. The first part is preparatory and taken prior to the on-site project component; second, there is the project placement with associated practical and academic work; and third, an ex-ante evaluation of the project will be carried out by all partners to the work. For more information, please contact your IFSA program advisor. 
Course Restrictions
EQUINE SCIENCE
Courses are restricted to equine majors only, and placements are not guaranteed as preference is given to full-time, degree-seeking students at the University of Limerick. Study abroad students will be able to select from the modules with open places upon arrival on campus.
SPORTS SCIENCE AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Courses are restricted to sports science and physical education majors only ,and placements are not guaranteed as preference is given to full-time, degree-seeking students at the University of Limerick. Study abroad students will be able to select from the modules with openings upon arrival on campus.
JOURNALISM AND COMMUNICATIONS
Due to minimal spaces in modules, journalism and communications courses are not open to study abroad students.
Transcripts
After you return to the U.S., IFSA will send a Butler University transcript to your home university and to your permanent address. The transcript reflects the courses taken, credits attempted, and grades earned during your term abroad. This service is included in your study abroad program at no additional cost
Subjects offered at University of Limerick Partnership
Accounting Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering Anatomy/Physiology Animal Science / Wildlife Management Anthropology Architecture and Design Art History Astronomy Aviation Behavioral and Cognitive Sciences Biochemistry Biology Biomedical Engineering Business Business Psychology Chemical Engineering Chemistry Civil Engineering Communications Computer Science Computer/Software Engineering Criminal Justice/Criminology Cultural Studies Cybersecurity Dance Earth Science Ecology Economics Electrical/Electronic Engineering Elementary Education English English Literature Entrepreneurship and Innovation Environmental Science/Studies Equine Studies European History Exercise Science/Kinesiology Film/Cinema Studies Finance Food Science/Nutrition French Genetics Geography Geology German Health Administration/Management Health Education Health Studies History Hospitality & Tourism Human Resources Human and Child Development Immunology Industrial Engineering Industrial Relations Information Technology International Business International Studies/Affairs/Relations Irish / Gaelic Journalism Landscape Architecture Law/Legal Studies Management Management Information Systems Marine Science Marketing Materials Engineering Mathematics Mechanical Engineering Media/Multimedia Studies Microbiology Midwifery Molecular and Cellular Biology Museum Studies Music Performance Music Technology Neuroscience Nursing Occupational Therapy Philosophy Physical Education/Sports Studies Physics Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy Political Science Public/Global Health Secondary Education Sociology Spanish Special Education Speech Pathology Statistics Telecommunications Theater/Drama Translation Women and Gender Studies Zoology

Housing & Meals

Housing Type
Apartment/Flat
Meals
Self-catered

The IFSA-Butler Team

IFSA-Butler has a dedicated team and staff who are here to help every student prepare and be ready to achieve their goals at every step of the way.

Program Advisor

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Kendall Hook

Program Advisor - Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England

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Finance Advisor

Resident Director

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Maria Keane

Resident Director, Ireland

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Academic Affairs Director

Dates and Fees

Spring 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
January 14, 2018
Program End Date
May 15, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$12,875
Housing
$3,100
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$15,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1,000
Meals
$1,470
Books & Supplies
$220
Local Transportation
$500
Visa
$300
Personal Expenses
$1,920
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$5,410

Fall 2018

Program Dates

Program Start Date
September 3, 2018
Program End Date
December 21, 2018

Program Fees

Tuition
$12,600
Housing
$3,375
Insurance
Included
Total Program Fee
$15,975
Students pay a $500 non-refundable program deposit upon confirmation of attendance. The deposit is applied to the total program fee.

Estimated Costs

Airfare
$1000
Meals
$1,300
Books & Supplies
$220
Local Transportation
$430
Visa
$300
Personal Expenses
$1,690
(Includes utilities, laundry, entertainment, expected start-up costs, etc. Does not include personal travel.)
Total Estimated Costs
$4,940