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Maynooth University


Maynooth University (MU) helps students achieve their academic and career goals through its cutting-edge research institutes, world-class teaching facilities and innovative degree programs. From undergraduate to doctoral levels, students can choose from a broad range of programs under three academic faculties—Arts, Celtic Studies, and Philosophy; Social Sciences; and Science & Engineering.

MU fully supports lifelong learning. Its academic programs are flexible enough to accommodate students seeking new educational challenges or the means for continued professional development. MU ensures that its students graduate with a formidable set of hard and soft skills to help them succeed in the world.

Students also enjoy a dynamic, friendly and intimate campus life where diversity and engagement allow added opportunities for student growth. Around 12,000 students from more than 90 countries currently study at MU. The university ranks #6 in Ireland in the Times Higher Education’s World University Rankings 2019.

Maynooth University is an EduCo International partner university.

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Why choose Maynooth University?

  • Our University is located just 25 km west of Dublin and can be reached by road (car, bus) or a regular train network.
  • Choose to join us for a full degree, semester or a summer school.
  • 34 academic departments over 3 Faculties: Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy; Science and Engineering; and Social Sciences.
  • European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) assessment translates easily to other credit systems.

Maynooth University boasts 8 cutting-edge Research Institutes on campus. There have been 2 Nobel Peace Prize winners among our Alumni and Staff.

We are situated close to Ireland’s ‘Silicon Valley’ and we maintain strong links with global businesses like Intel, HP, Google and over 50 other giants of industry.

Maynooth University has the best graduate employment records of any Irish university and takes great pride in offering students dynamic and modular programmes.

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Maynooth University

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Maynooth is a major destination in North Kildare, whether you are studying, visiting the historic town or just shopping and there are a few ways to get here depending on how you like to travel.

There are a range of travel options for students and visitors to get here safely, economically and, of course, sustainably. The campus is easily accessible by bus and train and, if you’re local, on foot or by bicycle.