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This page contains information about the CAO and the steps you will follow as you make your way to becoming an undergraduate student at MU in 2024.
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The Central Applications Office (CAO) processes applications to undergraduate level 8 (and level 6/7) courses in Irish Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) - including Maynooth University (MU).
MU offers level 8 degree courses through the CAO.

There are different CAO applicant groups - such as Leaving Cert students, mature applicants, QQI applicants - and separate assessment processes apply depending on your applicant group. For information about the assessment process that applies to your group visit our How to Apply page.