The MU International Office is the first point of contact for international students applying for full-degree, Erasmus, Study Abroad, and Summer School programmes, and supports MU students who wish to study abroad.
5th November 2021 (12:00) CAO online application facility opens. CAO Change of Course choices facility opens.
20th January 2022 (17:00) Apply online by this date to avail of the discounted application fee of €30.
1st February (17:00) Normal closing date for applications.
5th February (12:00) Online facility to amend course choices becomes available (€10 Fee)
Before 15th February Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
1st March (17:00) Closing date for amending course choices
Closing date for completion of mature section of application form
Closing date for final completion of online HEAR/DARE forms
5th March (12:00) Late application facility opens.
15th March (17:00) Latest date for HEAR/DARE supporting documentation to arrive in CAO
1st May (17:00) Closing date for late applications
5th May (12:00) Online Change of Mind facility becomes available (Free)
Before 15th May Late Paper Applicants will be sent a Statement of Course Choices
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
Before End of May Statement of Application Record sent to all applicants
(Contact CAO if you do not receive it)
1st July (17:00) Change of Mind closes
In early July a small number of offers of places may be issued to applicants such as:
applicants who have completed an Access course
those who need to make visa arrangements before taking a place
Offer Date: 7th July, 2022 from 10:00
Reply Date: 13th July, 2022 by 15:00
In early August there will be an issue of offers of places which go to certain categories of applicant who are not competing with those awaiting 2022 examination results or who are assessed on other criteria, i.e. graduate entry medicine applicants, additional mature, deferred and Access applicants and applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC (2002-2022) for consideration for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET/FETAC applicants may also be included at this stage. Many courses have an entry route for applicants presenting QQI/FET but do not have a specific quota. These courses will be offering places in Round One.
Offer Date: 5th August, 2022 from 10:00
Reply Date: 10th August, 2022 by 15:00
Issue of main body of offers take place after Irish Leaving Certificate Examination results become available.
Offer Date: 8th September, 2022 from 14:00
Reply Date: 14th September, 2022 by 15:00
Offer Date: 19th September, 2022 from 10:00
Reply Date: 21st September, 2022 by 15:00
Offer Date: 27th September, 2022 from 10:00
Reply Date: 29th September, 2022 by 15:00
Offer Date: 4th October, 2022 from 10:00
Reply Date: 6th October, 2022 by 15:00
Offer Date: 11th October, 2022 from 10:00
Reply Date: 13th October, 2022 by 15:00
The Admissions Office issue the CAO offer packs - these are the contents:
1. Letter to applicant with these details:
If you accept your Maynooth University CAO offer, you will receive an email from firstname.lastname@example.org to the e-mail address you used for your CAO outlining how to register for your programme of study. Note: emails will be sent on the 16th September 2022 for Rounds A, 0 and 1 and on a weekly basis thereafter for Round 2 and Round 3. This information will be issued by the University’s Student Records and Registration Office and will include your username and password to enable you to register online. Please read the information carefully and follow all instructions. Queries about registration should be directed to the Student Records and Registration Office on (01) 7083813 or email email@example.com.
Registration Verification will take place on campus the week of the 19th September. Details of the date you are required to attend will be included in the email you will receive for registration. Students must produce the following documentation for Registration Verification: a valid passport or valid driving licence with photo or birth certificate (accompanied by Public Services Card or one of the accepted forms of photo ID). Note: baptismal certificate will not be accepted. Students wishing to register in their married name must either produce a state marriage certificate or have their married name on their passport.
Fees and Grants
Once a student registers on a course, they immediately become liable to payment of fees for the period of registration up to the date they officially withdraw. Please note that during the registration process, your full academic year fee liability will appear i.e., tuition fee + student contribution + student levy. Please pay the fee that is relevant to your own registration. Further details on the Fees & Grants Office website: www. maynoothuniversity.ie/student-fees-grants/undergraduate. Should you have any fee-related query, please feel free to contact the Fees & Grants Office team by email firstname.lastname@example.org or via ASK webchat (link available on the Fees & Grants Office webpage).
