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Why the University of Limerick?

Exceptional Student Experience

UL is committed to providing an outstanding student experience in one of the most beautiful campuses in Europe. Situated on the banks of the river Shannon, UL’s world-class facilities are uniquely located on extensive parkland delivering a vibrant community environment. UL provides 7 residential villages, 6 of which are on campus ensuring students enjoy ample opportunity to mix with their peers and enjoy our Olympic-standard sports facilities. The student experience is at the heart of everything we do at UL, which is why our students consistently give us a five-star ranking for ‘teaching’ and ‘facilities’. UL delivers an exceptional student experience designed to match the drive and ambition of our students.

Student Support

A wide range of support services are provided varying from student personnel services to specific learning support units. The Information Technology Division (ITD) ensures that you make the most of the university’s IT resources. International students who need further support with English language classes, can avail of programmes at the university Language Centre.

The Careers Service provides information and support to help students to develop and implement effective career plans in preparation for graduation. Services include careers advice and information, career planning seminars, careers fairs (attended by over 100 national and international companies), company presentations, vacancy notification, and careers website.



UL graduates are in high demand by employers, with UL graduate employment rates consistently higher than the national average. The Cooperative Education and Careers division ensure that UL graduates lead in terms of employability and their door is always open for students considering their next step.

World-Class Campus

The University of Limerick is considered one of the most spectacular and environmentally friendly campuses in the world and boasts extensive cultural, sporting and residential facilities.  It is located on 148 hectares of parkland that spans both sides of the River Shannon. UL is renowned for its outstanding campus environment and dedication to sustainable development of the natural environment both within and beyond the campus. In 2016, a new walking/cycling greenway was refurbished linking the university with Limerick City. UL was ranked 16th in the world for its efforts towards campus sustainability and environmentally friendly university management in the Green Metric Ranking of World Universities 2015.

International Environment

In 2015, UL was placed in the top 200 most international universities in the world in the Times Higher Education (THE) rankings, which measures international outlook by means of the diversity of the student and staff body and success in international research collaborations. Our undergraduate and postgraduate communities are made up of students from across Europe, Asia, Australia, America and Africa with international students now representing almost one in five of the total student population.

Limerick and the West of Ireland

Situated on the banks of the beautiful River Shannon, settlements in Limerick date back as far as 221AD. With a population of 90,000, Limerick is a growing, modern city with a compact and friendly centre. The city is well serviced by a bus and train network and is a 20-minute drive from Shannon Airport; the University of Limerick is located 5km from Limerick City. From sporting to cultural events to nightlife and restaurants, Limerick is an affordable city with something to offer every student.

Limerick is the gateway to the Wild Atlantic Way, one of the longest defined coastal routes in the world. With its proximity to the sea, its inland lakes and waterways, fertile farmland, hills and mountains Limerick has an exceptional recreational and cultural hinterland allowing for the pursuit of a vast range of recreational activities including cycling, yachting, kayaking, fishing, shooting, hunting and hill walking to name but a few.

Did You Know?

By the end of the academic year 2017/18 over half of all fulltime lecturing staff in the School of Law will have secured a professional qualification in teaching and learning.