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Destinations! Ireland: Limerick                   

Fall Semester beginning of September to mid-December
Spring Semester:  mid-January to mid-May
(Check with the Office of International Education for annual dates.)

UWSP Course Equivalents:

There are a variety of modules at the University of Limerick approved for UWSP course credit.  This list does change, but the most recent chart can be accessed HERE​.

Be immersed in the life of an Irish univeristy student at the University of Limerick! You can choose many courses offered at the University during its regular semester.

Live in on-campus housing with Irish and international roommates.  When you have finished your semester, you can say that you truly experienced university life in Ireland.

About the City of Limerick:  At the heart of the Shannon region in Ireland's Midwest, Limerick is a vibrant city of considerable historic and literary interest. Founded as a Viking fortress in the 10th century, it is Ireland's oldest chartered city. Restoration and urban renewal in Limerick have been implemented in recent years restoring King John's Castle and St. Mary's Cathedral.

About the University: The University of Limerick was established in 1972 on an old estate three miles from the city. It quickly gained a reputation for innovation and academic excellence among Irish universities. It has become a focus for awide range of artistic activity and is home to fine collections of Irish art, the Irish Chamber Orchestra, and the Irish World Music Center. Limerick is a great starting point for exploring Ireland. With breathtaking beauty and a long, dramatic history, the country is extremely attractive to students because of its renown in literature, film and popular music. The University of Limerick International Office organizes field trips to Dublin and western Ireland. Counties Clare, Cork, Galway, Kerry and Tipperary are all within a day's journey of Limerick.

For an excellent video on the University's International Week, be sure to click here.  It's a beautiful campus in a beautiful country and the video will certainly help you decide to study abroad in Ireland.

Application Deadline: Go to the Applications page to see deadlines and get application materials.

Student Life and Support 

The University of Limerick campus is just a bit larger than UWSP. On the Limerick campus there are restaurants, a bookshop, full banking service, laundry facilities and sports and recreation facilities. There is also a modern dance company, a chamber orchestra and a national art collection. The University Sports & Recreation program offers instructed classes in over 60 different physical activities, ranging from archery to yoga. Study abroad students are also encouraged to get involved with some of the 70 student clubs and organizations.

The university offers residential villages specifically designed for Irish and international students. Individual two-story terraced houses of 6-8 bedrooms are arranged in landscaped courtyards in an attractive village style. Each house offers single study-bedrooms, a large kitchen/living room, two bathroom facilities, telephone, and cable TV.

The University of Limerick’s International Office provides an orientation week as well as support services throughout your semester.


Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors and special students from all academic disciplines with academic focus, maturity, motivation, preparation and an international perspective. A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. Attendance at orientation meetings is strongly recommended.


Click here for latest price estimates.

The estimated program fee includes most tuition fees, accommodation, and small meal plan, CISI insurance and administrative fees. Not included in this fee are the international airfare, passport and visa costs, books, personal expenses and local transportation.

NOTE ON AIRLINE TICKETS:  Although international airfare is not included in the cost, you must consult with the Office of International Education BEFORE making any airline ticket purchases.  UW System has specific requirements for all UWSP sponsored travel. 


Select courses from a wide variety of subject areas while remaining enrolled as a UWSP student.  You will be fully integrated into the normal semester courses at the University of  Limerick!

But an important part of your pre-departure preparation is to work with the UWSP Office of International Education to secure UWSP course equivalents and credit approvals!  Courses in this program may qualify to meet major or minor degree requirements. 

UWSP Course Equivalents:

There are a variety of modules at the University of Limerick approved for UWSP course credit.  This list does change, but the most recent chart can be accessed HERE​.

Select courses for the appropriate semester from the University of Limerick's "Classes and Credits". Then, work with the UWSP Office of International Education and your academic advisor to insure course transferability.

For more information on study abroad at the University of Limerick, click HERE.

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