Class times are shown on course finder and on the Timetable Office’s website. You will be able to access your personalised timetable online for semester one within three working days of registering your module choice. https://apps.maynoothuniversity.ie/timetable/
Our Student Orientation Programme aims to support students as they begin their journey here in Maynooth. The programme will include information on topics such as your subject choices, academic and student support services, student life, extra-curricular opportunities as well as key events and dates.
The University will hold a Welcome Week for incoming first-year students in the week commencing 19th September and lectures for 1st year students begin the week commencing 26th September. For students with subject choices within their degree programmes, there will be a series of Subject Information Talks on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th September.
Maynooth University Access Programme (MAP)
Students supported by the Maynooth University Access Programme (MAP), including Mature, QQI, HEAR and DARE students, students with disabilities, and Think About Teaching foundation course students, will be invited to attend the Launchpad Orientation Programme on Saturday 24th September. These students should also attend the University Welcome Week as above. MAP will email all eligible students with further details about Launchpad and details will be published on the MAP website www.maynoothuniversity.ie/access-office/launchpad.
If you are looking for information regarding accommodation (including the University’s Home Finder Service and Campus Residences), visit www.maynoothuniversity.ie/accommodation. The Residence Office webchat team will be happy to assist or email them on email@example.com in relation to accommodation which is University-owned and operated. For information on off-campus private sector accommodation please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for occasional or hostel-style accommodation.
The Admissions CAO pack also contains these leafets:
This is an outline of the next steps for those offered a place on a Level 8 degree at Maynooth University via the CAO (and who wish to accept the offer):
Follow the offer and acceptance procedure as set out by the CAO:
Applicants who receive an offer of a level 8 degree at MU are sent an information pack in the post in the days following receipt of their CAO offer. This pack includes a letter detailing the steps you need to take in terms of registration and orientation and a range of information leaflets and the text of the letter is in the ta below. The contents of the pack are available in the next tab.
Electronic Engineering Mathematics Entrance Exam
This provides prospective Maynooth University engineering students with a chance to secure the required H4 (previously HC3) in Leaving Certificate Mathematics in order to meet the basic entry requirement for qualification to our Engineering degree (MH304). The exam is based on the content covered by Paper One of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics syllabus and consists of one exam lasting two hours.
We also run a free preparatory course in advance of the Engineering Mathematics Exam.
All students registered for the Maths Entrance Exam will be automatically enrolled in this optional course.
Students attaining the H4 (60% or higher) standard in the examination will be deemed to have met the mathematics entry requirement to the degree.
Entrance Scholarships are automatically awarded to incoming first year students who have obtained 575 points or more in the Leaving Certificate (from six subjects in one sitting).
The €1,000 award is for one academic year following admission to the University, payable in two instalments – one in November and one in February (subject to the Entrance Scholar remaining in good standing with the University).
For students presenting GCE A Levels the awards are based on achieving points from three/four subjects in GCE A levels.
No application required.
Maynooth University aims to ensure the security and privacy of an applicant’s personal data by preventing the release of any details relating to a CAO applicant to any unauthorised person.
All enquiries about an applicant’s course choice/offer can only be discussed with the applicant. If a third party is enquiring on behalf of an applicant, the applicant must be present and give full permission (by phone/email etc.) to Maynooth University’s Admissions Office to discuss his/her course choices/results/offers with the third party. In all cases, the applicant will be required to confirm he/she is the applicant in question. Each applicant will be asked to confirm the following:
We know that making a final decision on the list of level 8 degree choices can be quite a challenge. We have therefore broadened the first year entry on many of our degrees in order to open up progression options to our students. This means that many first year students can spend the first few weeks of semester one sampling subjects or pathways within their degree before deciding on their options.
Our Entrance Scholarship for one entrant to MH103 Music is awarded in September. The top scoring applicant, based on the MH103 remote assessment, is offered the scholarship of €1,000. The successful applicant is informed following registration.
The Mature Student Office (which is part of the Access Office) are committed to supporting the learning experience of Maynooth's mature students. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact them.
Before the end of May, you should have received a Statement of Application Record from the CAO. This final acknowledgement is designed by the CAO to enable you to verify that all information has been recorded completely and correctly. You must read the statement and follow the instructions carefully, and contact CAO if anything is incorrect or omitted.