University of Limerick

University of Limerick



As one of the ‘Top Young Universities’ in the world, the University of Limerick (UL), is located on the west coast of Ireland along the picturesque River Shannon and enjoys an unspoiled natural environment blended with state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.

Limerick is the third largest city in the Republic of Ireland - a business hub, with a relaxed lifestyle and almost 50% of the population under the age of 30, UL is a popular choice for national and international students. 

Students and Faculties

With close to 12,000 students, including more than 2000 international students each year, UL is a young and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and scholarship.
UL offers more than 70 undergraduate programmes across Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education and Health Sciences, Science and Engineering and the Kemmy Business School.  UL also delivers a strong postgraduate offering with more than 100 taught postgraduate programmes to Doctoral and Post-doctoral level.


With strong links to business and industry, UL excels at translational research which aims to accelerate the practical application of academic research to benefit society. The Nexus Innovation Centre is a growing community of international researchers and entrepreneurs which supports new businesses and the creation of jobs.

Graduate Employment

UL pioneered the concept of Cooperative Education in Ireland, placing more than 2000 students in paid and semi-paid work placements annually - 30% of these as international placements.  These valuable work experiences make UL graduates more employable, which is why the UL graduate employment rate is 16% higher than the national average.

Sports and Student Life

Known as ‘Ireland’s Sporting Campus’, UL boasts Ireland’s first altitude training centre and an Olympic-sized swimming pool, the National Strength and Conditioning Centre and Ireland’s only indoor, powered rowing tank. The new 3G pitches are the largest artificial grass development in Europe and the Sports Arena attracts more than 600,000 visitors each year.  UL is the home of Munster Rugby; the national basketball teams and sprint athletics squads train there too.  

Cafes, restaurants, student and faculty accommodation options and a range of on-campus facilities provide an outstanding student experience and a stimulating working environment.