Why do 9% of first year students enter Maynooth University through the Higher Education Access Route each year? 

Maynooth University is a leader in the provision of supports for HEAR students. Once you accept your HEAR place, a wide range of supports are available to you including:

  • A comprehensive orientation programme called Launchpad with an information day for your parents 
  • Financial support for the first year of your degree
  • Access to financial advice for the duration of your degree
  • Access to your own designated student advisor
  • ​A strong Access society with fun events planned throughout the year
  • Career planning and employment opportunities

​​These supports are one part of Maynooth University 's strong commitment to widening participation and a reason why the number of students entering Maynooth University through HEAR keep growing!