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  • Locations: Maynooth, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Partner Website: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UK applicants only
  • Program Cost and Budget: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

UK Exchange: Maynooth University, Ireland 

Maynooth, Ireland

                                                             Program Overview

Maynooth University is located in the beautiful, historic town of Maynooth, just 30 minutes away from Ireland's capital city of Dublin.

The campus combines historic 18th century buildings with state of the art research and teaching facilities and is close to Ireland's 'Silicon Valley'. Maynooth maintains strong links with Intel, HP, Google and more than 50 other giants of industry.

Check out Maynooth University's International page on Facebook.

Maynooth has excellent transport connections to Dublin city centre and the rest of Ireland, providing the ideal location from which students can explore the capital city and the country.

Which UK requirements can I fulfill by taking courses at Maynooth University?
In the last five years, UK students participating on this exchange program have taken courses that have fulfilled UK requirements in ACC, A&S, AEC, ANT, BIO, CLA, CS, DIS, ECO, EE, FIN, HIS, LIN, MA, MCL, MGT, MUS, PHI, PS, and SOC.

Finding courses at Maynooth University
At Maynooth University courses are called modules.
Explore the online Maynooth University module catalog for more information on their module offerings.

Maynooth University also offers some special certificate programs.
Peace & Conflict in Irish Society Certificate - Maynooth University
Irish Cultural Heritage Certificate - Maynooth University
Social Sciences & Health Certificate - Maynooth University

Earning credit at Maynooth University
Maynooth University uses the ECTS system for credit. UK transfers in ECTS credit by cutting it in half (eg 3 ECTS = 1.5 UK credits).
The only exceptions to this rule are 5 ECTS = 3 UK credits, and 7.5 ECTS = 4 UK credits. Everything else is cut in half.

Please note: you will select your Maynooth modules as part of the application process and they will be reviewed and approved before arrival at Maynooth. But you will not actually enroll in your modules until AFTER arrival at Maynooth.

Students applying to participate in the fall semester exchange can expect to be officially admitted by Maynooth University in mid-late June.
Students applying to participate in the spring semester exchange can expect to be officially admitted by Maynooth University in early December.


  • Rated the top university in Ireland in the 2016 International Student Barometer
  • Live and learn alongside local students and students from around the world on a campus that combines magnificent 18th century architecture with modern buildings
  • Named in the Princeton Review Best 381 Colleges as one of the world's top institutions

This program is open to undergraduate students  from all academic disciplines.  

**Maynooth will consider applications from students with a UK cumulative GPA of 2.75 - 2.99 providing they are supported by two strong academic references**

Students must possess a valid passport at the time of application to this program.

Required Applications
2 | UK Education Abroad & Exchange University
Students will be notified by the UK Exchanges Coordinator on how to access the Exchange University application AFTER their UK application has been approved.


For More Info, Contact:
Mr. Laurence Tuccori, EA Exchanges Coordinator,


Academic Credit

Students will earn transfer credit from MU. For all successfully completed courses, the credit hours, course title and course equivalency will be indicated on the UK transcript. Students must complete the coursework during this program according to the established guidelines by MU. The grades earned will be important to progression in future academic endeavors, including graduate or professional school; however the grades earned will NOT be indicated on the UK transcript. For more information visit the UK Education Abroad Academic Credit website.

  • PRIOR to participating on this program, students must complete an Academic Approval Form (AAF). The AAF indicates how the course will be used, or course equivalency, once they are transferred back to UK. Instructions on how to complete the AAF are included in application materials.
  • Upon completion of the term abroad, the transcript should be sent to the UK Education Abroad office. Once received, Education Abroad staff will facilitate the transfer of credits to UK.
  • All students will be enrolled in EAP 599: Study Abroad (1 credit hour) at UK during their term abroad.


Housing & Meals

On-campus and off-campus accommodation options are available. Click here for more information on accommodation at MU. A meal plan is available. View the Maynooth University Meal Plan for more information. 

Student Life
Click here for more information on student life at Maynooth University.


Program Costs

Costs and cancellation policies vary by program. Please click on the Program Cost and Budget information for each term. Be sure to consider the associated UK costs, program specifications, and related travel expenses.



This UK Education Abroad program is not currently accepting applications. Please contact your EA Advisor or UK Education Abroad to determine if it is still possible to apply to this program.