With an original foundation in 1795, St. Patrick’s College, Maynooth is, since 1896, a Pontifical University, dedicated to the disciplines of philosophy and theology. It currently has a truly diverse community, with staff and students represented from across the world. Our degrees are recognised across the world.
Drawing on its Catholic tradition, the College is committed to the highest level in teaching and learning, research, and publication. As an institution it promotes the intellectual, human, and professional development of its students within an environment that respects autonomy and diversity.
The Pontifical University welcomes applications from both international & EU undergraduate and postgraduate candidates.
The language of instruction in the Faculty of Theology is English. Both EU and international students must have a knowledge of the English language that enables them to take part actively in lectures and group work.
Maynooth is the perfect environment for the budding Theologian! Our unique, historic and beautiful campus is the ideal location for reflection and learning.
The Pontifical University has close links with the National University of Ireland, Maynooth. The two universities share the same campus (St Patrick’s College being on the south campus) and co-operate in a number of important academic programmes.