- Courses with Irish and other international students
- Best of both worlds – small Irish community on the outskirts of Dublin City
- Ireland’s only university town
- Beautiful old campus buildings mixed with modern architecture
- Many scenic trails and country walks
- Charming small town feel
- Vibrant campus community
- Approximately twenty miles from Dublin city center
- International excursion
- Minimum G.P.A. 3.0
- Open to freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Entry Requirements: Valid passport with supporting documentation
NUIM was named among the top Irish universities in a Times Higher Education ranking for 2012-2013!
Dates & Fees
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
12-15 Semester Credits
API students who choose to study abroad in Dublin at Maynooth University choose from a range of undergraduate courses as offered in the Faculty of Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy, the Faculty of Science and Engineering, and the Faculty of Social Sciences. Courses are arranged in the seminar and lecture styles, and grades are based predominantly on one final exam.
Maynooth University awards credit based on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). Semester courses at the university are usually awarded 5 or 10 ECTS credits. Universities in the U.S. typically award .5 credit hour for every 1 ECTS credit. For example, a course worth 5 ECTS would transfer to the U.S. as 2.5 semester credit hours. It is very important that students planning on studying at Maynooth University discuss the transfer of credits with an advisor at their home university – some universities have different standards for transferring ECTS credits. Based on the ECTS credits awarded per course, students usually take 5-6 classes in order to receive 12-15 credit hours per semester. Students are responsible for ensuring that they are enrolled in the required amount of semester credits to meet requirements of the home university. Most courses at Maynooth University do not have specific prerequisites, though certain disciplines may (languages, mathematics, and sciences). Courses offered on a year-long basis can only be taken by students visiting for the full academic year.
In addition to the normal class offerings at Maynooth University, API semester students may participate in the Certificate in Irish Studies program.
Certificate in Irish Cultural Heritage 10 credits SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR
This certificate on Irish Cultural Heritage is available to students visiting Maynooth University for a single semester and for the full academic year. The program offers an interdisciplinary evaluation of early Irish cultural history with particular emphasis on archaeological, literary, historical and linguistic evidence. Modules are delivered by academic experts while there is an exciting program of Field Seminars that bring students to some of the most iconic archaeological and historical sites. There are no prerequisites and no exams: all assessment is through written assignments. Semester students may take other courses at Maynooth University for additional credits in order to retain full-time status (12 semester credits).
Certificate in Peace & Conflict in Irish Society, North and South 10 credits SEMESTER
This certificate provides an opportunity for visiting students to study social justice, peace and conflict, in both theory and practice, in the context of Irish society, North, and South. Combining a range of classroom learning strategies with field visits and individual projects, the certificate provides students with a comprehensive overview of key aspects of social justice in Ireland and associated activities at both institutional and community levels. Semester students may take other courses at Maynooth University for additional credits in order to retain full-time status (12-semester credits).
Certificate in Social Sciences and Health 10 credits SEMESTER/ACADEMIC YEAR
This certificate is available to students visiting Maynooth University for a single semester (semester 1 or 2) and for the full academic year. It would be suitable for students in public health, health sciences, international relations/development and global health practices. Courses will be offered from various departments: Anthropology, International Development, Geography, History, Sociology, and Politics. Semester students may take other courses at Maynooth University for additional credits in order to retain full-time status (12-semester credits).
Certificate in Teacher Education (Post-Primary) 15 credits FALL SEMESTER
This certificate is tailored for international students seeking to have a first-hand experience of Irish education and its schooling system. Students will follow the first semester (September-December) of the Professional Master of Education, which is an initial teacher education program, catering to prospective secondary level teachers. As such, they will join Irish students who are pursuing their teacher certification in both taking university-based modules and conducting a practicum placement in a post-primary school.
MAYNOOTH UNIVERSITY MENTOR PROGRAM
API students at Maynooth University have the exciting opportunity to participate in a university-sponsored mentoring program. Maynooth University’s Mentoring Programfacilitates intercultural exchange by matching full-time Irish students with recently arrived study abroad students. It is a program with mutualbenefits! The local Irish student mentors are eager to share the area they know so well with their API student mentee, and the API studentsare encouraged to integrate with local students and learn more about Irish life, both inside and out of the university setting.
Students will receive their transcript from Maynooth University (formerly known as the National University of Ireland, Maynooth) upon completion of their program.
- @api Online System
- Orientation Materials and Resources
- Access to International Phone Plans
- API Alumni Network
- Social Networking
- Airport Reception
- Resident Director
- On-Site Orientation
- Medical & Life Insurance
- Social & Cultural Activities
- Volunteer Opportunities
- Re-Entry Materials & Support
- Post-Program Evaluation
- Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy
Rachel Mogan is the Dublin Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Ireland.
Sophie Bonheim is the Dublin Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Ireland.