Applications for Taught Masters programmes may be submitted through PAC HERE.
To apply for a research degree or PhD programme at the University, please see guidance on how to apply through Graduate Studies and by consulting their range of reserach degrees here.
Applications for Postgraduate courses must be made online via PAC. Please click here for the application form. Applications for taught programmes beginning in September 2015 are now being accepted online via PAC. The PAC system is open for applications for research programmes on a continuous basis.
The online form is easy to use and you will be guided through the system step-by-step. You will require an active e-mail account to use the system. Please refer to the frequently asked questions section which can help you with any queries. Applicants may apply for up to three taught programmes OR three research programmes. There is a non-refundable application processing fee of €50. This should be paid to PAC. Closing dates for each course are indicated on the PAC system.
This section will provide information for prospective postgraduate students on entry requirements, application instructions and fees for International Students.
Whatever your reason for embarking on graduate studies; be it the desire to return to learning, to undertake cutting-edge research, or to increase your career prospects, Maynooth University has developed an extensive range of postgraduate degrees, including professional and structured doctoral programmes, taught and research Masters degree courses and postgraduate Diploma programmes. As a graduate student at Maynooth you will be embarking on a stimulating and challenging journey alongside Faculty staff that are passionate about their research, sharing new discoveries and understanding, while training you to the highest level in your chosen discipline.
Use the Course Finder to explore the full range of postgraduate programmes on offer. For further information on Masters, research programmes and the Structured PhD, visit the Graduate Studies web pages.
The Application deadline is 1 July 2017.
Maynooth University works with numerous trusted education agents in several countries. Our agents can not only provide comprehensive information about our programmes and campus, but can assist you with the application process and visa procedures, providing a service well above what we can offer alone. The International Office may also request the assistance of trusted agents in your country to help them assess your application.
Please check this list of our trusted agents to find a trusted agent in your country that we work with and trust:
Applicants must have a recognised primary degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level. Certain programmes may have additional requirements.
Please note that these are general admission guidelines. For advice on specific cases, please send the qualification details to the International Office before applying.
English Language Requirements
Minimum English language requirements:
IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score - applicants for Business Masters programmes must also have a minimum of 6.0 in reading and writing
TOEFL (Paper based test): 560
TOEFL (Internet based test): 92
Maynooth University's TOEFL code is 8850
Applicants must have a four-year Bachelor degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level from a recognized university. Students with high grades will be considered for postgraduate study.
Applicants must have a Bachelor degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level from a Central University, State University or a Centre of Advanced Study or Institute of National Importance. Students with high grades will be considered for postgraduate study.
Applicants must have a Bachelor degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level from a recognised university . Students with high grades will be considered for postgraduate study.
Applicants must have a four-year Bachelor degree which is considered equivalent to Irish university primary degree level from recognised institutions with minimum of GPA 3.2 out of 4.0 or 4.0 out of 5.0 or average grade of 80%. Students with high grades will be considered for postgraduate study.
Find full details of International Student Fees on the Student Fees and Grants section of the University website:
- International Student Fees
- When and how to pay fees
- Determine your fee status
- Refund policy
For information on funding and scholarships please see here.