Maynooth University

Maynooth University

  • 81
    Acceptance Rate
  • 89
    Available Programs
  • 13760
  • 11233
    Average Cost
  • 88
    Employment Rate


The university consists of two connected campuses: an older southern campus, with 19th-century buildings, shared with St Patrick's College, and, across a public road, a modern northern campus, occupying circa 100 acres (0.40 km2).

With over 13,000 students enrolled, and over 900 staff from over 20 different countries, it is Ireland's smallest, yet fastest growing, university. In 2009, Maynooth University was listed as a Top500 university in the Times Higher Education-QS World University Rankings.The 2012 QS World University Rankings put MU in the 501-550 bracket worldwide, but most recently, Maynooth University was ranked in the 701–750 bracket in the 2019 QS World University Rankings. In 2008 it was named Sunday Times 'University of the Year'. In 2011, Maynooth University became the first and only institution outside of North America to be included in The Princeton Review of Best Colleges. It also has the highest proportion of university participation in Ireland of mature students (16%) and access students (22%).

Maynooth University is a modern and dynamic university with a tradition of academic excellence dating back to 1795.

Entry requirements

Most recent English language qualifications (where relevant) clearly showing the level achieved (IELTS,TOEFL or PTE).

Your application to our undergraduate degree programmes will depend on the category of applicant to which you belong. For more information

Scholarship & funding

Academic and sport scholarships are available for undergraduate students at Maynooth University. The university encourages achievement and where possible, rewards that achievement.  A number of scholarships are therefore available to incoming and continuing undergraduate students. For more information.


Student life

The campus has both historic building and state-of-the-art research and teaching facilities. Located in the quaint town of Maynooth with a medieval castle at its gates, students are exposed to two worlds: the charm and tranquility of the student town and the vibrancy of Dublin, Ireland's capital city, located just 27km away.