Study Abroad in Limerick, Ireland

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Study Abroad in Limerick: Academics

University of Limerick

University of LimerickIn 2021 the University of Limerick achieved the highest possible 5-star status in the influential QS Stars Rating System which assesses universities globally. ULís leading position in graduate employability, strong research commercialization, the Ä52 million E.U. Bernal Project in science and engineering and academic performance are among many of its strengths. Its beautiful park-like campus, three miles from the city center, on the banks of the River Shannon, boasts modern facilities making it ideal for student learning and recreation. The university fosters a broad arts program. It is the permanent home to several art collections along with the Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, an internationally acclaimed center for innovation and research in music and dance performance and the University Concert Hall which regularly hosts international performing artists.

Academic Overview

Choose one of 4 available programs and one course from those listed on the Courses page:

  • Irish Studies
  • Responsible Business
  • Health Care
  • Sports Science

All courses are recommended for 3 credits.

Attendance To receive full credit for courses, students must attend all classes.

Computer access and email The Information Technology Department provides computing, communications, printing and audio-visual services. Students have access to PCs installed with a comprehensive range of applications and providing access to online information sources. AIFS students receive free e-mail accounts. Access to the university network from a studentís room is available. Macintosh computers are compatible with the network but are not supported by the Information Technology Division. WiFi is available on campus to students who bring laptops.

ECTS The University of Limerick awards ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits. ECTS credits will be shown on the transcript to allow each studentís home institution the ultimate decision when awarding U.S. credit. Recommended U.S. semester credits next to each course are based on 15 classroom hours per semester credit and are not a conversion of ECTS credits. Students should consult with their university advisors prior to participating in the program to have course credit pre-approved and ensure that they are taking the appropriate amount of credits. For further information on ECTS please click here.

Library The university’s magnificent library houses more than 140,000 books, 7,000 audio-visual items and subscriptions to 2,000 journals. The library uses online international databases and CD-ROMs. One of the databases, the European Documentation Center, holds almost all official publications of the European Union.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available. Credits are not awarded for Grades F and NG. Students receive letter grades on this scale:

E.U. U.S. E.U. U.S. E.U. U.S.
A1
B1
C1
(Passing cutoff)
D1
4.0
3.2
2.6

1.6
A2
B2
C2

D2
3.6
3.0
2.4

1.2

B3
C3



2.8
2.0


Transcripts and Course Certificates are issued by the University of Limerick. An official transcript will be sent directly to the student’s home university on completion of the program.

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