Ireland — University of Limerick

Study at the University of Limerick in Ireland. This study abroad program is intended for students of artistic studies. Take a virtual campus tour

The University of Limerick (UL) is an independent, internationally focused university with over 11,000 students and 1,313 staff. The university has a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship.

UL offers 72 undergraduate programs and 103 taught postgraduate programs across four faculties: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education and Health Sciences; Kemmy Business School; and Science and Engineering.

With the River Shannon as a unifying focal point, the university is situated on a superb 133-hectare campus. Outstanding recreational, cultural and sporting facilities further enhance this exceptional learning and working environment. The campus is located five kilometers from Limerick city and 20 kilometers from Shannon International Airport.

Location: Limerick, Ireland

Duration of exchange: Students may participate in the program for either one semester (fall or spring) or for one academic year.

This program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact a study abroad advisor for more information regarding other available programs.

Program Cost

Please note that the amounts indicated below are approximates for your planning purposes.

Please note: Students participating in this program will not pay any tuition or fees to the host campus. On-campus accommodation cost varies from €1,500 to  €2,500 per semester depending on which village they choose.

Yearly and semester cost estimates
Expenses or CostsYearSemester
Travel cost$1,500$1,500
Optional intra-European tourism$1,500$750
Living and accommodation costs$9,000 ($900 per month)$4,500
Books and supplies$200$200
Personal costs$1,000$500

Costs are calculated on a value of €1 = $1.3

The following is an estimate cost of living for the full 2012 or 2013 academic year in Euro (€):

Euro cost estimates
Expense ItemCost
Books and other academic requisites€450
Campus accommodation (Plassey Village)€3,380
Food (estimate)€2,630
Immigration registration fee€150
Health insurance€120
Airfare (estimate)€1,500
Clothing (estimate)€800


The University of Limerick (UL) has five purpose-built student villages that offer high quality accommodation for an all-inclusive fee. There are no extra bills to worry about. All villages on the University of Limerick campus are professionally managed with a residential manager on site and a full maintenance team on hand. 

Each student has his or her own room en-suite in attractive six-bedroom modern apartments, or sharing bathroom facilities in cozy 8/6/4-bedroom terraced houses. The locations are excellent and close to all amenities. Most villages have a communal hall where a program of activities is organized for students throughout the year. This includes arts, events, dance, music, information evenings, games, tournaments and social evenings. These can also be used for group study and student organized events. 

Campus residences offer a great opportunity to make new friends. They also offer an excellent study environment in well-designed bedrooms with high speed internet.

On campus accommodation is a very good option for first years. An allocation of rooms is held for incoming first-year students and are available online from January. Rooms are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. Thereafter, online applications are waitlisted.

To find out about accommodation costs or to reserve your campus accommodation, visit campus life page.

Academic Information

Language of instruction: English

 Courses are offered in the following disciplines:

  • Voice and dance, which is part of the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance
  • Psychology
  • English
  • History
  • Politics
  • Sociology

Detailed course information is available by selecting the Module Handbooks for either Fall and/or Spring.

Course Credit: Any academic credits received during the course of the program may be transferred to CSUN as pre-approved by the academic department.

Requirements and Application Information

Applicants must have a cumulative overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher, a minimum of 60 units at CSUN (for transfer students), and must be currently a CSUN undergraduate student in junior- or senior- class standing.

Voice & Dance Students: A DVD and/or CD containing audio/visual materials documenting the student's practice must be submitted with the application to the International and Exchange Student Center. There must be confirmation from the Bachelor of Arts voice and dance course director to demonstrate that the performance requirements for studying in UL have been satisfied.


Applications for the Ireland: University of Limerick program are not available at this time. For any questions regarding this program, please contact the CSUN Study Abroad Advisors.


For program and application information, please make an appointment with Eleanor Wolgast or Rebecca Spector by emailing or by visiting the International and Exchange Student Center.

For additional program information, you may contact the following faculty member:

Paula Thomson
Department of Kinesiology
(818) 677-7575