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Frequently Asked Questions


The University of Limerick - "The most impressive range of campus facilities in the State" quote from The Irish Times National Newspaper 2010.

Fill out and return the application form for the course of your choice and send it to us by email.  Once we receive the application form we will issue an invoice and provisional letter of acceptance to you. 

This will depend on the course you have chosen and the length of the course.  You should fill out the application form and send it to us.  When we receive it we will issue an invoice to you.  The invoice will detail how much needs to be paid and how you can pay.

Students from several countries need to get a visa before travelling to study in Ireland. Further information is available online at www.inis.gov.ie.   The University of Limerick Language Centre will issue a Visa Support Letter to you as soon as full fees have been paid.

We would advise you to buy medical and travel insurance.  Medical and travel insurance is the responsibility of course participants. 

ULLC can provide medical insurance at a cost of €90.  The policy is valid for one year once you are a full time student at UL/ULLC.  Your policy is given to you when you arrive at ULLC.

European Union students should bring their European Health Insurance Card with them.  Information on this card can be obtained by logging onto http://www.ehic.ie/

You should talk to a member of staff. 

This will depend on how much written notice you give.  For more information you can refer to the Conditions of Enrolment.  Where a student is unable to attend a course because they have been refused a student visa full fees (excluding the admin fee) will be refunded once proof is provided.  See the Terms and Conditions for more information.

The answer to this question will depend on your academic qualifications and your English language proficiency. The general entry requirements for undergraduate and postgraduate programmes can be located on our International Education.  www.ul.ie/internationaleducation.  The minimum English Language requirements are also listed here.

Arrival times are usually flexible.  We would ask that you send us your arrival time before you arrive.  Accommodation is charged on a weekly basis i.e. 7 nights so if you arrive on a Saturday you should depart on a Saturday.  Outside of this time there will be extra fees to pay. 

Yes, there are Summer Camps available for booking for students who wish to place their children in a caring and fun environment while they attend their course with us.  Please contact us for more information on these camps.

Family accommodation is very limited on campus and with host families during the summer, so you should contact the Language Centre to check availability.

This will depend on the course you apply for but generally you will have two teachers.

This will depend on the course you have enrolled in.

You should bring a note book and a pen.  We will supply you with a course book.

Yes.  On day one of your course you will sit a placement test so that we will be able to place you in a class that is most suitable to your level of English.  The placement test includes speaking, writing, and a multiple choice test involving reading, grammar and vocabulary.

Yes.  If you intend doing this you should speak to your teacher.  S/he will be able to recommend material to help you to prepare for the examination.  Staff will also help you to apply for the exam(s).  ULLC is an official Cambridge Exam Centre so you can apply for Cambridge Exams on campus.

During the Summer Programme we run an extensive Social Programme.  Click here to view a sample timetable of activities. During the rest of the year the Language Centre organises at least one event per month but international students can join in the many events and activities on campus. Long term Language Centre students can also join one of the many Clubs and Societies on campus.

This will depend on your level, but the maximum number of students in one class is 15.

There are numerous places to eat on campus, ranging from large self service restaurants offering good value hot food to trendy cafés offering gourmet sandwiches, great cakes, speciality coffees and juices.  A full list of all of these restaurants, their locations and opening hours is included in the information pack you get on arrival.  If you want to make use of the facilities in your apartment then there are lots of supermarkets in the area. See your Student Handbook for a map of local food stores.

If you need to make urgent contact with ULLC (before you arrive) please call the office on +353 (0) 61 202777 or +353 (0) 61 233237 Monday to Friday between office hours (09.00 to 17.00).  

Outside of office hours you need to contact Security by calling the main University number 061 20 2700.  

In the event of an EMERGENCY on campus you should call 3333 (internally) or 061 202333 (externally).  

You should call to the Language Centre office (LCO 019) and we will make an appointment for you. If you are a long term Language Centre student and have a valid UL ID then you can go to the Student Centre on campus.  More information can be found on their website.

Plug adaptors compatible for all countries can be purchased from Home Base on the Dublin Road or Atlantic Homecare on Childers Road.  Prices vary according to requirements.  There is a map of the local food stores in your Student Handbook.

The Language Centre will be closed on all Irish Public Holidays.