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About Maynooth University

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Year of establishment1997
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Accepted Exams
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Scholarships2
No.of Campuses2
Accommodation expenses5177 Euro for 1 sharing (UG),5177 Euro for 1 sharing (PG)
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Q:   What is the acceptance rate of Maynooth University?

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The acceptance rate of Maynooth university is around 73% which means out of every 100 applications, only 73 get selected which is moderately competitive, However, the Maynooth University prefers students with a minimum GPA of 3.20 on a 4-point grade system. Hence, it improves your chances of selection if you have better grades.

Q:   How many campuses does Maynooth University have?

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The university has three campuses. The main campus is divided in two - north and south, which are located. Another campus is located at Kilkenny.
 

Q:   How many students are enrolled at Maynooth University?

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Around 14000 students are enrolled in different courses at the university. Hence, the campus is quite populated.
 

Q:   What is the ratio of international students at Maynooth University?

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Around 17% of the total population of the university are international students who have enrolled in different courses at the university. This makes the population of the university quite diverse.
 

Q:   Why Maynooth University is popular among International students?

A: 

There are various reasons why Maynooth University is popular among International students, some of which are listed below:

  • Ranking: As per the Times Higher Education Best Young University Ranking, Maynooth University is ranked 1st in Ireland and 85th across the globe. As per Times higher Education World Universities ranking 2024, Maynooth University is ranked at 401-500.
  • Percentage of International students: The Maynooth University has very strong community in the Country, the international students as per Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking 2024 consists of around 12% of the total student studying at Maynooth University.
  • Low Student to Faculty ratio: As per the Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings 2024, the student to faculty ratio at the Maynooth University is 28.5:1.
  • Location: Maynooth University is one of the prestigious universities of Ireland and of world. It is located just 25 kilometers outside the Dublin city and is one of the the fastest growing university of Ireland.
  • Low Cost of living: on an average the cost of living at Maynooth University is approximately INR 1.5-2L per month.
 

Maynooth University Scholarships for International Students

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Q:   Is it free to study at Maynooth University for Indian students?

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No, Maynooth University is not free to attend for Indian Students. Non EU citizens are required to pay the tuition fees as per the programs. Tuition fees for some of the programs are given in below table:

Programs

Tuition fees

B.E./ BTech.

INR 13L

MS

INR 12L- 16L

MIM

INR 12-16L

 

The students are eligible to get merit based scholarships and fees waiver which may cover various expenses including tuition fees, accommodation, travel expenses among others.

Here is the list of all the scholarships available to International Students.

 

Maynooth University Admission Dates

  • Application fees :Euro 50
  • Type of deadline :Regular
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SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNot required
CVNeeded for few courses
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Fall30ᵗʰ Jun 2024
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Q:   For how many programs can one apply at the time of application to Maynooth University?

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One can apply for upto three programs while applying to the university.
 

Q:   What are the documents required for the admission to Maynooth University?

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Some of the documents required for the admission to the university are IELTS score, financial proof, SOP and LOR. The LOR can be one professional and one academic LOR.
 

Q:   What is the last date to apply at Maynooth University?

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The application process started on November 1, 2023 at the Maynooth University for the academic year 2024. The students can apply on the official portal of the university by February 1, 2024.

The university however gives an option to students to edit or withdraw their application till July 1, 2024.

 

Q:   After how much time will I get a reply from Maynooth University about my admission and selection?

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After you have applied on the official admission portal of Maynooth University, the application is reviewed and assessed by respective department. Students will be communicated about the selection within 4 weeks from receiving complete application.

A student will receive any of the following responses:

  • Firm offer of a place on a course
  • Conditional offer depending on course specific requirements
  • Invitation to interview
  • Unsuccessful application
  • Placed on a waiting list.
 

Maynooth University Tuition Fees and Eligibility

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(14 courses)
INR 13 L - 16 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 70 - 95, PTE: 58 - 62
M.A.(42 courses)
INR 13 L - 16 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
MBA/PGDM(10 courses)
INR 13 L - 16 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 - 92, PTE: 58 - 59
MIM(10 courses)
INR 13 L - 16 L
Duration12 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 79 - 92, PTE: 58 - 59
B.E. / B.Tech(9 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 55 - 80, PTE: 55 - 80
BBA(9 courses)
INR 12 L - 15 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 92 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
LL.M.(3 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration1 year
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
Others PG(6 courses)
INR 13 L - 15 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above
B.Sc.(9 courses)
INR 14 L - 16 L
Duration3-5 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6 & Above, TOEFL: 80 & Above, PTE: 55 & Above
B.A.(5 courses)
INR 12 L - 15 L
Duration3-4 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 6.5 & Above, TOEFL: 92 & Above, PTE: 59 & Above
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Q:   How many English proficiency tests are accepted at Maynooth University?

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The University accepts TOEFL, IELTS and PTE scores. All the three scores are accepted eually and one does not have more weightage than the other.
 

