The following Maynooth University sports scholarships may be awarded:
Scholarship funding assists undergraduate or postgraduate students with sports and university-related expenses (e.g. sporting equipment, travel costs associated with sport) and aims to free up time from part-time work commitments.
Visit Sports Scholarships for eligibility requirements and details on how to apply. Application closes on April 1st.
New Engineering Scholarship - W.A. Barrett Scholarship in Engineering
The W.A. Barrett Scholarship in Engineering at Maynooth University was established in 2023 through the generosity of Earthridge International and the Barrett family to commemorate the late William Anthony (Tony) Barrett.
- The scholarship provides €3,000 to eligible first year students taking a Level 8 course that is accredited by Engineers Ireland at Maynooth University. Currently this refers to MH304 only.
- Two scholarships are available to registered first year students each year.
For more details, contact the Department of Electronic Engineering.
Entrance Scholarship 2024
Entrance Scholarships were awarded in 2023 to over seventy new MU students pursuing a range of degree courses including MH101 Bachelor of Arts, Psychology, Primary Education and more. See below for the breakdown of degrees chosen by our scholars in 2023.
The €1,000 Entrance Scholarship is automatically awarded to incoming first year students, via the CAO, who have obtained 575 points or more in the Leaving Certificate (from six subjects in one sitting - the sitting of the Leaving Certificate doesn't have to be in the actual year of entry to the University). For students presenting GCE A Levels the awards are based on achieving points from three/four subjects in GCE A levels.
2023 Entrance Scholars
MH001 BEd Bachelor of Education - Froebel Primary Teaching: 13 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 498)
MH101 The Maynooth Bachelor of Arts Degree: 17 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 310)
MH103 BMus Bachelor of Music: 2 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points non-applicable)
MH106 BA Psychology (through Arts): 2 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 533)
MH109 BA Media Studies: 1 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 377)
MH201 The Maynooth Bachelor of Science Degree: 4 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 350)
MH202 BSc Biotechnology: 1 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 431)
MH203 BSc Biological and Geographical Sciences: 1 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 441)
MH204 BSc Physics with Astrophysics: 2 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 376)
MH206 BSc Theoretical Physics and Mathematics: 5 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 494)
MH207 BSc Data Science: 1 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 442)
MH209 BSc Psychology (through Science): 2 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 499)
MH210 BSc Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Chemistry: 1 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 477)
MH212 BSc Science or Mathematics and Computer Science or Mathematics (with Education): 3 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 420)
MH401 BA Finance: 1 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 350)
MH402 BSc Quantitative Finance: 1 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 454)
MH404 BBS/BBA Business and Management or International Business or Marketing or Business and Global Cultures: 2 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 410)
MH407 BBS/BBA Business and Accounting: 1 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 403)
MH409 BBA Business and Languages: 2 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 400)
MH415 BSc Economics: 2 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 487)
MH501 Law (LLB): 1 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 462)
MH502 BCL (Law and Accounting) or (Law and Business) or (Law and Criminology) or (Law and Arts): 4 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 432)
MH602 BSc Computer Science and Software Engineering (through Science) or BSc Multimedia, Mobile and Web Development (through Science): 4 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 401)
MH603 BSc Computational Thinking: 1 (CAO 2023 Round 1 points 532)
Entrance Scholars have the option of residing on campus (normal charges apply). Entrance scholars who have not already booked their campus accommodation, will be offered campus accommodation during CAO Round 1 offers. Unfortunately, the University is not in a position to offer accommodation places in Round 2 or subsequently to Entrance Scholars, as they are fully booked in Round 1 annually.
The University has received funding from Government and industry to provide a programme to encourage higher participation rates in STEM subjects to Leaving Certificate and in STEM careers. Holders of Level 6 STEM Passport awards will be eligible to apply for concessions of up to 60 points for MH304, MH601 and MH602 Engineering and Computer Science degrees. Places will be awarded on a competitive basis. There is a quota of places in each degree and the places are awarded based on merit (i.e. points attained).
Further details on the initiative and application process are available on the website.
Entrance Scholarship for MH103 Bachelor of Music
The Entrance Scholarship for one entrant to MH103 Music is awarded in September. The top scoring applicant, based on the MH103 online video audition, is offered the scholarship of €1,000. The successful applicant is informed following registration.
The Head of the Maynooth University Music Department awards one undergraduate music scholar each year. This scholarship is for current Music students and is based on their year end results. At present no scholarship is available from the Music Department for prospective Music students. For details apply to the Professor of Music.
Maynooth University has been officially designated as a University of Sanctuary in recognition of its initiatives to promote a culture of welcome for refugees, asylums seekers and other migrants into the community.
Further information on MU University of Sanctuary and our Sanctuary scholarships can be found here.
Intel Women in Technology Scholarships
- for current female undergraduate students who are pursuing a Level 8 Degree in Physics, Computer Science or Electronic Engineering at Maynooth University.
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