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  • Locations: Limerick, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: GT applicants only
  • Estimated Program Costs: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/19/2020 05/17/2020

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Level: Undergraduate Program Type: University Exchange
Credit Hours: 12 Weeks per term: 15
Language of Instruction: English Academic Disciplines: Accounting, Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Economics, Electrical Engineering, History, Technology, and Society, International Affairs, Literature, Media and Communication, Mathematics, Mechanical Engineering, Music, Physics, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology
Preferred Participating Majors (Exchange Programs): Aerospace Engineering, Biomedical Engineering Housing Type: Off-Campus Residence Hall, On-Campus Residence Hall
Advisor: Cassy McInnis International Service Learning: No
Affiliated with GT Serve-Learn-Sustain: No
Program Description:
 
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Location Information


PROGRAM DATES
Academic Year:  early September – late May
Fall semester:  early September – mid December
Spring semester:  late January – late May

LOCATION
This university is located in Limerick, Ireland. To learn more about this city and country, please visit:
http://www.state.gov
http://www.lonelyplanet.com

HOST INSTITUTION
The University of Limerick was established in 1972 and is recognized as a pioneer among the seven universities in the Republic of Ireland. It's an independent, internationally focused university with over 10,500 students and 1,200 staff members. It is a young, energetic, and enterprising university with a proud record of innovation in education and excellence in research and scholarship. UL believes in combining academic excellence with relevance to economic, social and cultural needs. They are also an international center of excellence in sport, music and the arts. Its campus, next to the river Shannon, is regarded as Ireland's most beautiful university campus. There are six colleges: Kemmy Business School, College of Education, College of Engineering, College of Humanities, College of Informatics & Electronics, and the College of Science.

HOUSING
  • on-campus dormitories
  • off-campus dormitories
UL has five high-quality residential villages on campus. They are all only a few minutes' walk from all University facilities. Each village offers houses/apartments with private study bedrooms, private fully equipped kitchen, lounges, two showers, and toilets. Each has accommodation designed for students with impaired mobility. There are approximately 2,500 rooms available on campus.

The villages also offer multi-channel TV, telephones, refuse collection (refuse sacks and light bulbs are supplied for students), self-service launderette, car parking, nighttime security patrols, full maintenance service, residential managers, and a computer link to the internet from each bedroom via the UL network (at a cost of 130 Euro per annum ($175 USD).

Students also have the possibility of living off campus in shared accommodation that includes self-catering houses and apartments. Most off campus accommodation is located within walking distance of the university campus. A full list of suitable off campus housing is available from the Accommodation Office at UL. The Accommodation Office (Room D-0034) is open Monday - Friday, 11h00-12h30 and 14h30-16h30. You can expect to find accommodation within 1 to 3 days. A number of new designated student villages have all come on stream affording students a wider range of accommodation possibilities. Please contact the Accommodation Office for a list of accommodation available or check the local newspapers, the Limerick Leader and the Limerick Post for information on accommodation available in the Castletroy area for students.

For more information, you can refer to click here

MEALS
  • no meal plan
  • on-campus dining (no dining halls for the dorms, though)
Students eat well at the University of Limerick. The University offers a wide choice of restaurants offering high quality home cooked food at budget conscious prices, a variety of small restaurants, stylish cafes and restaurants which serve food late into the evening. For more information, you may visit click here.
 
Eligibility
  • Georgia Tech degree-seeking student
  • Good Academic Standing with a 3.0 (or higher) GPA at time of application
  • Undergraduates must have completed at least two full-time semesters of study at GT 
  • At least 18 years of age by the program's departure date
  • Be able to stay at the host university for the duration of their semester, INCLUDING through their exam period
  • Be in Good Standing with the Office of Student Affairs and Housing
  • All Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply to participate in an exchange outside of their home country only. This rule applies to all who do not have a U.S. passport, including U.S. Permanent Residents.
  • All study abroad participants are required to have a passport prior to any visa deadline dates, and any needed visas prior to departure date (Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations prior to departure).

Academic Info
COURSE INFORMATION
For detailed course information: click here.

Timetables for courses are released near the beginning of each semester. 

Helpful course information from former students:
  • "Normal classes (apart from classes with large projects or labs) are solely comprised of Midterms and Finals. The studying style is different, as there are little/no checkpoints. Students must anticipate this and plan accordingly."
  • "Classes ending in an odd number are offered only in the fall. Classes ending in even numbers are only offered in the spring. The book of "modules" (their version of classes) is here; in the top right, "advanced filters" can prove to be very helpful.
  • "To find the timetables for a module, click here, and you can find what time everything is, so as to make a schedule before going over there."
  • "If staying for a year, you MUST pass all of your classes the first semester. The way they're set up, if a student fails a class, they basically have to wait till next year to take that class again before they can continue."
  • "Exchange students have six weeks to register for classes. On the 7th week, you can still register but for a 10 euro fine."

Credit for courses taken as a part of exchange programs is received by transferring the credits back to Georgia Tech. For more information about this, click here.  Here you will find the foreign credit approval form, the foreign credit approval form instructions, and a link to the registrar's Equivalency Table.

CREDIT TRANSFER SYSTEM
1.4 ECTS = 1 GT credit
1 Limerick = 0.714 GT

GRADING SYSTEM
Limerick Grade = US Grade
A1, A2, B1, B2, B3 = A
C1, C2 = B
C3, D1 = C
D2 = D
F (Fail) = F 
 
  • Complete information about how to apply for or renew a U.S. passport is available here.
  • You must obtain all proper immigration documents, such as an official passport and a visa if required. Students are responsible for securing all required travel documents per the host country’s regulations. For visa information visit the U.S. State Department website here.
Currently, United States, Canadian and Japanese passport-holders do not need visas. (You should re-check this information with the Embassy of Ireland before your departure to make sure it is still current). However, they do have to register with the Immigration Officer within one month of arrival. Upon arrival, at any port of entry into Ireland (Cork, Dublin, Shannon, etc.), students will be required to produce a valid passport and their Offer Letter from the University of Limerick. Should a student fail to produce these documents, you will be in breach of Irish Immigration Regulations. The Irish Immigration Officer will have no choice but to refuse you entry into Ireland.

All students admitted by the Irish Immigration Officers upon arrival in Ireland, will have their passports computer swiped and date stamped, endorsing a requirement for them to register with the Immigration Office, within one month. Immigration registration takes place at the Garda Síochána (police) station at Henry Street in Limerick city center during normal office hours, excluding public holidays.

To register with Immigration students will be required to produce documentation, including evidence of financial support and medical insurance. For details, please click here

Essential Functions of Study Abroad


OIE is committed to supporting students with disabilities who plan to embark on an international experience. Along with this one of a kind experience comes with the knowledge that there are different cultural viewpoints and legal standards for disabilities throughout the world. Contact your study abroad advisor for additional details about the essential functions of this particular study abroad program. Notify the Office of International Education and the Office of Disability Services about your accommodation needs as soon as possible, but at a minimum, we suggest at least six months before your expected departure. Please note, that depending on your needs, it may take longer to determine if accommodations are in place for the program that you have chosen.
Experiences of Former Students
Want to hear from former study abroad students about the realities of daily life at the host school? Want to see snapshots from around the world - taken by former study abroad participants? Check out these helpful links: Peer Advisors and Study Abroad Photo Contest.

Can't find a student perspective for your particular program? Contact this program's Exchange Abroad Advisor for a list of recent participants who are eager to tell other GT students about studying abroad.
Advisor Information
 
Cassy McInnis