ACCOMMODATION AND INSURANCE

Accommodation

As soon as you have received your offer letter and student number, you can apply to Campus Residences. Students can apply directly via the UL Accommodation website . Here you will need to register an account, please make a note of your login details for future transactions.

To confirm your reservation, you will be asked to pay a reservation fee of € 50.

To see the price list you can visit this link .

The University of Limerick accommodation service is managed by Campus Life Services. The office is located in the University of Limerick Student Center. The office provides assistance to students who need help and advice when looking for off-campus housing.

There are a number of privately run apartment complexes located in the Castletroy area where accommodation is offered to students attending tertiary universities in the area. Each complex has its own website and is within a 20 minute walk from UL’s main entrance.

Note: It is important to note that the University of Limerick has no affiliations / accreditations with any particular off-campus apartment complex.

Alternative options

The following are several reputable websites in Ireland offering independent University of Limerick accommodation.

  • Daft.ie
  • Find a house
  • Property.ie
  • MyHome.ie
  • Airbnb

The cost of living for an academic year:

  • Books and other academic requirements € 450
  • Accommodation on campus (Plassey Village; single room in 8-room house) € 912.50
  • Food (estimate) € 2,700
  • Immigration registration fee 300 €
  • Health insurance € 160
  • Clothes (estimate) € 800

Safe

Health insurance is mandatory to study in Ireland.

Non-EU / EEA nationals (third country nationals)
Students from non-EU / EEA countries are required to secure private health insurance when they come to Ireland for educational purposes. It is mandatory based on the regulations of the Irish Office for Naturalization and Immigration (INIS).

Students from outside the EU / EEA could use travel insurance during their first year of stay in Ireland. Travel insurance must meet the following requirements:

  • The duration of travel insurance must be one full year for students who will be staying in Ireland for more than one year. Students stay in Ireland for less than one year, the duration of the travel insurance must cover the entire duration of their stay.
  • The minimum amount of insurance for accident is 25,000 euros and 25,000 euros in case of illness.
  • The insurance must cover any period of hospitalization.

Second and subsequent years

Foreign students staying in Ireland for more than one year, starting from the second year, must have Irish private health insurance when they want to renew their IRP card.

Private health insurance can be obtained:

  • University group insurance
  • Individual health insurance taken out in Ireland

Attention: from the second year, travel insurance is not possible. Students cannot cancel health insurance after enrollment. This act will be considered a violation of the immigration conditions.

Your travel insurance will cover a wide range of benefits that are partially or not covered by local insurance such as travel protection, search and rescue, repatriation to the country of origin, emergency dental treatments, assistance or other emergency medical treatments in the area. Schengen (other European countries).

Health insurance policies that meet the minimum requirements of the immigration service are likely to be available through your university in Ireland. Many have a group health insurance plan. The premium for this type of policy from a university is likely to range from € 100 to € 150. However, there is no requirement for you to obtain health insurance through your host institution, rather than another provider, and no university should make the purchase of your health policy mandatory.

Policies that offer more comprehensive health coverage, rather than just emergency medical expenses, are available through private Irish providers for higher rates. The main private health insurance companies in Ireland are VHI , Aviva , Irish Life Health and Laya Healthcare . Please note that to apply for a health insurance policy from one of these companies you will need to have an address in Ireland and may also require an PPS number .

Our educational advisors can give you information on the most popular companies on the market.

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