Before you arrive, important information will be communicated to new students through the email address you provided on your application form. Once you have arrived and registered fully, we will communicate with you via your MU email address. To make sure you receive our emails, please add "International.Office@mu.ie" to your Safe Senders list. Please also add the following email addresses:
- Erasmus.email@example.com - For all of our incoming Erasmus students
- Studyabroad@mu.ie - For all of our incoming Study Abroad and non-EU exchange students
Check how to add these emails to your Safe Senders list depending of your email provider here:
Ireland is now in the recovery phase of our response to the pandemic - reopening society and the economy as the vaccination programme progresses.
More information can be found from the following sources:
HSE Health Advice
Please visit the website of the HSE for the latest public-health guidelines:
The Health Service Executive (HSE) is the provider of health and personal social services for everyone living in Ireland.
DFA and Government Travel Advice
Please visit the COVID-19 Travel Advice from the Gov. of Ireland if you plan to travel from or to Ireland.
Also, check the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade website
Re-Open European Union web
This interactive tool provides you with the information that you need to confidently plan your European travel and holidays while staying healthy and safe. The information is frequently updated and available in 24 languages for your convenience.
For the latest guidance regarding Covid19 precautions at Maynooth University please click here
1. Is there are Greet and Transfer service available?
There is no Greet and Transfer service available at Dublin Airport in 2022. Upon arrival, students must make their way to campus by their own means, using public transport or taxi.
2. If I am in quarantine, can I take part in orientation online?
Yes, our Orientation sessions will be offered virtually. Many of them will also be recorded and uploaded to the International Office website.
3. Where can I get a RT-PCR test after arriving in Ireland?
This test is free of charge and is available at testing centres operated at locations around the country by the Health Service Executive (HSE). The test should be booked in advance of arrival in Ireland and must be booked for a date at least 5 days after arrival. You may book a test by visiting the HSE Test Booking website.
You can use this service to book a free COVID-19 test for after you arrive in Ireland. You can book online from 2 days before you arrive and up to 4 days after you arrive.
4. As an international student, can I get vaccinated in Ireland and what are the requirements?
Yes, international students can get vaccinated in Ireland. See here for further details.
Those who do not yet have a PPSN (Personal Public Service number) can still access vaccination but will need to register via phone rather than online. The HSE has advised that the best time to call the phone line is between 1pm and 6pm (IST). The process is outlined under the ‘Do not have a PPS number’ section on the above website.
Students will be asked for their Eircode/address, an email and mobile phone number to complete registration, though they can still register if they do not have all of this information to hand.
Please also contact the HSE for information on vaccine if you are partly vaccinated with an EMA approved vaccine or have received a vaccination which is not approved by the EMA.