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IFSA-University of Limerick

Program Location Limerick, Ireland
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 34012
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2019 01/12/19 to 05/14/19

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Overview Purdue Credit
Eligibility Program Costs
Financial Aid Deadline
Returnee Info Resources

IFSA-University of Limerick
For a truly integrated experience and the chance to study in unique programs, consider the University of Limerick. With 10,000 students, Limerick is big enough to offer a range of courses, but small enough to make students feel right at home. Although the school is known for its academic commitment to the sciences and business, the arts are a large part of its extra-curricular activities.

The campus sits on the banks of the River Shannon and offers lots of beautifully landscaped green space. Study abroad students will live on campus in a student village that offers a central clubhouse for recreation and a reception office. Limerick has a strong sense of community. Student social life revolves around ''The Stables,'' a complex with bars, restaurants, and bank, and stores. Limerick has good athletic facilities as well. Study abroad students might want to consider joining one of the Union-sponsored clubs and societies or the athletic clubs; they can help to get a better feel for campus life.

Due to the University of Limerick's different semester schedule, students are unable to participate during the fall semester only and return in time to begin spring semester classes at Purdue.

The approximately dates of this program are Sept-May or Jan-May.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.


IFSA-University of Limerick

The program is open to all undergraduate students. Any university student is eligible if s/he has reached at least junior standing (completed 4 semesters of college) by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.9 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][Krannert School of Management][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: BIOL, CHM, & PHYS (SCI) and HK, PSY, & SLHS (HHS)

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Arrival orientation

  • 2- to 4-day on-site orientation that includes transportation, accommodation, activities and most meals
  • 2-day visit with a local family
  • Transportation to host university accommodation at conclusion of orientation

Excursions & activities

  • 4-day Northern Ireland weekend, which typically includes day tour of Derry city, Antrim coastline, and Giants Causeway
  • Group dinners with IFSA-Butler staff in host cities
  • Program t-shirt
  • Farewell meal

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The IFSA-Butler program fee includes tuition, excursions & special events, orientation, and many helpful, additional services.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2019

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$12,500.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,000.00
Local Transportation$540.00
Books and Supplies$240.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$2,085.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid
IFSA-Butler offers a monthly payment plan option for its fees as well as scholarships. Please see its website for more information.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Purdue University, 610 Purdue Mall, West Lafayette, IN 47907, (765) 494-4600

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