University of Limerick

Students' Union

  • UL Wolves, the student’s representative body is presided over by 3 sabbatical officers: President; Welfare; and Academic.
  • Students automatically become member upon enrolment.
  • UL Wolves also offers a number of services including welfare and academic advice, clubs and societies, and more.


  • The University of Limerick traces its roots back to 1845, the then Mayor of Limerick applied to have the city included as one of the sites of the Queen’s colleges; instead Belfast, Cork and Galway were selected.
  • Considerable economic development in Ireland in the 1960s led to increased demand for higher education and the National Institute of Higher Education, Limerick was formed.
  • Influxes of good academic staff, increases in investment, and changes in Irish legislation finally led to the formation of the University of Limerick in 1989.

Support for International Students

  • Limerick’s International Education Division provides support to the university’s international students. The division assists students with their visa and immigration, as well as operating an International Orientation Welcome Programme including airport pickup and social events designed to ease integration into Irish university life.


University of Limerick,, Castletroy, , Co. Limerick, , Ireland, V94 T9PX