University of Limerick
Fall, Spring, or Academic Year
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.
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.
Students can choose to study abroad during
- 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
- Fall Semester (September to January)
- Spring Semester (February to June)
- Academic year (September to June)
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).
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
*Tuition & Fee rates vary depending on course load and residency status.
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship
and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage
Funding is available in many forms. For complete information on funding opportunities, please visit the Study Abroad Programs Office website here:http://studyabroad.tamu.edu/funding
or visit for walk-in advising.
College Station Students Only: The Scholarships and Financial Aid office offers scholarship programs. These scholarships are based on merit and/or financial need. For more information and to access the application, visit: https://sfaid.tamu.edu/uwideapp/#Program13
Federal and state financial aid and some scholarships may often be used toward the cost of TAMU study abroad programs. Students can contact the program's respective study abroad advisor (listed above) to obtain a copy of the program-specific Financial Aid Request Form. Students should schedule a meeting with a financial aid advisor to discuss their award package and disbursement of financial aid as it relates to the courses and the program fee due dates. Link to the Scholarship & Financial Aid Office:http://financialaid.tamu.edu/
Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student
"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student