As an international student at Maynooth University, you will enjoy a wonderful and unique Maynooth experience, with top quality teaching and learning facilities, friendly staff, a beautiful campus, and fun social life.
Maynooth University welcomes students across the world from our global partner universities and providers
as well as independent students, to spend a semester or a full year at Maynooth University under the Study Abroad
(Non-EU) and Erasmus+ Exchange
International students can also avail of Full Undergraudate and Postgraduate Degree
Programmes at Maynooth University, as well as Summer and Short-Term
Programmes (cancelled for Summer 2021 in light of current COVID-19 pandemic).
To check which international programme you are eligible for, email firstname.lastname@example.org. The Maynooth University International Office can also help with general questions relating to: submitting your application, immigration, registration, accommodation, fees, and dates and pre-arrival information.
Hear from international students about their experiences studying at Maynooth University: https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/international/international-student-experience-maynooth
Sociology & Politics - Study Abroad (Non-EU) & Erasmus+ Exchange Students
The Department of Sociology International Coordinator for the Academic Year 2021-2022 is Dr Brian Conway. You can contact Dr Conway at email@example.com should you have any Sociology/Politics related questions as an international student coming to Maynooth Universiy.
Here you will a full list of Sociology and Politics modules available to visiting international students (Study Abroad (Non-EU) & Erasmus+ Exchange students).
The following modules are not available to International Students in 2021-2022:
SO201 Classical Social Theory
SO202 Introduction to Social Research
SO203 Structures of Inequality
SO204 Survey Research Methods
SO205 Fieldwork Methods
SO208 Media & Society
SO210 Social Worlds of Children
SO240 Media, Culture and the Construction of Crime (Criminology Module Law Students)
SO301 Contemporary Social Theory
SO303A Special Topic Research Project
SO348 Sociology of Law and Social Control (Criminology Module Law Students)
PO202 Active Citizenship Placement
PO223 Introduction to Research Methods
PO224 Research Methods for Criminology (Criminology Module Law Students)
PO303A Special Topic Research Project
All MA-level modules
International students here for the full academic year follow exactly the assessment and examination procedure applicable to all Maynooth University students.
International students here for Semester 1 only should contact their module lecturers for details of assessment requirements. These students usually complete their assessment before the end of the first semester. Please note that this is generally because your home institutions require your marks before our January exam period ends.
Letter Request Form
*Applies only to current registered international students at Maynooth University*
If you are a current international student and you need a letter (for immigration purposes, setting-up a bank account, etc.) to prove you are a registered student at Maynooth University and/or have paid the tuition fees, please follow this link on the International Office website for instructions.
Important Notice for Outgoing Students in 2021/22: In light of the national public health emergency arising from COVID-19 during 2020/2021, please see the updated (April 2021)
International Office Handbook for Outgoing Students in 2021/22
and refer to the Student Information for Outgoing Students, published on the Registry Policy webpage.
Can I Study Abroad?
Sociology and Politics undergraduate students undertaking a full-time degree, have the option of going abroad on the Study Abroad (Non-EU) or Erasmus+ Exchange Programmes.
Students can study abroad as part of their degree after successfully completing two years of their BA degree at Maynooth University. Students must spend a full academic year at their chosen host university. After the year abroad you return to Maynooth to progress into your final year.
If you complete your year abroad successfully, your 3-year BA degree becomes a 4-year BA International degree. As the year abroad is an additional year to your studies at Maynooth University, you are somewhat flexible when choosing modules at your host university.
Where Can I Study Abroad?
As a global university, Maynooth has been working closely with many prestigious higher education institutions to promote and facilitate student and staff mobility in Europe, Asia, Australia, and North & South America.
See the full list of all Maynooth University's Partner Universities to see what options are available to you abroad.
Hear from Maynooth students about their experiences studying abroad in this video shared by the Maynooth University International Office:
Summer School in University of Duisburg-Essen
Maynooth University Sociology undergraduates can take advantage of an opportunity to study with students from German, US and Turkish universities in courses taught by top international scholars in the heart of Europe each summer (arrangements may vary from year to year). You can also get 5 ECTS of credit in your final year!
Learn more about the Summer School in Global and Transnational Sociology at Duisburg University-Essen at https://www.uni-due.de/soziologie/internationales_baplus.php.
For more information (details will change from year to year) see:
How to Apply for Study Abroad (Non-EU) and Erasmus+ Exchange Programmes?
Visit the International Office Going Abroad page for further information and instructions on how to apply. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org with general questions.
The Department of Sociology International Coordinator for the Academic Year 2021-2022 is Dr Brian Conway. You can contact Dr Conway at email@example.com should you have any questions relating to your Sociology and/or Politics study abroad.