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University of Limerick Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Established in 1972, University of Limerick had an enrolment of over 12,000 students for 2017-18 session. Over 2000 International students, representing 17% of the total student population, were enrolled in the University. The student-to faculty ratio of University is 21:1

The various graduate and postgraduate programs are offered across four faculties: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education and Health Sciences; Kemmy Business School; and Science and Engineering.

  • University has country-specific requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate programs admission.
  • IELTS/TOEFL scores are accepted as proof of english proficiency.
  • GRE/GMAT scores are required for MBA admission.


Application PortalUniversity Offline Application
Application fees (non-refundable)Undergraduate: None
Graduate: 35 euros
Student-to-Faculty Ratio21:1
Financial-AidScholarships, funding
GMAT, GRE scoresRequired
College AccommodationAvailable
% of International Students17%

University of Limerick Admission Deadlines

Application deadline for 2019-20 session are as follows:

ProgramApplication Deadline
MSc (Sport, Exercise and Performance Psychology MSc, Sports Performance, Mental Skills and Mental Health in Sports and Exercise)November 1
OtherJuly 1

English Proficiency Requirements for International Students

Official scores of following tests are required as a proof of English proficiency for an applicant who does not come from a country where English is the first language. You may be exempted from english proficiency requirements if you provide other certifications such as Peterson’s, Cambridge English Language Assessment.

CertificationsMinimum requirement
TOEFLIbt – 90
Pbt – 580
GCE O LevelC grade
ETAPPC1 grade

Visa Requirements for International Students

International students from visa-required countries must apply for a student visa to study at University of Limerick.

Required documents to apply for a visa:

  • Valid Passport
  • Offer Letter from the University of Limerick
  • Proof of payment of one year’s tuition fees
  • Evidence of €7,000 financial support.
  • Proof of Medical Insurance
  • English Proficiency Requirement

University of Limerick Undergraduate Admissions

Over 70 undergraduate programmes across Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Education & Health Sciences and Science & Engineering are offered by the University.

Where to Apply: University Offline Application

Application Fee: None

Admission Requirements: Admission requirements for admission in undergraduate programs at University of Limerick varies with country.

Some country-specific are as follows:

  • India: A minimum average grade of 70% with first-division standing in Standard XII examinations of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE), Metro state boards or Council for Indian School Certificate Examination (CISCE)
  • China: A senior high school diploma including English, Mathematics and another language with a minimum grade of 80% or above.
  • Japan: Upper secondary school leaving certificate (Kotogakko Sotsugyo Shomeisho) with good results (3/5 or above) plus one further year of third-level education or successful completion of the UOL International Foundation certificate.

University of Limerick Graduate Admission

University of Limerick offers over 100 graduate programs at masters, doctoral and postdoctoral level. Some of the popular programs are MBA, Mechanical Engineering and Computer & Communication System Engineering.

Where to Apply: University Offline Application

Application Fee: 35 Euros (for up to two Graduate Programs)

Admission Requirement:

  • Official transcripts of institutes last attended
  • Birth Certificate
  • Updated Passport

As per the university's guidelines, some country-specific requirements are to be fulfilled by international students to secure admission:

  • India: A three or four-year honours degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum overall grade of 60%. Full transcripts/full mark sheets of each academic year must be provided by the applicant. Some programs may even require an interview.
  • China: High grades in a four-year degree program in a relevant discipline at a recognised competitive university. Some courses may require an interview.
  • Japan: High grades in a Bachelor’s Degree (Gakushi) in a relevant discipline at a recognised university. For some courses, an interview might be a requirement.

Additional requirements for some of the courses are as follows:

CourseAcademic Requirements
MBA - executiveGMAT or GRE scores, A passport size photo
Computer and Communications Systems (MEng)One page supporting statement
Nursing (MSc)Nursing Registration Certificate, 1000 words written statement

Foreign transcripts should be evaluated and translated into english by an accredited agency. While University of Limerick might not be as selective or as difficult to get into, but interested international students should apply weeks ahead of others to lock their seat for on-time evaluation of the application. Once an offer letter is received, the students must apply for a visa to reach university on time.

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