Postgraduate Applications Centre - NUI Maynooth FAQ
You fill in an online application form and then post in (to PAC) other supporting documentation in hard copy format.
To complete an online application:
Web Address: www.pac.ie
Logon to the PAC system*
Select Option: NUI Maynooth
Select Option: Apply
*First time PAC Users must create a PAC login user name (email address) and password before making an application, please select the appropriate login register section located on the right navigation menu of the PAC home page.
Yes. The first page of the application form, with the exception of entering a student number, must be filled in. After this point your application can be saved at any time. Thereafter, to complete your application you have already saved, go to the “My Account” section of the online application system.
Please look at sample application form in Q1 above to see what you are likely to be asked during the application process.
NON NUI Maynooth students should provide two academic references and copy of transcripts, and if necessary, English Language competency. Copies of originals must be certified as true copies. Please note that original documents submitted cannot be returned. Please submit all documentation on A4 or equivalent size paper.
SUPPLEMENTARY FORMS: Please note that there are additional supplementary forms to be downloaded and completed for certain taught postgraduate programmes. If applicable to the programme(s) you are applying for, supplementary forms will be highlighted (with the Course Code) for downloading after the payment stage of the application in the N.B Read Important Instructions Box.
After you have submitted your application fee payment details on the online application sytem, you must print the Application Receipt. The Application Receipt page will include your PAC application Number. There is also a facility on the Application Status page to view your PAC application(s).
The online application fee (using a debit or credit card) is €50.00. Paying at a later date is possible, by a debit or credit card costing €50.00 or by bank transfer costing €55. The online application processing fee is payable to PAC and is non-refundable.
By credit/debit card or by direct bank transfer only (details will be given as you proceed through the online system). We do not accept personal cheques or postal orders.
Applicants using webmail email addresses, please note if you have the high junk mail filtering option in your email account, emails from the Postgraduate Applications Centre and NUI Maynooth may be flagged as Junk. You will need to either reduce the Junk mail filter or else add the Postgraduate Applications Centre (email@example.com) and NUI Maynooth email addresses as two of your safe senders.
Prospective research student should have made contact with supervisor/departments prior submitting their application form.
If you are still waiting on exam results (transcript), then send this in to PAC on receipt. We recommend that you send in all supporting documentation as soon as possible as, in some instances, a programme director may not be able to review your application until it's complete. If your documents are late, it will not negate your application: however, an early review of your application may not be possible without this extra information.
NUI Maynooth student SHOULD ONLY provide details of two referees.
NON NUI Maynooth graduates should anticipate being asked for two referees-at least one of whom must be an academic referee. If you have graduated some years ago and are unable to get an academic reference, a professional reference may suffice.
This varies from programme to programme. You should anticipate being asked for two referees — both of these must be academic referees. If you have graduated some years ago and are unable to get an academic reference, a professional reference may suffice.
If a particular programme has not been filled by the closing date, late applications will be considered.
You will receive an email alert from the Postgraduate Applications Centre to check your application status on the My Account of the online application system. It is vital that you give the correct email address on your online application and that your email account is working. It is also important that you check your email regularly.
Web Address: www.pac.ie
Select Option : NUI Maynooth
Select Option : My Account facility
To view current application status: Click on 'Status'
The "My Account" facility will hold information on updates on your application and the final decision on your application.
I have not received an email receipt from the Postgraduate Applications Centre in Galway confirming receipt of my online application, or I have not received any correspondence by email with regard to the status of my application.
Did you give your correct email address (check your PAC Application Receipt)? Has your e-mail account exceeded its limit? You may need to delete some junk/unwanted e-mails to free up space, so PAC-related e-mails can reach you. Is your email account working? If yes (and you are still not receiving e-mails), then you should contact the Postgraduate Applications Centre directly at 091-549260.
In general, 4 to 6 weeks after the closing date.
No, you must complete an online application. You will need a working email address to use this facility as all correspondence with regard to your application will be communicated to you by email. If you do not have access to a personal computer at home or at work, maybe try a relative or a friend. Internet facilities should also be available at your local library or at an Internet cafe.
The site does not appear to be working correctly for me. Certain links are not displaying correctly.
Ensure that you have www.pac.ie set up as a trusted site on your internet browser. See 'Help' on your browser for instructions on how to do this. Please note that if you are using Netscape you may also need to set Internet Explorer as your rendering engine.
How can I cancel a course choice on my application or an acceptance of a place on a particular course choice?
If you wish to cancel a particular course choice on your postgraduate application to National University of Ireland Maynooth, there is a cancellation facility on your PAC Application Status for NUIM. Web Address: www.pac.ie Logon to the PAC system using your email address and logon password Select Option : My Account facility To view current application status: Click on Status To cancel an application course choice or course choice acceptance, click on the Cancel option across from the course code.