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Trinity College Dublin

World Rankings

  • QS World University Ranking (2017–18) 88
  • THE World University Ranking (2017–18) 160

Entry Requirements

  • Entry to Trinity College Dublin is highly competitive.  International applicants must have completed a high school qualification equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate and must have a good command of the English language.
  • Additional requirements may apply for some courses and further information can be found at
  • English is the language of instruction at Trinity College Dublin so it is essential that students whose first language is not English can display a suitable level of competence. Applicants for any undergraduate or postgraduate course of study, including Visiting Students, whose first language is not English, should include an original or certified true copy of one of the following: TOEFL; Cambridge Proficiency Grade C; Cambridge Advanced Grade A; IELTS Academic Version 6.5 with no individual band below 6; Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic.

Teaching Methods

  • Committed to the highest excellence in all academic endeavours, Trinity College Dublin is a university with a global reputation. 
  • Trinity College Dublin is proud that both undergraduate and postgraduate students continue to come here in significant numbers from around the world and strives to offer its students a truly diverse, cosmopolitan and international experience.    

Course Flexibility

  • With three large faculties offering academic programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, students have a wide range of course options available to them. 
  • Undergraduate students can choose from over 400 full-time four year courses, covering a wide range of disciplines, with the majority of departments offering a four-year degree programme. 
  • Postgraduate students can choose from over 200 taught Masters programmes available throughout the three faculties in Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Engineering, Mathematics and Science, and Health Science.   

Student Services and Facilities

  • City centre campus with modern facilities including 24 hour computer rooms, restaurants, banking facilities, student accommodation, shops, pavilion bar and state-of-the-art sports centre.
  • Trinity’s Global Room is a hub for International student activities and provides a space which fosters and encourages greater interconnectivity between International students and the rest of the student body. The space contains a support library highlighting international opportunities in education and employment and features access to Global TV stations.
  • Holds a library collection of 4.25 million books and electronic access to over 30,000 journals.
  • Has a vibrant social life with over 100 College societies and 50 sports clubs.
  • Wi-fi throughout campus.

Support for International Students

  • There are many different forms of support provided in Trinity College Dublin, designed to help the student in all areas of their lives and development.
  • Trinity College Dublin boasts a unique system of student care in our Tutorial Service. Every student is assigned a “tutor” – a professor who provides personal and academic advice and support throughout their years in the University. Tutors assist students with any difficulties, listen to their concerns and help them to get the most out of their time at Trinity College Dublin.
  • Orientation Programme – a week-long induction organised by the Global Relations Office, as well as information prior to your arrival.
  • In addition, international students have use of the Careers Advisory Service (including the international careers advisor), the Health Service, Student Counselling, the College Chaplaincy and the Disability service.

Disability Services

  • Trinity College Dublin has a dedicated Disability Service which aims to provide appropriate advice, support and information to help students and staff with disabilities.

Students' Union

  • Trinity College Dublin has Students Unions and a Postgraduate Students Union.  The Students Unions work on maintaining and improving student services and provides students with a platform to ensure that their voice is heard in all aspects of college decision making. 

Availability of Part-Time Work

  • International students in Ireland are advised to do a maximum of 20 hours of part-time employment during term time if they choose to gain employment.
  • The Graduate Scheme allows international graduates to seek a visa extension for 12 months following graduation providing an opportunity to gain valuable international work experience in Ireland. 

Student Mix

  • Trinity College Dublin has approximately 17,000 students from 122 countries, with 40% of its staff coming from outside of Ireland.
  • 11% of the student population come from non-EU countries including USA, Canada, Malaysia, China, India, Russia, Australia, Singapore, Japan and many more.
  • The student population is approximately 52% female and 48% male.


  • Founded in 1592, Trinity (also called TCD) is Ireland's oldest and most prestigious university.
  • As one of Europe’s historic universities, Trinity College Dublin is renowned as a centre of teaching and research excellence. This is supported by the fact that Trinity is Ireland’s only university to rank in the top 100 of the QS World University Rankings.
  • Trinity College Dublin has many great alumni, many of whom have helped shape the history of our world (see Notable Alumni).

Notable Alumni

  • Ernest Walton, Nobel laureate in Physics
  • Samuel Beckett, Nobel laureate in literature
  • Jonathan Swift, writer 
  • Oscar Wilde, writer
  • Bram Stoker, writer
  • Edmund Burke, philosopher
  • George Berkeley, philosopher
  • William Rowan Hamilton, mathematician
  • Douglas Hyde, first president of Ireland
  • Mary Robinson, president of Ireland

Further Details

Address Trinity College Dublin
College Green
Dublin 2