National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUI Maynooth or NUIM) was founded by the Universities Act, 1997 as a constituent university of the National University of Ireland. It is Ireland's second oldest university, tracing its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St. Patrick in 1795.
The University draws inspiration from a heritage that includes over 200 years of education and is a place of lively contrasts. It is a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly-growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.
NUI Maynooth is located in the historic town of Maynooth, County Kildare, Ireland, 20 km west of Dublin. Its grounds consist of two connected campuses; an older south campus of 19th century buildings, shared with St. Patrick's College, and a modern north campus, occupying circa 100 acres.
The University is internationally recognised for the quality and value of its research and scholarship and its dedication and commitment to teaching.
NUI Maynooth has an international reputation for research in humanities; social and spatial sciences; mathematics, communication and computation; and human health. This research connects directly with the teaching, and with wider societal needs through a very successful knowledge transfer office.
The institution has grown rapidly in recent years, but retains a student-centred and deeply collegial ethos.
The University has three Faculties – the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; the Faculty of Science and Engineering; and the Faculty of Social Sciences, which offer programmes from undergraduate to doctorate levels in a range of disciplines including the traditional humanities, music, education, anthropology, media studies, business, basic sciences, social sciences, computer and electronic engineering.
Fees range around 13,000 - 15,000 Euro annually.
As the only university located in a town rather than a city, we estimate the cost of living to be less expensive at Maynooth University that at the other universities in Ireland. We advise students that cost of living including accommodation, books, entertainment, food, bills, etc. should be roughly be budgeted between €7,500 - €10,000 per year.
World Ranking : 1103
Country Rank : 7
Students must have completed a recognised School Leaving examination which is considered equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. Certain programmes may have specific or additional requirements (e.g. Leaving Certificate Mathematics or equivalent is required for the BA Finance degree). Note that all applicants applying from outside Ireland are NOT required to have taken the Irish language. In addition, all students must meet the minimum English Language requirements detailed below.
Minimum 75% in the Higher Secondary School Certificate- Standard 12 awarded through the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or the India Council for School Examinations (ICSE), or any equivalent Standard 12 All India Secondary School Certificate
International applicants must have a recognised primary (undergraduate) degree which is considered equivalent to an Irish university primary degree. Some programmes may have additional requirements.
Candidates should have a minimum 2.2 grade, honours (level 8) degree
Undergraduate Science & Engineering programmes:
IELTS: 6.0 minimum overall score
For all other undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:
IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score