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Maynooth University is Ireland’s fastest growing university, with over 8,500 students from every county in Ireland as well as 900 international students. With its unique location in the historical town of Maynooth, a medieval castle at the gates of the university, Maynooth University is Ireland’s only university town and only 25 minutes away from Dublin city centre, Ireland’s vibrant capital city.

Maynooth University is the first and only international university outside of North America to be included in the Princeton Review’s Best Colleges guidebook 2012 and 2013 Editions, the decisive resource used by students in the US when selecting the university which will provide the best fit for their academic and personal development.

Maynooth University offers a wide range of courses in a variety of disciplines, has the only Anthropology department in Ireland, and offers a certificate in Irish Studies to international students.
Maynooth requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 for study abroad students.

Financial Aid

John Carroll Students are eligible to apply all scholarships, federal, and state financial aid toward costs at NUI Maynooth. Students on employee benefits packages may be eligible for these benefits on this program, but must be reviewed on an individual basis. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid to discuss all financial aid options for the NUI Maynooth.

Program Costs (billed by JCU)

  • Tuition: JCU Tuition including Federal, State, and JCU aid
  • Administrative Fee: $5,000

Estimated Indirect Costs (not billed by JCU)

  • Books and Supplies: $450
  • Personal Expenses: $6,000
  • Transportation: $1,700
  • Room $ 4,700
  • Board: $2,300
  • Insurance: $250
  • Residence Permit: $400
  • Total indirect costs: $ 15,800

*All housing at Maynooth is self-catering; all housing is equipped with fully-stocked kitchens. Please go to Maynooth Accommodation Office for further information regarding housing and costs.

More information regarding the total cost of attendance can be found here.


The deadline for applications to study abroad for Fall Semester is March 1, and for Spring Semester is September 1.

For further information about NUI Maynooth, please contact the Center for Global Education.

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