Registration for New Postgraduate Research Students
Ensure that you have applied and beeen accepted on PAC. If you are new to
Maynooth Univeristy, your PAC number will be your student number.
You will receive registration details by email approximately one to two weeks before the course commences with details of registration and fee payment. Information will be sent to the email provided on your online application. If you are moving to a new address or wish to change the address that you originally provided, you can change it by logging into your PAC account.
If you have any further queries in relation to registration please contact the registration office directly.
Student Records and Registration Office
Phone: +353 1 708 3813
Fax: +353 1 708 3935
Email: [email protected]
The registration office is open 9.30-1.00 and 2.00-5.00 Monday to Friday.
The fees schedule is now available online.
Funded Postgraduate Research Students
All funded research students who are funded under Hume Doctoral Awards, MU Doctoral Scholarships, IRC, SFI, HRB, and any external funding managed by the Maynooth University Research Development Office, should complete the Funded Research Student Pack: available here.
Initial Meeting Record
After registration, each research student must arrange an introductory meeting with their primary supervisor. A customised and individualised programme of research is agreed and recorded as the ' GSF1: Initial Meeting Record ' document, which is then approved by the Departmental Research Student Progress Committee (DRSPC). The Initial Meeting Record is forwarded by the DRSPC to the Graduate Studies Office. This record informs the annual progress review which takes place at the end of each academic year.
A candidate, who has completed their Initial Meeting Record before their registration date may register for the appropriate PhD modules. However, if the Initial Meeting Record is not completed prior to registration, a candidate must register on the day indicated by Records Office, and choose their appropriate modules by the end of October.
The purpose of the Initial Meeting Record is to:
- Provide an opportunity to design a unique, individual programme
- Identify modules that will enhance the candidate’s research programme
- Identify modules that candidates will take in year one
- Agree a calendar of meetings
- Record attendance at the induction programme
- Ensure that the candidate is aware and agrees to the University regulations and policies as outlined on the graduate studies website
For further details please visit the Graduate Studies Academic Policies section of the website for a full overview of the PhD process.
Information for International Students
The International Office has developed a useful pre-arrival guide book.
If you are a non-EU national and you are arriving in Ireland this September, the International Office - [email protected] will assist you with visa, immigration and other information to help you to make the most of your student experience in Ireland.