Please note that we will begin making offers in January and will continue until the programme is full. The programme may be full before the closing date hence early application is advised.
Please have the following documents ready to upload with your application:
Full degree transcript and certificates/awards (including English translation if applicable)
English language qualifications (if English is not your first language)
References if desired
A copy of your birth certificate (long document)
Taught Programmes - Application Process
All applicants apply through the online application system by choosing a programme from one of the five faculties. If Non-EU applicants wish to contact the International Education Division first before completing an online application, they can do by filling out the International Education Division Enquiry Form. For more information visit the International Office website.
Tel: +353 61 202414
Fax: +353 61 213062
Visit the International Office website
What to include (upload) with your application
Certified results for all examinations mentioned on your application form and/or confirmation of the award of your qualification(s).
Evidence of English language proficiency.
Certified translations of your award and transcripts if they are not in English
A copy of your birth certificate or passport
Please note that certain programmes request additional documentation such as personal statements and/or references. Please check the programme entry requirements to ensure you have included the required information.
What happens after I apply?
Once you submit your application online, you will receive an email acknowledgement. It is important that you upload all your documents at the time of application as you will not be able to upload these at a later stage. If you do not have your documents at the time of application, you will need to mail them to the Postgraduate Admissions Office once they become available.
Your application will then be passed to the Course Director who will decide whether or not to offer you a place. Some programmes require interviews and you will be notified of the date, time and venue.
You will receive one of the following letters from the Postgraduate Admissions Office:
An unconditional offer. You satisfy all of the academic conditions required and we are offering you a place.
A conditional offer. You do not yet satisfy the academic conditions required before entry but you propose to do so. The conditions are listed in the offer letter and may include English language tests as well as degree results.
Letter of regret. We are unable to offer you a place.
Please note that a decision is authoritative and official only if it has been sent in writing from the Postgraduate Admissions Office.
Accepting a place at the University of Limerick
To accept your offer you must pay your acceptance deposit and send in the course acceptance form, stamped by the bank, to the Postgraduate Admissions Office. On receipt of this acceptance form/deposit, the Postgraduate Admissions Office will change the status of your application to Firmly Accepted. You will receive an orientation pack in August. The orientation pack will provide you with full details of orientation and enrolment.
Deferring your offer
You cannot defer a place on a taught postgraduate programme without the permission of the Course Director. If you are offered a deferral, you will receive a letter from the Postgraduate Admissions Office confirming that a deferral has been granted. You should then contact the Postgraduate Admissions Office before March of the following year to confirm that you will be accepting your place. If you are not offered a deferral, then you must re-apply for the programme the following academic year.
Postgraduate Admissions Office
University of Limerick
Tel: +353 61 234377
Fax: +353 61 233287