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International Students 

Mary I has a large group of students from all around the world. International students come to Mary I for full undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as for a single semester or year through Study Abroad, Student Exchange or Erasmus+ programmes. The College is linked with over 50 different colleges around Europe alone as well as many colleges around America, Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, New Zealand, Peru, Uruguay and elsewhere.

MIC has won numerous national and international awards for its outstanding student services delivered to international students. International students receive a unique, personalised student experience at MIC and are fully integrated with Irish students.

There are specific orientation programmes which take place in both the Autumn and Spring Semesters and a very active International Students’ Society available to international students to ensure a smooth transition into life at Mary I and, indeed, Limerick.
Limerick is the ideal study abroad destination, located in the Mid-West of Ireland, just 20 minutes’ drive from Shannon International Airport and close to some of Ireland’s most famous and iconic attractions like the Cliffs of Moher and the Burren. International students often spend their weekends travelling around Ireland with the International Society or making the short and cost effective trips across Europe.

For more information about the services provided to international students and for details on how to apply to study abroad at Mary Immaculate College please click here:

If you are a MIC student and wish to study abroad as part of your degree please click here to find more information on where you can go and how to apply. 


Contact for Non-EU International Students: International Office
Location: John Henry Newman Building, Room 001
Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Call Ger: 061 204328


Contact for Erasmus Students: Placement Office
Location: G06
Opening Hours: 9am-5pm
Call Deirdre: 061 204910

If you have any questions or problems, call down to the SU or drop in to Ger or Deirdre. We are all happy to help in any way we can.

Additional courses offered to international students:

  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL)
  • Irish for Beginners.
  • Irish Heritage Studies.

Here is what past students really thought of their trip to our fair land:

PatrickBeing an International student at Mary Immaculate was truly one of the most remarkable and transformative experiences of my life. I came to Ireland scared and nervous of a new and challenging experience, but realized that these new and different experiences helped make the year as amazing as it was. Being an officer in the International Society allowed me the chance to help other International students have additionally inspiring experiences as well. From touring the Cliffs of Moher, hosting culture nights among the Erasmus students, and immersing ourselves with all things Irish, the International Society provided a unique chance to experience the beautiful country of Ireland with a diverse group of people all looking to have the absolute time of their lives! The highlight of my year was having the privilege to meet An Taoiseach and the Minister for Education in Farmleigh House in Dublin. It was the perfect capstone to a great year and really made me realize how many once in a lifetime chances studying abroad affords us. There is not a day that goes by in which I don’t miss the friendliness, challenging nature, and tight-knit community of Mary Immaculate and Ireland. However, I know that my experience in Ireland helped shape me into who I am and who I will become, and for that I am forever grateful to the Mary Immaculate community.

Patrick (USA)

HiagoI had a unique opportunity for high learning and cultural enrichment in my life, mainly because I was lucky enough to study at a college as good as Mary Immaculate College (MIC) in Limerick, Ireland. Well apart from the beautiful architecture, the art, the culture and the attention and dedication of the staff provides a quality learning experience. Ireland is an amazing country with so much history and culture, and in addition to learning their language and their culture, there is guaranteed fun because its inhabitants are very hospitable and polite, not to mention the pleasant climate for living. And as the Irish writer Oscar Wilde said, "We are all in the gutter, but some of us look to the stars." So live this experience and be a better person every day, managing to get step by step nearer to the stars.

Hiago (Brazil)

CaitlinWhile I was at MIC, I learned a lot about myself as well as Ireland. I met some amazing people who made my journey that much better. I was involved in clubs and societies such as the Live Music Society and the International Students’ Society. The classes I took made my experiences more enjoyable because when I would travel through the country, I would recognise landmarks I learned about in my Early Modern Ireland class, or see signs in Gaelic that I could read thanks to my Gaeilge ab initio class. All in all, through the classes and experiences that MIC helped me to engage in, I fell in love with the country and would recommend going abroad to anyone who has even the smallest interest.

(Caitlin, USA)


International Student Society Dingle Trip 2014

Dingle Trip 2014