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Maynooth University Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

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Maynooth University, Ireland is a highly reputed university with large enrolments each year. In 2016-17, the university enrolled 12,060 students, of which, 1,800 were graduate and 9,900 were undergraduate. With a wide range of courses in numerous subject areas, the university is always in demand. The academic sessions here begin in Fall and Spring seasons. Currently, the admissions for the Fall session are open to the freshmen applicants.


Application PortalUG: CAO
Application Fee (non-refundable)UG: €30
PG: €50
Mode of PaymentPay to Study online system
Academic CalendarSemester-based
Intake SeasonsFall and Spring
Financial AidGrants, loans, work-study, and Scholarships

Maynooth University Admissions Deadline

The full-time academic session at the Maynooth University begins in the Fall and Spring seasons. The students may apply up to one year in advance for early decision. Currently, the admission process for the session in the fall season is ongoing.

Early AdmissionFall: 31 May
Spring: 31 October
RegularFall: 31 May
Spring: 31 October

English Language Requirements for International Students

Students must have proof of their English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the Maynooth University.

Test NameScore Required for UG ApplicantsScore Required for PG Applicants
TOEFL (PBT)560560
TOEFL (iBT)9292
PTE Academic5959

Visa Process for International Students

International students who are non-EU/EEA(European Economic Area) must have a student visa to study in any university based in Ireland. Applicants are advised to carefully check all the visa information carefully. Some important guidelines for the Non-EEA applicants are given below:

  • Applicants attending a degree level program in Ireland is allowed to stay for a maximum period of 7 years.
  • Acceptance letter from university/college, confirming an applicant’s admission to a full-time program.
  • Submission of full amount of fees in advance.
  • In addition to fee payment, applicants must provide evidence of available finances of at least €3,000.
  • Proof of private medical insurance is mandatory for all applicants.

Maynooth University Undergraduate Admissions

Maynooth University enrols more than 3,000 students each year for various undergraduate programs. Prospective applicants are required to apply through Central Application Office (CAO). Non-refundable application fee for the same is €30.

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate

The entry requirements for all undergraduate programs are similar. The university has issued country-specific requirements for UG admissions. The requirements for a few countries are given in the following table:

Country NameMinimum Academic Requirements
India75% in ICSE/CBSE class 12, with 70% in English
ChinaSenior Secondary School Certificate with an average grade of at least 75%
Pakistan70% in Intermediate/Higher Secondary Certificate Part 2 (Year 12) IELTS 5.0 overall or equivalent.
MalaysiaMalaysia school certificate with an average grade A in all subjects

Supporting Documents: ELP score, recommendations, letter of Intent.

Maynooth University Graduate Admissions

Maynooth University offers numerous graduate courses to prospective applicants. Applicants must apply using Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). The application fee of €50 is mandatory for everyone.

Admission Requirements for Graduate Programs

Like the undergraduate admissions, the requirements for graduate programs are also country-specific. The minimum academic requirements for a few countries as given in the table below:

Country NameMinimum Academic Requirements
IndiaAt least 60% in bachelors degree
China75% in bachelors from a recognised university
Pakistan80% or above in a 4-year honours degree
Sri LankaMinimum GPA of 3.3 or 80% in Bachelors

Supporting Documents: Personal statement, a current resume/CV, Letters of recommendation, English language proficiency, and research essay.

The admissions office of the Maynooth University reviews each application critically. Admissions are offered to students on the basis of their academic excellence, official test scores, supporting documents and an on-time application submission with the required fee (if mentioned in the site). To avoid last-minute confusions, students are recommended to submit their applications 6 months prior to the application submission. Admission decisions are released as and when the applications are reviewed, post submission.

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