Instructions for Maynooth University Research Postgraduate Studies Application

(Read these instructions carefully before proceeding with your application)

  1. Prospective research students should have made contact with supervisor/departments prior submitting their application form.
  2. You should familiarise yourself with the entry requirements for each programme to which you apply, as detailed in the current Maynooth University prospectus. In particular, you should note the commencement date for each programme and the submission dates for receipt of completed applications.
  3. Each applicant may apply for one research programme.
  4. You must have an active e-mail account in order to use this facility. It is your responsibility to check your account regularly and ensure it is active and in working order. Applicants using webmail e-mail addresses, note you if you have the high junk mail filtering option in your e-mail account, e-mails from the PAC and Maynooth University may be flagged as Junk. You must either reduce the Junk mail filter or add PAC ( and Maynooth University e-mail addresses as two of your safe senders.
  5. All communications regarding the status of your application will be sent to you via e-mail. It is your responsibility to ensure that you check your e-mail account regularly for such correspondence.
  6. All applicants MUST note their Postgraduate Studies 8 digit application number which will be given at the final stage of the application procedure. All supplementary documentation forwarded to the Postgraduate Applications Centre MUST be marked with your Postgraduate Application Number.
  7. Please submit all documentation on A4 (or equivalent) size paper. All documentation must be uploaded via the "My Account" link. This information should arrive within 10 working days of submitting your application online. Your application can be assessed only when this information is received and the application fee is paid.
  8. Supporting documentation or information that cannot be submitted at the time of application (e.g. future exam sittings, English language exams) may be submitted at a later stage by uploading via the "My Account" link.
  9. If you have a disability that prevents you from completing the online application please advise the Postgraduate Admissions Officer at Maynooth University who will arrange an application in an agreed accessible format.
  10. After you have entered your application details, you will be expected to pay a non-refundable application fee payment of €50. This payment may be made by credit card (MasterCard/Visa) or debit card (Laser). Please note non-Irish visa debit cards are not accepted. Should an applicant wish to make an additional application of a different type (i.e. taught or research), the applicant will get this additional application fee free of charge.
  11. Please note that applicants from outside of the EU may be expected to obtain a study visa for entry into Ireland to pursue their studies. Under current immigration regulations available from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, it is not possible to obtain a study visa where you are pursuing a part-time programme. If you are an applicant from outside the EU and are applying for a part time course it is your responsibility to determine whether under Irish regulations nationals from your home country are required to obtain a study visa.
  12. Students who have been offered and accepted a course, will be required to pay an NON–REFUNDABLE deposit of €200, which will off-set against the fees
  13. Javascript must be enabled to fill out the application form. Please click here to view instructions.
  14. Students experiencing technical difficulties in making an application should contact PAC.
  15. All applicants are advised to consult the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) section before making an application.
  16. It is strongly recommended that you save the application form regularly.
  17. It is strongly recommended that you create any personal statements in a text file for your own records and paste them into the application form.