National University of Ireland, Maynooth

Programs available:

  • Autumn or Spring semester
  • Academic year
  • International Summer School
    • EN 253/English – Enlightenment and Romanticism
    • GY 327/Geography/Politics – Environmental Politics
    • HY 213/History – Early Modern Ireland and Great Britain
    • MN 214/Management – International Human Resource Management
    • MN 215/ Management – Managing in International Environments
    • EC 217/ Economics – European Economy
    • EC 318/ Economics – International Trade

Program is open to university juniors and seniors

3.0 minimum GPA required

Inspire Learning Fee includes tuition, housing, (3) excursions, Irish mobile phone rental, optional full time 8 week internship* and more.

Courses are available from:

  • Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy
  • Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Faculty of Science and Engineering

2-day orientation on campus

Transcripts issued by NUIM

* Supplement of $150/week for accommodation ($1200 for 8 weeks)

About NUIM

The National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUIM) traces its origins directly to the foundation in 1795 of St Patrick’s College, Maynooth and it is Ireland’s second oldest university. In 1910 St Patrick’s College became a recognized college of the newly established National University of Ireland and in 1997 the faculties of Arts, Science, Philosophy and Celtic Studies were given separate legal status as a constituent university – National University of Ireland, Maynooth.

National University of Ireland Maynooth is the fastest growing university in Ireland, with over 8,400 students from over 50 countries in Europe, North and South America, Africa, and Asia. Situated 15 miles or 25km west of Dublin, National University of Ireland Maynooth is located in Ireland’s only university town, Maynooth, which combines the historical legacy of its medieval origins with a location on the fringes of Dublin, Ireland’s vibrant and modern capital city. Students enjoy the safety, charm, and peace of the local area, with easy and frequent access to Dublin city centre.

About Maynooth

Maynooth (in Irish `Maigh Nuad’), is a university town in north County Kildare, Ireland.

Maynooth is Ireland’s only university town. It combines the historical legacy of its medieval origins with a present day location on the fringes of Dublin. Maynooth traces its historical significance back to the 12th century when the Fitzgerald family established a stronghold, in the form of a castle which can still be seen at the gates of the University. The local area surrounding Maynooth is rich with historical significance, through Carton House and Demesne, Castletown House and Leixlip Castle, home to the Guinness family. There are several historical monuments dating from the time of the Great Famine of Ireland in the local area.

Today Maynooth is a charming and busy town with many shops, cafes, public transport options and general services, and home to a vibrant local community that offers students abundant opportunities to enjoy a very enjoyable social life.

A Practical Guide to Ireland

As all applications are reviewed by NUIM students are encouraged to apply early.

Spring start Oct-2017
Autumn start May-2018

Language Requirements


    An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.


     A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475 +.
    In the computer based TOEFL, a minimum score of 250 is required.
    A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based based TOEFL (iBT).

Fees & Dates

*Includes breakfast, packed lunch and dinner Monday-Friday

Autumn/spring semester (19 weeks)
On campus accommodation $16,000
Shared off-campus accommodation $15,000
Home stay* $16,500
Academic year (38 weeks)
On campus accommodation $29,000
Shared off-campus accommodation $27,500
Home stay* $32,000