CAO Applicants 2020

  • If you receive an offer of a place and you wish to defer taking up the place for one year, you must seek the agreement of the University.

  • Under certain circumstances prospective students of Maynooth University may apply to defer their place on one of our undergraduate degree courses for one year.

  • Students who have been offered a place through the CAO must formally request a deferral by emailing

    Please note that within MH101 Arts the subjects "European Studies" and "Old Irish & Celtic Studies" will not be available for the 2021/2022 academic year should you wish to defer this course.  All other subject choices will be available as usual.
    It is not possible to defer the Equine Business degree MH405 to the 2021/2022 academic year. The University is offering Equine Business modules as part of the suite of overall School of Business modules and the University Electives programme from 2021/2022.

Current Maynooth University Students

  • If you are a current student wishing to defer please contact Student Records Office at 01-7083813 or