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  • Locations: Limerick, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 09/15/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
Yes
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Jye Shafer
Housing: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Junior, Senior
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
University of Limerick, Ireland

The University of Limerick (UL) was originally founded in 1972 as the National Institute for Higher Education, Limerick and became an official university in 1989. UL now hosts nearly 12,000 students, including more than 2,000 international students each year. UL offers a variety of over 70 undergraduate degree programs, including those in arts/humanities, social sciences, education/health sciences, engineering, science, and business.
UL is known for its strong links in business and industry, and its Kemmy Business School (KBS) was established over 30 years ago. Kemmy Business School was recently recognized as Best Business School as the InBusiness Editor’s Choice Awards, and is widely recognized as one of Ireland’s leading business schools. The Kemmy Business School hosts nearly 3,000 students and 100 faculty members, and offers state-of-the-art facilities as well as business and management educational opportunities throughout Ireland and abroad.


Location

The University of Limerick finds its home in the city of Limerick. Located on the west coast of Ireland along the River Shannon, the city of Limerick enjoys beautiful scenery as well as a very interesting and extensive history. Limerick is now the fourth most populous city in Ireland, and the city’s earliest settlement dates back to the year 812. The city is compact enough to travel by foot or by bike. Limerick was chosen as Ireland’s first-ever Irish City of Culture in 2014, and is home to the newly-renovated St. John’s castle as well as Limerick’s St. Mary’s Cathedral, which was founded in 1168 by Donal Mor O’Brien, king of Munster. Limerick is also home to a wide variety of pubs and restaurants, as well as various museums that illustrate the art and history of Ireland and Limerick.
 

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in English
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
 
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January)
  • Spring Semester (February to June)
  • Academic year (September to June)

Courses

Students studying at UL have the choice between a variety of business classes, all of which can be found in the Undergraduate Business Course Catalog. Business students can choose from courses in accounting, economics, international business, management, and language courses within the Kemmy Business School at UL. KBS students are also provided with access to laboratories, computer laboratories, reading rooms, restaurants, the Glucksman Library, and a faculty dedicated to the advancement of business education in their students. A complete list of all of the resources/facilities available to KBS students is available here.

All exchange students to the University of Limerick are required to get all of the courses they wish to take while abroad approved by their home university (Texas A&M University).


Housing

International exchanges students at UL are given the option of applying for on-campus accommodation or choosing to live in a private residence off-campus. There are about 2,500 rooms available on-campus, which are well-maintained by Plassey Campus Centre Ltd. Students who choose to live off-campus, in a private residence, have various accommodation options to choose from. Students are encourage to contact the UL Accommodation Office for a full list of housing options. More information about housing and accommodation can be found on the UL Accommodation webpage.

Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
  • Scholarships
    • CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
    • Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
    • ROTC and Corps Scholarships
    • The Study Abroad Fellowship
    • International Education Fee Scholarship
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office “Funding Your Program” page.
 

Helpful Links

University of Limerick Homepage
UL Business Course Catalog
UL Kemmy Business School
UL International Exchange Page
UL Accommodation Page
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarships and Funding
Scholarship and Funding options
Currency Converter



Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I would highly recommend studying abroad to anyone who has the opportunity to go. It has changed my life in so many different ways. I am much more independent, traveled, and cultured as a result of the fantastic experience. I wouldn’t trade it for anything.”
 
 Philip ’14 Finance, Spring 2013 Mays Reciprocal Exchange in Spain


Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at the University of Limerick, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business. Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.