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Named after the ancient Irish god Nuadha, Maynooth was once Ireland's capital. Located just 30 minutes from Dublin city centre, today it is a small but thriving centre full of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. A university town, Maynooth is known for its warm and friendly nature and for welcoming newcomers from all over the world.

What's Included?

Highlights

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

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Housing (including some meals)

Excursions 

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry requirement: valid passport with supporting documents
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API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Dublin programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 5-7 semester credits

Students who want to study abroad in Dublin should consider looking a little outside of the city at the charming Irish town of Maynooth!

This six-week summer program presents the best of both worlds – the opportunity to live and study in Ireland’s only university town in a rural setting while being only a half-hour away from the hustle and bustle of Dublin. Maynooth University's tailored international summer school offers students the chance to gain credit and enjoy classes with experienced and enthusiastic instructors, while also experiencing life in an Irish town located in the heart of Europe. All courses include trips to visit sites, institutions, and companies relevant to the course material, and all classes are fully accredited and carry Maynooth University transcripts.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

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    Nikki Madden

    Nikki Madden will be your Resident Director and a resource for you while you are in Ireland!

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    Rachel Mogan

    Rachel Mogan will be your Program Manager and help prepare you to go abroad!

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students in the Engineering and Computer Science program at Maynooth University will choose two courses: one from Stream A and one from Stream B1 or B2. Please note that no Stream B2 classes are available during weeks 1 and 2.

Classes are taught across the 6-week duration of the program and are worth either 5, 7.5, or 10 ECTS credits each.

CREDIT INFORMATION

API partner universities in Ireland operate on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. semester credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. semester credits.

Highlights
  • Small-town, authentic Irish immersion experience
  • Ireland’s only university town
  • 30 minutes from Dublin

Maynooth offers accommodation for over 900 students in purpose-built on-campus apartments, a short stroll from classes, the Maynooth town center, and connecting bus and train routes. Students can enjoy the privacy of a single bed ensuite room with shared communal areas for cooking and socializing (crockery is not included). Breakfast and lunch are included on campus Monday through Friday. All utilities are included, with wifi available across the entire campus. There is 24/7 security and support for any issues you may experience. The apartments also offer lift access to upper and on-site laundry facilities, as well as the use of the campus fitness center, restaurants, cafes, and health clinic.

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