Tuition & fees are subject to change based on currency fluctuations.
Exchange rate used to calculate estimates of non-billable items listed above: As of 12/4/17: US$ 1.00 = EU€ .84. Exchange rates change frequently.
Visit https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ to check the current rates
Spring Sem II 2018 Academic Fees for Non-EU Study Abroad: EUR 6000
Items marked as "*billable" are included on students' UMass Amherst bursar bills.
Items marked as "*non-billable" are estimates of expenses you pay in country or to the abroad university.
Accommodation is guaranteed for exchange and study abroad students. You will live with Irish students as well as others from around the world. All six residential villages at University of Limerick are self catered. Each apartment comes with a kitchen/living area, which is shared with a maximum of 7 others. All study bedrooms are private. While some villages offer shared bathrooms (maximum 6 sharing), apartment residences offer ensuite facilities for those who wish to have their own toilet/shower. To find out which village suits you best, click here.
Most accommodation is “self-catered,” meaning that you would buy food and cook for yourself in your flat and or eat at restaurants or cafes on/off campus.
Personal expenses include laundry, cell phone, entertainment, and incidentals.
Independent Travel Costs
Costs for independent travel (on weekends, during break) vary widely depending on choices of destination and accommodation, and frequency of travel. Make sure to take this into account.
Student Visa/Residence Permit
US passport-holders do not need visas. However, all non-EU citizens, whether visa-required or not, are subject to ordinary immigration controls at the port of entry/airport and must register with Immigration within one month of arriving in Ireland. The Immigration Officer makes the decision on who is allowed to enter Ireland. S/he will stamp your passport for either one or three months and you must register with the Garda National Immigration Bureau within the time limit stamped on your passport. UMass will provide you with guidance/instructions for obtaining a residence permit, but note that it is your responsibility to obtain the appropriate visa and/or residence permit.
You will be covered by the UMass International Travel Insurance, which covers emergency and urgent care coverage and some travel services to UMass students participating in university sponsored and approved international study abroad programs. You will have to pay up front at the time of treatment for any medical services you receive and submit receipts to the UMass insurance for reimbursement.
Students are only covered while actively participating in the study abroad program. So during any semester breaks, you are still covered, however, if you choose to arrive in Ireland earlier than the official start date of their exchange or choose to extend your stay beyond the end of the semester, you are not covered. You may wish to obtain coverage for those periods not covered by the UMass plan by purchasing private international travel insurance.
In case of a medical emergency while abroad, we strongly encourage UMass Amherst students to first turn to the International Students Office at your Irish university for help accessing local medical resources that are close at hand. This will save valuable time. We recommend that upon arrival at their program site, you familiarize yourself with the location of the campus clinic and the nearest hospital.