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  • Locations: Dublin, Ireland
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: None
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: English Housing options: Student apartment/flat
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Class eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Number of credits: 12-16
Program Description:

About Maynooth
The historic town of Maynooth is a university town of 8,500, just 35 minutes by direct train service to Dublin's Connelly station. This traditional Irish village maintains its character despite its proximity to Dublin with all its international amenities. The NUI Maynooth campus combines the peaceful and historic beauty of fine eighteenth Century buildings with the very best of modern research and teaching facilities.

Maynooth University is internationally recognized for the quality and value of its research and scholarship and dedication to teaching. Maynooth traces its origins to the foundation of the Royal College of St.Patrick in 1795, drawing inspiration from a heritage that includes over 200 years of education and scholarship. The university is a place of lively contrasts. It is a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.

The humanities, social sciences and natural sciences form the academic and intellectual core of the university, complemented by strong departments and programs in teacher education, computer science and electrical engineering, business and law. Maynooth has an international reputation for research in humanities; social and spatial sciences; mathematics, communication and computation; and  human health. The university makes significant contributions to social, cultural and economic development at local, regional and national levels. 

The campus community comprises over 9,000 students and 800 staff from more than 20 countries.  The institution has grown rapidly in recent years, but retains a student-centred and deeply collegial ethos. 

Maynooth offers a wide variety of courses that will fulfill your home institution's requirments, as well as contribute to an understanding of Irish life and Ireland’s role in global affairs. To review course options that students have taken in the past, refer to BCA's Course Database. Courses are offered in:

digital studies
computer science

In addition to your studies at Maynooth, you will take BCA's Signature Course.

Student Life
BCA students live in shared student apartments equipped with kitchens. A meal stipend is provided to each student and is included in the program fee. There are cafes and restaurants on campus and in town.  During the Derry portion of the program, students stay in a hostel.

Campus Life
Maynooth has a reputation for being a particularly friendly university. The community atmosphere around the town and campus is what our students love about the university. There are plenty of extra-curricular activities to choose from. The Student Center and Sports Center provides a base for over 100 clubs and societies. So whether you’re seeking adventure, fitness, relaxation or fun, make sure to get involved in the many areas of student life open to you.

Educational Excursions
I?n addition to the trip to Northern Ireland that is designed to enhance a student’s experiential learning regarding The Troubles and the peace process, three day-long excursions are organized during the semester while students are in residence at the Maynooth campus. Possible options include:

Government buildings and the Dail Eireann (Irish Parliament) in Dublin, so that students will have the opportunity to discuss aspects of The Troubles and the Irish Government’s involvement in the peace process.
Important literary and cultural centers in Dublin, including visiting the Abbey Theatre.
Newgrange, the ancient passage tomb, as well as other megalithic sites in the Boyne River Valley.