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Undergraduate Students

Once you have made the decision to study theology at St Patrick's Pontifical University at undergraduate level, in other words, if you have chosen to study either MU001 (Theology and Arts) or MU002 (Theology), you must apply through the CAO. The CAO is the Central Applications Office in Galway.

BPhil - Applications to our BPhil degree programme are through CAO code MU004.

Application literature is available from second-level schools or from CAO, Tower House, Eglinton Street, Galway.

Applicants may also apply online at:

E-mail: To email CAO you must use the “contact us” facility on the CAO website:

Tel. 00353 – (0)91 – 509800

Fax. 00353 – (0)91 – 562344

An application fee is applicable when applying through the CAO.

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Postgraduate Students

To apply for one of our postgraduate programmes please complete the relevant postgraduate application form, and return to: The Admissions Office, St Patrick’s Pontifical University, Maynooth.

In relation to the submission of documentation, please read the notes on last page of the application form. The application forms are for both EU and Non-EU/International applicants. There is no application fee. Please contact the Admissions Officer with any further queries.

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Transfer Applications

Applications are welcomed from candidates who have completed one or more years of a postgraduate theology programme and wish to transfer into one of our postgraduate programmes.

Please complete our Postgraduate Transfer Application Form and return to the Admissions Office, along with certified transcripts of qualifications to date.

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Admission Queries

For Undergraduate queries, please contact us by

Phone: +353 (0)1 708 4772 Email:

For Postgraduate queries, please contact us by

Phone: +353 (0)1 708 3391 Email:

For Professional Programmes queries, please contact us by

Phone: +353 (0)1 708 4778 Email:

If you live outside Ireland, check out our dedicated area for international students.

Let’s talk

For Undergraduate queries: email

For Postgraduate queries: email

For The Centre for Mission & Ministries queries, email: