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University Overview

Trinity is Ireland’s highest ranked university. It is home to 17,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students across all the major disciplines

in the arts and humanities, and in business, law, engineering, science, and health sciences.
Trinity’s tradition of independent intellectual inquiry has produced some of the world’s finest, most original minds including the writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureate), the scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureate), the political thinker Edmund Burke, and the former President of Ireland and UNHCR Mary Robinson. This tradition finds expression today in a campus culture of scholarship, innovation, creativity, entrepreneurship and dedication to societal reform.

Fast Facts

  1. Founded in 1592
  2. Ireland’s No. 1 University
  3. Located in Dublin
  4. 17,000 students from 122 countries
  5. 26% of international students
  6. 2,500 staff of which 800 academic staff, 40% of international academic staff



€ 18,000 - 24,000


€ 11,000 - 24,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Why Study at Trinity College Dublin?

  • Ireland allows two years of stay-back under the third level graduate scheme. After the successful completion of the studies, a student is permitted to stay 24 months in the country to seek employment.
  • To be eligible for this, a student must possess an Bachelor, Master or PhD degree award granted by a recognized Irish awarding body (Universities/Colleges). A student, during his/her stay-back period can also work for 40 hours/week.
  • Non-EEA students with Stamp 2 permission to remain are allowed to take up casual employment. They can work up to 20 hours a week during term time and up to 40 hours a week in the holidays. Holiday periods have been standardised – June to September inclusive and from 15 December to 15 January. Students with stamp 2A permission are not allowed to work.
  • Vibrant international student community
  • 120 student societies, 50 sports clubs, dozens of publications
  • Oldest student societies in the world (“The Phil” and “The Hist”)
  • State-of-the-art sports centre with 25m pool, fitness equipment, training rooms and indoor climbing wall
  • 4 theatres, 2 galleries and 3 museums on campus
  • Foundation: Marino campus, 4 km north (Guaranteed for all International students)
  • Undergraduate: Trinity Hall (Apartment-style living), 4 km south
    (Guaranteed for all 1st year international students)
  • Postgraduate: Limited number of spots on campus/ in Trinity housing. Beautiful, new, off campus accommodation within 1 km of campus
  • There is a lot of competition for graduate roles, and gaining experience during your studies can give you an advantage in your graduate job search. Most employers will expect students to have gained some form of tangible experience in the workplace during their college years. Experience takes many forms, from involvement in clubs and societies to community work, paid or unpaid work, an internship as part of your degree course, a spring insight week or summer internship, structured work experience in a company, a laboratory or fieldwork based internship or a short period of work shadowing negotiated by you with an employer. Internships and work experience can have many career benefits.

Additional Support

Student Support Services

Trinity Careers Advisory Service:

  • Career planning
  • CV and interview preparation
  • Internship placement assistance
  • Dedicated International Careers Advisor

Scholarships Available

  • International Foundation Programme Scholarship: €3,000 – 5,000
  • Undergraduate and Postgraduate: One time, €5,000
  • Bachelor in Business Studies Scholarships: €5,000
  • Foundation Scholarship: Awarded on the basis of elective exams in 2nd year
    – Benefits: EU fees, Free accommodation, and meals
    – Duration of 5 years, highly prestigious, confers lifelong status in the college

Scholarships for International Students

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Trinity College Dublin
Programmes Overview

  • Pre-sessional (Pre-Master’s Pathway Programme (PMPP))
    – Schedule and fees
    – Dates: 25 May – 31 July 2020
    – Tuition fee: €3,450
  • 1-year Foundation Programme
    – Pathway A for access to degrees in the social sciences
    – Pathway B for access to science and health science degrees
  • 4-year undergraduate degrees
    – Honours degree
    – Double honors degree – with two specialisations (Business&Computer Science or many others)
  1. 5-year Professional degrees
    – Computer Science/ Engineering courses with exchange or internship opportunities
  2. 1-year Masters’ degrees
    – PG-taught courses
    – PG-research (2year)
    3. PhD – research excellence
    – 4 years to finish

How to apply

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Available Courses

Application Deadline

Please Note.

Applications are assessed on a rolling basis and courses will close once they are filled. We advise you to apply as early as possible to avoid disappointment.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2022 intake:

The deadline for receipt of Non-EU Undergraduate Applications is 30th June.


The deadline for submitting your application for the September 2022 intake:

The deadline for application for most masters' courses is 30th June, but some have different deadlines – you should check the course profile for details.

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Trinity Clubs & Societies

Trinity Societies, Trinity's 120 societies attract dynamic members from all over university. From arts, culture, politics and debating to gaming, advocacy and music, you're sure to find your niche. Trinity Sports Clubs, Whether you're a recreational athlete or an elite competitor, there's a club to suit everybody. Choose from 50 sports clubs in a range of disciplines. Get fit, stay active, and meet people outside the classroom!

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