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IFSA-Maynooth University

Program Location Maynooth, Ireland
Sponsor IFSA-Butler
Program Type Co-sponsored
Duration Semester or
2 Semesters
Upcoming Program Dates
To Be Announced
Past Dates
Spring 2018 01/21/18 to 06/03/18

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IFSA-Maynooth University
To experience the friendliness of small-town Ireland, consider the National University of Ireland. With a student population of 5000 that includes few Americans, Maynooth offers the ideal environment for submerging into Irish culture. Students may join one of the more than fifty clubs or societies sponsored by the student union; they're a huge part of the social life on campus.

Students may live on-campus in university housing or just off-campus with other IFSA-Butler students. Either way, students enjoy the friendly atmosphere of a small Irish town and have no trouble making local friends. The campus's roots as a seminary show in the lovely architecture and gorgeous gardens as well as the chapel spires that dominate the landscape. The College Park offers plenty of room for games and field sports. The town of Maynooth is literally just a step away from the campus gates. Dublin's culture and nightlife lies just fifteen miles away; hop on the excellent and inexpensive public transportation to visit.

The approximate dates of this program are Sept-Dec or Jan-May.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:IFSA-Butler.


IFSA-Maynooth University

The program is open to all undergraduate students. Any university student is eligible if s/he has reached at least junior standing (completed 4 semesters of college) by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit
Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts][College of Health and Human Sciences][College of Science]
Specifically from: BIOL, CHM & PHYS (SCI) and HK, PSY & SLHS (HHS)

If students complete courses while abroad from Purdue colleges that have not approved the program, they might be able to earn transfer credit for those courses. Students interested in pursuing transfer credit should discuss this with both their academic advisor and their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Arrival orientation

  • 2- to 4-day on-site orientation that includes transportation, accommodation, activities and most meals
  • 2-day visit with a local family
  • Transportation to host university accommodation at conclusion of orientation

Excursions & activities

  • 4-day Northern Ireland weekend, which typically includes day tour of Derry city, Antrim coastline, and Giants Causeway
  • Group dinners with IFSA-Butler staff in host cities
  • Program t-shirt
  • Farewell meal

Estimated Program Costs

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The IFSA-Butler program fee includes tuition, excursions & special events, orientation, a host family visit, and many helpful, additional services.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Spring 2016

Costs per semester to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee$16,075.00
Study Abroad Fee$914.00
Purdue International Insurance (per month)$32.00
Program Discount for Purdue Students- $2,000.00

Approximate additional costs per semester
To be paid by the student.
Round-trip Airfare$1,000.00
Local Transportation$270.00
Books and Supplies$250.00
Miscellaneous Personal Expenses $0.00 -$980.00
Travel Documents (passport, photos)$175.00

Financial Aid

IFSA-Butler offers a monthly payment plan option for its fees as well as scholarships. Please see its website for more information.

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an on-line application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Fall Semester Programs Mar 1
Most Spring Semester Programs Sep 15

Returnees Information
IFSA-Maynooth University

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email

Country map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin