Making the move to third level can be daunting and can trigger lots of questions about your course choice and the college you may be interested in. If you have some last minute CAO questions feel free to send them to us via Instagram @Limerick_IT. You can also check out the video below or read some of our most frequently asked questions to find the answer you may be looking for.
Are there ATMs on campus?
Yes. ATM services are available at our Moylish, Clare Street and Thurles campuses.
Are there Clubs and Societies for student to get involved in?
Yes, plenty! Clubs and activities include Hurling, Camogie, Men’s and Ladies Gaelic football, Men’s and Ladies Rugby, Soccer, Golf, Outdoor Club, Boxing, Weightlifting, Judo and Basketball… to name but a few, as well as activities such as Aerobics, Boxercise and Yoga. For more information on Sports at LIT visit www.lit.ie/sport
Do all courses on the LIT programme accept QQI/FETAC applicants or am I restricted to certain courses?
LIT accepts QQI/FETAC awards for entry on all programmes of study. Please note that special requirements may exist for particular programmes depending on the level of the course in question.
Holders of QQI FETA Level 5 awards are eligible to enter year 1 of programmes. Holders of some Level 6 qualifications may be eligible for advanced entry to year 2 of particular programmes subject to certain criteria. See Admissions for more information.
Does LIT accept applications from mature applicants (over 23 years)?
Yes, we welcome and encourage applications into all programmes from persons of mature years. To qualify as a mature applicant, you must be 23 years on January 1st in the year of entry to an undergraduate programme.
Mature applicants should apply to the Central Applications Office (CAO) by February 1st. In certain instances, late applications may be accepted. See our Admissions page for further information.
Does LIT accept HEAR and Dare applications?
Yes, LIT is a member of the HEAR and DARE admissions schemes. For useful information on each scheme, see www.accesscollege.ie
How do I apply for the student grant?
If you think you may be eligible for a student grant, you should apply for it as soon as possible. Full details on student grants and finance, including associated legislation and application forms are available at www.susi.ie
How far is the Moylish Campus from Limerick city?
We are only a 10-minute bus ride from the city centre. The 302 bus stop is located right outside the main campus. You can find the timetable for the 302 here
How many times can you change your CAO choices before its 100% finalised?
You can change your mind as often as your like until July 1st.
- I am planning to commute from Limerick to LIT Clonmel. What service is available?
I don’t have a laptop, are there computers I can access in the college to complete any assignments I have?
Yes. LIT’s Computer Services Department provides all the computing and information technology requirements for the institute across our campuses in Limerick, Thurles and Clonmel.
I have a learning disability, will my needs by catered for?
LIT is committed to Equality of Opportunity and values the participation of all students. Students with special requirements should contact the Disability Officer, Broze O’ Donovan at 061 293112 or email@example.com in advance of registration to agree the supports needed.
If I am offered a place on a course in LIT is it possible to defer it for one year?
Yes. If you are offered a place, you can choose to defer for one year, however you must contact LIT admissions by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 061-293262.
If I apply for level 7 course, is the add-on year still an option further down the line?
Yes, every student who successfully completes their 3 years of a level 7 will automatically progress to the level 8 associated with the course in question, if they so wish.
I'm hoping to attend LIT, when should I apply for accommodation and where would you recommend staying in first year?
If you are interested in attending LIT, we would recommend that you provisionally book places now or as soon as possible. In first year, many students tend to live in our nearby student villages before moving into private houses for their 2nd, 3rd and 4th years. There is a list of contacts and information regarding accommodation services at www.lit.ie/accommodation
Is LIT just one big campus?
No! LIT is home to over 6,500 students across five vibrant campuses in Limerick City, Thurles, Clonmel and Ennis. A further new campus is being developed at Coonagh in Limerick to cater for LIT’s rapidly expanding student population.
Is there anyone within LIT that can help me in my search for accommodation?
An accommodation service is operated by the Institute on a referral basis. The accommodation service is available from mid-August onwards. Students organise their accommodation by contacting the student villages near the campus. Contact information for these villages can be found here. Prospective students are also advised to contact the Accommodation Office as early as possible by calling 061-293135 or emailing Lily.Goggin@lit.ie
What kind of supports are available at LIT?
Here at LIT, we recognise that college life can be challenging and to support you we provide a comprehensive range of student services. These services include the Student Health Unit, Student Counselling Service, Career Service and Access Service.
What’s the difference between a level 6 and level 8 course?
Level 6 is a two year higher cert and level 8 is a four year honours degree. It is important to remember that you can use your level 6 as a pathway to your level 8 honours degree.