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PG Applications

Applications for Postgraduate courses must be made online via Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Applications for taught programmes beginning in September 2019 are now being accepted online via PAC. The PAC system is open for applications for research programmes on a continuous basis.

The online form is easy to use and you will be guided through the system step-by-step. You will require an active e-mail account to use the system. Please refer to the frequently asked questions section which can help you with any queries. Applicants may apply for up to three taught programmes OR three research programmes. There is a non-refundable application processing fee of €50. This should be paid to PAC. Closing dates for each course are indicated on the PAC system.

Whatever your reason for embarking on graduate studies; be it the desire to return to learning, to undertake cutting-edge research, or to increase your career prospects, Maynooth University has developed an extensive range of postgraduate degrees, including professional and structured doctoral programmes, taught and research Masters degree courses and postgraduate Diploma programmes. As a graduate student at Maynooth you will be embarking on a stimulating and challenging journey alongside Faculty staff that are passionate about their research, sharing new discoveries and understanding, while training you to the highest level in your chosen discipline.

The Application deadline is 1 July 2019.

Fill out the form on the right side to get more information.

Agent Applications

Maynooth University works with numerous trusted education agents in several countries. Our agents can not only provide comprehensive information about our programmes and campus, but can assist you with the application process and visa procedures, providing a service well above what we can offer alone. The International Office may also request the assistance of trusted agents in your country to help them assess your application.

When do I pay my Fees?

  • Once you have received your acceptance from the International Office, further written instructions will be sent to you.
  • All International Fees must be paid in full prior to the completion of registration.

Application Requirements

Academic and English-Language Requirements for non-EU citizens

International applicants must have a recognised primary (undergraduate) degree which is considered equivalent to an Irish University primary degree. Some programmes may have additional requirements.

The minimum English-language requirements for postgraduate study are:

  • IELTS 6.5 score
  • TOEFL (IBT) 92 score or equivalent.

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US Financial Aid

There are three types of US-based funding available to students who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States, who wish to study at National University of Ireland Maynooth. These are the US Federal Aid loans (William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program), private loans with Sallie Mae, and Veterans Affairs Benefits.