Ireland’s beautiful landscape of windswept shorelines and towering mountains has inspired saints, scholars, writers and artists for centuries. With half of its population under 26, the vibrancy of its youth culture is unparalleled in other parts of Europe. The National University of Ireland Maynooth (NUIM) has over 8,500 students and it is Irelands second oldest university institution. Situated just 30 miles west of Dublin, it is located in Ireland’s only college town, Maynooth, which combines the historical legacy of its medieval origins with the convenience of a modern town.
COURSES AND CREDITS
A list of the courses offered at NUIM is available on their international student page
. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s).
All students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students. Undergraduate students must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students). Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad. All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale. There is no Pass/Fail.
Students will live in one of Maynooth's numerous residence halls. More information on your options can be found on their accommodations page
Please note that all accommodations are self-catered meaning there is no meal plan attached. There are facilities within the halls for you to prepare your own meals.
For the NUIM exchange, students are responsible for paying:
Current, full-time, UM tuition (including non-resident fees, if applicable)
UM Study Abroad fee (includes the cost for international health insurance)
Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA. Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.
In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs. All students should review the study abroad information on the Financial Aid Office website
. It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad. Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.
For current tuition costs, the Office of the Bursar provides a tuition estimator
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION AND LINKS
When you are selecting your classes, make sure that the course is open to international students. The way they will indicate if a course is open to you or not is that it will have a green check mark next to the international student field on the course description page.
Maynooth has a great guide
for international students that outlines what life is like at NUIM, Maynooth and Ireland.
Take a look at the video below, filmed by Conor Diskin, an NUIM student who studied at the University of Mississippi!
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Call 662-915-1508 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.