Holders of Level 6 Higher Certificate awards, with Merit grade, may apply for first year entry to the University’s omnibus Arts (MH101) and Science (MH201) degrees.
Applications are also considered from applicants who have undertaken at least one year of a Level 8 (Honours Degree) or two years of a Level 7 (Ordinary Degree). Applicants must attain at least a H2.2 standard for transfer and in some cases a H2.1, or a H1, result may be required, based on criteria such as points received at the Leaving Certificate, subjects taken, course pursued and the competition for places.
Applicants should note that students taking first year again, having studied at Level 8, and 2 years of a Level 7, are not entitled to the Free Fees Scheme for the years that they are re-taking. However, applicants transferring on the basis of a Level 6 award are entitled to avail of the Free Fees Scheme.
Application must be made through the CAO before May 1st. Late applications may be made to the CAO up to July 22nd for students currently registered in a HEI institution, who received their place through the CAO. The CAO application form must be stamped by the Admissions Office of their institution. In each case, applicants must also apply on the University’s direct transfer application form, before 7th July, (link below) and attach certified copies of transcripts of qualifications. An application fee is not required if the applicant is also applying to the CAO.
Arts (MH101) – Psychology
Please note that applicants transferring to NUI Maynooth, who have studied Psychology previously, and have lower points than the MH101 Arts entry points in the previous year, are not permitted to register in First Year Psychology. This provision is due to the quota of Psychology places in Second Year.
Candidates may apply for admission to SECOND YEAR of a similar course if they have obtained relevant awards . Preference is normally given to candidates who have achieved merit or distinction grades.
Candidates are considered for transfer into SECOND YEAR of any undergraduate degree course if they have successfully completed the first year of a similar degree course in another recognised institution, or have completed a Certificate (Level 6)or two years of a Diploma (Level 7) course in a cognate area. In some cases transfer to third year is possible for Ordinary degree(Level 7) holders in cognate disciplines.
Applications for admission may be obtained from the Admissions Office, NUI Maynooth, Co. Kildare. Completed applications must be received by July 19th of the year you wish to enter. Late applications may be considered up to 31st July for courses in Engineering. If taking Summer examinations, please include these results with your application. Applicants should enclose a certified copy of transcripts of results and a cheque for €25.00 (made payable to the Admissions Office, NUI Maynooth) with their application.
Please be advised that we have to consult with the relevant Departments within the University before we can let you know as to whether you have been successful. Applicants may, if they wish, contact the Admissions Office for a provisional indication as to the progress of their application.
For more information please contact the Admissions Office at
Telephone 01-708 3822/7083593 Fax 01-708 4614
Internal Transfer Options For Continuing Students