3U Pathways has been acquired by the EduCo International Group, which specialises in the development and delivery of on-campus foundation programmes.  DCU and Maynooth University are the first higher education institutions in Ireland to develop a collaboration with EduCo, who has success in delivering foundation programmes in the United States, Canada, and Australia.


From September 2017, the 3U Pathway Programmes will be replaced by EduCo Foundation Programmes delivered on campus at both DCU and Maynooth University.  EduCo offers pathways to undergraduate and postgraduate programmes at DCU and Maynooth University. Depending on a student’s academic background and English language ability, s/he may begin a year-long or semester-long programme with start dates offered in September, February and June.  Each student must choose the university and degree programme to which s/he wishes to progress when s/he applies for the EduCo Foundation Programme.


For further details, please see: 




Dublin City University EduCo Foundation Programmes Flyer


Maynooth University EduCo Foundation Programmes Flyer







Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire

– WB Yeats