Study Abroad in Maynooth, Ireland

Study Abroad in Maynooth: Living Abroad

Housing and Meals

Student Apartment

  • Single en-suite room
  • Shared kitchen and living area


  • Students receive a pre-paid card for use in the subsidized University cafeterias

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Maynooth


Students will live in apartments on the Maynooth University north campus. The apartments have 4 or 5 single en-suite bedrooms with shared living areas and kitchens.


All students receive a pre-paid card which can be used in the subsidized University cafeterias. There are several different options to suit all budgets and lifestyles. Students who wish to opt out of the meal plan will receive an $850 discount on the program fee.

Cultural Activities

In addition to excursions a program of social and cultural events will be included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of local Maynooth and AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Irish life and culture. Typical activities, tours and visits include:

  • Group meals
  • Irish music nights
  • Museum and gallery visits
  • Walking tours
  • Irish sporting events
  • Theater performances

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some of the events offered each semester.

Transportation Pass

Students receive a travel pass for use on trains, the LUAS and buses in Dublin which can be used to travel between Maynooth and Dublin. Passes will be loaded with €100 credit on arrival and can be topped up during the semester as and when needed. Students are responsible for costs above the initial €100 contribution.


A week-long orientation program is included at Maynooth for all students including a campus and library tour, academic subject meetings, introduction to clubs and societies, student support meetings, a scavenger hunt and welcome event.

Sports and Recreation Facilities

AIFS students will have access to a wide range of on-campus sports facilities including indoor sports hall, fully-equipped gymnasium, fitness center, weights room, physical therapy center, racquetball and tennis courts and football pitches.

Student Support

In addition to a designated Resident Director, students at Maynooth University have access to wide ranging support and welfare facilities including chaplaincy, academic advisory center, student health center, counseling and security.

AIFS in Maynooth Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

AIFS provides a dedicated Resident Director for this program who will assist students throughout their stay in Ireland. Details and contact information will be on the AIFS website prior to the start of the semester.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

AIFS Campus Staff with First Aid Training

Because health and safety are top priorities at AIFS, at least one member of the staff at this campus has taken a first aid course in order to be available to help any student until a doctor or nurse can provide help. This is just one of many services that we provide to our students.