Spend four weeks in Ireland's only university town with the NUI Maynooth International Summer School

This four-week program offers courses from a variety of different disciplines. The program includes lectures, accommodation, some meals, excursions and field trips to areas of interest in and around Ireland. 

Fields of study

  • Anthropology
  • Art history
  • Business
  • Economics
  • English
  • English literature
  • Environmental science
  • History
  • Marketing
  • Peace and conflict studies
  • Sociology
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • International relations
  • Political science
  • Computer science
  • Communication
  • Writing
  • Geography
  • Earth Science
  • Ancient history
  • Architecture
  • Psychology

More information regarding specific courses available can be found on the host university website

Credit equivalent 

5 - 7 ECTS = 2 UQ Units. Maximum of 4 UQ Units if at least 10 ECTS are successfully completed (pending UQ faculty approval).

Visa Information

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct visa for the country where you will be studying. As the Global Experiences team is not a visa-issuing authority we cannot provide visa advice.

Contact the Irish Embassy for visa and immigration information.

Eligibility and application

All applicants must meet the UQ short-term experience eligibility criteria and the MUISS entry requirements. This program impacts on UQ semester 2 dates, UQ students must meet the additional special conditions for programs that impact on teaching dates.

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The program fee for the program is approximately $5,200 AUD and includes the course fee, airport transportation, accommodation and some excursions.

More information regarding program fees can be found on the host university website.

Applicants may also be eligible for UQ-specific funding. Applicants will be notified by mid-May if they are eligible for travel grants and scholarships awarded by the Global Experiences Team. Please do not rely on this funding to support your global experience.


Accommodation is included in the program fee. 

For more information regarding accommodation, please see the host university website

BEL Faculty Credit Assessment

Credit must be confirmed with BEL Faculty to check suitability for your program requirements. You should consult with International Mobility Coordinator prior to submitting an application. The credit precedents information on this site is provided as a guide only. Please see Credit Precedents Disclaimerfor further details.

Maynooth University Course BEL Faculty Assessment
MN 313/Business - International Marketing (Stream A) Approved for #2 unspecified credit towards level 2 Marketing major course
MN 329/Business - Social Media (Stream B) Approved for #2 unspecified credit towards level 2 Advertising major course
MN 215/Business - Managing in International Environments (Stream B)  Approved for IBUS2301 International Business Management
EC 217/Economics - Economics of the European Union (Stream A)  Approved for #2 unspecified level 2, Part 3 Econ elective or unspecified level 2 Econ course towards the Becon International Trade and Finance major

Key Dates

Application Deadlines

UQ: 10 March 2020
Host: 31 March 2020

Program Dates

Start: 03 July 2020
End: 31 July 2020

Fast Facts

Type: Study
Mode: Study abroad​
Location: Maynooth, Ireland
Credit: For-credit only
Cohort: Undergraduate


If you participate in a short-term program you may also be eligible to submit an application for an OS-HELP loan if your program is for-credit and you are enrolled as a Commonwealth supported student. 

Application Deadlines

15 January for overseas study commencing March to August
15 March for overseas study commencing May to October
15 June for overseas study commencing August to January
15 September for overseas study commencing November to April

Refer to the funding page for more information on eligibility requirements and loan amounts. 

Global Experience Information Sessions

Students are encouraged to register and attend an information session to receive more details on the short-term application process, eligibility criteria, funding etc.