Maynooth University, Ireland

UIS has been working with Maynooth University for nearly a decade.  We have also been exploring collaborative opportunities in history and immigration studies.

Location:  Maynooth University is located west of Dublin, in the charming town of Maynooth.  It is a 30 minute train ride from the center of Dublin.

Founded:  1795 as St. Patrick’s College Maynooth, a seminary.  The Universities Act,  1997, restructured the National University of Ireland and the college at Maynooth became the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (Maynooth University), a university in its own right.

Student Population:  16,000

Popular majors:  History, Celtic Studies, Anthropology, Economics, Business, Biology, Psychology

Maynooth University websites:


International Office (exchange programs)

Opportunities for UIS students

Full Semester/Year

Maynooth University is an exchange partner with UIS which means that UIS students can study at MU for one or two semesters while paying their tuition to UIS at the same rate they would be charged to study at UIS.  Financial aid applies and students are eligible to apply for travel scholarships.

Students can select from all departments at MU.


MU offers a summer program in a number of disciplines including Irish Studies.

Housing is available in campus units (similar to our town houses) as well as in private apartments in town.  There is a shopping mall within walking distance from campus.

Maynooth University Summer Program

Information about the city of Maynooth and the surrounding area:

Things to do in Maynooth

The Full Irish Breakfast