Unique blended semester opportunity available for students unable to travel yet still wanting an Irish international experience.

As many universities have had to switch to remote teaching, the University of Limerick is delighted to offer students disappointed by the inability to travel the opportunity to still gain key experiences and knowledge about Ireland from the comfort and safety of their own homes.

By selecting UL’s most popular Irish cultural classes, this entirely remote programme has been designed to have a particular focus on Irish culture, Irish history and Irish music and performance.  Emphasis will be on interactive learning and classes are designed to incorporate group work with students from other parts of the US, Europe and the world.

Classes available for 2020/2021

  • Irish Folklore
  • Irish Traditional Music & Dance
  • Irish Language
  • From Kingdom to Republic
  • English As Irish People Speak It
  • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Competence
  • Public Humanities

You can find the syllabi here.

Each class is 3 US or 6 ECTS credits. You can choose one or two classes, or take a full semester (12-15 US credits/24-30 ECTS). 

Looking for a particular class or subject you don’t see?  Email [email protected] with the specifics and we’ll see what we can do!

About University of Limerick (UL)

The University of Limerick is an independent, globally connected university based in the west of Ireland. UL became a university in 1989 and has consistently ranked in the world’s top 100 young universities. It welcomes 15,000 students annually and is known for its focus on international education, with a third of all UL undergrads spending a semester abroad, and a 17% international student population.

UL is progressive, future-focused, and one of the world’s top Green campuses. It prides itself on modern and pioneering facilities. UL’s new library is one of the most digitally advanced in the world with a 10-meter high book vault and robotic crane that allows students to retrieve a book from thousands of drawers at the touch of a button. You’ll find Ireland’s first, and only, academic Flight Simulator here.

UL supports research excellence that has a demonstrable impact for communities, economies, society and culture. Six major research and innovation centres have their home on campus and work closely with PhD students, including the Bernal Institute, lero, HRI and Nexus.
At A Glance
Virtual Semester at University of Limerick
Semester Dates
28 September - 18 December 2020
Fall 2020 Semester

25 January - 17 May 2021
Spring 2021 Semester

*These are semester start dates, not dates of arrival. Please talk to an advisor for arrival dates and airfare booking.

1 semester
Apply By
27 July - Fall 2020 Semester
31 October - Spring 2021 Semester

€1,000 per class

  • Each class is 3 US credits/6 ECTS.
What's included?

Airfare, visa costs, materials for class, in-country transportation, and spending money aren’t included.

Application fee

€95 Non refundable

Commitment fee

€500 Non refundable


Application and Commitment fees are in addition to the programme fee.

Up to €400