How to Apply

Undergraduate Students

Once you have made the decision to study theology at the 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.

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

Applicants may also apply online at: www.cao.ie.

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

Tel. 00353 – (0)91 – 509800 

Fax. 00353 – (0)91 – 562344

An application fee is applicable when applying through the CAO.

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Further Information:

Postgraduate Students

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

Further Information:

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 information on admissions, please contact:
Admissions Officer
Pontifical University
Saint Patrick’s College
Maynooth
Co Kildare
Tel: +353 (1) 7084772
Fax: +353 (1) 7083441
Email: admissions@spcm.ie