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  • Locations: Limerick, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester
  • Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Affiliate Program
Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.9 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: University/Student Housing Open to Non-Creighton Students?: No
Program Description:

Limerick is Ireland's third largest city. There are many cultural and historical sights such as castles, hunt museums, and galleries. Limerick has a close proximity to the airport and has good links to the rest of Ireland. There are both public and private transportation to all other major cities in Ireland and Europe.

UL is located on a riverside campus in the heart of the 600 acre National Technological Park at Plassey, three miles above the ancient city of Limerick. UL enrolls over 6,000 full-time and 3,000 part-time students. Creighton's affiliate program in Limerick, Ireland is open to a limited number of students each year.  Visiting students are fully integrated into the student body and take courses alongside international and Irish students.

Fall 2018
Welcome Week: September 3-7, 2018
Teaching term: September 10-December 7, 2018
Final Exams: December 7-20, 2018

Spring 2019
Welcome Week: January 14-18, 2019
Teaching term: January 21-April 26, 2019 
Easter break: April 15-23, 2019
Final Exams: April 30-May 13, 2019

Limerick Student Services
Parent Information
Limerick Buddy Program
Shopping, Dining, Budgeting for Life in Limerick

Academics and Coursework
Students are required to take a minimum of 15 credit hours (5 courses) while at the University of Limerick. Nursing students must enroll in four courses as well as two online Nursing courses at Creighton.  There are a wide variety of courses to choose from in all 6 of UL's colleges:
Business, Education, Humanities, Engineering, Informatics & Electronics, and Science.  

View course modules available for your particular term abroad:
SPRING 2018 Book of Modules
FALL 2018 Book of Modules
To search all the modules at once, please see the "Book of Modules".  Please note that this course list is for both Fall and Spring terms, so you need to be sure you find courses ending in EVEN numbers for Spring term courses and ODD numbers for Fall term courses.  

From Fall 2018 onward, courses taken while studying abroad will transfer back to Creighton University with a letter grade.  These grades will be factored into your Creighton GPA.  Grade equivalency charts will be published on the study abroad website in early 2018 to help you understand how the grade abroad will reflect on your Creighton transcript.  This change is in contrast to the former "Pass/Fail" grade policy.

On-Site Assistance
The International Office at the University of Limerick will support you throughout your stay. Prior to the beginning of each semester, they also host a two-day mandatory orientation to the university and city.

The University of Limerick has a new Practicum opportunity called UL Engage.  Students may enroll in a 3-credit service-learning course in which they learn about and interact with a part of the Limerick community in conjunction with a project of their choice.  Projects vary from semester to semester, but range from Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement, Business, Health & Wellbeing, and Science and Technology.

Find out more about the UL Engage Program here.

More information about this program is provided on the first day of orientation, and students are able to sign up for the class after arrival in Ireland.

Residence Life
Students live in row houses in Kilmurry Village.  Students live with approximately 3 other international and Irish students. Students will pay Creighton for the cost of their housing at the Kiewit freshman standard double rate that can be found on the Creighton housing website.

Meal Plan
University of Limerick does offer a meal plan option that students may choose to purchase during on-site orientation.  Past students have recommended against this option, as the dining halls are not open very late, and students can save money by cooking together with their flatmates in their own housing unit, which has a kitchen.
  Pay to Creighton Pay to University of Limerick Student Responsibility Not Applicable
Tuition X      
Room X      
Board       X
Fees X      
Housing Application Fee       X
Visa     Approx. $350  
Flight     X  
Creighton Traveler Security Program $100      
Financial Aid
If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable. Please consult with the Creighton Financial Aid Office for questions on your specific program and situation.

In Effect for Fall 2018
Students may only participate in study abroad programs that are pre-approved by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) as part of an employee benefit remission program. Such participants must pay the difference between their employee benefit remission program and the special cost to Creighton University for the study abroad program. Regular registration and fees in addition to the tuition remission fee and any additional fees for special Creighton University programs (i.e. Global Scholars) are applicable during each study abroad semester. Short travel courses are not covered under the employee benefit remission program.

Scholarship Opportunities
- UL currently offers 100 scholarships to Generation Study Partners
- Award is a €500 tuition reduction
- Scholarship Criteria: STEM and/or LGBTQ student, minimum 3.0 GPA, Full-Time undergraduate student in the US, 1 recommendation from a Professor, Personal Statement
- Find out more!

For questions, please e-mail, or call the Global Engagement Office at 402-280-2221.
To make a student appointment, please call the Global Engagement Office, or schedule online through Creighton Connect:
     - Go to
     - Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
     - Log in with your and Blue Password
     - Under Services, search “Curran”
     - Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.