Maynooth University

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Maynooth University

Maynooth University traces its origins back to 1795. Building on a tradition of scholarship and excellence in all aspects of its teaching and research activities, Maynooth University is committed to being a first class research-led centre of learning and academic discovery, while still retaining a uniquely friendly and personal atmosphere.

Maynooth University is rapidly expanding with more than 12,000 students, 12% of whom are international students. In 2010, Maynooth University recorded the highest growth in first preference school-leaver applications in the Irish university sector, and international student numbers are growing each year.

Situated 25km/15 miles west of Dublin, Maynooth University is located in Ireland’s only university town, Maynooth, which combines the historical legacy of its medieval origins with a present day location on the fringes of Dublin, Ireland’s capital city. Students enjoy the safety, charm, and peace of the local area, with easy and frequent access to Dublin city centre.

Maynooth University’s location is adjacent to the Irish ‘silicone valley’, home to the European headquarters of many multi-national companies, such as Intel, HP, Facebook, Microsoft and Google. Maynooth University’s strong links with industry allow students to apply their research in the real world and create employment opportunities for graduates. They have an international reputation for the standing of its research expertise and has the best record for commercialising research of any Irish university.

Student life at Maynooth University is very active with over 150 clubs and societies, catering for all interests! Maynooth University offers great facilities for sports, including an on-campus swimming pool and fitness centre. A number of academic scholarships are available in addition to sports scholarships in football, rugby, golf, swimming and snooker. Maynooth University is investing in developing world-class facilities for students on campus including a new university restaurant, additional on-campus accommodation, and a library extension that will double the size of the existing library facilities.

Academic Disciplines

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 humanities, music, education, anthropology, media studies, business, sciences, climatology, immunology, social sciences, computer science and electronic engineering.

Maynooth University has also won an international reputation for the standing of its research expertise and has the best record for commercialising research of any Irish university.


Contact Maynooth University
for More Information:

Maynooth University
Co Kildare
General Enquiries Tel: +353 1 7086000

Admissions Office
Tel: +353 1 708 3822

Office of Graduate Studies
Tel: +353 1 708 6018

International Office
Tel: +353 1 708 3868