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Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

Introduction

Why Choose Trinity College Dublin?

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is Ireland’s leading university and is ranked 81st in the world (QS World University Rankings 2024). Founded in 1592, Trinity is steeped in a history of education and research excellence but also has a progressive outlook towards supporting learners who want to build a more sustainable and equitable world.

Our Location Located on an iconic 47-acre campus in the heart of Dublin’s city center, the university is a crucial part of what makes Ireland’s vibrant and safe capital a European hub for innovation. Trinity’s central location offers students a unique opportunity to blend a rigorous academic program with an unparalleled array of cultural, social, and professional experiences.

Our Courses Trinity ranks in the top 100 across 21 different subjects (QS World University Rankings 2023), with more than 21,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students studying undergraduate and postgraduate courses across disciplines including the arts and humanities, business, law, engineering, science, maths and health sciences.

Career Opportunities

Trinity is also placed in the top 100 in the world for Graduate Employability (QS World University Rankings 2022), with our students sought after by employers across many industries. Many recent graduates are employed at major partner organizations, including Google, IBM, and Pfizer.

A diverse, inclusive, and vibrant campus Trinity is ranked the 31st most international university in the world (Times Higher Education Rankings 2024) and has students and staff from 126 countries, making it a truly diverse and international campus. Student life at Trinity is about so much more than education: it is also somewhere you can develop socially, culturally, and personally. With almost 170 sports clubs and societies to choose from, ranging from athletics to investing to science fiction, there is something to suit every interest.

Our graduates With over 130,000 alumni, Trinity’s tradition of independent intellectual inquiry has produced some of the world’s finest minds: writers Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett (Nobel laureates), scientists William Rowan Hamilton and Ernest Walton (Nobel laureates), and the former President of Ireland and UNHCR Mary Robinson.

Admissions

Making a university application is an important decision; whether you are a recent school leaver, returning to education later in life, or embarking on a career of postgraduate study.

Trinity endeavors to support applicants in completing applications to study at our institution as efficiently as possible. Once you have decided which course is right for you please follow our detailed guidelines below and you'll soon be on your way to applying to Ireland's oldest university.

Entry Requirements for International Students

Trinity is a high-ranking university renowned for academic excellence. Entry to our programs is competitive, and based on academic merit. This section gives you general entry requirements for admission into our Foundation, Undergraduate, and Postgraduate programs. In addition, each program has further course-specific requirements, which you should also check in the detailed course description before applying.

Trinity programs are taught through the medium of English, and all students must demonstrate their standard of English with a formal qualification to be admitted. The English Language qualifications we accept are listed at the bottom of this section. The Trinity International Foundation Programmes has different English Language requirements, which are explained within the Foundation entry requirements.

English Language Requirements

Applicants for the Trinity International Foundation Programme require IELTS 5.0 overall, with 5.0 in Writing and no band below 4.5.

Applicants for all Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs must present one of the following English language qualifications.

  • Irish Leaving Certificate: A grade D3 or better in Ordinary Level English
  • GCSE: A grade C or better in English Language
  • European Baccalaureate: English: 6 in your 1st language, or in 1st or 2nd Foreign Language
  • French Baccalaureate: Minimum of 12 in English Language and Literature for OIB or International Option (where the coefficient is greater than 5); the minimum result of 14 is required for coefficients less than 5
  • International Baccalaureate: English A1, A2, or B: 5 at Higher Level (4 at Standard Level if presenting IB through English)
  • US High School Curriculum: A grade C in English taken in the final year
  • TOEFL:
    • Paper-based: 570 (with a TWE score of 4.5)
    • Computer-based: 233 (with a score of 4.5 in essay)
    • Internet-based: 90 (with a written score of 21)
    • Postgraduate: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
  • University of Cambridge: 180+ on the Cambridge English scale with no less than 175 in each skill and use of English (CEFR Level C1 or C2); Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2) Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2) for postgraduate
  • IELTS (Academic version): 6.5 overall (no individual band below 6); for Dental courses: 7 overall (no individual band below 7); for Clinical speech and language studies: 7 overall (no individual band below 7)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Minimum score of 63 with no section score below 59
  • Duolingo English Test: Minimum overall score of 120/160 with no section below 105, dated since January 2020

Scholarships and Funding

Scholarships valued between €2000 to €5000 each, applied as a reduction to the tuition fees of a full-time postgraduate program for the first year of study only.

There are several scholarships available in the following areas:

Who can apply

Applicants who have non-EU status will pay tuition fees at the non-EU rate.

Selection Criteria

The scholarship will be assessed based on academic achievement, and evaluation of the applicant’s potential to contribute to the overall Trinity community.

Application process

Please submit your scholarship application as follows:

  • Email your application to your Regional Officer. If you are unsure who your Regional Officer is, please select your country of residence on this page and verify the name of your Regional Officer in the “Contact Details” Section.
  • Subject line: your name + Trinity application ID + Global Excellence Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Scholarship Application Documents (please ensure all documents include your name and Trinity Application ID):
  • Trinity Offer Letter (Applicants must have received a conditional or firm offer of a place in a Trinity postgraduate course).

  • 200-word statement on “How I will contribute to our Trinity College Dublin community.” – submit in Microsoft Word document or PDF format.

  • CV/Resume.
  • You will receive an acknowledgment of receipt of the scholarship request.
  • Your Regional Officer will inform you if you’ve been selected for a scholarship and will inform you of the process to formally accept the scholarship.
  • Please note the deadline for all Americas Scholarship Applications is April 1st.
  • Indian Scholarship Application deadlines and announcement dates:
    • 1st Batch Deadline: 1st March
    • 1st Batch Announcement: 1st April
    • 2nd Batch Deadline: 1st May
    • 2nd Batch Announcement: 1st June
    • 3rd Batch Deadline: 15th June
    • 3rd Batch Announcement: 1st July
  • Applications received after 15th June will be assessed on a rolling basis depending on budget availability. The offer of scholarship will remain open for 2 weeks. You must pay the course acceptance deposit within this period. If the offer is not accepted within this time, the scholarship will be allocated to another applicant.

Locations

  • Dublin

    College Green, Dublin 2, Dublin

    • Dublin

      College Green, Dublin 2, Dublin

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