Ireland’s ‘friendliest’ college focused on education since 1795

In 2013 Maynooth University, formerly named the National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM), was voted Ireland’s friendliest college by students. It is also one of Ireland’s leading institutions in higher education with a fascinating history dating back to the founding of St. Patrick’s College seminary in 1795.

The wide-range of course offerings include particular strengths in anthropology, celtic studies, the arts and education as well as business, science, and electronic engineering. This university is also the only one in Ireland to offer a credit-bearing school-based classroom observation experience for education majors.

Underneath the famously beautiful landscapes and vibrant culture, there lives a quiet, but undeniable magic that makes Ireland so easy to fall in love with. I am forever grateful for the roles Arcadia and Maynooth have played in helping me find my new home. ”

Lefki Stephanou

Arcadia University Student, Maynooth University

  • 100 Clubs and Societies to get involved in such as Amnesty, Feminist Society, Drama club, Samba group, Comedy club, Disney Society, Veggie Society, History Society, Law Society. A full list can be found here

  • Maynooth provides the rich culture of an Irish town located within easy commutable distance to Dublin.

  • Virtual Internship Option: Replace one elective course with a virtual internship through Arcadia to add international professional experience to your resume. See the Internship Placement Guide for information about placement details.

  • Learn more about our Arcadia in Dublin Center.

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2023 9/16/2023 12/23/2023 12.5-15 $19,435 4/20/2023 More Info
Academic Year 2023 9/16/2023 5/11/2024 25-30 $34,325 4/20/2023 More Info
Spring 2024 1/27/2024 6/2/2024 12.5-15 $18,750 10/15/2023 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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