Offer Date: 6th July, 2017 from 06:00
Reply Date: 13th July, 2017 by 17:15
In early July a small number of offers of places are issued to applicants such as:
- deferred applicants
- mature applicants
- applicants who have completed an Access course
- those who need to make visa arrangements before taking a place
Offer Date: 3rd August, 2017 from 06:00
Reply Date: 10th August, 2017 by 17:15
In early August offers of places are made to certain categories of applicant who are not competing with those awaiting 2017 examination results or who are assessed on other criteria, i.e. graduate entry medicine applicants, additional mature, deferred and Access applicants and applicants presenting QQI FET/FETAC (2002-2017) for consideration for entry to courses with a quota for QQI FET/FETAC applicants may also be included at this stage.
Offer Date: 21st August, 2017 from 06:00
Reply Date: 28th August, 2017 by 17:15
Issue of main body of offers takes place after Irish Leaving Certificate Examination results become available.
Offer Date: 31st August, 2017 from 06:00
Reply Date: 6th September, 2017 by 17:15
A second round of offers issued to fill any remaining vacancies.
After Round Two:
Offers issued as necessary until October to fill any vacancies which may arise.
The Admissions Office team organises information packs to be posted out to our potential and confirmed new Maynooth University students. The packs are posted in early August (to Round A and Round Zero applicants) and again later in August to Round One applicants. Packs are posted to your address as per the CAO. You are advised to read all contents carefully, as they are intended to assist your transition to the University.
- Welcome letter from the Admissions Officer, Dr John McGinnity
- First Week Guide - booklet containing details of orientation and registration requirements for new students -
First Week Guide 2017
- Maynooth Education leaflet - information about the optional Critical Skills courses which are available to first year students only
- Programme Advisory Office leaflet
- Budgeting Advisory Service leaflet
- Maynooth Students' Union leaflet - details of MSU events happening on campus during the orientation period
- Parent/Guardian Information Sessions leaflet
The Student Engagement Officer and the Student Records Office take over from the Admissions Office team once Orientation and Registration Week begins.
Click here to see what happens next!
The Mathematics Exam is based only on the content covered by Paper One of the Leaving Certificate Higher Level Mathematics syllabus and consists of one exam, for two hours. It provides prospective Engineering students (MH304) with a second chance to secure the required H4 in Leaving Certificate Mathematics in order to meet the basic entry requirement for qualification to our Engineering degree.
The Department also offers a free preparatory course.
Find out more.
Entrance Scholarships are automatically awarded to incoming first year students who have obtained 550 points or more in the Leaving Certificate (from six subjects in one sitting).
The €1,000 award is for one academic year following admission to the University, payable in two instalments – one in November and one in February (subject to the Entrance Scholar remaining in good standing with the University).
For students presenting GCE A Levels the awards are based on achieving points from three/four subjects in GCE A levels.
The University is very well served during term time by a number of daily private bus services.
Dublin Bus services run year-round.
Click here for details of transport options.
Up to 300 mature students begin their studies here each year. Mature Students (along with students entering through HEAR, DARE and QQI routes) will be invited to attend the Launchpad Orientation Programme on Saturday 2nd September and Monday 4th September 2017. These students should also attend the University Welcome Week as above. The Maynooth University Access Programme will email all eligible students with further details about Launchpad.
Emer and Michael of the Mature Student Office (which is part of the Access Office) are committed to supporting the learning experience of Maynooth's mature students. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to telephone, email or drop in to meet them - you'll find them in MAP Lodge on the North Campus.
MSI (Mature Students Ireland) ran a national selfie competition earlier this year where third level students were asked for their tips for future mature students.
Some of the Maynooth students' entries are below - hopefully you find them helpful!
"Keep in touch with your fellow mature students and discuss things, helps a lot and you will have some fun too, while sweating out that essay."
"Make sure to go to the orientation week for mature students. It's a great help knowing what supports are out there and where everything is on campus."
"Contact your local 'Intreo' office and organise a meeting with a member of staff to find out if you are entitled to the 'back to education allowance' as this will make life easier financially."
"Talk to current students in the course and lecturers to gauge whether you will have enough of an interest to pursue a 3-4 year commitment to your chosen field of study."
"Take advantage of Maynooth University’s fantastic selection of services, clubs and societies and green space."
"You might be overwhelmed and doubt your own ability to learn, but please remember that you have years of experience behind you, motivation and purpose!"
"Give yourself a chance, give yourself a gift of education, you deserve it!"
"Join a club or society, be part of what's going on, no matter age - everyone fits in at Maynooth."
"Talk to the kids, they're not that scary."
"Do what you're interested in, a job will follow as your horizons open."