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.

You can browse through any of the information we have here but make sure you familiarise yourself with the information in the steps we’ve outlined below (this is the most important stuff for getting started).


Prepare for Maynooth University

We live in strange times and new students need to make sure they are #PlayingMyPart by adhering to COVID-19 guidelines we have set up as well as preparing in the usual way by sorting out your finance, accommodation, travel and registration. 


Inform yourself: 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 and/or prepare you for what’s to come 


Find out what’s available to you

As a Maynooth student you will have a number of what we call “supports” available to you. These can be related to your study (academic supports) or your student life outside the classroom (student supports). You should make yourself aware of these before you begin.


Welcome Week (21 – 25 September)

This is what we call the first week of semester. During this week there are loads of events on though most will be virtual right now and you may have to book to make sure you get a spot. We will also be running campus tours which will be ticketed through Eventbrite (Don’t worry they are FREE!).


Talk to us

We will be running Live Q&A’s on the the 15th and 17th of September so join us then and get your burning questions answered. Joining university is already stressful enough, let us put your mind at ease.

“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: Friday, 18th September, you will get an email with instructions for online registration

Welcome Week: 21st to 25th September 

Week 1 (Lectures): 28th September to 2nd October. 

Clubs & Societies Sign Up Day: Wednesday, 7th October

Change of Mind Deadline for choosing subjects: Friday, 23 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