The University of Limerick is a rapidly growing, modern university and is regarded as one of the leading institutions in Ireland for business, science and engineering. The University of Limerick offers a wide range of courses with over 70 four-year primary degree programmes in the four faculties of the University: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences; Education and Health Sciences; Kemmy Business School; and Science and Engineering. Study abroad students have the opportunity to cross-register among any of the University's academic departments. The University of Limerick has been receiving US study abroad students for over 20 years and more recently international students from Japan, Korea, China, Thailand and many other European countries. Visiting students are fully integrated into the student body, following the same lectures, seminars, tutorials and taking the same assessments as Irish students.
Located on the banks of the River Shannon and only three miles from the city center, the campus gives you close access to the city's mix of historical and cultural activities, as well as the scenic view of the nearby countryside. Limerick is Ireland’s third largest city; which dates back to the 9th century. Its castles, ancient walls and museums are testament to its dramatic past. There is certainly plenty of history to absorb in this fine riverside city; from the 13th Century King John’s Castle and the Treaty Stone, to the Hunt Museum which houses over 2,000 works of art including pieces by Leonardo da Vinci, Renoir and Picasso. The city boasts some fascinating sights, fashionable bars, charming old pubs, glossy shops, smart restaurants and boutique hotels.
The University of Limerick has 5 purpose built village style residences on the campus which offer high quality accomodation. Living on campus is one of the best way to enjoy university life. Campus residences offer a home from home with an excellent study environment.
Please note the following are optional extras and you can also choose to pay for them as required:
ARAMARK Food Services at the University of Limerick have launched a Meal Plan programme. The key benefits of the UL meal plan are as follows:
1. Cost Savings – Opportunity to avail of significant savings by choosing one of our plan options
2. Variety – Choose from any of our nine University of Limerick food service locations (listed below) to dine and relax
3. Flexibility – Choose the meal plan that best suits your budget
4. Responsible plan options – Vouchers can be used for the purchase of food and non-alcoholic beverages only
For your convenience, the following food service outlets will be included i.e. Eden Restaurant, Red Raisin, Pizza Pronto, Starbucks, Café Allegro, Café Verde, Cube Café, Café Aroma and the Right Track Café.
Time is not an issue as food outlets open at 8:30am and Cube Café located in Kemmy Business School is open until 8:00pm Monday – Thursday, Subway is open until 7:00pm Monday – Thursday and Starbucks is open until 7pm Monday to Thursday. Outlets close between 3pm-4pm Fridays. Please note, weekends are not included on the meal plan.
The laundry services in residence are communal facilities and are charged pro rata. The laundry services are operated by Kilross Laundry Ltd. Kilross Laundry are offering an economical pre-pay laundry package for those who would prefer not to worry about laundry costs during term while making a saving on regular machine tokens that are purchased each week. The cost for a single semester is €85. This will provide one wash and one drying token per week for the booking period you choose.
Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous Study Abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “View Sample” under Pre-Approved Courses at the top of this brochure page. Please note that this is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution. You may view the entire course catalog for the University of Limerick online. Students are encouraged to propose additional or revised equivalencies during the application process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Courses at the University of Limerick are designated by the following sample course code: XX4051
XX is the subject area
The first digit is the type of study – only modules beginning in 4 are offered to study abroad students.
The middle two digits are the departments’ way to distinguish between classes.
The final digit determines the level of the course and which semester it will run in.
1, 3, 5, 7 are fall semester classes
2, 4, 6, 8 are spring semester classes
1 and 2 is year 1 = lower division
3 and 4 is year 2 = lower division
5 and 6 is year 3 = upper division
7 and 8 is year 4 = upper division
Credit and Grading Transfer
Credits from the University of Limerick will transfer as follows:
Credit at University of Limerick
Credit at Chapman
Study Abroad students must enroll in the equivalent of 12 - 18 Chapman credits.
Grades will transfer according to the following scale:
Grade at University of Limerick
Grade at Chapman
A1 - First Honours
A2 - First Honours
B1 - Honours 2.1
B2 - Honours 2.1
B3 - Honours 2.2
C1 - Third class honours
C2 - Third class honours
C3 - Third class honours
D1 - Compensating Fail
D2 - Compensating Fail
F - Fail
All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.