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National University of Ireland, Maynooth
Maynooth, Ireland (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
Summer and Summer 2,
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Restrictions: Scranton applicants only
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
Summer and Summer 2 2019 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
Year (SH) 2019-2020 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
Year (SH) 2018-2019 04/15/2019 04/30/2019 TBA TBA
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Fields of study:
Accounting, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Economics, Education, Finance, French, Geography, Law, Mathematics, Media Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Portuguese, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Minimum GPA: 3.0
Eligibility-Class: 03 Second Semester Sophomore Credits/Term: 12-18
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Program Type:
Direct Enrollment Housing Options: Apartment, Home Stay
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The University
The Kilkenny Campus of NUI Maynooth has been offering undergraduate and postgraduate courses for adult students from Kilkenny and the south east for thirteen years.
As well as the flagship part-time BA courses in Local Studies and in Community Studies the Campus offers a range of Certificates and Diplomas. All of our courses are offered on a part-time basis. Most of the courses will run one evening a week over the academic year.  Some of these courses will have occasional weekend attendance.
The Campus provides a friendly learning environment for the adult student with excellent library facilities, coffee dock, on site parking and a new IT room, video conferencing facilities and plenty of support and encouragement from staff and students.
Currently, there are almost 220 registered NUI Maynooth students pursuing various courses in Kilkenny. Approximately one third of these students are undertaking the B.A. (Local / Community Studies), a part-time modular degree specifically designed to facilitate participation by adult learners. In former years we have also offered the Diploma in Community and Youth Work and the Higher Diploma in Information and Communication Technology in Education at the Campus, as well as various NUI Certificate courses from the University's Continuing Education programme.
In the early years of the Campus, students who completed courses received their awards in Maynooth. Since 2002, however, an annual Conferring and Presentation of Awards ceremony has been held in Kilkenny castle, underlining the University's commitment to the city and to the hinterland which it serves.
Kilkenny Campus has close links with the parent campus at Maynooth, working closely with all relevant departments but especially with the Department of Adult and Community Education. Maeve O'Byrne, our Development Officer is currently the acting Head of Campus while other members of staff include a full-time Programme Manager, full-time Librarian and part-time receptionist and 2 part-time library staff .
Courses can be found here.
Student Life
The campus at NUI Maynooth is a vibrant place with a wide variety of activities open to all our students and we believe strongly in providing the total experience for our students. This includes providing various activities that help the personal development of our students alongside a strong and innovative academic experience.
The Student Centre and the Sports Centre are the focal points for over 30 clubs and 75 societies and there is something to suit everybody. 
NUI Maynooth currently houses nearly 900 students on-campus. 
All prospective students may apply through the Residence Office for campus housing. 
All on-campus accommodation is situated on NUI Maynooth’s North Campus, close to lecture, sports and recreational facilities.  Every apartment has a fully equipped kitchen with dining area and sitting room.  There are various halls within campus.  The following is a description of the different apartments on campus.  
River Apartments
Students in these halls live in apartments where each bedroom has an en-suite bathroom.  A typical apartment has five bedrooms each with its own en-suite bathroom. There are a limited number of twin rooms also available which also have en-suite bathrooms.  Residents with personal computers also have the opportunity of internet access in their own room.  In twin rooms both residents have internet access.  Internet access is included in the rent.  There is a large kitchen, dining and lounge area. 
Rye Hall
All bedrooms in Rye Hall are single and internet access is also available in each resident bedroom. There are a range of three-bed, four and seven bed apartments.  Each apartment has at least two shower rooms.  A select number of the bedrooms in Rye Hall are en-suite.
Village Apartments
All students in these halls have single rooms and intenet access is available.   Each five bedroom apartment has two bathrooms.  There may be a utility charge for cleaning which will be deducted from your deposit.
The Residence Office also compiles lists of off campus accommodation with rooms available in traditional “digs” accommodation, self-catering in family homes and in private rented apartments and houses. 
For full details on all accommodation options, visit  
The City
Situated within an easy commute to Dublin, the capital and largest city in 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 town 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. Click here to find out information on getting to Maynooth.
Use our interactive map to explore the University campus and Maynooth town.
Maynooth’s location is also adjacent to the Irish ‘silicon valley’, home to the European and International headquarters of many multi-national companies, such as Intel, HP, Facebook, Microsoft and Google. The university has strong connections with several multinational companies, providing opportunities for guest speakers, seminars and work placements for NUIM students.

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