Fáilte chuig Ollscoil Mhá Nuad.

Congratulations on choosing to  study with us.

This website, will act as an aid for new students in the transition to university life. It provides key resources that you will need as you start your university journey.

Make sure you familiarise yourself with the information in the steps we’ve outlined below (this is the most important stuff for getting started).

NEW* We have also added events for interested parents & families to our Welcome Week schedule

If you are looking for Open Day content please click the button below:

Open Day


Prepare for Maynooth University

Now that you know you are coming to Maynooth to study, it is a great opportunity to prepare for your time in university, including sorting out your finances, creating a budget, deciding to live in and around university or commute as well as registering for your course.


Choose your Subjects

Maynooth offers a wide variety of choices depending on your degree and we have put together presentations on what’s involved with each of them. Watch these to help you decide what subjects you wish to study during your time here. There will also be an opportunity to attend Live Subject Webinars (13-17 September) where you will get to meet some of the staff in the various subject areas as well as ask questions at a Live Q&A session (16 September).


Find out what’s available to you

As a Maynooth student you will have access to a wide range of supports which are aimed at supporting and guiding you on your academic and personal journey over the next 3 to 4 years. These can be related to your study (academic supports) or your student life outside the classroom (student supports). It is worth having a look at what supports are available to you in advance of starting your time here.


 Meet us online

In advance of students joining us on campus, we will be running Live Webinars from the 13th to the 24th September on key areas like your subject choices, student life and the various supports in place for our students. There will also be a Live Q&A session on the 16th September (11 am – 1 pm) so join us then and get your burning questions answered. Joining university can be stressful, so let us put your mind at ease.


 Welcome Week (20 – 24 September) 

This is when we get to officially welcome our new students to the campus and is typically the week before you start lectures. The week will be a mixture of online and in-person events with a focus on preparing you for the start of lectures and highlighting the wide range of student life opportunities open to our students. Students will also complete their registration this week as well as receive a campus tour. You will find the schedules on this website.

“There is a lot to learn and much to be discovered on your Maynooth journey and we hope that this online resource and other supports will be a good starting place for that endeavour.”

Dr Alison Hood, Dean of Teaching and Learning

Maynooth & Campus Life

​The beautiful and historic town of Maynooth is the fifth largest town in Co. Kildare and the only University town in Ireland. It has a population of over 12,000 people, though this swells to over 20,000 during the academic year with the arrival of the University students.
This creates a vibrant and buzzing environment for social, sporting and cultural activities. Maynooth is YOUR town too and you are a big part of this community! So Explore the Town, Have fun and equally important RESPECT your town.

For many students, Maynooth will provide a home from home, as well as a place of study. You are urged to treat your neighbours with the respect that you and your family expect in your own home area.The university and the Maynooth community work in close partnership to integrate the activities of the student body and the town, through initiatives such as the joint community relations project. During your time in the university you will have many opportunities to engage in co-operative ventures with representatives of the business, social or sporting life of Maynooth.

You can find out more about campus life on our website:

Campus Life



For all official Maynooth University information on the Coronavirus and new campus regulations please visit:

Coronavirus Website

Key Dates

Registration: Thursday, 16th September, you will get an email with instructions for online registration. Please note: MH101, MH201 & MH404 students will be assigned a Welcome Week Group via this email.

Welcome Week: 20th to 24th September 

Week 1 (Lectures): 27th September to 1st October. 

Clubs & Societies: Sign Up via our clubs and societies portal: mulife.ie

Change of Mind Deadline for choosing subjects: Friday, 22 October 

For important dates throughout the academic year please visit the:

Registrar’s Website


Maynooth University has a centralised area detailing what codes and practices we strive to uphold both for staff and students, from the Student Charter to our Equality and Inclusion Policies, these are an important pillar of University life.  

University Policies