Visiting students coming for one semester or one year may consider signing up for any of the following modules:
Visiting Student Classes
This list may be subject to change.
Although it is unlikely that a course on this list will become unavailable or full, please have a couple of back-up course options in case your chosen course is not available anymore, or clashes with another one of your chosen courses, or the course has reached its capacity.
Please note you cannot register for courses that are not on this list!
Please also be aware that some courses may have pre-requisites or co-requisites attached!
You are welcome to register for courses from a subject area that you are not studying at your home university as long as your home university coordinator approves this and it is on the available courses list. You will log in and choose your modules online prior to arrival and details will be sent to you in advance of your arrival at Maynooth University.
How to apply
Partner Institutions will receive information regarding the nomination process directly from the International Office in mid-March. Please note the following nomination deadlines: Full Year and First Semester 2024/2025: 1st May 2024, Second Semester: 1st October 2024.
Nominated students will then receive an email from us with instructions on how to apply. Please note the following application deadlines: Full Year and First Semester 2024/2025: 31st May 2024, Second Semester: 31st October 2024.
Once a student has submitted a complete application, they will be further informed of their next steps.
Please note: Students are advised to contact the International Coordinator for the relevant department if they have any academic queries, e.g. course content, etc.
Students of Arqus Alliance partner universities (University of Granada, University of Graz, University of Leipzig, Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, University of Minho, University of Padua, Vilnius University and University of Wrocław) can come to Maynooth University in the same way as Erasmus students.
FIRST SEMESTER (FALL TERM):
18th - 22nd September 2023: Orientation Week
25th September: Lectures begin.
30th October - 3rd November: Study Week
22nd December: Last day of First Semester lectures.
25th December 2023 - 5th January 2024: Christmas Break
8th - 11th January: Study Week
12th - 27th January: Exam period*
29th January - 2nd February: Inter Semester Break**
SECOND SEMESTER (SPRING TERM):
6th February: Second Semester lectures begin.
25th - 28th March: Study Week
1st - 5th April: Easter Break
10th May: Last day of lectures.
13th - 16th May: Study Week
17th May - 1st June: Exam period
*Please note: students coming to Maynooth for the First Semester only will take their exams in December before they leave.
**Orientation for students coming to Maynooth for the Second Semester only will take place during this week.
Details of our on-campus accommodation options are here, however these are in high demand and fill up quickly. It is recommended that you explore other options as outlined below. If you have further queries relating to on-campus accommodation, you can contact the Residence Office: email@example.com.
As demand for on-campus accommodation far exceeds the number of beds available, students are encouraged to look for off-campus accommodation.
Our Student Services offer advice and information via webinars on how to find suitable off-campus accommodation during your stay at Maynooth University approximately 3 months in advance of students arriving.
Students who need to search for off-campus accommodation will be given access to the Maynooth Studentpad. This is an online platform run by Maynooth University where local landlords and homeowners can advertise their lettings to students attending Maynooth University.
Additional information can be found here. If you have any further queries relating to off-campus accommodation, please send them to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other resources (not affiliated with Maynooth University) include - www.daft.ie; www.rent.ie; www.airbnb.ie; www.myhome.ie; www.property.ie; www.homestay.com.
- You can search for accommodation in neighbouring towns with transport links to Maynooth.
Some students may require a visa to enter Ireland. If you are unsure of whether you require a visa or not, please check the Irish Immigration website here. Note: US and Canadian citizens do not require a visa to enter Ireland.
Students who are coming from outside the EEA / EU / Switzerland will need to register with Irish Immigration and obtain an Irish Residency Permit (IRP) Card. This process happens after you have arrived in Ireland. Please see our immigration webpage and the official Irish Immigration website for more information.
IMPORTANT NOTE:Though Ireland is a member state of the European Union, it is not a member of the Schengen Area. Erasmus students who are non-EU citizens, but hold a residency permit for another EU country, will need a visa to enter Ireland. They will also have to register with Irish Immigration and obtain an Irish Residency Permit Card.
Students who require additional supports, such as students with disabilities, can register with the Access Office and avail of the Maynooth Access Programme (MAP). Some supports available through MAP include:
To register for additional supports through MAP, please fill out and submit this form.
Academic transcripts / Transcripts of Records (ToRs) can be requested from the Student Records and Registration Office. Please complete the online request form here if you require a transcript. Note: If the transcript needs to be sent directly to your home university, you can indicate this on the request form.
Non-EU Exchange Students
Academic transcripts will be sent directly to the home institution as requested by the home institution. Students who may need to request their transcript can still do so by completing the online request form here.
Great place if you're looking for a friendly environment, where you won't feel lost. Follow as many lectures as you can, if only to avoid rain and wind! And some advice from the Dutch: get a bike and cruise around campus, the best way to get around!
Bronwyn Henebury, The Netherlands
Studying at Maynooth University is very special! When I started studying here, my dream of being a student at Hogwarts for at least once in my life came true. But it is not only the old buildings that seem to enchant you with their unique character but also the people who welcome you with arms wide open. The University staff and students are there for you and will support you every step of the way. I advise everyone to join a society or club at Maynooth University in order to experience the Irish culture.
Alena Hemmel, Germany
I chose to study at Maynooth University because I wanted to be more open-minded, become fluent in English and because the quality and the range of classes in my subject area (political science) completely differed from the courses offered at my home university. My settling in was really easy and quick with help from the International Office and local students who were very welcoming and friendly and the staff who take care of students. I've had a special year with memories that I will never forget.
Tom Sommer, France