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Maynooth University

Check whether Maynooth University is right for you as an international student.

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Maynooth, Ireland
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Study abroad at Maynooth University

Maynooth University is a young and dynamic institution based in the Irish town of Maynooth. Although it was only established in 1997, the University has quickly earned a reputation for innovative teaching and cutting-edge research in the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Your success is Maynooth’s top priority. Each program will arm you with the tools you need to achieve your ambitions. You can choose from a variety of undergraduate degrees, as well as taught and research postgraduate courses.

The University’s campuses boast an exceptional selection of academic, social, and sporting facilities. With ultra-modern labs, a campus-wide wifi network, and tasty eateries, you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips.

Student-run clubs are at the heart of the Maynooth experience. Home to over 100 different societies, you’re guaranteed to find something that suits your tastes. You’ll be bowled over by the recreational and competitive sporting activities offered on campus too.

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Why study at Maynooth University?

  • A top-ranked new university

    Maynooth ranks amongst the world’s best universities under 50 years old (Times Higher Education, 2020)

  • Cutting-edge research

    The University conducts research in some of the most pressing global challenges

  • Fantastic student experience

    Maynooth was ranked first in Ireland by international students (International Student Barometer, 2017)

  • Industry links

    The University has connections with leading global companies like Google and Intel

Life as an international student

Students from over 90 different countries follow their personal and professional dreams at Maynooth University. You’ll learn, live, and laugh with pupils from a diverse array of backgrounds, cultures, and faiths.

The University’s International Office works to ensure you have the most unforgettable and enriching experience. As well as offering practical guidance with things like visas, programs, and accommodation, staff members are always ready to provide emotional support too.

Each year, the University organizes an orientation week to help you settle into life at Maynooth. You’ll explore the campus, participate in fun welcome activities, and learn all about the support services you can access.

When you’re not working hard in the classroom, you’ll enjoy a busy student lifestyle. Alongside mainstream clubs, the University has a fantastic selection of social, cultural, and faith societies aimed specifically at international students.

Student life & facilities

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  • Library
    • Computer labs
    • Group Study Rooms
    • Quiet Areas
  • Food & Restaurants
    • Restaurants
    • Cafe’s
  • Fitness Centre
    • Machines
    • Free Weights
    • Fitness Classes
    • Treatment Rooms
  • No. of All Weather Sports Pitches
    • No. of Tennis Courts
  • IT Support
    • Campus Wireless Connectivity
  • Clubs & Organisations
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  • Healthcare & Medical
    • Counselling & Mental Health Services
  • Transport
    • Campus parking
  • Sports Facilities
    • Sport facilities
    • No. of Natural Turf Soccer Pitches
  • Tutoring Support
    • Student Tutoring & Support
    • Academic Tutoring & Support
    • Peer & Buddy Program
  • Praying Rooms
    • Pre sessional English Academic skills courses

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Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - €13,500 - €15,000 / year
  • Graduate tuition - €14,000 - €17,000 / year
  • Foundation degrees - starting from €6,350 / program

MU Sport Scholarships

The following Maynooth University sports scholarships may be awarded:

  • Soccer scholarships
  • GAA scholarships
  • Paddy Harrington golf scholarships
  • Rugby scholarships
  • Snooker scholarships
  • Carded athletes
  • Other sports ​​ Scholarship funding assists undergraduate or postgraduate students with sports and university-related expenses (e.g. sporting equipment, travel costs associated with sport) and aims to free up time from part-time work commitments.

MU Entrance Scholarship

The €1,000 Entrance Scholarship is automatically awarded to incoming first-year students, via the CAO, who have obtained 550 points or more in the Leaving Certificate (from six subjects in one sitting). For students presenting GCE A-Levels the awards are based on achieving points from three/four subjects in GCE A levels.

MU Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The MU Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, which is for studies leading to an undergraduate degree, is valued at a maximum of €2,000 for the academic year. The scholarship is open to entrant undergraduate students with a significant disability who are experiencing financial difficulties.


Maynooth University

Mariavilla, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland

Considered to be Ireland’s only college town, Maynooth is renowned for its friendly student population, beautiful architecture, stunning scenery, and independent shops.

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Visa requirements for Maynooth University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Ireland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Ireland student visa requirements