India Today - - STUDY ABROAD -

Lo­cated on the banks of banks of the river Shan­non, The Univer­sity of Lim­er­ick ( UL) is a self con­tained cam­pus and un­doubt­edly Ire­land's most beau­ti­ful. For In­dian ap­pli­cants the most pop­u­lar cour­ses are in engineering and man­age­ment, par­tic­u­larly cour­ses like the MSc in project man­age­ment, en­trepreneur­ship man­age­ment and in­no­va­tion.

Lim­er­ick is the first univer­sity to ac­com­mo­date a work place­ment pro­gramme for all un­der­grad­u­ate stu­dents which be­gins in their third year. Stu­dents get to work in Ire­land or get placed in in­sti­tu­tions around the world. It's a big fac­tor in mak­ing them job ready and most find im­me­di­ate em­ploy­ment in Ire­land af­ter they grad­u­ate.

A ma­jor rea­son for its pop­u­lar­ity among In­dian stu­dents is that the Univer­sity of­fers a range of schol­ar­ships. Al­most 80 per cent of In­dian stu­dents ad­mit­ted are given schol­ar­ships which cover 50 per cent of the tu­ition fee. Th­ese schol­ar­ships are given on merit and stu­dents are au­to­mat­i­cally con­sid­ered for them while ap­ply­ing. In ad­di­tion the man­age­ment cour­ses, UL also runs a pop­u­lar nurs­ing depart­ment. Sur­pris­ingly, over 80 per cent of the ap­pli­cants come from Ker­ala. The gov­ern­ment of Ire­land of­fers schol­ar­ships for nurses in recog­ni­tion of the fact that In­dian nurses have a rep­u­ta­tion for be­ing very at­ten­tive.

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