The Government has introduced a number of measures for travellers into the country. Please consult the following page for official information: gov.ie Travelling to Ireland during the COVID-19 pandemic The International Office will keep you updated once we receive further information on this.
We would encourage you to book your flight as soon as you receive your visa (if applicable). You will find travel information on the Irish Government Covid-19 Travel Section.
Public health advice on travelling to Ireland must be complied with by all international students.
Students must also comply with health and travel advice from their home countries. You should make arrangements to travel to Ireland, ensuring you have adequate health and travel insurance, and plan to arrive at least 7 days before the start of classes on February 1st, however you will have to restrict your movemenets for your first 14 days in Ireland which would include completing the first week of classes remotely from your accommodation.
Please also remember to make sure to bring your laptop or similiar device with you as these devices will be essential for your studies particularly for the Orientation events and sessions.
Further information on this 14 day restricted movement period is contained within the After You Arrive section, under ‘The First Two Weeks’.
If you have have any Covid-19 symptoms or if you have been diganosed with Covid-19 please do not travel to Ireland.
Your Arrivals details
You will receive an email requesting your arrivals details.
Please regularly check your emails and provide this information as soon as you have booked your flight. This will assist greatly in our planning and organising your safe transfer to Maynooth.
Transfer to campus
Maynooth University will have arrangmenets in place for International students to be transferred from the airport on dedicated modes of transport to their accommodation in a seamless manner to avoid use of public transport.
This service will bring you to your accommodation in Maynooth – please do not take any forms of public transport (bus or taxi). There is no cost to you for this service.
Full details of the airport transfer process will be communicated to students in early January.
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The International Office have produced a pre-arrival guide for all new international students.
Please note that this is a LIVING DOCUMENT and changes will be made regularly so make sure to keep an eye out for any new information or details that may be added.
This guide will be updated if/when information changes, so please save the link and refer to it regularly as you prepare to arrive in Ireland and commence your studies.
Please also remember to make sure to bring your laptop or similar device with you as these devices will be essential for your studies particularly for the Orientation events and sessions.
• The Accommodation Office is responsible for all on-campus housing and information related to this can be found on their website. There is also information in relation to off-campus housing which is managed through the Home finder service. Please consult the Accommodation Office webpage and read information carefully.
• Registration with Maynooth University is handled by the Student Records and Registration Office.
Registration will take place online. You will receive an email from the Student Records and Registration Office to inform you of the stages required to become a fully registered student of our University.
Please check your inbox and junk folder regularly. The email will contain significant detail about the online registration process, and it is your responsibility to complete the necessary steps to become a fully registered student.
You will be required to upload a headshot photo for your student ID card, so you could prepare this now. The email will also contain your MU email address and password (or this may arrive in a separate email for security purposes). You will receive your MU student card when you arrive on-campus if you are living in on-campus housing. If you will live off-campus, then your student card will be mailed to you. It is therefore very important that you enter an accurate ‘Study Address’ when completing the online registration.
• Erasmus and Study Abroad students ONLY: you will select the modules you wish to take in late December/early January through a system we call IMAS (International Module Approval System). We will send you the instructions and unique login information beforehand. The system will be open for a few days and you must login during this period. Your modules will then be approved, or not approved, by our International Coordinators in each Department.
For the latest guidance regarding Covid19 precautions at Maynooth University please click here
For details on how Maynooth University is helping in the global effort against the current global pandemic of Covid-19, please click
MU COVID-19 Resources
HSE Health Advice
Please visit the website of the HSE for the latest guidelines to follow in relation to the Public Health Situation created by the COVID-19 Pandemic:
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.