Registration for new postgraduate research students
Ensure that you have applied and accepted on PAC.
You will receive registration details by email approximately one to two weeks before the course commences with details of registration and fee payment. Information will be sent to the email provided on your online application. If you are moving to a new address or wish to change the address that you originally provided, you can change it by logging into your PAC account at www.pac.ie/maynoothuniversity
Registration is a two step process:
Registration Part one involves completing online registration.
Registration Part two involves attending Maynooth University in person with confirmation of your online registration and proof of identity. First Year Postgraduates are required to produce the following at registration:
- Birth Certificate, valid passport, driver's license, passport card or valid government issue photo id.
- Marriage Certificate (for students who wish to register in their married name)
- Official University Degree Parchment or Transcript (The Transcript must include full name, conferring date and name of awarding body). Students registering for the M.Ed / M.Ed School Leadership who do not hold a primary Education degree must also produce evidence of award of a teaching qualification
- Results of Primary Degree examination or Diploma examination where relevant
- PPS Number
- Evidence of Fee Payment
Students who obtained their primary undergraduate degree from Maynooth University need only present No.5 and No.6 from the above list on the day of registration.
Note: You do not have to present your birth cert/passport or degree cert/transcript on the day of registration if you have already submitted these in advance. Maynooth University reserves the right to insist on receipt of sealed original documents from home institution where doubt exists over documents supplied.
If you have any further queries in relation to registration please contact the registration office directly.
Student Records and Registration Office
Phone: +353 1 708 3813
Fax: +353 1 708 3935
The registration office is open 9.30-1.00 and 2.00-5.00 Monday to Friday.
The fees schedule is now available online. Please visit our Fees page for further information.
Students with a Personal Scholarship
If you will receive a monthly stipend as a result of a John Hume Doctoral Award, an IRC scholarship or other similar personal scholarship, you may need to complete a stipend form. The stipend form and S193 tax declaration form are available to download from our forms page. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com for help and support with this process.
Students with a Scholarship from a Research Grant
Modules for Research Students
Modules for research students are available here.
Initial Meeting Record
After registration, each research student should arrange an introductory meeting with their primary supervisor. A customised and individualised programme of research is agreed and recorded as the ' GSF1: Initial Meeting Record ' document, which is then approved by the Departmental Research Student Progress Committee (DRSPC). The Initial Meeting Record is forwarded by the DRSPC to the Graduate Studies Office. This record informs the annual progress review which takes place at the end of each academic year.
A candidate, who has completed their Initial Meeting Record before their registration date may register for the appropriate PhD modules. However, if the Initial Meeting Record is not completed prior to registration, a candidate must register on the day indicated by Records Office, and choose their appropriate modules by the end of October.
The purpose of the Initial Meeting Record is to:
- provide an opportunity to design a unique, individual programme
- identify modules that will enhance the candidate’s research programme
- identify modules that candidates will take in year one
- agree a calendar of meetings
- record attendance at the induction programme
- ensure that the candidate is aware and agrees to the University regulations and policies as outlined on the graduate studies website
For further details please visit the Graduate Studies Academic Policies section of the website for a full overview of the PhD process.
Information for International Students
The International Office has developed a useful pre-arrival guide book available online.
If you are a non-EU national and you are arriving in Ireland this September, the International Office will assist you with visa, immigration and other information to help you to make the most of your student experience in Ireland.
Don’t forget before you arrive...
- Your Department with contact you regarding your timetable in advance of this start date.
- Complete online registration and fee payment by credit or debit card.
- Find out your designated Registration and Documentation Verification slot.
- Register for Induction
- Establish when your departmental induction programme commences, if unsure please contact your department.