Registration for new postgraduate research students
Ensure that you have applied and accepted on PAC.
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 at www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
Registration is a two step process:
Registration Part one involves completing online registration.
Registration Part two involves attending Maynooth University in person with confirmation of your online registration and proof of identity. First Year Postgraduates are required to produce the following at registration:
- Birth Certificate, valid passport, driver's license, passport card or valid government issue photo id.
- Marriage Certificate (for students who wish to register in their married name)
- Official University Degree Parchment or Transcript (The Transcript must include full name, conferring date and name of awarding body). Students registering for the M.Ed / M.Ed School Leadership who do not hold a primary Education degree must also produce evidence of award of a teaching qualification
- Results of Primary Degree examination or Diploma examination where relevant
- PPS Number
- Evidence of Fee Payment
Students who obtained their primary undergraduate degree from Maynooth University need only present No.5 and No.6 from the above list on the day of registration.
Note: You do not have to present your birth cert/passport or degree cert/transcript on the day of registration if you have already submitted these in advance. Maynooth University reserves the right to insist on receipt of sealed original documents from home institution where doubt exists over documents supplied.
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
The registration office is open 9.30-1.00 and 2.00-5.00 Monday to Friday.
Research Student Induction and Welcome Lunch
The Research Student September Induction and Welcome event will take place on the:
11am - 3.30pm
in Renehan Hall on the South Campus.
This is a mandatory information session for all new Research Masters' and PhD students for 2019. Draft Agenda:
Research Induction 2019
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The fees schedule is now available online. Please visit our Fees page for further information.
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: Research-Funded-Students-Pack.REVD and return to the Graduate School. Payment will not be authorised until the Pack is returned.
Students funded through Graduate Teaching Studentships or personal grants such as SUSI or Social Welfare funding do not need to compete the Funded Research Student Pack.
The Funded Research Student Pack comprises four forms:
Form A: Research Agreement for Funded Research StudentsIn the case of funding through a personal scholarship such as Hume Doctoral Awards, MU Doctoral Scholarships and IRC, the student and the supervisor must complete and sign Form A. In the case of funding through a research grant managed by the supervisor, the supervisor must complete Form A prior to the student signing.
Form B: Research Stipend Form for Funded Research StudentsForm B: the Research Stipend Form for Funded Research Students must be completed by the student. If the student is paid directly through a research grant managed by the supervisor, the student should speak to the supervisor regarding the funding process. For further information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Form C: Section 193 Revenue Form (Scholarship Tax Exemption)All students in receipt of a stipend must complete Form C. Stipend payments cannot be made otherwise. All students must have an Irish PPS number. Foreign social security numbers cannot be accepted. Please contact email@example.com for advice on applying for an Irish PPS number.
Form D: Researcher UndertakingThe undertaking ensures that MU complies with National IP Protocol (http://www.knowledgetransferireland.com/ManagingIP/KTI-Protocol-2016.pdf) as demonstrated by requirement 2 of the National IP Management Requirements.
Scholarships with a Fees Component
For scholarships with a fee component (excluding Hume Doctoral Awards, MU Doctoral Scholarships and IRC), the supervisor must complete the online form and indicate the appropriate Business Unit. Further details: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/student-fees-grants/quick-link-forms-documents/postgraduate-fee-internal-transfer-form
Modules for Research Students
Modules for research students are available here.
Initial Meeting Record
After registration, each research student should 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 available online.
If you are a non-EU national and you are arriving in Ireland this September, the International Office will assist you with visa, immigration and other information to help you to make the most of your student experience in Ireland.
Don’t forget before you arrive...
- Your Department with contact you regarding your timetable in advance of this start date.
- Complete online registration and fee payment by credit or debit card.
- Find out your designated Registration and Documentation Verification slot.
- Register for Induction
- Establish when your departmental induction programme commences, if unsure please contact your department.