Ireland: Maynooth Semester

CCIS Study Abroad in Maynooth, Ireland

Program Overview

NUI Maynooth, founded in 1795, with a student body of about 6,000, is located in a quiet area of Maynooth, a suburb fifteen miles form the Dublin city center conveniently accessed by train. The town offers a variety of shops. Traditional Irish pubs, and other student attractions and excursions to limerick, Galway, Belfast, and other Irish towns are within three hours travel by train. In 1910 St. Maynooth became a recognized College of the National University of Ireland, and, since 1966, the College has been open to students of Arts, Sciences, Philosophy, Celtic Studies, and Theology. Anthropology, Sociology, and Physics are especially strong fields of study at NUI Maynooth.


Academic Profile
Academic Profile

National University of Ireland in Maynooth

The NUI Maynooth is Ireland's second oldest university institution and traces its origins to the foundation of St. Patrick's College in 1795. Situated 25km west of Dublin, it is located in Ireland's only university town, Maynooth, which combines the historical legacy of its medieval origins with a present day location just outside Dublin city. NUI Maynooth has a long standing international reputation for learning and academic excellent in the sciences an humanities. Its traditional core strengths have been augmented by new courses in Finance, Computer Science, Software Engineering and Electronic Engineering. Its reputation for research continues to grow and today there are several renowned research centre located on campus.

Course Offerings

Students may select courses from the general curriculum of Maynooth. These courses are chosen from the following departments; Anthropology, Economics, Geography, Literature, History, Greek and Roman Civilization, Philosophy, Theology, Sociology, Music, English, Business, Media, Biology, Chemistry, and Physics, Students choose their courses from these departments once they arrive on campus. Interested students should have at least sophomore standing and a GPA of 3.0 based on a 4.0 scale or higher, in addition to transcripts and three letters of recommendation.

Courses Available:

Academic Highlights

NUI Maynooth is committed to providing an environment within which students can learn, develop and mature. The focus is on ensuring that all students have an experience that will benefit them not just academically, but personally as well, and that the environment is truly student-friendly. The ongoing program of investment in developing new courses, and in providing world-class teaching and research facilities, is one part of the equation. Another equally important part is the ongoing investment in expending and supporting student social and recitation facilities, and in particular in providing the necessary support for all students throughout their academic career.


Activities and Opportunities
Activities and Opportunities

Student Life

Over fifty clubs and societies are active in NUI Maynooth, providing many opportunities for students to get involved in social, cultural, and sporting activities. Student-run clubs form the core of the sports and recreation programmes. The clubs and societies bring the Campus to life in the evenings with events to suit everyone. The indoor sports hall and fully-equipped gymnasium accommodate a wide variety of indoor sporting activities including badminton, basketball, fencing, karate and racquet-ball. The sports hall is also the venue for the weekly aerobics and circuit training sessions. The University has a swimming pool as well as numerous playing fields which cater to outdoor sports such as hurling, soccer, camogie and rugby. The Canoe & Kayak Club make good use of the nearby River Liffey. There are a wide range of societies managed by students such as political parties, art, craft and design, comedy, music, drama, games and history. There is also a very active internationals students’ society that arranges social evenings and events for students.

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Students are placed in campus housing. Apartments are six-person units that integrate American, Irish, and other students. Rooms are single occupancy with shared living and kitchen space. Bedroom spaces are en-suite. The College's facilities include a gymnasium, weight room, playing fields, a student union, swimming pool, along with more than 50 clubs and organizations.

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Program Details
Maynooth Semester Program Details


Fall Semester 2016: September 19 - December 16, 2016 

Spring Semester 2017: January 30 - June 3, 2017

Fall 2016 Mandatory Orientation: September 14-16, 2016 

Spring 2017 Mandatory Orienation: January 26-27, 2017



Application Deadline(s) April 1st

Fall Semester: May 31

Spring Semester: October 31


$7,523 CCIS members

$8,323 non-CCIS members

Truman requires a $350 deposit, deducted from total amount due, upon acceptance to the program, but does not have an application fee.

Costs Included

Instructional costs, CCIS and sponsor fees, and health insurance

Costs Not Included

Estimated:  Passport, Irish immigration fees ($420), room /board ($5000-7000), books ($300), airfare ($1,000), and personal expenses ($2,000).

(*Please note: Total program cost will vary depending on individual’s choice of housing,  and other choices that are personal preference.) 

Entry Requirements

U.S. Passport

Non-U.S. citizens should check with the Irish Consulate.

All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.


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Your Adventure in Ireland Begins Here

Submit Application Materials To:

 Program Sponsor: 

Alci Arias, Assistant Director

Truman State University 

Center for International Education Abroad

Grim Hall 202
Kirksville, MO 63501
(660) 785-4076
(660) 785-7473 (Fax)


How do I apply?


Please send the following materials to or the address listed above by the application deadline.

1. CCIS Online Application & Instructions

2. CCIS Online Student Recommendation (2)

3. Official copy of transcript

4. Color copy of passport

5. Maynooth Application


To download the application and recommendation forms, click "save as" then save the form to your desktop or downloads. Once you have completed your form, you must SAVE IT FIRST. DO NOT CLICK "SUBMIT" until you have SAVED your form or the recipient will receive a BLANK form. Once you have saved it, click "submit" and THEN email your completed form as an attachment to  

(Students: DO NOT send the recommendation form to your evaluators as an attachment. Please only send the page URL) 




All costs, fees, and dates are subject to change without notification. Please contact the appropriate individual to verify all costs, fees, and dates for this program.