Q:   How can I improve my chances of getting selected at Maynooth University?

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Some of the tips to improve your chances of getting selected at Maynooth University are:

 

Q:   Do I need to have exceptionally high grades to be selected to Maynooth University?

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The Maynooth University has an acceptance rate of around 73% which means out of every 100 applications, only 73 are selected which makes it moderately competitive to get selection into Maynooth University. The university does give preference to students having higher grades but as long as you meet the minimum eligibility criteria, you can get selected into Maynooth University.

 

Q:   What is the eligibility criteria to apply at Maynooth University as an international student?

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Maynooth University is one of the popular study destination among international students.

  • Students applying for undergraduate degree, need to fulfil following eligibility criteria:
  • Higher Secondary School Certificate Grade 12 with a minimum overall result of 75% including an English result of 70% issued by Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) or Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE)
  • Any equivalent Grade 12 All India Secondary School Certificate. 
  • All other Boards require an English result of 75%
  • Applicants must be over 18 years of age when beginning the degree program.
  • Certain course specific requirements.
  • Students applying for postgraduate degree, need to fulfil following eligibility criteria:
  • Bachelor degree which is considered equivalent to an Irish Bachelor degree from a recognised university with a minimum final* overall result of 60%. 
  • Certain course specific requirements.

*The minimum final overall result for all the Business degrees is 55%

 

Along with this, international students need to fulfil English Level Proficiency, the university accepts following exams:

 

Maynooth University
Students Ratings & Reviews

4.3/5
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  • Academically oriented
  • Friendly
  • Fun loving
  • Multi-dimensional
Student Views
  • 71% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships3.9
Part time work3.9
Post study jobs4.3
Quality of faculty4.6
Student Life4.7
Value for money4.3
Public transportation4.9
Safety4.9
Indian Food4
Permanent Immigration4
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4.6
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Good student life. Try to make friends, good for networking.
Tips: Come prepared that you are going to stay away from family, so you better have friends and activities joined. Avoid being sentimental as you are investing your money to achieve something, rather than going as cry baby back to your country. A lot of Indians are here so try to be friendly with them but also the Irish ones( they are better). Scholarships are there but that's according to university norms, not everyone avails of scholarships. I am satisfied with the university, the campus is great and student life is not hard
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MSc in Computer Science (Software Engineering) - Batch of 2023
4.6
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My fulfilling university experience
Tips: The university is very welcoming, and the people here are very friendly. There was a bit of a cultural shift in the beginning but it's adaptable. I'm very satisfied with the university. I believe that I've learned a lot, both academically and personally. It's been an amazing experience.
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Lovable, friendly and academically oriented university.
Tips: Maynooth has a vibrant student community and there are many clubs, societies and events to get involved in. The University also emphasis on student-centred learning. Keep your open to new opportunities and grow and learn along with your academics and social life.
Likes (Safety): In terms of safety Ireland can be considered one of the safest destinations for International students. Maynooth University was recently recognised as one of the safest. There is a health and safety office as well at Maynooth to evaluate risk and orientation takes place before every semester.
Dislikes (Internships): Several companies like Microsoft, Abbot and Intel offer internship opportunities in Maynooth City. You will have to network with companies and keep yourself active socially to get leads. Offers can range anywhere from 7K to 10K euros depending upon your qualification and skill set.
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Maynooth University is one of the best university
Tips: I didn't feel any cultural shift. Irish are friendly and helpful. There are certain scholarships which you can avail of based on the essays that you submit. I'm extremely satisfied with the course. It's good for experienced people. The country is good as it has the best natural places.
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A place that develops you in every way
Tips: You need to be able to cook and do all the stuff along with managing studies so be prepared for that. It can be hard to make friends on the first day but it's not difficult at all. The people are very friendly. Irish people in general are very kind and helpful and fun-loving.
Likes (Safety): It is a college town and we use public transport all the time. I have not felt unsafe while going alone anywhere. People go out all the time and hang out till late at night as well but the crowd of the town or university itself is pretty nice and the people are helpful and kind.
Dislikes (Part time work): I went in 2020 and due to covid the 2 years things were closed and it was difficult to get a part job on campus. However, there were enough opportunities to find work in places outside but closer to the campus. But you will have to work hard to get those jobs.
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Accommodation and Meals

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Q:   Does Maynooth University provide accommodation to its international students?

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Yes, Maynooth University does provide accommodation to its students including international students. The availability of rooms is, however very limited that is only 1100 rooms are available against 15000 students studying at the university. According to the university policy, 50% of the total rooms are allocated to first year students.

 

Q:   Can I live off-campus of Maynooth University as an international student?

A: 

Yes, as an international student, you can live outside the campus of Maynooth University.

