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 defer their place on one of our undergraduate degree courses for one year.

Incoming first year students can email CAOdeferrals@mu.ie with any CAO deferral queries. 

If you are a current student wishing to defer please contact Student Records Office at 01-7083813 or records.office@mu.ie

  • 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.
  • MH405 Equine Business cannot be deferred as we have removed the degree from the CAO Handbook and the prospectus for 2021 entry