Direct enroll with CAPA at Maynooth

Located on the fringes of Dublin in Ireland’s only university town, Maynooth University is part of the National University of Ireland. It offers a wide range of program options with an interdisciplinary academic approach, and a diverse student body that includes both Irish and other international students.

An up-and-coming research university, Maynooth has 500+ externally funded research projects and seven cutting-edge research institutes on campus.

September 7, 2023
December 16, 2023
Application Deadline:  
June 14, 2023
Program Fee:  
All prices, dates, and deadlines are subject to change.

The Maynooth University Experience

bike guy at rhetoric house---NUI Maynooth


Living on campus in Maynooth student residences, you'll be able to immerse yourself in Irish student life through the more than 100 campus clubs and societies, and by taking part in student union activities and events.



Live in self-catered, shared student resident housing on campus or choose a homestay, where you'll have your own room and two meals each day, within commuting distance to campus.
Studying in Russel library---NUI Maynooth


Maynooth offers study abroad students access to a diverse and flexible curriculum in a wide variety of departments, including arts, humanities, social sciences, music, science, and engineering, as well as programs in Irish cultural heritage.

CAPAStudyAbroad_Summer2019_Dublin_Katie Berlin_Sara, Daniel, Michael, and I in front of Dublin mural


Take advantage of events and activities on campus, and explore central Dublin, located 15 miles west and less than an hour by public transport. Plus, the CAPA Maynooth program includes access to the CAPA Dublin My Global City Calendar.

CAPA Maynooth University of Ireland Program Inclusions


The CAPA Maynooth University program includes comprehensive pre-departure support, orientation, welcome and farewell events, access to the CAPA Dublin My Global City Calendar, and CAPA Emergency Services, including the CAPA Guardian App. In addition, take advantage of the activities, events, and support services provided by Maynooth. Learn more about the CAPA Maynooth experience on the CAPA World Blog.

Courses & Credit

Enroll in a maximum of 5 courses or the equivalent of 30 ECTS credits, which translates to approximately 15 US credits (may vary depending on your school's policy). A minimum of a 3.0 GPA is required. Maynooth University Academic Guide


Live in self-catered, shared student resident housing on campus or choose a homestay, where you'll have your own room and two meals each day, within commuting distance to campus.


Immerse yourself in campus life by taking part in the more than 100 clubs and societies on campus that offer cultural, social, sports, and other extracurricular activities.

My Global City

A guided visit to Croke Park—a national sports and cultural stadium—takes place the first week. Other activities vary by term and may include a tour of “Googletown” in the Docklands, exploring some of the country’s beautiful medieval castles, or joining in the fun at the many film, food, music, and cultural festivals that take place each year.


We maintain a comprehensive health and safety plan to ensure you have a safe and productive learning experience. Our team is available throughout your program to assist and support you 24/7 with any urgent situations.


As a student in our program, you’ll receive our medical, travel, and accident insurance.

Maynooth University Courses

CAPA's Maynooth University program offers access to a broad curriculum, including arts, humanities, music, social sciences, STEM, theology, and Irish culture. 

The Experience of a Lifetime Awaits

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