The cost of off-campus housing ranges from:

Expense Type per month

Off-Campus

Accommodation

INR 57000

Meals

INR 13000

Travel

INR 4400

Books and Material

INR 2660

Medical expense

INR 5320

Miscellaneous

INR 23000

 

Maynooth University Ranking

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Business Economics
B+
#401-500
Computer Science Engineering
B
#401-500
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Q:   Is it worth going to Maynooth University?

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Maynooth University is one of the prestigious universities of Ireland and of world. It is one of the the fastest growing university of Ireland.

  • It is one of the four constituent universities of National University of Ireland and was formally established in 1997 as Maynooth University.
  • Ranking: As per the Times Higher Education Best Young University Ranking, Maynooth University is ranked 1st in Ireland and 85th across the globe. As per Times higher Education World Universities ranking 2024, Maynooth University is ranked at 401-500.
  • Percentage of International students: The Maynooth University has very strong community in the Country, the international students as per Times Higher Education World Universities Ranking 2024 consists of around 12% of the total student studying at Maynooth University.
  • Low Student to Faculty ratio: As per the Times Higher Education World Universities Rankings 2024, the student to faculty ratio at the Maynooth University is 28.5:1.
  • Location: Maynooth University is one of the prestigious universities of Ireland and of world. It is located just 25 kilometers outside the Dublin city and is one of the the fastest growing university of Ireland.
  • Placement: Although the university does not release explicit data about the placement and salary packages, as per the analysis done by various employment assessment bodies such as Payscale, graduates of Maynooth University can earn as high as INR 45L per year.
  • Low Cost of living: on an average the cost of living at Maynooth University is approximately INR 1.5-2L per month.
 

Q:   How good is Maynooth University compared to Dublin City University?

A: 

Dublin City University and University College Dublin are both prestigious and popular among international students. Below table provides you the broad difference between these two universities:

 

Parameters

Maynooth University

Dublin City University

City Located

Maynooth, Ireland

Dublin, Ireland

Total Enrollment

15,000

19,000

No. of or percentage of international students

12%

3.4%

Average Tuition fees*

INR 15.88L

INR 15.81L

Ranking* by QS World Ranking For MS

NA

436

Acceptance rate*

73%

20%

Student to faculty ratio

28.5:1

13:1

Average Cost of living

INR 1.5-2L per month

INR 8-12L per month

*this classification is listed by taking MSc Computer Science as base course in both the universities.

 

Studying in Ireland

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Q:   What is the cost of a student visa for Ireland?

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Candidates looking to apply for a long-stay D Study Visa in Ireland would be required to pay €60 for a single entry valid for 90 days and €100 for a long-stay D Visa with multiple entries. The visa charges are the same for the short-stay C Visa.

Entry Type

Long Stay D visa 

(for staying more than 90 days to study)

Short Stay C visa

(for staying less than 90 days to study)

Single Entry

EUR 60

(INR: 5421.87)

EUR 60

(INR: 5421.87)

Multi entry

EUR 100

(INR: 9036.45)

EUR 100

(INR: 9036.45)

Transit

EUR 25

(INR: 2259.11)

n/a
 

Q:   What to pack for Ireland as an international student?

A: 

While packing for Ireland as an international students keep following points in mind:

  • Weather in Ireland can vary from cold, hot or rainy so you should pack appropriate clothes.
  • Passport and/or ID cards (+copies)
  • Proof of health insurance (+copies)
  • Point of Entry Letter (in paper & digital)
  • Acceptance Letter/Email (in paper)
  • Credit card and/or ATM card
  • Calculator, notebook, pens and whatever you need for classes
  • Your Phone, power bank etc. 
  • Laptop
  • Adapters and all essential electronics
  • Toiletries and medicines 
  • Raincoat and/or umbrella
  • Comfortable walking shoes
  • Clothes you can layer for changeable weather

Here is complete student guide on Ireland.

 

Q:   What are permanent resident opportunities at Ireland for International students?

A: 

Ireland presents with attractive post study work opportunities to international students. The international students need to be employed after they complete their education and should stay in Ireland for more than 5 years.

The citizenship of Ireland can also be obtained through other means which include investment provided you meet certain eligibility criteria.

Here is everything you need to know about post study work permit in Ireland.

 

Maynooth University FAQs

Q:   Can I work part time as an international student at Maynooth University?

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Yes, as an international student at the Maynooth University, you are allowed to work part time. Students having valid visa, can work up to 20 hours during semester study, and up to 40 hours during semester breaks and holidays.

Here is all you need to know if you wish to valid Irish Visa.

 

Q:   What are the things to do after you reach Ireland as an International student?

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According to various unofficial sources and opinion of previous students available online, following is the list of things an international student should do after reaching Ireland.

  • Open A Bank Account
  • Get a Student Travel Card
  • Learn Irish language
  • Plan Your Budget
 
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Students who want to work part-time during their coursework at Maynooth University need to submit an application and get a PPS number first. Also, students will not get a VISA to visit Ireland for distance learning or enrol in a part-time course.

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The university has five faculty members - Science and Engineering, Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy, and Social Sciences.

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