Maynooth University - Nihon University Student Partnership Programme

The Maynooth University Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting along with the International Office have been collaborating with Nihon University (Tokyo, Japan) for a number of years and are proud to propose a double MU-NU B.A. Economics degree to students. Japanese students are able to transfer to Maynooth University after two years of study in Nihon University, and upon completion of a further 2 years, will graduate with a degree from both universities.

As part of the current Study Abroad programme the International Office runs an Ireland Social and Cultural schedule. The Japanese students partake in numerous trips and activities throughout Ireland, getting a first-hand taste of Irish culture. The Japanese students have reported that their first impression when they arrive here is the kindness of the people, which they feel distinguishes Ireland from other countries. They stay with Irish host families, allowing them to experience local culture and avail of the great opportunity to practise their English with native speakers. The programme helps promote Ireland’s image as a safe and first-class study destination for other potential Japanese students.

Our two student coordinators for this year's programme are Ryan Murphy and Abbegael Fulton:

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Student Coordinator, Ryan Murphy

I graduated from Maynooth University with a M.A in European history in 2023. I have done quite a bit of work with Irish-Japanese cultural exchange with the Maynooth University Japanese Society committee, student coordinator between Maynooth and Tokyo University of Science and volunteering with Experience Japan.

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Student Coordinator, Abbegael Fulton

I was previously an international student at Maynooth University, and now I am looking for ways to help other international students around me. That's why I joined the Nihon Project! I am from British Columbia, Canada, but I have been studying in Maynooth for almost four years now. Currently, I am pursuing a master's program where I am focused on medieval Irish history. I am always eager to share my knowledge of both history and the university resources that have been helpful to me. I am excited to be joining this project, and I look forward to showing our Nihon students what Maynooth University and Ireland have to offer.