Study Abroad in Dublin - API at Maynooth University
Program Details

Highlights

  • 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

Requirements

  • 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

Hot Topic!

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Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 11, 2017 - Dec 16, 2017
$16,880
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 11, 2017 - Jun 2, 2018
$32,780
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 22, 2018 - Jun 2, 2018
$16,480
FALL SEMESTER 2018-2019
Mid-Sep, 2018 - Mid-Sep, 2018
$16,480
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Mid-Sep, 2018 - Early Jun, 2019
$31,980

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 15, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 15, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 10, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 15, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jun 15, 2018

Academic Program

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.

CREDIT INFORMATION

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.

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS

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.

TRANSCRIPTS

Students will receive their transcript from Maynooth University (formerly known as the National University of Ireland, Maynooth) upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Global Leadership Academy

Program Manager

Rachel Mogan is the Dublin Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Ireland.

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Resident Director

Sophie Bonheim is the Dublin Resident Director, and will work with you during your stay in Ireland.